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Friday: December 11, 2009

Video game sales drop in November despite release of Modern Warfare 2.Video game sales drop in November despite release of Modern Warfare 2.

Sales of video games and consoles fell 7.6% in November from the same month in 2008, despite the blockbuster release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which sold a whopping 6 million copies in the U.S. alone

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:00 AM | Tags (7) | videogames | sales | drop | november | modern | warfare | release |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 9, 2009

Tales of Monkey Island finale now available for purchase online.Tales of Monkey Island finale now available for purchase online.

I'm quite anxious to get my hands on this and play it out just to see how the season ends. Telltale has done a fantastic job with the previous four episodes (especially chapter three - my personal favorite).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:27 AM | Tags (8) | gaming | adventure | guybrush | telltale | monkeyisland | videogames | finale | pirates |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 7, 2009

Yes, you can now play Dragon's Lair on your beloved iPhone.Yes, you can now play Dragon's Lair on your beloved iPhone.

Looking for a trip down memory lane from the glorious days of the now extinct arcade era? If so, you'll probably love playing this little gem for your iPhone. Space Ace is also available for those so inclined.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:57 PM | Tags (6) | dragonslair | gaming | iphone | retro | spaceace | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 30, 2009

New Call of Duty game has topped three billion in global retail sales.New Call of Duty game has topped three billion in global retail sales.

This is obviously very good news for the folks over at Activision who will hopefully now stop making more needless plastic peripherals and get back to making some decent video games (c'mon, DJ Hero, Band Hero, Ukulele Hero, etc).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:51 PM | Tags (6) | activision | callofduty | gaming | modern | videogames | warfare |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Dropping the price of the Wii turned out to be a smart move for Nintendo.Dropping the price of the Wii turned out to be a smart move for Nintendo.

But following the Wii's price cut in October, the console experienced a turnaround, surging to 127,000 units per week versus 93,000 units per week in September.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:42 PM | Tags (9) | nintendo | wii | console | price | drop | cut | gaming | videogames | gamasutra |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 25, 2009

Bohemian Rhapsody as performed by The Muppets.Bohemian Rhapsody as performed by The Muppets.

To whoever is running The Muppets these days: more of this please. I guarantee that this video will make you smile - if it doesn't consult your doctor. And wow, look at that - you can even watch this video in glorious 1080p resolution.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 6:41 AM | Tags (10) | 1080p | bohemian | disney | jimhenson | muppets | puppets | queen | rhapsody | video | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 61 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 24, 2009

Fifteen things that have happened since Mario's last 2D console game.Fifteen things that have happened since Mario's last 2D console game.

Take a stroll down memory lane with fifteen Mario events and happenings that have occured in the last twenty years or so. And yes, the Princess is still in another castle.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:49 PM | Tags (9) | 2d | classic | console | gaming | luigi | mario | nintendo | sidescroller | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 52 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Introduction of social media on the Xbox 360 seems to have gone over quite well.Introduction of social media on the Xbox 360 seems to have gone over quite well.

About two million users decide to give Facebook a whirl along with about half a million brand new Last.fm accounts in the first twenty-four hours alone. I'd say that those are some pretty good numbers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:21 PM | Tags (8) | facebook | friends | gamasutra | gaming | lastfm | networks | social | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 23, 2009

Looking for a thrilling new vacation destination? Try Dagobah.Looking for a thrilling new vacation destination? Try Dagobah.

Everything you want to know about the galaxy's most extreme vacation destination summed up in a one minute video. Paid for by the Dagobah Tourism Bureau. DAGOBAM!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Comedy Gold @ 7:03 AM | Tags (7) | andrewzilch | dagobah | extreme | funny | starwars | vacation | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 41 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 20, 2009

Want to know what Earth would look like if it had a ring system?Want to know what Earth would look like if it had a ring system?

Rings views from Earth's surface were created according to the location's latitude, northern or souther hemisphere, and the viewer's orientation. The size of the rings was calculated respecting the Roche limit for the Earth.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 4:06 PM | Tags (6) | earth | saturn | rings | youtube | video | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

A video from Google's event this morning showing off some features from Chrome OS.A video from Google's event this morning showing off some features from Chrome OS.

The OS takes just seven seconds to boot up (at least this version does anyway). There is also some footage of the user interface as well. Still want more? There is some additional information along with a concept video over on Google's official blog.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 3:42 PM | Tags (11) | boot | chrome | google | interface | opensource | operating | os | speed | system | techcrunch | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Season finale from Tales of Monkey Island to be available on December 8th.Season finale from Tales of Monkey Island to be available on December 8th.

You can now purchase each previous episode individually over at Telltale's website. Telltale has done a fantastic job bringing the Monkey Island series back to life, heres to hoping they continue on with a second season.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:36 AM | Tags (9) | adventure | finale | gaming | guybrush | lechuck | monkeyisland | season | telltale | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 16, 2009

Fifty of the worst video game voice acting moments that you've ever heard.Fifty of the worst video game voice acting moments that you've ever heard.

The entire video is worth watching just to get to the number three moment on the list (Mega Man 8). Dr. Light sounds a tad inebriated ('foiynd dat meat-e-oy'). Wow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 5:41 PM | Tags (9) | acting | bad | comedy | funny | gaming | megaman | ridiculous | videogames | voice |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 52 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Details of all possible achievements for upcoming season of 1 vs. 100 surface online.Details of all possible achievements for upcoming season of 1 vs. 100 surface online.

I consider myself to be a bit of an Xbox achievement addict so this is a much-welcomed addition to the world of 1 vs. 100. Remember kids, season two starts up again on November 19th - and I will pwn your trivia skills. Pwned, I say!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 4:41 PM | Tags (9) | 1vs100 | 360 | achievements | endsights | gaming | microsoft | quiz | videogames | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Release date for Final Fantasy XIII finally unveiled.Release date for Final Fantasy XIII finally unveiled.

There's also a brand new trailer showing off some gameplay footage to go along with said announcement. You'll be playing the next installment of this beloved RPG franchise next year - March 9th, 2010 to be exact.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 4:04 PM | Tags (10) | 2010 | date | enix | forbes | gaming | march | release | rpg | square | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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