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Friday: September 4, 2009

Some video games you can play that may help you relieve some unwanted stress.Some video games you can play that may help you relieve some unwanted stress.

I am a huge Peggle addict, there I admitted it. The iPhone version is a joy to play.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:06 AM | Tags (6) | bejeweled | gaming | peggle | stress | videogames | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 48 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 2, 2009

Ars Technica reviews Guitar Hero 5.Ars Technica reviews Guitar Hero 5.

It still seems a little inappropriate that Kurt Cobain is included as a playable character. And even more so after watching this YouTube clip. Wow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:38 AM | Tags (7) | ars | cobain | gaming | guitarhero | review | silly | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


New study discovers that playing Tetris might be good for your brain.New study discovers that playing Tetris might be good for your brain.

...the brain used less energy when it worked on familiar processing patterns. The girls who played Tetris also had a thicker cortex, meaning the game play triggered a structural change in the brain beyond the areas that became more efficient.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:29 AM | Tags (5) | brain | gaming | study | tetris | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 1, 2009

The Internet Channel for your beloved Wii is now available for free.The Internet Channel for your beloved Wii is now available for free.

Nintendo is also going to compensate those who actually purchased this channel in the past. Now, please update the version of Flash that's bundled with it so I can watch Hulu.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:37 PM | Tags (9) | channel | console | free | gaming | internet | nintendo | points | videogames | wii |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Yes, Grand Theft Auto will soon be available on your beloved iPhone.Yes, Grand Theft Auto will soon be available on your beloved iPhone.

...comes as a surprise, considering that the typical content featured in a Grand Theft Auto game has clashed with Apple's policies against adult-theme material finding its way to into the App Store.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:52 AM | Tags (5) | gaming | grandtheft | gta | iphone | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 28, 2009

The top five video game franchises that need to go downloadable.The top five video game franchises that need to go downloadable.

Author of this article makes some good points (especially in regards to the Tony Hawk series).  The Beatles: Rock Band / Rock Band 2 interpolation would be nice but there might be a few licensing reasons why it was done that way.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 11:33 AM | Tags (5) | content | dlc | downloadable | gaming | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The five best video game console wars of recent history.The five best video game console wars of recent history.

Relive the epic battles between Nintendo and Sony (and occasionally Sega). TO THE DEATH!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:11 AM | Tags (5) | consoles | wars | gaming | videogames | gamepro |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 43 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A tutorial on how to build your very own Nintendo arcade cabinet top.A tutorial on how to build your very own Nintendo arcade cabinet top.

Yes, I'll take two. Also, please find a way to add light gun support. Thanks.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:25 AM | Tags (6) | arcade | cabinet | instructables | nintendo | tutorial | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 27, 2009

GameStop gearing up for digital distribution expansion?GameStop gearing up for digital distribution expansion?

This would make lot of sense given Amazon's recent forray into digital distribution of video games for certain major consoles.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:58 AM | Tags (6) | gaming | gamestop | videogames | sales | digital | distribution |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 26, 2009

Testing video games can earn you a whopping nine dollars per hour.Testing video games can earn you a whopping nine dollars per hour.

Seems like the hours might be kind of brutal but at least you get overtime pay (if you're lucky).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 10:06 PM | Tags (6) | employment | gaming | money | testing | videogames | work |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Watch a twenty minute developer walkthrough of Star Wars: The Old Republic.Watch a twenty minute developer walkthrough of Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Everything you ever wanted to know about this gigantic Star Wars MMO. Be warned, videos include many a spoiler.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:14 AM | Tags (5) | gaming | mmo | oldrepublic | starwars | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 24, 2009

Metroid Prime Trilogy available today for your beloved Nintendo Wii.Metroid Prime Trilogy available today for your beloved Nintendo Wii.

The first two installments of Prime series now include 16:9 widescreen versions and an updated control scheme for Wiimotes (so you can flail your arms around and duck behind the couch when Ridley attacks).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 5:21 PM | Tags (8) | metroid | gaming | prime | videogames | repackage | nintendo | trilogy | wii |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Microsoft responds to that pesky Xbox 360 failure rate survey.Microsoft responds to that pesky Xbox 360 failure rate survey.

We are constantly improving the design, manufacture and performance of the console through extensive testing of potential sources of any problems.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 11:45 AM | Tags (8) | consoles | failure | microsoft | rrod | survey | videogames | xbox | gaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


New director at the helm for upcoming Bioshock movie adaptation.New director at the helm for upcoming Bioshock movie adaptation.

Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean) is out, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) is in.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 8:10 AM | Tags (4) | bioshock | directors | movies | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 21, 2009

Yes, Final Fantasy XIII for Xbox 360 will require a couple of disc changes.Yes, Final Fantasy XIII for Xbox 360 will require a couple of disc changes.

This is not the final count as we’re still working on it, but we’re aiming for about three discs for the Xbox 360 version,' he stated when talking about the number of discs.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:11 PM | Tags (8) | discs | dvd | enix | finalfantasy | gaming | square | videogames | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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