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Tuesday: September 29, 2009

Square Enix would really like to sell a lot of Final Fantasy XIII games.Square Enix would really like to sell a lot of Final Fantasy XIII games.

To be a little more precise, they would really like to sell over six million copies of Final Fantasy XIII worldwide. Of those six million copies, one of which will probably end up in my living room.... when it comes to Xbox 360... in 2010.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:12 AM | Tags (5) | finalfantasy | gaming | sales | videogames | xiii |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 28, 2009

Fifteen designs inspired by Tetris just for you.Fifteen designs inspired by Tetris just for you.

I'm still looking to get my hands on some of those Tetris ice cube trays. Now where is my thin piece so can clear this four-liner? Thin piece, FTW.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 1:17 PM | Tags (5) | design | oddee | puzzles | tetris | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


IGN gets a sneak peek at the next chapter from Tales of Monkey Island.IGN gets a sneak peek at the next chapter from Tales of Monkey Island.

Be warned, there are some minor spoilers in the video. So if you don't want to know about a certain demonic talking skull's reappearance in the series then click somewhere else. Oops - ruined it, didn't I?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 10:12 AM | Tags (8) | adventure | gaming | guybrush | leviathan | monkeyisland | murray | telltale | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 25, 2009

Want to know why new video games cost sixty bucks these days?Want to know why new video games cost sixty bucks these days?

I remember when that magic price point way back when (classic NES days) was just a mere forty dollars. Sixty is the new forty for this generation, unless your semi-intelligent and buy used (or rent).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 4:42 PM | Tags (6) | bestbuy | cost | gamespot | gaming | informative | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Daily Grind: Great

Name: Vin (aka alt nothing)
How Vin feels today: Great @ 1:58:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: Finish up remaining work tasks and attempt to enjoy a nice Fall weekend.

Music Stuck in Head: Lounge Act / Nirvana
It's an alternative kind of day so far.

Stuff to do today:

  • Replay Brutal Legend demo for Xbox 360
  • Yea, it was that good
  • ...and it was just a demo
  • Pre-order full game when Rocktober comes along
  • Pat self on back for actually posting a dailygrind every day this week
  • Reward self with cookie

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:58 PM | Tags (6) | brutallegend | dailygrind | demo | videogames | weekend | work |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


The Legend of Zelda... with lyrics.The Legend of Zelda... with lyrics.

'Trust the hero inside, but if you're terrified, purchase the strategy guide.' Brilliant.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 2:00 PM | Tags (8) | funny | funny | gaming | lyrics | music | nintendo | videogames | zelda |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 38 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Misplaced video game bosses through the misplaced eye of Photoshop.Misplaced video game bosses through the misplaced eye of Photoshop.

Video game nerds will appreciate this collection. Happy Photoshop Friday to all.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:00 AM | Tags (7) | bosses | funny | manipulation | misplaced | photoshop | somethingawful | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 24, 2009

Microsoft would like you to know that they are not buying Electronic Arts.Microsoft would like you to know that they are not buying Electronic Arts.

'We have no plans to acquire EA,' Phil Spencer, corporate vice president of Microsoft Game Studios, told Reuters in an interview on Thursday. 'They remain a very important partner to us. No acquisitions.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:24 AM | Tags (9) | acquisition | business | buyout | ea | fail | gaming | microsoft | takeover | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 22, 2009

Sales numbers from latest Batman video game show that it's still doing quite well.Sales numbers from latest Batman video game show that it's still doing quite well.

The game has shipped over 2.5 million units to retail since it launched. Good job, Batsy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:02 AM | Tags (7) | arkham | batman | gaming | retail | sales | units | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 21, 2009

A video gallery of Internet memes that made their way into Scribblenauts.A video gallery of Internet memes that made their way into Scribblenauts.

Keyboard cat and Rick Astley both make guest appearances. Yea, I'll be adding this one to my Christmas list this year.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 4:25 PM | Tags (12) | gaming | internet | interwebs | keyboardcat | lolcat | memes | rickroll | scribblenauts | videogames | nintendo | ds | dsi |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 68 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Daily Grind: Determined

Name: Vin (aka flummox the lummox)
How Vin feels today: Determined @ 10:05:00 AM
What Vin really wants today: Knock out some looming work projects and other small web-related tasks that I want off my plate as soon as possible.

Music Stuck in Head: Yellow Submarine / The Beatles
I've been playing a lot of Beatles: Rock Band lately.

Stuff to do today:

  • Continue coding furiously to hit upcoming work deadline
  • When not coding attempt to mockup a new DotComic
  • Yes, I'm still attempting to add new entries to that section
  • Note that Beatles: Rock Band is a lot of fun - although kind of short
  • 45 songs? That's it? Where is Day in the Life or HELP?
  • The answer will be revealed in DLC format
  • Continue messing around with Snow Leopard
  • (which also happens to be the but of the soon-to-be-penned DotComic entry)

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 11:05 AM | Tags (7) | dailygrind | beatles | videogames | rockband | gaming | yellow | submarine |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Is Best Buy about to acquire Gamestop?Is Best Buy about to acquire Gamestop?

By buying Gamestop, Best Buy would become one of the premium video game retailers in the U.S., causing even more foot traffic to creep inside its brick-and-mortar locations. This has been a rumor in the past, but it makes sense now more than ever.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 8:17 AM | Tags (8) | acquisition | bestbuy | gamestop | gaming | rumors | stocks | used | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


President of Square Enix predicts brand new Nintendo Wii by 2011.President of Square Enix predicts brand new Nintendo Wii by 2011.

Mr Wada expected Nintendo to release a new Wii by 2011, with functionality more like that of Microsoft’s Xbox 360 or Sony’s PlayStation 3, and possibly a different controller.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:44 AM | Tags (9) | 2011 | enix | gaming | hd | nintendo | square | squareenix | videogames | wii |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 18, 2009

Telltale giving away first episode of Tales of Monkey Island on Saturday.Telltale giving away first episode of Tales of Monkey Island on Saturday.

What better way to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day than with an added dose of Monkey Island. 'Launch of the Screaming Narwhal' can be yours at midnight tonight for free. There is also a deal on the full series as well (five bucks off). I heart Telltale.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:57 AM | Tags (8) | adventure | free | gaming | guybrush | monkeyisland | pirates | telltale | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 17, 2009

Some concept art for next episode of Tales of Monkey Island emerges online.Some concept art for next episode of Tales of Monkey Island emerges online.

That's one big manatee. Also of note, the next episode of the series titled 'Lair of the Leviathan' is scheduled to arrive on September 29th. Here's to hoping that we'll see the triumphant return of Murray the Demonic Talking Skull.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 4:45 PM | Tags (8) | art | concept | episode | gaming | guybrush | monkeyisland | telltale | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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