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Thursday: September 17, 2009

Yes, it's quite possible to make an NES emulator with JavaScript.Yes, it's quite possible to make an NES emulator with JavaScript.

Enjoy the emulator while you can because Nintendo probably isn't going to be a fan of this little baby. Anyone know if this works on the Wii's Internet Channel? That would be like something out of The Twilight Zone.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 4:34 PM | Tags (6) | emulators | gaming | javascript | nes | nintendo | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Viacom would like you to know that Beatles: Rock Band exceeding their expectations.Viacom would like you to know that Beatles: Rock Band exceeding their expectations.

What's actually a surprise from an IndustryGamers report on the matter is that even in our crummy economy, it's the $250 version of the game -- bundled with all the instruments -- that's performing so well that Dauman says he expects a sellout by November.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:29 AM | Tags (6) | gaming | videogames | viacom | mtv | beatles | rockband |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A look at what would happen If video games were slightly more realistic.A look at what would happen If video games were slightly more realistic.

Poor Little Mac.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Comedy Gold @ 7:26 AM | Tags (7) | gaming | videogames | cracked | funny | realistic | photoshop | manipulation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 55 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 16, 2009

Watch the first five minutes of Tim Schafer's Brutal Legend.Watch the first five minutes of Tim Schafer's Brutal Legend.

Yep, I'll be buying this (as if I had any hesitation before-hand anyway). Also of note for those still on the fence, demo version comes out on Xbox 360 and PS3 tomorrow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 12:52 PM | Tags (9) | movies | introduction | brutallegend | timschafer | jackblack | gaming | demo | videogames | metal |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 15, 2009

Activision thinking of untethering Guitar Hero from the major consoles?Activision thinking of untethering Guitar Hero from the major consoles?

'I think what the untethered Guitar Hero does is it maybe equals the playing field a little bit more and gives you leverage with first parties on downloadable content and the business model,' says Kotick in the IGN piece.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:12 PM | Tags (7) | gaming | videogames | activision | usatoday | consoles | guitarhero | untethered |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 14, 2009

Six video games that could have benefited from including fighting.Six video games that could have benefited from including fighting.

I want to see Hetfield kicks Lars' ass, something which I'm pretty sure has happened about one billion times. ACTIVISION: PUT IT IN THE GAME.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:14 PM | Tags (6) | gaming | videogames | fighting | better | crispygamer | metallica |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Ten things to do with your Xbox if you happen to get RROD'd.Ten things to do with your Xbox if you happen to get RROD'd.

5. Paint both sides of the console different colors and hang it from the ceiling as a mural. - Use reinforced rope.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:51 PM | Tags (7) | microsoft | xbox | videogames | gaming | redring | rrod | malfunction |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


LucasArts pulls the curtain back on new puzzle game.LucasArts pulls the curtain back on new puzzle game.

An interesting looking puzzle/platformer coming to XBLA and PC this October. Have a look at some gameplay footage that was recently posted. It's so nice to see LucasArts churning out games that are not entirely Star Wars related.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:38 AM | Tags (7) | gaming | lucasarts | pc | platformer | puzzle | videogames | xbla |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


World record for Pac-Man recently broken by Ohio resident.World record for Pac-Man recently broken by Ohio resident.

To nail a perfect Pac-Man score, a player must 'eat every dot, bonus prize and blue ghost across all 256 levels.' At that point, a glitch in the original game code results in an unplayable stage, effectively ending the experience with a score of 3,333,360.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 7:24 AM | Tags (7) | namco | ohio | pacman | points | records | videogames | worldrecords |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 11, 2009

Toys R Us now accepting video game trade-ins nationwide.Toys R Us now accepting video game trade-ins nationwide.

Wow, they'll even accept trade-ins for your old Atari 2600 and Intellivion systems. So long, Pole Position!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:47 PM | Tags (7) | toysrus | atari | stores | retail | intellivision | gaming | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 10, 2009

Courtney Love suing Activision over Kurt Cobain's appearance in Guitar Hero 5.Courtney Love suing Activision over Kurt Cobain's appearance in Guitar Hero 5.

This probably stems from Cobain singing songs by other licensed artists in the Guitar Hero 5 game, something that in no way seems like something he would want to be a part of, if alive today.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 12:20 PM | Tags (8) | activision | courtneylove | gaming | guitarhero | kurtcobain | lawsuit | nirvana | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 9, 2009

Release date for next Final Fantasy game confirmed... in Japan only.Release date for next Final Fantasy game confirmed... in Japan only.

The game will hit stores overseas on December 17th. A version for the rest of us will be released Spring 2010.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:11 AM | Tags (7) | dates | finalfantasy | gaming | ps3 | release | videogames | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 8, 2009

Yes, you can now emulate a Commodore 64 on your beloved iPhone.Yes, you can now emulate a Commodore 64 on your beloved iPhone.

...C64 emulator costs $4.99 and includes 5 games: Dragons Den, Le Mans, Jupiter Lander, Arctic Shipwreck, and Jack Attack. Additional separately sold game packs will be coming soon.

Update: Apple has pulled the app again yet again.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:05 AM | Tags (7) | 64 | approval | appstore | commodore | gaming | iphone | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A list of the top ten video games that nobody actually bought.A list of the top ten video games that nobody actually bought.

Pyschonauts makes it onto a list like this yet again. It's available on XBLA for those of you looking to give it a spin. Bonus: here's a great video review from Zero Punctuation sums up everything nicely.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:49 AM | Tags (4) | gaming | psychonauts | timschafer | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 48 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A video review of the soon to be released Beatles: Rock Band game.A video review of the soon to be released Beatles: Rock Band game.

I'm itching to try this game out, the visuals look fantastic. Apparently my Guitar Hero World Tour controller will work just fine for this game (which is nice).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:30 AM | Tags (6) | beatles | gametrailers | gaming | review | rockband | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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