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Wii Fit Plus

Posted by admin On December - 16 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

This is obviously not a new gadget, but it is still a cool gadget and is the second generation of the Wii Fit product line. I have the older version at home and it provides great motivation for “getting off the couch.” In an increasingly sedentary society, the Wii Fit system is an awesome interactive system to increase the burn rate of those daily calories (especially after those great holiday meals!). The Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board is rated an average of 4.5 stars out of 5 from 680+ buyers at Amazon.    Available Now at Amazon.
Cool Tech Gadgets: Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board

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Wii Fit attracted millions of new players to the world of video games. Now Wii Fit Plus offers a range of new features and enhancements to help players reinvigorate their workouts, along with exercises and balance games designed to keep them fun. Players will find a new dimension to the Wii Fit experience as they easily set their own customized workout routines, or choose 20-, 30- or 40-minute workouts based on how much time they have available.

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Yoga and strength activity selector in 'Wii Fit Plus'
6 new yoga & strength activities.
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The 'Perfect 10' balance game from 'Wii Fit Plus'
The ‘Perfect 10′ balance game.
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Workout personalization options in the Locker Room in 'Wii Fit Plus'
Personalization options.
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The 'Obstacle Course' balance game from 'Wii Fit Plus'
‘Obstacle Course’ game
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Targeting specific body areas for excercise in 'Wii Fit Plus'
Target specific body areas.
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Users will also be able to choose from specialized workout routines that focus on all-around individual personal fitness goals or certain target areas. And with the addition of activities like Skateboarding and Rhythm Kung Fu, players will be using the Wii Balance Board accessory in a variety of new and fun ways.

Gameplay
As with the original Wii Fit release, Wii Fit Plus is designed, as its name implies, to improve the user’s fitness. The game contains a large number of activities that fall into a variety of categories, including: yoga, aerobics, strength training and balance games. With all but a few exceptions, which utilize variations on a standard Wii Remote configuration, all activities utilize the Wii Balance Board (included with this bundle), either alone or configured with either a Wii Remote alone or the Wii Remote and nunchuck. The Balance Board, like any other Wii controller acts as a motion/pressure sensing device wirelessly synched to your Wii and replicating your body’s movements. Each controller employed occupies one of the Wii’s four wireless inputs, together mapping the reference points needed to recreate most full body motions on screen. Although this limits the majority of the activities to a single player orientation, various activities throughout the game support up to eight players in alternating play.
To use Wii Fit Plus players import their Miis from their Wii system, set up profiles, establish a current physical baseline, set fitness goals, and embark on a routine to reach them. Wii Fit Plus tracks your usage, weight and progress towards your goal over time, giving you a status report as you start each session. At any time players can choose whatever activity they want, whether exercise or balance game, and as they progress in these they will level up in each, gaining points, setting high scores and unlocking more activities.
Personalization Option Via ‘The Locker Room’
The original Wii Fit was designed to have something for everyone. Now Wii Fit Plus raises the bar by providing users with personalization options that allow them to find/create a specific workout routine that is exactly right for them, their family and their lifestyle. One example of this is “The Locker Room.” Easily accessible throughout the game, here players can choose from a number customizable options that allow them to maximize their time with Wii Fit Plus without having to navigate through the game menu while in the middle of a workout. In essence this allows players to become their own personal trainer. Customization options available within The Locker Room include: preprogrammed and timed Wii Fit Plus Routines; My Routine, where you choose your own set of activities, optimizing their length and area of the body to be focused on; and Favorites, a notation of activities you frequent, which provides fast access to exercises you enjoy doing the most.
Addition Yoga and Strength Exercises
Designed as an addition to the already substantial list of focused, physical exercises available in Wii Fit, Wii Fit Plus contains six new and challenging strength and yoga activities. But continuing with the game’s commitment to personalization, the key to these additions is not in their volume, but in how the player chooses to mix and match them. Do them in the order they are presented, or combine them in whatever order you want. The choice is yours. The player even has the ability to repeat the ones that he/she prefers, maximizing attention and effort where it is needed most. In addition, for those to whom time is a commodity, you can now omit unnecessary interludes between exercises, making for a continuous, timesaving routine.
A Wealth of New Balance Games
Regardless of the considerable fitness factor packed into Wii Fit Plus, the Nintendo brand is and will always be all about having fun. With that in mind Wii Fit Plus also comes packed with 15 new, entertaining balance games suitable for every member of the family. Just a few of those that players can expect to see are: Juggling; Skateboarding; Snowball Fight; Obstacle Course, a log-leaping, cannonball-evading event reminiscent of what Nintendo icon Mario must go through; and Perfect 10, a balance game designed to promote a combination of physical and mental health. In this final example the player’s Mii is situated between multiple color-coated balls, each showing specific numbers, with the goal to swing your hips, hula style, in different directions to tap out a total of ten as many times as possible before time runs out.
Key Game Features

  • The Wii Fit Plus Bundle includes the game software and the Wii Balance Board.
  • Users can input the amount of time they want to spend on their workouts or select an area for personal improvement, and Wii Fit Plus will suggest a number of diverse activities for them.
  • For the first time, users can mix and match which strength and yoga activities they prefer on a given day. The seamless exercise flows make it easier than ever for users to maintain their daily workout routines.
  • Users might be asked to run an obstacle course across a series of platforms, zoom across a beach on a Segway x2 Personal Transporter or flap their arms to help their hilarious chicken-suited characters aim for targets.
  • The range of games and customization options will make players want to play every day. They’ll be having so much fun that their workouts will seem to fly by in no time at all.
  • Players also can see estimates of calories burned and can even activate a feature that lets them weigh their dogs or cats.

Product Description

Your life as a couch potato is officially over. Welcome to Wii Fit, an innovative challenge that combines the strategy of video games with the movement of exercise. Simply step onto the included Wii Balance Board and run and jump your way through energizing challenges. With more than 40 activities based on strength training, aerobics, yoga and balance, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Take the fun route to physical fitness with this new, active way to play on your Nintendo Wii.Start by creating your personal profile. Set up your Mii, enter your height and let the Balance Board take your weight. In just a few short seconds, you’ll know your current Body Mass Index (BMI), a measurement used to determine your Wii Fit age. You’ll also take a balance test to determine how well you can maintain your left and right balance. As you progress, you can watch these statistics improve and find the motivation to practice every day. Keep at it and soon new exercises and activities will become available. Wii Fit will even remember the activities you choose the most and put them in your Favorites category. Get out of your seat and into the winner’s circle with this entertaining way to get in shape. FeaturesIncludes Wii Fit video game, Wii Balance Board and 4 AA batteries Requires Wii Remote (not included) to play Earn Fit Credits that unlock additional exercises and activities within four categories: Strength Training, Aerobics, Yoga and Balance Games Yoga exercises include Deep Breathing, Half-Moon, Dance, Cobra, Bridge, Spinal Twist, Shoulder Stand, Warrior, Tree, Sun Salutation, Standing Knee, Palm Tree, Chair, Triangle and Downward-Facing Dog Perform muscle-toning exercises such as Single Leg Extension, Sideways Leg Lift, Arm and Leg Lift, Single-Arm Stand, Torso Twists, Rowing Squat and Single Leg Twist; challenges include Push-Up, Plank and Jackknife Get moving

Gran Turismo 5 (PS3)

Posted by admin On December - 13 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

In development for over 5 years, Sony recently released Gran Turismo 5 in late November for the Playstation 3. I saw my kids play this game and the graphics are awesome. For a detailed review of the game playing features, click here. The Gran Turismo series is one of Sony’s landmark games that has popularized the playstation console, and recent reviews indicate this fifth generation release to be another winner. The game is already rated an average of 4 stars out of 5 from 170+ buyers at Amazon. Available Now (10% Discount) with Free Shipping at Amazon.

Cool Gadgets: Gran Turismo 5 (PS3)

Amazon.com Product Description

The next installment of the award-winning Gran Turismo simulation racing franchise, Gran Turismo 5, is designed for play exclusively to the PlayStation 3 system. Known for its signature beauty and precision, this highly anticipated racer showcases new jaw-dropping cars, real-life tracks, and diverse racing styles. Gran Turismo 5 promises to deliver exciting advancements to the series, and in the process deliver in the most comprehensive racing experience ever.

Gran Turismo 5 game logo

The Real Driving Simulator is Here
True to its pedigree, Gran Turismo 5 takes the GT series, as well as the simulation racing genre as a whole, to a whole new level. The game features over 1,000 realistically rendered cars. This is nearly 300 more than were included in GT4 for PlayStation 2, and literally several hundred more than what was available in Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, the first GT game variation developed for PS3. This tremendous list includes standard categories of vehicles, including stock cars, tuned pre tuned vehicles and tunables, but keeping with modern automotive technology GT5 also includes the latest, hybrid and electric car models. Just like any car, these can be raced, but as with their real-life cousins, players can also do things with these cars like monitor battery power as related to speed and other car usage. In addition, GT 5 features over 20 courses, more than 60 variations, a new physics engine allowing for realistic damage, a new in-cockpit view, HD support, and much more.

Camera angle from inside the cockpit in Gran Turismo 5
The Real Driving Simulator on your PS3.
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Multiple Play Modes
Local play options in Gran Turismo 5 include both a single player and split screen two-player arcade mode. GT Mode includes world map, my garage for storing your rides, car dealer, tuning shop, championship race, and license test. Online support through the PlayStation Network includes multiplayer support for up to 16-player races, an open lobby, text/voice chat, private room, online photo album, online replay album, and the ability to export replays to YouTube.

Key Game Features

  • 1,000 Vehicles – 170 Premium new models, including hybrids and EVs, and 830 kinds of standard models similar to those seen in previous games.
  • Plenty of Courses – Rip it up in more than 20 courses, more than 60 layouts.
  • New Physics – The in-game physics system simulation is brand new to the series, and allows for greater realism and damage.
  • Arcade Mode – Allows for single race functionality and 2-player battle.
  • GT Mode Features – World Map, My Garage, Car Dealer, Tuning Shop, Car Washes/Oil Change, Race Championship (Series system, point system), License Test.
  • Online Features – 16-player support, Open Lobby, Text / Voice Chat, Private rooms, Online Photo Album, Online Replay Album, YouTube replay output.
  • Photo Mode – Photo Drive and Photo stage.
  • Gran Turismo TV – Video output to a PSP or PSP Go, Progressive Download, Improved user interface, continuous play for videos.
  • Sound Features – Custom soundtracks pulled from your PS3 hard-drive; Dolby Digital 5.1 and 7.1.

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1,000 powerful cars.
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Two cars spinning out and taking damage in Gran Turismo 5
Realistic damage.
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Multiplayer race in Gran Turismo 5
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Product Description

Gran Turismo returns with the most realistic and complete racing experience. An unprecedented collection of over 1,000 meticulously detailed cars, complete with robust online racing and community features, and just about every style of racing imaginable – all in Gran Turismo’s signature cutting-edge graphics.

Kinect Sensor

Posted by igadget On December - 12 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

Just released over a month ago, the XBox 360 Kinect Sensor provides motions sensing to enhance the XBox 360 experience.  The graphics are far better than the Wii and preliminary indications are that it is a top seller this holiday season.  The sensor is currently rated 4.5 out of 5 stars and reviewed by 340+ buyers at Amazon. It is currently the number 2 bestseller in the video games category on Amazon.    Available Now at Amazon.
Cool Tech Gadgets: Kinect Sensor

From the Manufacturer


Product Description
Kinect brings games and entertainment to life in extraordinary newways – no controller required. Easy to use and instantly fun, Kinect gets everyone off the couch moving, laughing and cheering. See a ball? Kickit. Control an HD movie with a wave of the hand. Want to join a friend in the fun? Simply jump in. With Kinect technology evaporates, letting the natural magic in all of us shine. And the best part is Kinect works with every Xbox 360 right out of the box*.

What’s in The Box?

  • Kinect Sensor
  • Power Supply Cable
  • Kinect Adventures Game
  • Manual
  • Wireless Network Adapter Cable

Product Features

  • Array of 4 microphones supporting single speaker voice recognition
  • Depth Camera 640×480 pixel resolution @30FPS
  • Color VGA Motion Camera 640×480 pixel resolution @30FPS
  • Fully compatible with all Xbox 360 models*
  • Revolutionary technology that includes body recognition

About Kinect Adventures Game (Included in the box)
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Developer: Good Science Studio
Format: DVD compatible with Kinect for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system
ESRB Rating: “E” for Everyone
Availability: November 4th 2010

Developer Information: Good Science Studio, formerly code-named “Spawnpoint,” is a Microsoft Game Studio game development studio founded in 2009 by a combination of industry veterans and creative newcomers. “Kinect Adventures” is the first title from Good Science. Float in outer space. Experience the thrill of roaring rapids. Tackle mountain top obstacle courses. And dive into the deep to explore a leaky underwater observatory — all from your living room. With “Kinect Adventures,” you are the controller as you jump, dodge and kick your way through exciting adventures set in a variety of exotic locations.

What else you need to play Kinect:

  • Xbox 360 4GB Console
  • Room to Play (6ft between you and the sensor)*
  • You!

* Xbox LIVE Gold membership required for online multiplayer and Video Kinect. 190 MB of storage required; subject to change with system updates. Play space will vary with sensor placement and other factors.

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Product Description

Kinect for Xbox 360 brings games and entertainment to life in extraordinary new ways with no controller required. Simply step in front of the sensor and Kinect recognizes you and responds to your gestures. Connecting in a whole new way is as easy as a wave of your hand. Kinect removes the last barrier between you and the experiences you love. Best of all, when Kinect arrives this November, it will work with every Xbox 360 console.

Lego Star Wars (Wii)

Posted by igadget On December - 10 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

On day 11 of Amazon’s daily video games (click here), the theme is “kids playtime.”   One of the cool Wii games offered for $14.99 USD is the “Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga” title (note that this is just one of 58 deals offered by Amazon today).  I originally purchased this game for $39.99 USD. My kids are both Lego and Star Wars fan, and this is one of their favorite games.   The Wii Lego Star Wars is rated an average of 4.5 stars out of 5 by 340+ Amazon buyers.   Available Now (25% Discount) at Amazon with Free Standard Shipping.

Cool Tech Gadgets: Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga

Product Features

Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Play through the events of all 6 Star Wars movies in 1 videogame for the first time ever
  • Solve puzzles that encourage creative thinking through the use of teamwork and unique building situations
  • New characters bring the total count to over 160; upgraded Character Customizer
  • Enhanced Force powers; new power-ups; new Challenge mode; revamped levels
  • Wii version provides motion-sensitive inputs for exciting new ways to control the LEGO Star Wars characters

Little Big Planet (PS3)

Posted by igadget On December - 9 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

Little Big Planet is one of the best games made for the Playstation 3 and provides great entertainment for the entire family. My kids love this game and as a warning, it is somewhat addicting. Note that Amazon has a number of great daily deals for video games (click here). Little Big Planet is rated an average of 4.5 stars out of 5 by 110+ Amazon buyers.   Available Now (33% Discount) at Amazon with Free Shipping.

Cool Tech Gadgets: PS3 Little Big Planet

Platform: PLAYSTATION 3

Amazon.com Product Description

Winner of over 80 prominent awards, including several Game of the Year awards, LittleBigPlanet returns with its signature “Play, Create and Share” experience plus irresistible new bonus content valued over $30! With the new Game of the Year Edition, players can play 18 brand new levels, create their own experiences with bonus costume and level packs–including the Metal Gear Solid Level Pack–then go online to share their levels with other players around the world or play over 1 Million user generated levels that have been uploaded since the launch of the original game release. There is no better time to join the world of LittleBigPlanet!

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18 new bonus levels included in LittleBigPlanet: Game of the Year Edition
18 new bonus levels included.
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Metal Gear Solid costume pack included in LittleBigPlanet: Game of the Year Edition
Free costume and level packs.
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500+ objects, stickers, tools and costumes as resources for your own levels in LittleBigPlanet: Game of the Year Edition
500+ objects, stickers, tools.
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A Game World Without Limits
Imagine a platformer gameworld that’s yours to shape, build and explore. Imagine the possibilities, then jump head first into the reality. LittleBigPlanet puts the power of absolute creation into your own hands. If you can see it, you can enhance it. If you can’t see it, you can invent it. The LittleBigPlanet experience starts with players learning about their character’s powers to interact physically with the environment. There are places to explore, creative resources to collect and puzzles to solve – all requiring a combination of brains and collaborative teamwork. As soon as players begin, their creative skills will grow and they will soon be ready to start creating and modifying their surroundings – the first step to sharing them with the whole community.

Characters have the power to move anything in this glued and stitched-together 3D landscape; they have the power to design, shape and build both objects and entire locations for others to view and play. There’s no complicated level editor; all of these skills can be learned by simply playing the game. Creativity is part of the game play experience and playing is part of the creative experience. Fathom out ways to overcome tricky obstacles as you interact with the surrounding environment, or compose inspirational locations and objects that are totally unique to you. Immerse yourself in an organic world that’s just waiting to be personalized. Players can make their world as open or as secretive to explore as they like. When it’s ready, they can invite anyone within the LittleBigPlanet community to come and explore their patch – or can go and explore everybody else’s.
Key Game Features

  • Meet Sackboy, an iconic new character that you can customize to reflect your own personality.
  • Dive into a brand new gaming genre that unleashes the creativity in everyone.
  • Explore over 50 awesome levels which will inspire and teach you the skills to build your own content.
  • Share your creations and enjoy access to unlimited content – a new experience is waiting to happen every single time you go online.
  • There’s not just one way to play. Players craft their own individual experience based on their own creativity.
  • Unlimited possibilities for user-created content – players can customize everything: their characters, the landscape around them and their own patch on LittleBigPlanet.
  • Online and off-line. multiplayer modes supporting up to 4 players mean that you never have to play alone. Modes include cooperative and competitive play options.
  • LittleBigPlanet global community for players to get involved with: includes player comments, rankings and easy communication with new and existing friends
  • Additional Game of the Year Edition features include:
    • Collect over 500 objects, stickers, tools and costumes as resources for your own levels.
    • Over 1 Million User Generated Levels to play.
    • 18 New Bonus Levels designed by actual LBP Community Members.
    • Free Costume and Level Packs including the Metal Gear Solid Level Pack.

Product Description

Winner of over 80 multiple awards, including several Game of the Year awards, LittleBigPlanet returns with its signature “Play, Create and Share” experience plus irresistible new bonus content. Players can play 18 brand new levels, create their own experiences with bonus costume and level packs, then go online to share their levels with other players around the world or play over 1 Million user generated levels that have been uploaded since launch. There is no better time to join the world of LBP.

PS3 Move Starter Bundle

Posted by admin On December - 3 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

Released in mid-September, the Playstation Move system has begin to pick up some momentum as new games have been released which utilize its motion sensing features.  I have been considering purchasing this for my children, but wanted to wait for feedback from the initial wave of buyers.  After a couple of months on the market, the Move system has garnered a ratings average of 4.5 stars out of 5 from 180+ buyers at Amazon.  This is a good sign, although I will remain on the sidelines until more of the action games are released. Available Now at Amazon with Free Shipping.
Cool Tech Gadgets: PS3 Move Starter Bundle

Manufacturer Description

The PlayStation Move starter bundle is the best way for owners of existing PlayStation 3 consoles to quickly and more affordably experience Sony’s new motion-controlled PlayStation Move gaming technology. The bundle consists of the cornerstones of the PlayStation Move system, the PlayStation Move motion controller and the PlayStation Eye camera peripheral, along with the PlayStation Move multiplayer game, Sports Champions. Bundle hardware is compatible optional hardware, sold separately, including additional Move motion controllers, the Move navigational controller and the PlayStation Move charging station.

PlayStation Move starter bundle

Everything existing PS3 owners need to get on the Move.
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Move Into the Action

PlayStation Move is the world’s most accurate motion gaming experience. So whether you’re spiking a volleyball, shooting an arrow, or defending yourself in a gladiator dual, your every move is translated into the game with complete precision. With party games perfect for family game night, creative titles for kids, and astounding experiences for core gamers, PlayStation Move will change the way you play. It’s the most immersive gaming experience ever, and it’s possible only on the PlayStation 3 system.

How to use two Move motion controllers in-game

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The PlayStation Move System

The PlayStation Move starter bundle includes the building blocks of the PlayStation Move motion-controlled gaming system: the Move motion controller and PlayStation Eye Camera. Equipped with a three axis gyroscope, a three axis accelerometer and terrestrial magnetic field sensor, during gameplay the PlayStation Move motion controller tracks the precise movements and the angle of the controller, while the PlayStation Eye camera, aimed at the player, allows the PS3 system to detect the absolute position of the controller in 3D space. Together this facilitates the highly sensitive movement tracking and intuitive gameplay that projects the user on-screen and provides realistic and responsive movement and actions in-game. The PlayStation Move motion controller also features the familiar PlayStation controller button orientation, for seamless play from the very first use.

Sports Champions

Sports Champions is an action-sports game for PlayStation 3 that combines the strengths of the PlayStation Move motion controller and the PlayStation Eye peripheral to provide gamers with true 1:1 motion controlled sports related gaming action. Designed with both casual and hard-core players in mind, Sports Champions features six events ranging from table tennis, to gladiatorial combat, and contains three varied gameplay modes and 10 playable characters to assume as the player and up to three friends battle for the glory of capturing the in-game Champions Cup. Additional features include the ability to utilize two Move controllers simultaneously in events, 720p video output, PlayStation Network support and more.

What’s in the Box

  • PlayStation Move motion controller (wireless)
  • PlayStation Eye camera
  • Sports Champions Blu-ray game

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Sports Champions archery game

Fun with Sports Champions.

PlayStation Eye camera peripheral included in the PlayStation Move starter bundle

PlayStation Eye Camera.

PlayStation Move motion controller included in the PlayStation Move starter bundle

The Move motion controller.

Family play with the PlayStation Move starter bundle

Use with other Move games.

Product Summary

PlayStation Move is the world’s most accurate motion gaming experience. So whether you’re spiking a volleyball, shooting an arrow, or defending yourself in a gladiator dual, your every move is translated into the game with complete precision. With party games perfect for family game night, creative titles for kids, and astounding experiences for core gamers. PlayStation Move will change the way you play. It’s the most immersive gaming experience ever, and it’s possible only on the PlayStation 3 system.

Disney’s Epic Mickey (Wii)

Posted by admin On November - 23 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

Disney’s Epic Mickey is the latest game to be released for the Nintendo Wii. This game is produced by Disney’s Interactive Studios and combines action & adventure along with an innovative teaching style for kids. The game has received several awards as indicated in the graphics below. If you preorder from Amazon today, you will receive a $10 USD discount for a future video game purchase.
Pre-Order now at Amazon. Cool Gadgets: Disney Epic Mickey Wii

Product Description

Disney Epic Mickey is an action-adventure platforming game for Wii™ console that sends Mickey Mouse on an epic journey of creativity and discovery. As Mickey, the player is propelled into Wasteland, an alternate world made up of Disney’s forgotten creative efforts, and is given the power to wield paint and paint thinner to dynamically change the world while determining Mickey’s path to becoming an epic hero. Through the use of this unique paint and paint thinner, the key components of animation and Mickey’s tools for impacting his world, players will have the ability to shape how the story unfolds as they discover the concept of “Playstyle Matters” – an innovative style of gameplay created by Disney Interactive Studios’ Junction Point, led by industry luminary Warren Spector, where players creatively tackle different challenges in the world to explore all the possibilities and storylines – but with consequences for their chosen actions.

Product Features

  • Use paint and paint thinner to change the world, interact with friends and enemies and solve challenges
  • Choose the best path to become an epic hero because “Playstyle Matters” and choices will change the outcome of the game
  • Explore and solve challenges in an alternate Disney world ruled by Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Walt Disney’s first cartoon star
  • Travel between lands in Wasteland through classic platforming levels inspired by animated films and shorts
  • Experience an innovative mix of platforming, action-adventure and light role playing game elements
  • Collect over 75 virtual Disney pins in the game by completing specific challenges, quests and discovering hidden collectibles

Awards and Nominations
Best of E3 Award Winner

About Disney Interactive Studios

Disney Interactive Studios, part of Disney Interactive Media Group, is the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS). Disney Interactive Studios self publishes and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games and interactive entertainment worldwide. The company also licenses properties and works directly with other interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market. Disney Interactive Studios is based in Glendale, California, and has internal development studios around the world. For more information, log on to http://www.disneyinteractivestudios.com

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Product Description

Disney Epic Mickey is an action-adventure platforming game for the Wii console that sends Mickey Mouse on an epic journey of creativity and discovery. As Mickey, the player is propelled into Wasteland, an alternate world made up of Disney’s forgotten creative efforts, and is given the power to wield paint and paint thinner to dynamically change the world while determining Mickey’s path to becoming an epic hero. Through the use of this unique paint and paint thinner, the key components of animation and Mickey’s tools for impacting his world, players will have the ability to shape how the story unfolds as they discover the concept of “Playstyle Matters” – an innovative style of gameplay created by Disney Interactive Studios’ Junction Point, led by industry luminary Warren Spector, where players creatively tackle different challenges in the world to explore all the possibilities and storylines – but with consequences for their chosen actions.

How to buy video games

Posted by admin On July - 9 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

A Quick How To

Visit any video game outlet and you’re bound to get overwhelmed by the hundreds of choices available – especially if you’re new to gaming. Interestingly, children and teens seem to know their way around these places as if they were their second home. But for the adult, the typical video store looks like some sort of color paint explosion and sooner or later, all the games start to look the same. This guide is for the adult who’s buying a game for a younger person perhaps as a birthday gift or as a bribe. Whatever the reason, you’re going to appreciate the following tips.

1. Research this strange phenomenon before setting foot inside a video store. There’s plenty of information available about video games online, so to reduce frustration offline, fire up your web browser and do a little homework. Visit the website of the gaming outlet nearest you and then look for a link to the games section of the system that your youngster plays. Here’s a helpful chart to explain what all those strange letters mean.

Wii = Nintendo’s Wii System
EA Sports = Entertainment Arts System
PS3 = Playstation 3 System
XBOX 360 = Microsoft’s XBOX 360 System
PC = Personal Computer
PS2 = Playstation 2 System
PSP = Playstation Portable System
DS = Nintendo’s DS System

The key is to locate the system on the store’s website first. The system, it’s accessories, and all of the games that work on that system will follow. If not, you may need to use the website’s internal search engine.

2. After locating the appropriate games section for your youngster’s machine, check out the ratings of each game and create a temporary shopping list of age appropriate material. The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) gives each game a rating in an effort to inform parents what their children are playing. Here’s a handy reference to what the ratings mean:

C = Appropriate for Early childhood
E = Appropriate for Everyone
E 10+ = Appropriate for Everyone aged 10 and older
T = Appropriate for Teens
M = Appropriate for Mature Adults

3. Within your temporary shopping list, try find a game that’s built from the latest movie release. Little people love the new animated movies put out by Disney and Pixar, and they really enjoy re-living precious moments in the movie in a video game. That’s why when these movies come out on DVD, their producers put a few games in the “Special Features section” of the CDs.

4. If you can’t find a game that’s built from a movie that the child likes, try to find a game that centers around a popular cartoon character or one that attempts to educate.

5. If you still can’t find one that resembles something that you’ve heard this particular person rambling on about, first give yourself a slight slap on the hand. You should pay better attention. Then point your browser to the nearest Blockbuster or Hollywood Video website. Follow the same procedure outlined in steps 1 – 3 only this time, elect to rent 5 or 6 games that look appealing. This will give your tot a chance to play some games and select one to keep forever while you return the others.

6. If on the other hand, you did find a game in step 3 or 4, you can either check out online, or drive up to the store and buy it there.

They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but the illustrations on the both video and pc game cases do a pretty good job of representing the game’s content. So if you see an illustration of fighting warriors, chances are the game will be more violent than you prefer. If on the other hand, you see an illustration that resembles what you’d see on the cover of an interesting children’s book, the game should be age appropriate.

Bannco xScorch 360 Controller for XBOX 360

Posted by admin On March - 23 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

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Bannco sents out the xScorch 360 controller kit for XBOX 360 gaming console. The set includes a wireless mouse and a left grip. Between the mouse and the grip, the xScorch 360 has all XBOX 360 controller buttons as well as programmable, digital sniper buttons. Users can also upgrade its firmware.

Razer DeathAdder left hand

Posted by admin On March - 19 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

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Razer presents the DeathAdder Left Hand Edition, its first mouse for left-hand gamers. Like the original version, the DeathAdder Left Hand features a 3500dpi Razer Precision 3.5G infrared sensor, 1000Hz Ultrapolling, 1ms response, On-The-Fly Sensitivity, 16-bit ultra-wide data path, 60–120 inches per second and 15g of acceleration.

Playstation 2

Exactly ten years ago, the company Sony in the Japanese presented the PlayStation 2 game console, which is among gamers of the respective immediately became the hottest status symbol gaming. Computer giant has to date managed to sell a total of more than 140 million PlayStation 2 consoles, which has so far not succeeded to any manufacturer of such devices. On the one hand it is not surprising since the game console Sony PlayStation 2 was for many their first player of DVD movies on CDs.

PlayStation 2 games console has received a first major update until 2004, when Sony’s engineers have decreased its measurements. Its internal volume has “shrink” as much as 75 percents, the weight was reduced to 900 grams. During the past year are the leading company Sony has significantly lowered its retail price. For the purchase of formerly very popular PlayStation 2 game console today is deducted to only bad hundred euros.

Bioshock 2 DLC announced

Posted by admin On February - 23 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

Bioshock 2

If you are one of those players that have ended the story by playing and have eagerly awaited for another addition to the story a few days after the release of BioShock 2 games then here’s the good news for you.  Voice from 2k Games confirmed that the deal will be allowances for BioShock 2 very seriously.

In their words it will be usefull for both – singleplayer and multiplayer. First Addition, to be issued will go to multiplayer mode is called “Sinclair Test Solutions.” With this addition we can achieve the 50th place in “rank”, with new prizes, new game character Louie McGraff and Oscar Calraca, new upgrades and more weapons. It is also noteworthy that some additives in the package is available only after 41st Stage.

Alan Wake on Xbox360

Posted by admin On February - 19 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

Alan Wake

You will not believe it, but slowly comes the day when we saw the outcome of the “skewed” Alan Wake. A Unfortunately, the light of the world have seen only the Xbox 360 version, because Microsoft has decided to make better if PC version dispensed with.

“Some games are more relevant that we enjoy from the couch, before a large television, rather than that they play in PCju. Towards the end, we begin to see that the Alan Wake game, which belongs to the Xbox 360 and therefore we decided to use our console exclusivity, “explained at Microsoft.

Green light for Chinese World of Warcraft players

Posted by admin On February - 17 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

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Chinese fans of computer games will be happy again by playing online phenomenon World of Warcraft, which has more than eleven million customers around the world. Representatives of the Communist Government has given the the green light for the sale of popular computer games and registration accounts for the addition of Wrath of the Lichen King to the local distributor NetEase.

Problems for Chinese fans online phenomenon World of Warcraft have already started in the first half of last year, when the Chinese government has issued a command to shut down servers of the popular games. Therefore, the company Activision Blizzard to stay with the participation of LDCs and The9 signed a new contract with the company NetEase. However, the Chinese government in last November’s completely closed the registrations of accounts for the popular game World of Warcraft.

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