Sunday, July 20, 2014

PS4 is still on top

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PlayStation Twitter account tweeted this: "Breaking news: PS4 is #1 top-selling US next-gen console in June, 6th month in a row. Thanks for your support! <3 p="">

They must be rubbing it in to Xbox One despite an uptick in Xbox One units sales last month. Microsoft said that sales of Xbox One more than doubled in June. Sony said that they plan to target the Wii owners who skipped on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for their PS4.

Microsoft dropped the required "always-on" Kinect 2 sensor, and with the Xbox One without Kinect they have significantly dropped the price from US$499 to US$100.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Tekken 7 Trailer

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Namco has released the trailer for their Tekken 7. Tekken is a classic Japanese fighting arcade game that have taken the world by storm 20 years ago (1994) when it was first released. It was released exclusively to Playstation that gave Sony the edge from their competitors.

Tekken story line focused on the battle of the Mishima clan and the trailer suggests that it will be finally be over.

The announcement of TEKKEN 7 seems to have leaked before Harada actually expected. A video of Harada speaking at the EVO 2014 was leaked by an IGN news video that was published by AOL. However, it seems that the error was soon recognized and the video has since been removed but a video trailer of the upcoming game is now available online.

A Youtube clip also shows that Katsuhiro Harada the producer and creator of TEKKEN, from Namco Bandai Games has revealed Tekken 7 at the EVO 2014.

Namco did not indicate any release dates or what platform it will be released in. I can't wait to play Tekken 7.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Meet Cayla the Smart Doll

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Meet "Cayla", the first WiFi connected doll that can help your kids do their homework. It uses innovative technology. The doll uses speech recognition software and Google Translate technology. The developer said that this is the smartest friend your child will ever have. They also assured parents that they have blocked swear words and other topics that are not child appropriate.

It looks like an ordinary doll with blonde hare and 18 inches tall. The speaker is placed in her stomach and a listening device is placed in her necklace. The doll uses speech-to-text technology to get answers online most often it goes straight to Wikipedia. It can be connected to an iOS or Android device through Bluetooth.

Cayla don't just answer questions, the doll also play games and tell your child stories. The doll is powered by 3 AA batteries. It is for children aged 5 years and older.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Air Hogs Dive Master Remote Controlled Mini Submarine

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The Air Hogs Dive Master is an exciting toy that will impress your friends and will definitely amuse you and your kids. The Air Hogs Dive Master is controlled by infrared remote and has the ability to dive under water and hit the surface in seconds. This remote controlled mini sub is a lot of fun to play with. It can go up, down, forward, back, left and right. It is about 3 inches long. It has a very little propeller that you can find at the back and other components for maneuvering are hidden inside the sub including the rechargeable battery.

It does take a long time when charging the battery, but when fully charged it goes a long way before you need to charge it again.

It's $99.99 on Amazon, however, some say that you can buy it at Toys 'R Us for just $42.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction

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I just watched the new Transformer movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction" by Michael Bay, and it was action-packed and was very exhilarating. The movie is loaded with continous action, and great CGI fights between robots. Mark Wahlberg plays Cade Yeager who is a struggling robotics engineer he lives with his daughter Tessa (Nicola Peltz). He bought an old truck so that he can revive it and sell it for much needed cash for her daughter's college tuition, whithout knowing that it was Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen).

I will leave it at that, just watch the movie if you love non-stop action, I guarantee that you will like it.

Also check out the new "Transformers: Age of Extinction" Toys from Hasbro:
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Morpho Pods Figures

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Kids can now build their Morpho Pods figures and watch them animate using their DreamTab.

Fuhu the company that created the award-winning nabi DreamTab, has created a new tablet-based interactive play experience that combines physical and digital play with Morpho Pods. Using the near field communication (NFC) technology Morpho Pods combine toy figures, games, interactive storybooks and custom animation to give a physical and digital play with just a tap of toy to tablet.

You can now give life to the Dragons from the movie "How To Train Your Dragons." Morpho Pods Dragons Edition gives children the ability to build different dragons from the movie series which includes  Toothless, Stormfly and Belch then play them digitally on the DreamTab.

Each Morpho Pods Dragons Edition package has dragon parts than can be interconnected by mixing and matching to other parts of the Dragons figures. It has 125 possible combinations.

The Morpho Pods Dragons Edition will debut on June exclusively in Walmart stores accross the United States with a price of $7.99.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

E3 2014: Nintendo "Amiibo" and other games

E3 - Electronic Entertainment Expo. is a yearly video game conference and trade show at the Los Angeles Convention center.

This year Nintendo at the E3 conference they concentrated on promising games and new product line like the "Amiibo" which is similar to “Skylanders” and “Disney Infinity.” It is a physical toy that work in conjunction with video games.

The "Amiibo" is just like Activision’s “Skylanders” and “Disney Infinity,” were its data are stored in the plastic figurines using a special chip and it can be viewed using a Wii U GamePad. The Wii U GamePad is the controller for Wii U console which has touchscreen and connect to other devices. Once you touch the figure with a Wii U GamePad it come to life virtually.

It is composed of 10 characters that is expected to come out later this year:

1. the Villager (Animal Crossing)
2. “Wii Fit” trainer
3. sword-wielding Link (The Legend of Zelda)
4. Samus Aran, intergalactic solider (Metroid)
5. Pikachu (Pokemon)
6. Donkey Kong
7. Kirby, the pink shape shifter
8. Mario (Super Mario Bros.)
9. Princess Peach (Super Mario Bros.)
10.Yoshi (Super Mario Bros.)

Nintendo also announced several upcoming games that will be out this year for the Wii U and 3DS, which includes “The Legend of Zelda”, “Hyrule Warriors”, “Bayonetta 2", and the “Omega Ruby” and “Alpha Sapphire” which are installments of the “Pokemon” series.

The Legend of Zelda Wii U Gameplay Trailer E3 2014 Nintendo

Wii U - Splatoon E3 2014 Announcement Trailer

Wii U - Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker E3 2014

Wii U - Bayonetta 2 E3 2014 Trailer

Wii U - Hyrule Warriors E3 2014 Trailer

Wii U - Mario Maker E3 2014 Announcement Trailer

Wii U - Kirby and the Rainbow Curse E3 2014

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U that has support for NFC (near-field communication) figurines "Amiibo."

Mii fighters are composed of three classes: Mii gunner, Mii brawler and Mii sword-fighter. They will also get to pick four special moves among 12 different options.

Nintendo Full Presentation in the E3 Digital Event