Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Back to the Future Inspired Nike Power Laces coming in by 2015

Back to the Future Inspired Nike Power Laces, Nike Power Laces

Back to the Future Inspired Nike Power Laces, Nike Power Laces

Back to the Future Inspired Nike Power Laces, Nike Power Laces

Check this out a Nike kickers with Power laces! In the movie “Back to the Future Part II” it shows a glimpse of 2015 with flying cars, hoverboards, and Marty McFly’s self-tying kickers.

Nike has made the self-tying shoes into reality. Tinker Hatfield Nike's shoe designer said at the Jordan Brand’s Flight Lab in New Orleans that they are making a shoe that can lace itself just like Marty McFly’s self-tying sneakers.

Nike is planning to release this new product by 2015. Nike actually released a somewhat replica of the self-tying shoes in the movie back in 2011, it was a limited edition of 1500 pairs, however it didn’t feature power laces.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

New PS4 Games on the Horizon

Sony has launched the Playstation 4 (PS4) in Japan last Friday February 21, 2014 and with its release trailers of new games that they will offer soon are also shown.

As you can see on the video below most of it are from Japanese developers like Konami and Square Enix. I just hope those games will not be exclusive to Japan.

There are 27 game titles when PS4 were launched in Japan that includes popular games like, Dream C Club: Host Girls on Stage, Yakuza Ishin, Nikoli no Puzzle 4: Sudoku, Nobunaga's Ambition: Creation, Tottemo E Mahjong Plus, Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends, and Onigiri

Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn Beta will also be launched in the near future. The release of Capcom's beta for Deep Down has been delayed which is unfortunate.

Sony has sold an impressive number of PS4 about 5.3 million consoles worldwide as of February 8th. They also have doubled the Microsoft's Xbox One sales for the month of January.

Japanese PS4 launch trailer complete with DualShock 4 sword fights Trailer:

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Sony PS4 Rules Doubles Xbox One sales

Sony PS4 Rules Doubles Xbox One sales, Sony PS4, Xbox One

Sony PS4 dominates the gaming console beat Xbox One in sales. Sony said that their console PlayStation 4 has nearly doubled Microsoft's Xbox One sales in January. Sony's target is 5 million units by March.

John Koller of Sony confirmed the NPD figures on their PlayStation Blog, that in the US, PS4 nearly doubled the sales of Xbox One in January.  

Sony said that they have sold 4.2 million units of PS4. The PS4 impressive performance will definitely go up as Sony will launch the PS4 in Japan in less than two weeks.

Microsoft reported that they have sold 3 million Xbox One unit worldwide at the end of 2013.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Nintendo won't Suit ‘Flappy Bird’

Flappy Bird, Dong Nguyen, Flappy man, Flappy Whale, Flappy Angry Bird, Flappy Penguin

Fans of the highly addicting game ”Flappy Bird” are so disappointed with the withdrawal from Apple iTunes and Google Play stores by its creator Dong Nguyen.

A lot has speculated that it is because Nintendo maybe suing the maker of the game for copyright. However, Nintendo spokesman Yasuhiro Minagawa on Monday sent an email to The Wall Street Journal that they have not issued any complaint about the similarities of ”Flappy Bird” to their "Super Mario Bros.” particularly the green pipes.

”Flappy Bird” creator Dong Nguyen is based in Hanoi, Vietnam, his game became a hit and was number 1 in both Apple iTunes and Google Play stores.

He was also interviewed by Forbes’ Lan Anh Nguyen, he said that the game is forever gone because it is too addictive.

Here are excerpts from Dong Nguyen interview:

“Flappy Bird was designed to play in a few minutes when you are relaxed,” "But it happened to become an addictive product. I think it has become a problem. To solve that problem, it’s best to take down Flappy Bird. It’s gone forever.”

He was asked if the Verge article is true about the in-app advertising which is $50,000 a day, he said:

“I don’t know the exact figure, but I do know it’s a lot.”

Flappy Bird is obviously dead but don't be upset Flappy Bird addicts there are a lot of clones out there, like Flappy man, Flappy Whale, Flappy Angry Bird, and Flappy Penguin.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Bandai Will Make New Godzilla Toys

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With a new Godzilla movie coming up, Bandai America Incorporated announced that they will have a new lineup of Godzilla toys for the movie.

Godzilla is a highly anticipated film from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures to hit theaters this on May 16, 2014.

Here is Bandai America Incorporated press release about the new Godzilla toy lineup:

"With a nearly 60-year heritage, Godzilla and his trademark ROAR are recognized throughout the world by fans of all ages. Master toy partner Bandai America Incorporated will capture the thrills of the motion picture with an innovative line-up of toys inspired by the film."

Warner Bros. Consumer Products ink a partnership with Bandai America Inc. to be their official toy partner, they have also brought in JAKKS Pacific to produce large-scale figures and toys tied to “King of the Monsters,” while Rubie’s on the other hand will be designing Godzilla costumes; NECA will be doing novelty toys; and Sideshow Collectibles will be producing detailed statues.

I'm pretty hyped about he film and the toy. The trailer looks really cool! I really hope the film will be better than the Godzilla shown in 1998 with Matthew Broderick. I liked the action sequence on that film, but it was just lacking.

Gozilla first appeared in a film by Ishirō Honda in 1954 also titled Godzilla. Godzilla is a pop culture icon, everyone knows Godzilla.