Oct 032013
 

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Who Would Buy The Futuro Cube?
The Futuro Cube is designed to be a fun and engaging device for people of all ages, including kids and adults. The variety of logic based games and puzzles stimulate the brain and help development problem solving skills while having fun playing with the unique Futuro Cube.

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Things we like about the Futuro Cube:

One of the very nice features about this device is the LED lighting on the cube, making it very easy to see all of the areas and navigate the cube. Another great aspect of the cube is the variety of games and puzzles that are available. The variety and the difference in skill levels should keep any puzzle enthusiast no matter how old or young engaged and active with this cube. There are also developer tools coming out in early 2013 that will allow anyone to code their own games into the Futuro Cube. We also like the fact that the device has many motion trackers on it and that it can also play sound and voice clips, which are very high quality as well!

Things we did not like about the Futuro Cube:

While the Futuro Cube is definitely a very nice and feature-packed device, the price of the item is a bit on the high side. While we did note the upcoming developer tools as a positive, it’s a negative based on the fact that there have been a couple of delays on the release of developer tools for this device.

Guarantee:

At current time of writing, no guarantee for the Futuro Cube has been found.

Is The Futuro Cube Worth The Money?

For hardcore puzzle enthusiasts and even children that are looking for a challenge, yes the Futuro Cube is very much worth the price of admission. For those who aren’t really sure if they enjoy puzzles or are timid about their skill level, its high price might be more than you want to spend until you have a better understanding of your skill level and desire to use puzzle devices.

Where Can I Buy The Futuro Cube?

For United States customers, check out www.amazon.com.

More Customer Reviews For The Futuro Cube: The overall impression by most folks is that the Futuro Cube is definitely an exciting and engaging device that people of all ages including both kids and adults well find both challenging and rewarding.

Dec 172012
 

Here are the top Wii U games for the holidays!

1. Arkham City Armored Edition
Returning villains in the game include The Joker, The Riddler, Two Face, and Catwoman, so the game is both familiar and transformed. New battle armor and the wrist-mounted Batcomputer are fun new items for the Armored Edition. The upgraded suits available for Batman and Catwoman allow for the buildup of kinetic energy, making these outfits shockingly fun to use in battle. Known for its mysterious story lines and dark graphics, the Arkham City: Armored Edition is well on its way to becoming a legendary addition to the Batman franchise.

For more detailed review and links => Arkham City Armored Edition Review

2. Assassin’s Creed III
Assassin training allows for stealth kills and hand-to-hand combat within the game. The cities of New York and Boston are extremely lively and filled with residents that create an interesting background. Connor is a skilled hunter and is able to stalk and slaughter small game for use as food, clothing and as trade items. Gathering tools like bows and arrows, hatchets and rifles make the game entertaining. Connor even gets his own ship to pilot. Using cannons on the ship, maritime battles add even another dimension to the already amazing variety in this game. Multiplayer options are available in Assassin’s Creed III, and the gaming is even more fun when played online.

For more detailed review and links =>Assassin’s Creed III Review

3. Call of Duty Black Ops II
This game is definitely designed for the online player battles that have made Call of Duty famous. Gathering your friends for the optional Strike Missions makes the game so filled with variations that there are literally hundreds of hours that can be spent in company of the Masons.

For more detailed review and links =>Call of Duty Black Ops II Review

4. Disney Epic Mickey 2 The Power of Two
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is family fun at its finest. From epic battles to epic characters, the Disney Epic Mickey franchise is one of those games that keeps you coming back for more. Whether in the single player mode or in cooperative mode, Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two has plenty to offer to the gamers in your family, regardless of their age or skill level.

For more detailed review and links =>Disney Epic Mickey 2 The Power of Two Review

5. Just Dance 4
The Battle Mode and the Just Sweat It Out modes make Just Dance 4 more than simply a video game. Place the game in your gaming console and you have a fun workout companion that encourages plenty of sweating, dancing, jumping and fun. Just Dance 4’s Just Sweat It Out mode comes with a new calorie counter, live feedback, and even routines that you can personalize for your own fitness goals. Just Dance 4 is the perfect family dance game for adults and for children.

For more detailed review and links =>Just Dance 4 Review

6. Maddel NFL 13
Scoring comes up on your live ticker while commentators in the 3D announcer’s booth call the plays. Football action is so real that you can feel the impacts and hear the bones crunching. The inclusion of real NFL teams makes the Madden NFL 13 experience one that is as unforgettable as it is realistic. Hardcore football fans will appreciate the gaming improvements in this latest version of the Madden NFL franchise.

For more detailed review and links =>Maddel NFL 13 Review

7. Marvel Avengers Battle for Earth
Whether you love the cooperative play, the challenges, the tournament play, or the arcade mode, Marvel Avengers: Battle For Earth offers enough options that everyone will be entertained. The huge variety of characters available for game play make this one of the biggest games in the Marvel universe in terms of sheer choices to be made. From Thor to Iron Man, every classic Marvel hero that you can imagine is ready to battle the forces of evil in Marvel Avengers: Battle For Earth.

For more detailed review and links =>Marvel Avengers Battle for Earth Review

8. Ninja Gaiden 3 Razor’s Edge
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge is a single player game that offers multiplayer options in its online version. Since Ryu is a solitary man, this makes sense as far as game play. Depending on your tolerance for hack and slash gore, you will appreciate the upgraded graphics and improved sound in this newest version of the game.

For more detailed review and links =>Ninja Gaiden 3 Razor’s Edge Review

9. Nintendo Land
Rated E for Everyone, Nintendo Land is in the party game genre. This means that the fun can begin with just one person and include up to five people. Using the Wii Nunchucks and the Wii U Gamepad, players will appreciate the cooperative modes and will love the competitive modes. Multi-player modes do require the purchase of Wii accessories like the extra Wii Nunchucks. Nintendo Land is colorful, bright, and filled with classic Nintendo characters.

For more detailed review and links =>Nintendo Land Review

10. Rabbids Land
Fans of the Raving Rabbids games will appreciate the updated graphics and the new control system in the Wii U version of the game. This version is much more fun to play with a larger group of people, and it offers some unique challenges in the puzzle mode. Rabbids Land is more than an updated version of the old Raving Rabbids games, so veteran players will be as delighted with the game as the new fans.

For more detailed review and links =>Rabbids Land Review

11. Rayman Legends

The world of Rayman Legends is both familiar and strange to the returning players of this title. With new music and scenery, it is good to see that the strangeness that makes Rayman games so much fun is still alive in this installment. Veteran players will not be at all surprised that the music is as freakishly catchy in this game as in the past versions. Underwater scenes, forests, and even some spooky medieval themes create a whole new ambiance in Rayman Legends that you will definitely appreciate.

For more detailed review and links =>Rayman Legends Review

12. Scribblenauts Unlimited

Another fun item added to Scribblenauts Unlimited is the inclusion of cameos from Legend of Zelda and Mario Brothers. Gamers of all ages will appreciate the humor and the skill required to complete the new puzzle stages. Online sharing offers players a chance to pass equipment to friends across the Scribblenauts universe, allowing you to save your best equipment and share it with other players. Scribblenauts Universe is rated E 10+ for Everyone ages ten and over.

For more detailed review and links =>Scribblenauts Unlimited Review

13. Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed Bonus Edition

The Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed Bonus Edition is rated E 10+ for Everyone ages 10 and older. This game appeals to the lovers of racing games and the classic Sega game fans. Sonic is the perfect distraction after a hard day at school for the kids or a hard day at work for the parents. The sheer, joyful speed that comes with all of the Sonic racing games is refined in the Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed Bonus Edition to create a fantastic adventure that everyone in your home will enjoy, no matter what their age.

For more detailed review and links =>Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed Bonus Edition Review

14. Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U is primarily a tag-team battle game, so fans of the complicated story lines offered in other genres will probably feel like something is lacking. Veterans of the Tekken franchise will love the fact that you finally get some background on the important characters. Although there is plenty of violence, Tekken does deserve that E 10+ rating because there is very little gore.

For more detailed review and links =>Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Review

15. ZombiU

Created by Ubisoft Montpellier and originally formatted as Zombi, ZombiU is definitely a step up in the world of zombie shooter games. Rated M for Mature audiences, ZombiU has all of the blood and gore that you have come to expect from horror and survival games. Intense violence and strong language make this game one for the grownups in the room. If the walking dead are not enough to keep you playing, ZombiU also has some exceptional graphics and unexpected twists that will definitely add to the excitement.

For more detailed review and links =>ZombiU Review

Dec 162012
 

Looking to get the best new Wii U console & games?

Here are links to useful topics and information about the Wii U console:

– Does Nintendo Wii U Make a Good Gift for Christmas?

– Wii U Specifications

– Wii U GamePad and what it’s all about

– Wii U to Keep a Healthy Family

– Why Kids Will Love Wii U

 

List of top Nintendo Wii U games can be found here -> http://hottydeals.com/nintendo-wii-u-games/

 

Dec 162012
 

Just because a gaming console is intended for gameplay (which usually brings to mind images of boys lounging around, staring with intensity at a TV displaying violence, and tightly gripping a controller), doesn’t mean it’s going to cause your kids to sit on their behinds in front of the TV all day.

The Wii U is one of the best game consoles for getting and staying fit. They way it’s designed usually means that more than just fingers and eyeballs will be moving around. In fact, it’s predecessor, the Wii, was one of the first to combine exercise and video gameplay together in one activity.

Is it as good as getting out in the fresh air to take a refreshing jog? Is it as good as a hard workout at the gym? Is it as good as enrolling your child in a sport? No, to be honest, but it’s better than nothing and will help fitness creep into your entertainment time. It’s a good place to start if you’ve been sedentary for a while. It’s also a good way to engage both your brain and your body while enjoying yourself.

The Wii Fit, a Nintendo game designed for use with its famous console, has been a huge seller in past years. It’s filled with training tips and mini-games that make movement fun. Previous versions of this game used a balance board which detects your movements as you balance on it, and you can use this same balance board with the Wii U and the newer Wii Fit U game.

You can do both strength training and aerobics with Wii Fit U. Both start off easy, and allow you to unlock harder levels as you progress. You’ll be able to feel the exercises get harder and harder, but you’ll be able to handle them better because you’ll slowly be getting more fit.

Trampoline Target is one of the fun new mini-games included in this game, which you can easily download from Nintendo’s eShop for a reasonable price. You’ll get a work out by manipulating your weight and doing squats. Even though the name suggests that jumping will be a part of the game, you use a jumping movement instead of actually doing jumps, which still provide you with a good leg workout.

Core Luge is another included mini-game in Wii Fit U, where you sit on the balance board and perform in a virtual luge competition. Your butt muscles are the main movers here. Tone up your booty with this fun virtual competition!

In Dessert Course, you take on the role of a waiter, and your GamePad is held like serving tray as you virtually deliver desserts to your customers. Anyone who’s ever actually been a server can tell you that the pace can get fast and crazy. It can make for a good workout. Plus this game is a lot more fun than doing actual work.

Wii U can help your fitness levels improve, especially if you use Nintendo’s Wii Fit U. Include it in the mix, but don’t depend on it to provide all the physical activity you need. Keep in mind that it doesn’t claim to help with weight loss or cure any health conditions. But what it does do is encourage you to be more physically active by walking you through exercises and giving you the option of playing fun games that require you to get up and move around.

Dec 162012
 

The Wii U is sure to be a big thing among hardcore and casual gamers alike. This unique gaming console, created by Nintendo, is as innovative as they come. It allows for so many more options when it comes to gaming and entertainment.

There are two different models of the Nintendo Wii U. You have the option to choose between the deluxe set (in black), which costs $349 and the basic set (in white), which costs $299.

Wii U Basic Set Specs:

  • 8 GB storage space
  • Comes with console (weighing 3.4 lbs) and an AC adapter for it
  • Included is the revolutionary new GamePad (weighing in at a little over a pound) plus a stylus to use with it and an AC adapter to charge it
  • Comes with a sensor bar
  • HDMI cable included
  • High definition (up to 1080p is supported)
  • 1 GB of both main memory and system memory, so the total console memory is 2 GB
  • The GPU on this system, which is a custom AMD Radeon hi-def GPU, is able to perform general computing tasks
  • Using a SD card or USB drive allows you to expand upon the device’s storage space
  • The discs for the games are able to store up to 25 GB
  • Discs for the games are able to stream up to 22.5 MBs
  • This system Is backwards compatible, working with all of the original Wii’s games, remote controls, and accessories
  • More than 50 news games are expected to be released within 6 months of the system’s release date
  • You will be able to transfer Virtual Console and Wii Ware games from your old Wii to this new console
  • The game pad makes two player experiences better, allowing one player to view the game on the TV from an angle that’s most conducive to their performance while the other player views it on the game pad from an angle that’s right for them
  • Participate in Miiverse, a social network that allows you to connect and game with players from around the world

Wii U Deluxe Set Specifications (the deluxe set has all the features of the basic set listed above, plus the following):

  • An additional 24 GB of storage space, for a total of 32 GB on the device
  • Comes with the Nintendoland game (a sampler-style game disc)
  • Deluxe Digital Promotion, which basically allows you to receive points for downloading from Nintendo’s eShop and redeem those points for additional downloads from the eShop
  • A stand for the GamePad
  • A cradle for the GamePad
  • A stand for the console which allows for it to be positioned vertically

The best thing about the Nintendo Wii U is without a doubt the GamePad. This revolutionary pad is part tablet part remote control. Equipped with standard remote control functions plus a touch screen and a front facing camera, this one’s a keeper!

The console is almost as impressive, being similar in looks and size to the Wii. It’s 10.5 inches wide, 6.8 inches deep and 1.5 inches thick. The CPU on this machine is a multicore processor, based on IBM Power7.

The Nintendo Wii U is a powerful system that allows you take part in so many fun activities. It’s the perfect gaming system for fans of the newly popular tablets or anyone who enjoys Nintendo’s superior products.

Dec 162012
 

Looking for the perfect present for the gamer in your life? Wii U is the latest and greatest new console that you need to see to believe. It comes with an innovative new controller that will change the way games are played while keeping all the best functions of the original Wii.

The controller, lovingly referred to as the GamePad, is actually part tablet and part remote control. It is ergonomically designed and the functions will feel comfortable to everyone who has ever played a video game, since it uses many of the standard buttons and controls.

The GamePad’s beautiful 6.2 inch touch screen takes game play to a whole new level. You’ll be able to view your games on the TV or the controller itself. The touch screen controller will display your actions performed with the touchscreen on the TV. You can even browse the internet on your TV with this unique controller. It’s takes over the function of so many other devices and then makes them better by allowing interaction with your TV.

All Wii U units come with this awesome new controller, as well as other necessary accessories like sensor bars and adaptors.

The deluxe version gets even better, though, because it comes with additional accessories that the gamer in your life is sure to find useful. The console stand is one of those accessories. It allows your Wii U to stand vertically, saving space and giving a cleaner look. The GamePad stand and cradle set are two more accessories reserved for purchasers of the Wii U deluxe set. The deluxe version also offers more storage space – 32 GB compared to the 8 GB on the basic version.

Users in the US and Canada will enjoy Nintendo TVii, which allows you to use your GamePad for browsing and controlling movies and TV shows. It works with Wii U Video Entertainment, regular TV stations and even your TiVo DVR if you have one. Netflix, Amazon and Hulu are also jumping on board, allowing future integration of their services.

And let’s not forget about the Miiverse, a new social network from Nintendo. It’s sure to be a hit since it’s similar to the popular Xbox Live community. In Miiverse, you use your Mii character to interact with others. Challenge friends to a game and thoroughly kick their butt. Or ask that gamer who always kicks your butt for advice or hidden features about the game you might not have noticed. Post about your big gaming accomplishment and let your Miiverse buddies know. This is all done smoothly because you have the option to easily pause your game and then start right back up where you left off.

It doesn’t even need to be said that Nintendo makes some of the best games in the world. Let’s be honest, they’re legends! The popular games for the Wii U include Nintendo Land, the New Super Mario Bros. U, Wii Fit U, Ninja Gaiden 3, Lego City Undercover, The Wonderful 101, Sing Party and Bayonetta 2. Plus there are many, many more to choose from. You’ll never run out of options.

I think it’s safe to say that for anyone who enjoys gaming or technology, the Wii U will make a great gift. Although gaming is the focus of the Wii U, the variety of this consoles functions expand beyond that by integrating with other popular services and allowing for greater levels of interaction. It’s sure to keep just about everyone happy.

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