Magnet is one of nature’s many magical creations that we have grown to depend on in our daily lives. Whether it’s used as fridge magnets or as electricity generators, we spend most of our life reaping the benefits of magnets. This almost magical like material never fails to awe us with its limitless uses and supply. I’m pretty sure that playing with magnets at times can be just as fun as your Nintendo Wii or even your PlayStation3. What better way to play with it but with one of the many creations of Bucky Fuller, the Buckycubes.
The American scientist cum inventor, Bucky Fuller first came out with the spherical version of the Buckycubes called the Buckyballs. Unfortunately there were only a few things that you could do or build with the spheres but with the new Buckycubes, those limits are no longer in sight. Buckycubes is a desk toy that is made up of 125 unique earth magnets that are strong and durable.
The Buckycubes have no specific purpose and only offer you pure fun of mixing them up and creating buildings and other designs. You can twist, turn, bend, and stack these cubes as much as you see fit. These remarkable magnets can be purchased at a price of $25.00 and can be found at the nearest toy store or science store. These silver cubes can be quite hazardous due their strength and size so it is advisable to keep children away unless there’s an adult present to guide them.
The Nintendo Wii U was supposed to be the Wii Two, but in Japan, two was pronounced as ‘Ni’ and it would be called WiiNi (Weenie) and it might sound a little wrong so, Nintendo decided to change the name and made it sound more interesting since it is going to be both a console and portable game device that will be the next generation gaming for the Wii console.
Since SONY will be releasing their new console as well called the NGP, the Wii U will be going against the NGP on best portable gaming device. The Wii U was announced on E3 a couple of days ago and was said to be released at the end of the year.
The Wii U is both a remote control and portable video console. Unlike the old Wii, you control everything with the remote but now with the Wii U, you can either play the game on your remote or on a TV or both at the same time. It is better than the Xbox kinect and PS3 Move because the remote has a built in motion sensor and camera as well. So basically the new Wii-mote is an advance version of the old Wii-mote and you can browse the web, watch movies, view pictures and many with the remote.
There is no retail price for the Wii U yet and it is still to be announced on the release date. Technology has moved on so fast and soon, gaming devices will be better than what it is today.
Highly anticipated for its release in June, it is still a mystery concerning the design of the Wii 2’s controller. Rumoured to feature a touchscreen measuring 6.2 inches diagonally in the middle, together with eight buttons, two analog sticks as well as a camera, the yet to be released controller has stirred the curiosity of many.
However, the design of the controller still remains unknown, which may probably mean that Nintendo has a surprise up its sleeve for gamers. Some rumours state that the controller may take on a form of a tablet device similar to the iPad, but some sources reveal that it will be not much different from typical controller, with a slightly different design and better features.
Regarding the new touchscreen feature, the details are also yet to be known. Speculations about how it is used include a screen for map/inventory, for minigames, or an extension or zoomed up version of what is on the screen.
In addition, it may also support Wii remotes. If this is the case, games released for the Wii 2 will have two options on control methods. Hence gamers will be able to alternate between the control methods to suit both game and preference.
Breaking out from the typical controller features, the Wii 2 controller comes with a built in camera, an extra for gamers to have fun with and capture great moments while gaming with family and friends.
Lastly, rumours are still rumours. All the mysteries surrounding this new device by Nintendo will be unravelled when the time is ripe.
The Nintendo Wii is one of the fastest selling and most popular consoles currently available; this has led to a number of extra add-ons for fans. Today’s Wii gadget is the Riiflex Dumbbell which is aimed at the get fit niche of Wii fans. The Riiflex Dumbbell allows the Wii remote and Wii Nunchuk to be inserted into either 2lb (green) or 4lb (blue) dumbbells. Priced at $34.95 and $39.95 respectively, the Riiflex Dumbbells are a welcome addition to the growing list of Wii products.