Wii U Evolution

June 11, 2011 at 11:42 pm (technology) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

wii u controller

Nintendo showed off its controller for its next system, the Wii U, at E3. The controller with its own user interface. The player can play the game directly on the controller which has a 6.2 inch touch screen. This allows the player to interact with the game very much like people are interacting more and more often with the world around them, through a mobile device.

Nintendo looked at how people are increasingly interacting with the world through tablets and smart phones and applied it directly to its next system.  What will this bring to gaming? What does interacting with the real world through mobile devices bring? With mobile devices people are interacting with the world less directly and are missing out on reality. Whereas this controller will have you looking at the big screen less often.  I like mobile devices. They do let you get more out of reality, I think, as long as you don’t let them take over you or cause you to walk into fountains.  I for one don’t want this issue with the new Wii U controller, having  Mario falling down holes or Link running into Baddies all the time.

What do you think about the Wii u controller? Yea or Nay?

Kagehime

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Yacht I bet you never heard of them.

September 30, 2009 at 7:15 pm (music) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I heard about the group yacht by looking through an issue of Rolling Stones, the one explaining why the Beatles broke up.  There were a lot of other bands in there that I didn’t look up, but I thought Yacht looked interesting.  They were number 8 on college radio top 10 albums.  College radio usually has a lot of off beat stuff which is something that Yacht is, off beat.  It was the description that made me look them up.  “This dance rock crew release its new album-packed with rubbery synths and Nintendo bloops” 

My favorite of their songs are Psychic City (Voodoo City) and Summer Song.  Both of the music videos feature actors that look somewhat similar to the actual band members.  Psychic city shows yin and yang with the female in black representing voodoo and the male in white representing Catholism who both battle and find love .  Summer song pokes fun at making music videos without a budget.  I crack up everytime I see it.

What do you think about this band?  Good or too weird?

Kagehime

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