any time — no more waiting for turns.
ZAPi T Games™
Wave™ — a new
game system which
allows multiple simultaneous play, bundled in a curvy console.
“Game Wave™ is unique in that it
restores a social dimension to games,
said Jeff Hurst, ZAPiT Games. “It
combines the group interaction of
traditional board games with the
excitement of interactive video.
People find they just have to talk and
laugh with each other during play.”
Game Wave features a library of
other proprietary titles
which takes players on
a video and photo
tour of the world’s
craziest and greatest
events from the past
and tests general pop
culture knowledge. The
game also features special True
or False and News or Not categories.
Other titles available in 2006
• 4 Degrees — Volume 2 Pop Culture:
Offering all-new pop culture trivia
challenges in the tradition of
4 Degrees — Volume 1.
Developed by ZAPi T Games, Game
Wave™ is a proprietary DVD-based
console that hooks up easily to your TV.
It comes with four specially designed
color-coded wireless remote units
(batteries included), a removable storage dock that holds up to six remotes
(additional remotes are optional), and
all the gear required for TV connection.
• 4 Degrees — Bible Trivia: A pictorial
quiz of Biblical trivia that will
challenge the whole family.
• Zap 21: A variation on Classic Blackjack that lets up to six people play
at the same time.
• Letter Zap!: Players build words from
letter cubes, playing against the
clock and each other.
To get play started right away, Game
Wave comes with 4 Degrees — The Arc
of Trivia™, which offers 25 hours of no-repeat trivia play for up to six people,
playing against each other and against
the clock with their own color-coded
wireless remote. With 4 Degrees, everyone can play and anyone can win.
• Piñata: Players compete against each
other and the clock using pictures,
sounds, and letter clues to guess
the mystery phrase.
• Roll the Bones: A series of fun dice
The game features rich graphics
and hundreds of still and video images,
along with digital-quality sound.
4 Degrees features six categories of
questions: Arts, History, Science,
Sports, Lifestyle, and Geography.
Players get four clues for each question
— hence the four degrees — and there
is a large range of posers on everything
from Cinderella to the Taj Mahal.
Scoring is based on the speed and correctness of answers. Players can answer
Game Wave also plays DVD
movies. It retails for $99.99, which
includes the console, four color-coded wireless remotes with
batteries, a removable storage dock
for the remotes, RGB and S-video
cables to hook it up to a TV, and the 4
Degrees game. Each game title sells
separately for $24.99. Additional
remotes retail for $24.99 for a pair.
Game Wave is available at www.
mindtoys.com, and the ZAPit Games
website listed below.
ZAPi T Games
WITH COMPLETE $20 MCU
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) now offers
the eZ430-F2013, the
world’s smallest, complete
microcontroller (MCU) development and evaluation
tool, available for only $20.
In a compact Universal Serial Bus (USB) stick form
factor, the eZ430 tool allows
new users to evaluate the
MSP430 MCU architecture in
minutes and, for the first time, gives
experienced developers all the resources
they need to complete an entire
MSP430F20xx project from start to finish.
For more information on the new eZ430-
F2013 tool, go to TI’s website.
“We take our customer’s time and
development costs very seriously,” said
Mark Buccini, TI’s advanced embedded
controls director of marketing. “The
eZ430 is not only great for fast MCU evaluation, but it is also the only full MCU
development tool contained in a USB
stick available today. With the eZ430,
developing embedded design projects
with MSP430F20xx MCUs is a snap.”
The eZ430-F2013 tool connects to a
standard PC USB port and is self-powered, requiring no extra cables or
power supplies. Contained within the
USB stick is an emulation interface
board and an easily removable
MSP430F2013 target board, which differentiates the eZ430 from other fixed-function evaluation systems. Using TI’s