…. Let’s just get to it.
The Nintendo 3DS released nearly a month ago now and I’d say that’s adequate time for me to get to know my new portable friend. First off let me say, the 3DS is a great system, I love my 3DS. The 3D effect without glasses is still a bit mind boggling and gives me a “wow” feeling every time I see a cool 3D effect. Such as, Ibuki’s hair popping out of the screen in Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition. The 3D effect can be turned off at any time by sliding the conveniently placed Depth Slider on the top screen either up (turn on) or down (turn off). Given the name, it is a slider and not just an on and off switch so if you want or need to use a middle ground, you can. Find what works for you. Personally, Max 3D, all the time.
Let’s all keep in mind though, the 3D effect will not work for everyone. If you’re looking to buy one because of the 3D, I would find a demo station or a friend who has it and try it out if you’re worried you might not be able to see it. Even though, if you’re buying the system because of the 3D effect, I think you need your gaming priorities straightened out.
In my time with my 3DS I’ve tried out most features, the AR games, the camera, streetpass, Mii Plaza, Face Raiders, etc. The only one I haven’t really tried is the sound one as I have a Zune HD and have no need for another portable MP3 player.
AR Games, or Augmented Reality Games are very cool and you really have to see it to understand. Especially in 3D. I’ve heard word that we’ll also be able to download some new AR games eventually so I cannot wait to see what they come up with.
Face Raiders is pretty good. You take a picture of yourself or your friends (if you can find the right ones, even pictures online) and they get transformed into floating heads. You have to look all around by physically moving yourself to find all the different faces and shoot your projectiles at them.
The D-pad is pretty nice and the Circle Pad is comfortable. Way better than the PSP’s nub (which doesn’t bother me anymore). L and R buttons are nice and sturdy it seems. Quite clicky. Better than the DSi and maybe the Lite’s L and R buttons.
Graphics on the 3DS are a huge step up from the DS. Considering Capcom was able to get the entirety of SSFIV on the 3DS without making too many compromises (static background instead of moving ones and a couple more little things) that should really tell you something. Most would say the 3DS can handle up to Wii standard graphics, which on a portable, is pretty good.
I don’t really remember what else I had to say, I could go on and on about every little feature but one, that’d get annoying, and second, it’s fun to discover what you can about it on your own.
Overall, the 3DS is quite nice and everyone I’ve shown it too have given positive comments about it and tell me how much they want one now. The selection of games available now is pretty decent, but if you’re a “hardcore” gamer, you’ll probably find nothing to your liking now aside from SSFIV3DE. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D releases in June (everywhere) and Resident Evil Mercenaries 3D releases in July.
For $250, the 3DS is a little steep for some, I get that, but it’s totally worth it if you have games you want to play on it.
Note: Nintendo will be releasing an eShop that will have classic GB, GBC and Sega Game Gear games on it, some redone to add 3D depth. As well as Demos, 3D movie trailers, and possibly some 3D NES and SNES games. No comment on the shop though as it won’t release until, “Late May.” Netflix to launch sometime in the Summer.
“The worst mistake you can make is to give up on yourself and stop challenging yourself for fear of failure. Keep moving forward with a firm eye on the future, telling yourself, “I’ll start from today!” “I’ll start afresh from now, from this very moment!” ~ Unknown
I know I said I’d have 3DS thoughts and impressions written. They’re on their way. I’ve had the system for about two weeks now and I think that’s fair enough time to get to know the system, figure out it’s pros and cons, and get impressions from others I’ve shown the system to. Hopefully I’ll have them up Saturday but we’ll see. Oh and yes, I caved and bought Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition as well as Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars, so I’ll give brief impressions of those are well.
On the other hand, I went and saw Arthur last night at midnight. My friend and I love Russel Brand so we were super excited to see it. Could we have waited til tonight or something? Sure, but where’s the fun in that?
Arthur is actually a remake of the 1981 rom-com film starring Dudley Moore and Liza Minnelli. I haven’t had a chance to see the 1981 film yet, but my friend tells me that this new Arthur, starring Russel Brand is actually a mix of the two 80’s films. They took elements from both and put them into one movie, which is okay by me. I enjoyed the movie very much and Russel Brand is hilarious as always. It’s a bit more tame, humor wise, than other movies Russel’s done. Namely, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him to the Greek, which is why I think if you’re not a fan of Russel Brands style of humor, you may actually enjoy this movie.
That’s it for now. I’m actually going to go read a book now briefly before Smackdown! comes on in a half hour so I’ll leave it at that.
One last thing, I think I’m going to try and end each post with a random quote of wisdom. It’s actually something I’ve been meaning to do for a while but I just kept forgetting. I know, I’m awful.
Were we fully to understand the reasons for other people’s behavior, it would all make sense.
– Sigmund Freud
Nothing too big here. Just saying, the Nintendo 3DS will finally be out in North American tomorrow. It released back in January for Japan and yesterday (Friday) for Europe.
I’ll be writing all my thoughts and stuff here on the 3DS. Maybe pictures. Who knows. Currently have no plans on getting a game with it but I’ll probably change my mind when I’m in the store.
So yeah, if you care, which I’m sure you don’t, about what I have to say about the 3DS, check back sometime soon.
Also, I have already played one, but I’ve been so busy I forgot to update.
I’ve been toying with an idea to start a new story based on a re-occurring dream I’ve been having. I want to do it, but would anyone even be interested in reading it? I wouldn’t use the people from my dream. All names would be changed and possibly appearances too. The last time I tried this though, my dream stopped, and I was never able to finish it. I do want to finish it someday, if I can remember what happened in it. Worst comes to worse I’ll make the rest of it up. I’ll post the last one here, you can read and decide if you’d like to hear more about my next one. Then you can decide if you’d want me to do it.
Keep in mind, I wrote this like 3 years ago, and haven’t really touched it since. I know there are grammatical errors and such. I’m just posting it how I last left it.
I stumbled to my feet, opening my eyes as I did. I couldn’t see a thing and in turn this led me to believe I was blind. My heart started to race as I panicked. I remember being able to see before the fall. Had the impact caused something in my brain to lose connection with my eyes? But that surely couldn’t be the case. I don’t even believe that is possible but even so I don’t remember the impact at all. I don’t even know how hard I hit on impact. All I remember is falling through pitch black for what felt like hours; then awakening.
I began to walk slowly in the dark. Not being able to see with my eyes I decided to stick my hands out in front of me to be able to feel for whatever was going to end up in front of me.
I eventually felt what seemed like a solid brick wall. It felt gross as I touched it. It was all sticky and gooey, like it was covered in a century’s worth of grime and muck. Though, it had a distinct odor to it, and I couldn’t quite place it.
Not wanting to stay wherever I was for very long I began to walk slowly along the wall, both hands racing against it in search of something; perhaps a crack in the wall or even a door itself.
After several minutes of searching I came to what appeared to be a corner of a room. Two walls converging at a point. I continued the search, but it only lasted a couple of seconds as I had now bumped into something. I turned and touched the object, and I jerked my hand back ever so slightly, and touched it again. It felt cool to the touch, like it was sitting in a meat freezer, only it wasn’t cold wherever I was. I knocked on the item and it sounded as if I was knocking on metal. I began to inspect the cold, metal item with my hands, feeling all over the place.
I realized it was a chair.
I felt down what seemed like an arm of the chair, and at the end of it was an elaborately carved lion statue. Extending from the tip of the lion head was a thick spike. As I made my way to the top of the spike, I could feel more sticky, gooey stuff. I bent over, using my hands as guides as to not impale my face on the spike and sniffed. It had almost the same distinct odor that the walls emitted and I knew what the smell was now; it was blood, and it was fairly recent too. I was most certain the walls were covered in blood too now. My hands continued to inspect the chair. The back of the chair and the seat of it felt like they had soft velvet on them, and from the feel of it, the chair seemed like it would be rather comfy, minus the whole spike issue and all. I crouched down to feel the base of the chair and followed what appeared to be a foot rest for the chair. I could feel the same lion like statues from the arms of the chair; they were resting at a slant however. The spikes naturally were covered in more sticky recent blood. I stood up and read for the back of the chair again, this time making my way up it, and eventually came upon helmet type thing up there, except underneath the helmet, was a bed of spikes.
My mind began to race as I started to think of what this chair could be used for. It was quite obvious right away but I didn’t want to believe it. I couldn’t believe it; yet subconsciously I knew; it was a chair used for killing, no, murdering people.
I stood there for a minute trying to figure out how exactly it would work. I figured they’d start by shoving your feet through the spikes on the foot rest. This would make it hard for you to walk, let alone run away. Next they’d shove your hands through the spikes on the armrests, making it hard for you to make a decent fist and fighting back. With the fact the chair was freezing cold, this would make your mobility almost non existence. You wouldn’t be able to move. From loss of blood and pain, you wouldn’t have the will to move. Then, either right away, or after a bit of torture from the pain, they’d release the helmet which would come shooting down impaling you through the skull thus finishing you off.
I didn’t want to be its next victim so I hastily began to move along the wall again, desperately in search of a way out.
Thank God, Allah, Buddha or whomever you want to thank for my slight bit of luck. I didn’t run into any more types of machines like the chair. I did however feel something that felt smooth and metallic finally. The handle was in the shape of a lion I noticed as I grasped it and turned it. I had no hope of it being unlocked, but my luck was still running with me it seems because the door was in fact unlocked.
As soon as I flung the door opened I winced. A gush of light poured into my dilated pupils and stung my eyes causing my eyes to tear up. The first bit of light I had seen since what felt like hours. I was relieved though as I was not blind like I had thought.
I turned behind me to inspect the room I would be leaving but it was useless. As I turned around the room was still pitch black. It was like there was a filter in the doorframe that stopped the light rays from entering the room. I sighed and walked out.
The hallway I entered wasn’t as bright as I had initially thought. In fact, it was rather dim. Some of the lights were flickering or were out altogether making black spots in the hallway. The wallpaper was peeling in places that I could see and there was what appeared to be red graffiti on the walls in spots yet, I had the distinct feeling it was not red graffiti. I just kept looking back and forth, left to right at the hall way. It looked like to the left it ended in a couple feet; a dead end. I decided to go right. I turned, staring down the hall, a shiver ran through my body, and I started to walk.
That’s the end of Part 1. I did start Part 2. No one has ever seen it. And that’s because this is all I’ve ever written for Part 2 (again, I know there’s grammatical errors and some oddly worded things. Just posting how I last left it):
I followed the hall, eyes moving frantically back and forth from side to side. It was a bit unnerving and my heart began to race. Thud thud thud against my chest went my heart. So fast and hard was it I thought it may burst from my chest and jolt right out of wherever I was. From what had I had a seen and felt so far I began to think anything was possible.
All across the walls written in what I had hoped was graffiti (though I knew better), were horrible, terrible phrases. I noticed some rooms up a head and I debated on whether I should check them out or not. My mind was curious while my body didn’t want to walk into them. As I got closer to them I noticed weird symbols on the doors and they had windows. I peered into one of the windows. I couldn’t see anything but darkness. It was like the first room I had been in myself, somehow light could not penetrate the room. I knew the other room was going to be the same way but I looked anyways.
Slightly disappointed I continued on down the hall staying as close to the middle of the hallway as possible. The hall floor was starting to become cluttered with items. Racks were knocked over and stretchers were overturned and looked like they had been thrown about in a fit of rage. I climbed over the necessary items in my way, all the while my mind racing as to think of what could have done this.
Making it further and further down the hall the already dim light was becoming even more dim; up a head it looked as if no lights existed.
So that’s that. Thoughts, comments, ideas? Share them below.
Until next time.
It’s been quite some time since I last wrote about anything! I was going to wait until next week, when school is officially over, but right now seems good. What shall I write about? Let’s catch up on some recent stuff just for this blog. Something more meaningful next time.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1:
This movie is absolutely amazing. Just amazing! I’ve seen it three times and I could probably watch it a dozen more times and still not tire of it. Sure sure, some things were changed, as expected, but it’s really nothing major and it really does a great job of following the book and I cannot wait for part 2. The ending with Dobby… I just love Dobby’s final lines.
Ron: Oh my God. What am I gonna do? My wife’s downstairs all alone!
Harry: Ron… you don’t have a wife.
Ron: Oh… right.
^I love it.
Donkey Kong Country Returns:
Retro studios have revived the Donkey Kong Country series after a long absence. Sure there were things like Donkey Konga, and Jungle Beat and stuff but did anyone really care for them? Not to my knowledge. DKCR is probably one of the best games of the year. While it’s a great game, with tons of replay-ability if you’re into time attacks. Keep in mind the game has an insane difficulty even for veteran gamers. You will die. And you will die a lot.
Golden Sun: Dark Dawn:
After 8 years, Camelot finally gives us a third Golden Sun game. I have not finished it but so far it’s a pretty great game. Djinni summons have some of the best graphics on DS I’ve ever seen and are just amazing to watch. Not much else can be said at this time. I would so far recommend it. Only downside is everyone talks WAAAAAAAAY too much. Even for an RPG, sometimes you just wanna be all, “Shut the fish muffin up!”
Not much to say. Psych has been pretty solid this season. Still funny as ever and I love it. What was the line from the last episode?
Shawn (to lassie): Sir, I’m going to ask you to calm down or I’ll be forced to taser you in the face.
Great stuff if I do say so.
Booths new girlfriend, Hannah, is so annoying. I really just wish she would die. Considering Brennan essentially confessed her feelings for Booth tonight and he was all, “eye luv hannah (montana) sew eye canknot luv u even tho eye ‘ave always luv’d u”. HOW ANNOYING!
Other than that Bones is still a rockin’ show and awesome as always.
I’ve also been watching Boardwalk Empire on HBO which is pretty great, but does have it’s boring parts and The Walking Dead on AMC. The Walking Dead is one of the best new shows to come out in probably the last 2 years or so. It’s a shame that this first test season only had 6 Episodes and I even missed the last one. I gotta try to find it. What sucks more is season 2, which thankfully is signed for 13 Episodes, isn’t until next Fall. Boo waiting.
If you like Zombies, you should definitely watch The Walking Dead. I’m sure all six episodes of season 1 are online in some way now. Go watch them.
Thankfully this post is not as long as it could be. As I said, next post will have something better. This was just something to get back into the swing of things. Now bed for me.
‘Til next time.
Have an opinion about anything in this post? Leave a comment below!
So this is just going to be a brief blog. I recently finished the game Metroid: Other M for the Nintendo Wii. Developed by Nintendo and Team Ninja (guys behind Dead or Alive series. Yes, the one with the boobs that have their own physics engine basically). Anyways, I posted a topic here about something and a huge discussion broke out. I also posted in another topic about how the dialogue of the game wasn’t as bad as people make it out to be, which is true.
Long story short, people seem to be complaining that the dialogue in Metroid: Other M is not “realistic”. Meaning, no one, if put in the same situation, would talk like that. Now granted, this is probably right but let’s take a step back. Just one tiny step back.
Since the beginning of the Metroid universe/series, Samus Aran, a Space Bounty Hunter, has been able to obtain the ability to morph into a ball, lay bombs as a ball and be hit with them with no damage, shoot plasma and missiles out of her arm cannon (which is completely unrealistic in the first place, where does she store all of them?), and take down aliens 3x or more her size.
But now they’re complaining that a little bit of dialogue is unrealistic? Are you *censored* kidding me? They can accept all the other stuff but a little bit of unrealistic dialogue and the whole game is garbage? Gamers are never satisfied. It’s absolutely ridiculous.
Well well well, where to begin? Tonight was the Bones season premiere. I had been thinking of it all day, wondering what the first episode would hold for us. Enough of this let’s talk episode!
The show opened with a brief couple clips from the ending of Season 5, with Booth and Brennan leaving and going separate ways. Him to Iraq to train some n00bs and her to Maluku Islands (with Daisy) over in Indonesia to find the origins of humans. I really should have taken notes during the episode but I forgot as I was busy during the commercials. Anyways, we then get to see what they’re doing 7 months later.
First, Cam is working on a case of a missing boy, who may or may not be dead. She’s about to be fired because she’s stuck on the case and won’t confirm or deny if it’s the missing boy they’re looking for. We see Brennan and Daisy with a broken down car and eventually some guys show up and Brennan lays the smack down on all of them while Daisy stood around in her underwear. And they had guns! What is wrong with them? Moving on to Booth, we get to see an operation he’s on with some n00bs and they end up saving a little boy and returning him to his mommy.
Let’s make a long story short; Caroline calls everyone and gets them all to come back and help save Cam’s job. Huzzah. We then find out that when everyone left, the Jeffersonian department was essentially shut down. All the interns are gone too. What a disaster, huh?
We find out Booth found someone while in Iraq. A war reporter. Ya know, like Frank West in Dead Rising (I’ve covered wars, ya know. lulz). She’s okay looking from the picture, definitely not ugly, but she’s NOT Brennan, therefore she fails hardcore. Sheesh. We all know Booth and Brennan should be together already and make lots of babies. Speaking of Brennan… she’s looking extremely hot with her new haircut. I’m just sayin.
Also, speaking of babies, Angela tells Brennan that she’s pregnant! How crazy is that?! It’s so wonderful!
I’m going to be honest, I have no order to where I’m putting this info. I didn’t plan anything out, I’m kinda just typing as it comes to my head.
Sweets and Daisy stay broken up, but then like make out in front of an elevator and everyone sees them. This is going to be an awkward relationship during the season.
Wendel is back, and Brennan is paying him since the Jeffersonian program was disbanded he lost his scholarship. I think he still likes Angela, it wasn’t that well shown but I kinda got that hint. He does anything to try and mess up Hodgins and Angela’s marriage and I’ll find the writers and hurt them. Okay maybe not, but I would want to.
Oh yes, Hodgins. Well, he’s still awesome so not much to say. Except he was extremely happy when Angela told him she was pregnant. He almost cried!! That’s how happy.
Everything worked out in the end. They solved the case of the dead boy, found the missing boy, and the team is staying together!! Woo!! Booth and Brennan are still not together but in time. In time. It looks like next episode we’ll get to meet Booth’s new love interest. Bleh. Do. Not. Want.
Overall, this episode had me smiling a lot and it was great to see everyone back together. I have no real complaints about the episode, I was enthralled the entire time. To see how everything plays out is going to be interesting. I’m super excited to see the rest of the Season. AND YOU BETTER BE TOO!!!! Every Thursday at 8pm on Fox. You best watch.
Now I have to go back to doing Homework. I realize this blog sounds rather boring, as in the tone of it. I can chalk that up to being tired myself. Sorry guys, next week will be much better. Promise. I’m out.
I bet you’re wondering how Bones and Zombies go together, and I shall tell you.
This Thursday Bones Season 6 starts! That’s right, it feels like it’s been yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeears since the last season of Bones and we’re finally getting season six. Watch it. Or I’ll have to find you. (note:Bones is on Fox at 8pm)
Next up, next Tuesday Dead Rising 2 will come out for the 360 and PS3. I have already preordered the Zombrex Edition and I can’t wait for the game. The first games controls were a game breaker for me. They were plain awful. As was the save system. Having played Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, the Prologue to Dead Rising 2, I think the controls and save system have been greatly improved upon. I’ll have my thoughts on the game next week or so and possibly pictures of the Zombrex Edition items. It’s $80 so it better be worth it.
That’s all, this post isn’t very good or well organized. Just decided to start writing something.
Arrrgh, just die already you stupid assassin whores!!
Huh, what? Oh!
Sorry bout that, these girls on this game think they can just ambush me 3 on 1. Like that’s fair, not very assassin like at all. I wonder what assassin school these broads went to.
Anyways onto more important news! E! Online recently talked to Emily Deschanel and asked her some questions regarding Booth and Brennan getting together next season. Emily had this to say, “In the 100th Episode we came very close and ya know, I think we keep moving forward. I was just talking to Hart Hanson the creator of our show about like, do Booth and Brennan get together in the next season and… I can’t tell you what we decided.”
Bah, still making us wait. Though, I’m kinda glad she can’t tell us, more of a surprise when it finally happens. And it will happen, mark my words.
A bit further in the interview they talk about Zooey Deschanel possibly making an appearance on the show again which would be pretty cool. They also make mention that fans at Comic-Con last year showed support for Booth and Brennan NOT to get together. For those Comic-Con fans who voted that way… Screw you. Go dress up as your favorite dwarf some more and stay away from Bones.
I must comment on this though as I was reading some of the comments on the news article for the interview (Found here) and some of them say they don’t want Booth and Brennan to get together now because of how David admitted to to cheating on his wife. That’s absolutely absurd! Yeah, cheating is wrong, but David maned up to it. Besides, what David does with his life does not affect who he plays as Booth. Booth and David ARE NOT THE SAME FLIPPIN PERSON! So to those of you who say you can’t distinguish Booth and David apart…. Screw you, too. Go back to daytime soaps.
Man I spent a lot of time on Bones… I meant to talk about E3 and The Speed Gamers Mario Marathon (Both starting next week), but I’ll do that Sunday night. This blog is long enough as it is now. Til next time.