Hey there, Destructoid. How's it hanging? Probably not as low as my penis, but that's probably for the best. I notice that there has been a lot of hub-bub about the 3DS lately, and 3D in general seems like it's starting to take off, albeit slowly. So, like any good consumer whore, I decided to pony up and get with the fucking future.
Apparently, the future is expensive. I recently became the proud owner of a Nintendo 3DS, in ugly Aqua Blue or whatever they call it. It's fucking hideous and looks like a toy. But that's really besides the point. The real question for non-owners is: Is it any good? Well, of course it is. It's made by Nintendo. It's a high quality product as usual, with it's build quality being unmatched by almost any portable electronic device besides Apple's iThings. My wife and I had great fun taking 3D pictures of my penis. That was cool. 3D vaginas? Not so much. Ugh.
But what about the games? Well, ask somebody else because I don't own any of them.
Nope, not a one. I just can't find anything that really interests me in the launch line-up. I don't need another
Street Fighter game. I already own it on the iPad and the fucking Xbox 360, not to mention the never played copy of Marvel Vs. Capcom 3
for the PS3. After that I just don't see anything worth 40 dollars.
And that's perfectly fine with me. You see, I don't play games on the go. Certainly not at work, and certainly not while driving my car in horrible New Jersey traffic. I'm mainly excited about the 3DS because it seems like the perfect marriage of Nintendo's drive for innovation and Sony's drive for high technology. Sure, the graphics aren't up to par with today's consoles, except for maybe the Wii, but seeing as how it's capable of making nice looking Resident Evil games, it's got more than enough power for me. In fact, the first game I plan to buy is Resident Evil
: The Mercenaries 3D
, unless the Zelda
remake comes out first. I'm also excited to be able to play something like Super Mario Galaxy
in 3D, even if it's just a remake.
I see good things in the future ahead. Hopefully I won't be disappointed. But just in case I am, I also bought something else the other day: A 3D TV
If you click the link, that's the actual model I ordered from Crutchfield. I took a trip to Best Buy to see the model, just to check it out. Would never buy it from them because I don't buy things from Best Buy, but it was a very nice TV. They did not have a 3D demo set up for this particular model, but the 2D image is among the best I've ever seen in it's price range. Customer reviews around the web say the 3D is good, so I decided to roll the dice and give it a shot. It'll be here in 5 to 10 business days!
Unfortunately, unless I want to spend 300 to 500 bucks on a starter kit, I'll be waiting a few weeks to actually see anything in 3D. You see, those instant rebates they offer that give you 2 pairs of glasses and a few movies for free are all on backorder. It's unfortunate, but I'm willing to wait instead of spend even more money. Whatever. First thing I'm doing is trying out Crysis 2
, Resident Evil 5
: Gold Edition
, and Killzone 3
in fucking 3D. After that, I'll be picking up a copy of the 4 disc Tron
3D Blu-Ray set.
Why Tron? Sure, the movie is almost pure fluff and practically incoherent, or at least ridiculous, but damned if it ain't fucking gorgeous. It's actually the first movie I saw in 3D in the theater. It's easily one of the prettiest movies I've ever seen, and I can't wait to see it again in my house.
Other than all that, yeah, I've been playing Crysis 2
a lot. I'm almost done with it. It's a great game, surprisingly. I'd rather not delve too much into the details right now. Perhaps a dual-review of it along with my favorite game so far this year, Bulletstorm
, sometime in the future? Maybe. Probably fucking not. Besides, all you need to know about BS is that it's fucking awesome. Buy it if you haven't already. More than likely I may get on here and let you know how the 3D TV experience goes, whenever the glasses and 5 free movies show the hell up.
So long for now, Destructoid. You're always in my thoughts.... read