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2 Years of the 3DS.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been two years since the North American release of the 3DS. I could go on and retouch on the history of the device, the initial drought of games, the price drop, etc., but that’s all be covered before.

What I would like to focus on is Year 1 to Year 2, the changes that have come with the 3DS, and my overall thoughts on the system.

Everyone has their own ideas and opinions on how one of their favorite companies should be run. Whether it’s games released, critiques on decisions made, or just an overall attitude. It’s part of being a fan (or fanboy). For me, the 3DS represents everything I love about Nintendo the company. There’s a real sense of fun around the system that I felt the Wii was lacking. The Wii’s attitude was to tell you have much fun you are having and the numerous smiles it will put on your face. You can’t tell someone how to be happy. You have to find ways to make it happen.

The 3DS focuses on a few things that create those happy smiles: The resurrection of beloved titles Read the rest of this entry

Latest Gaming News Of Interest.

What is up with World of Warcraft people?

This woman (turn up/down sound as needed) actually prostituted herself out to get $5,000 in-game gold to get an epic flying mount. I’m just kind of stunned this woman sold herself to get something in a video game she could have just as easily saved up and earned herself. I mean, isn’t that part of the fun of the whole experience? It’s not real money. Real life wouldn’t be affected by this epic purchase so it’s not like she’d really be in the hole after the fact, except game-world wise. And my thought is: why?

What’s funny/sad is that this isn’t the first time I’ve heard of things like this, or even witnessed first-hand. Somebody I actually knew destroyed his marriage with his wife and kids over some gold-digging nightmare he met on-line. There was also a seemingly promising video game company I knew of that went bankrupt and closed down because the CEO did basically the exact same thing as the above-mentioned person: Destroyed their lives over some harpy they met on an online game. It makes you wonder why these things happen. I would Read the rest of this entry

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