Dragged into a 3D world

I haven’t always been the best spokes person for 3D technology that is available today. I’ve always nagged that “my eyes hurt” and I get dizzy etc. I’ve had a slight change of heart lately.

I’ve recently moved back home to Sweden and found myself without a TV for over a month. It was pretty disastrous. No way to play any video games and definitely no way to watch movies.  My husband and I went to a TV store and came home with a 3D TV. Our first movie that we watched with my mother was Tangled 3D. To see my mothers expression and enthusiasm for 3D technology, it gave me a change of heart. It is entertainment after all and for my mother, it was a very wonderful experience. Maybe I’ve been to spoiled to the point that very little impresses me nowadays.

Valentines day was just around the corner and while on the train, we noticed an interesting piece of journalism in todays Metro. There was a column about how woman don’t want chocolate and flowers for that special lovey dovey day. I joked with my husband that I wanted a Nintedo 3DS. Believe you me that when Valetines day arrived I was holding a Nintendo 3DS. Rayman came with the package and of course, I was loving it.

After playing it for an hour, my eyes started to get a bit tired, so I decided to check out what features the darned thing has to offer. Well to my surprise I could record 3D videos! Also take 3D Pictures! All my content is being saved on an SD card which makes transferring data a lot easier the I thought.

I do not go out without my 3Ds anymore, it’s with me as I travel and even when I go grossery shopping with my mother.

When you get a 3DS game though, I suggest you start with Mario 3D. Rayman has a bit more story to it, but it gets boring really quick. I think the game, or first movie in 3D will give you a lasting impression, so make it a good one.

Also, one thing I’ve noticed here in Sweden. Almost every store I’ve been to has sold out their Skylanders. Isn’t that odd? Good thing I bought almost all of them when I was in America. You cannot find them anywhere here. If you are a Swedish parent looking for Skylanders, do not go to a gaming store, go to a store like ICA or City gross, that is where you’ll find them.

To end this blog post, let me present you with our ACTA protest image!

Our flag made a statement and the statement was, FU ACTA!

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Nintendo knows what I want

Isn’t it interesting how Nintendo supports stereotypes.

I found this picture on the intrawebs displaying exactly what I, as a woman, would like to play.

In my dearest dreams, I’ve always wanted to be a baby sitter and have Babyz!

Ok, sorry, I needed to run into my bathroom to vomit. I love BABIES, don’t get me wrong. One day I hope to become a great mom. But till then I am not going to “play” that I am a mother. Nor am I going to play that I am a baby sitter without getting payed!

All we need now for this wondrous display is:

1) Divorced

2) Teenager and pregnant

3) Drunk and disorderly husband

4) Finish your high school diploma before the age of 50

5) Home schooled and loving it!

6) Dad ran over my dog (the sad story)

Conclusion: If you aren’t a babysitting pregnant teenager that works part time as a makeup artist and dreams of becoming a stylist, interior designer and fashion designer, you will have so many problems in high school!

Did I forget something?

If I did let me know.

Image source: www.flickr.com/photos/allisonallison/

The gaming world in peril

As it has always been in the world of business, One giant takes out another in the battle of the fittest. Usually in a capitalistic society there is no room for mediocrity. Only excellence (or the illusion of it anyways) will be victorious. There have been a lot of discussions on how the free market will set things right and that it will fix our financial issue. As long as we do not meddle with it.
Am I the only one that sometimes feel that we refer to the Free market as some sort of higher being?!
The free market did fix it alright. Free gaming available for every household that has access to the intranetz.

Now there is a great battle to be won for the console/gaming industry. To somehow convince poor Joe that lost his job to buy their super expensive games.

It was brought to my attention (thanks miss Irie), that the world of gaming is facing is biggest challenge to date, the profit demon.

While the giants in the gaming industry are busy with their “battle royal”, another type of market have sneaked by unnoticed (the middle child no one cares about).
Free/low cost gaming. Let’s face it, in a failing economy, Obama spring cleaning the white house a’dick(excuse the pundit), we simply cannot afford to cough out 60 bucharoos on the flavor of the month.
We can now somewhat agree I hope that there is a new title that is overly marketed coming out at least once every 3 months. We have 3 major consoles that fight over a limited amount of consumers and our precious money.
For these giants to make money, we need to buy their games, but let’s be honest, who can afford to purchase every new game? I used to but now that my husband left me ( it’s a messy story I am saving for my therapist), It’s kinda a financial roller coaster.
Any who, as the giants fight over the consumer in hope that their title is the one we will purchase, the free/low cost gaming sites are raking in the audience. With their free games and mindless entertainment and did I mention it was for free?

Why did it happen? It’s not that the audience doesn’t have time to game anymore. Au contraire, they have all the time in the world now that their workplace cannot afford to keep them since they’ve moved all production to following places (India/China/Narnia).
this is terrible for the industry however, because now that Mr gamer stud is at home playing games all day, he cannot afford to purchase a recently released/game at full price. So what is he gonna do? The Internet of course is a portal to endless gaming possibilities and nudity (so I’ve heard!).
This is good news for the online gaming sites, because their revenue skyrocket. I do think that we are all aware of the Internet bubble and I do believe that at some point this is going to burst. Before that happens the gaming industry will struggle capturing the gamers empty fly infested wallets.

I cannot really predict how this will end and it’s not like I am encouraging you all to spend your hard earned dollars just to help out the gaming industry. I do offer an elegant solution to the industry however.

1) Merge into Super computer mega gaming hardcore console online tits fun zapp machine INC

2) Bailout, it happens a lot and it seems that taxpayers are more then willing to pay you billions for F%$^ck up!

3) Go download based, reducing production cost and keeping things online based for download will save you a dollar or two.
And if you are thinking of the argument (not everyone have Internet), then you probably never heard of the game anyway.

I only wish the gaming industry the best, but it does seem that they need to budget their money to go against things that are…free.

Now I am going to play a free appz for the Iphone called IMob..it’s fun and it’s, well….free.

(original inspiration http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news…as-a-baby.html)