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Life, The Universe, And Everything... In 3D

Posted by Brandon L. Torres on April 1, 2011 at 4:36 PM

It's been a while and I've been putting this off. I think it's more I was afraid to do this cause life kept moving and thus this was going to be bigger with everything going on, so I'll try to summarize. Maybe once this big thing is out of the way I'll feel better doing regular stuff haha.

To start things off I'm not in AZ anymore, I just couldn't find work. I'll say that was probably the most disheartening thing I have ever gone through. Thankfully though, it's over since this past January I started at a local coffee house back in Andrews TX called CPL Ray's. The job is going well and I'm really enjoying it. It's also helping me get closer to my dream of one day owning and running my own coffee house. It's a great chance to see just what goes into the daily operation of a place like this and when the time comes I know what I'm learning here will come in handy, not to mention the fact that I have a paying job again.

I do have to say though, I miss AZ. I miss my friends I made in Tucson, and I miss just how beautiful Tempe is. Andrews TX isn't horrible... but it's flat and dry, no trees, no mountains or even hills to climb, and nothing entertainment wise. For anything even remotely like those things you need to go out of town, waaaaay out of town. Needless to say this is NOT where I want to stay. But it is home for now, and my sister and brother-in-law are making it a bit more enjoyable. In fact we are went to Buffalo Wild Wings the other day just like I used to every week with my AZ friends.

That's about it for the Life, Universe, and Everything part... now for the 3D! I am a gamer, you could have probably guessed from the WoW stuff floating around the site. And as such I have to make mention of the the grandfather of great games, Nintendo. By this I mean because of Nintendo's work to push gaming farther other companies, younger in the gaming industry, have been inspired to also try to push gaming forward. Yes, I call Sony and Microsoft children of Nintendo when it comes to gaming right beside Hal, Natsume, Sega, etc. At one time or another over the years both Sony and Microsoft have had games on Nintendo systems. I'm not going to say I think Nintendo is best in everything, they simply pushed conventional gaming boundaries and encouraged others to do the same in order to try and find new ways to have fun. Where Nintendo shines the strongest though is in it's handhelds. Nintendo has always dominated there, and that brings us to what I want to talk about, the Nintendo 3DS.

Nintendo's newest game geek toy, and it's AMAZING! The system is able to send a different image to each eye, the same as your eyes do with objects in the real world. Your brain combines the two images and perceives 3D. 3D glasses over the years have done the same, red/blue cutting out specific colors to make sure each eye sees different, the newer high tech 3D glasses making sure only one of the two images is seen without the colored lenses, etc, but Nintendo has found a way to do this with out using any glasses! I'll cut back on the technical talk a bit, but I will say it works, and it works well.

Not content to just add 3D to games, Nintendo also included two cameras on the outside of the system that 3DS owners could use to take 3D pictures. That picture above is one I took using one of the Augmented Reality cards included with the system. And that's something else I should mention, the 3DS includes 3 built in games (some with a few sub games too) so you can enjoy the system right out of the box even if you can't get any of the retail games at the time. Expect to see more 3D pictures popping up in the future from me.

So all in all life is alright, not too much suck and about even awesome. Thank you for taking the time to read up on me and my thoughts right now, and now it's time to see what I can do to make this site a little better. :)

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Reply Hotlavatube
3:24 PM on April 4, 2011 
Hopefully with a life-like speaker system, a life-like television, and a life-like video game you'll come close enough to having a life. ;-)