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3DS Miis: Action Edition, Part Deux!

Deep in the rainforest, there are civilizations far removed from that of our own. There people rely on nature and a way of life all but forgotten to us. Those people are dead. In their place: a fire, symbolizing the passion of men for war. It devours anything it touches, except for a few men of action. You see them walking toward you through the inferno. They are Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Lee, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Steven Seagal. More

3DS Miis: Action Edition

3DS Action Hero Miis

I'm fully aware that the fad of creating celebrity caricatures in the Mii Maker has probably run its course for the majority of people. With that said... I'm back with more Miis! This time there is the running theme of bad-ass action heroes! I fully expect to revisit this as there are plenty of bad dudes I didn't get to yet. Let's check out the first batch! More

Toggling 3D Land

Super Mario 3D Land logo

A lot has been said about Super Mario 3D Land’s (ugh, that title) use of the 3D display. Yes, it makes platforming easier as you can more accurately judge distances thanks to the Nintendo 3DS’ fancy screen. Something I haven’t seen mentioned is the in-game 3D toggle. Unlike the 3DS’ hardware toggle that varies the amount of 3D output on the screen, 3D Land has its own toggle that changes the way the game is presented in 3D. More

James Cameron Sells 3D

In John Gaudiosi's interview with the Avatar director:

People apply these sort of artificial arguments, "Oh, well this is going to be good in 3D but this doesn't really need to be in 3D." But the entertainment industry spent twenty years arguing about what should or should not be in color and then color TV came along and everything was in color. Every movie was in color, every TV show is in color and we never went back. I think that that's what 3D is going to be like.

You make a good point there, Jimmy...I can call you Jimmy, right?

I have seen one 3D movie at the theater and I came away unimpressed. Fast-forward to my time with the 3DS and I feel completely different. Its not simply 3D for the sake of having things pop out at you. It is additional information being transmitted to your brain that helps you better understand what you are seeing. The added depth that comes from flipping that little 3D switch to 'on' comes across as more detail and clarity just as HD was to SD. Turning it back off is jarring and the loss is noticeable.

3DS Miis!

I picked up a Nintendo 3DS a little while back and I've been having plenty of fun playing with it. It's packed to the brim with features, some returning from previous Nintendo offerings, others new. One of those carried over from the Wii is the Mii Maker application. While I played with the original, I found myself having a great deal more fun interacting with the 3DS variant. Perhaps its the immediacy of touch as opposed to the aiming interface of the console. For your pleasure I've included my ninja Mii, Obama, Horatio Caine and Trollface below. More

How to Scan Mii QR Codes On Your 3DS

The Nintendo 3DS, like the Wii, has the ability to create and share Mii characters. On the 3DS, you can share your Miis through the use of QR codes. This is handy if you want to share them over the internet as the codes can be shared as image files. You can easily add the Miis contained in the codes to your collection by doing the following: More