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Ebert After

Not even 48 hours after posting his forward-looking A Leave of Presence, Roger Ebert has died, following a decade of fighting cancer.

What in the world is a leave of presence? It means I am not going away.

And he was right–to a degree. Ebert will forever be preserved in the many videos and books he produced. But there will be no new reviews. More

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

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.