Oct 21, 2011

How do you do that Hulu that you do so well

Hulu Plus coming to 3DS and Wii, handheld getting 3D video capture


I don't know why but this whole 3D shtick makes me uneasy. Am I the only one who notices that images dont really look three dementional! They just look super imposed on a background like Paper Mario. And thats just if they work. I saw Tron: Legacy in 3D, I never even noticed if it was 3D or not, and the fucking glasses gave me a headache. Plus Im sure weve all heard about the Nintendo 3DS and how if you play it too long you go blind and gay or something. This is not progress!

I feel like I'm in the fucking 90s and it's “Virtual Reality” all of again. Remember that crap. It was supposed to be the next big thing, but turns out the technology doesnt exist and every pale attempt either doesn't work or is total bullshit. I you learned a lesson from the Virtual Boy, Nintendo. Tisk Tisk.

Anyway, Hulu Plus on your 3DS, wonderful. Too bad you have to pay for it! I can watch Hulu for free on my computer, and I can watch that way longer than the 3DS before I get a headache.

This whole 3DS just seems like a bad idea that no one informed its creators about. It just seems like a supped up DS with a lame gimmick that everyone hates. I really hope they just scrap this 3D idea altogether. Admit defeat, and go back to working on touch screen stuff. I have a feeling the Playstation Vita is going to come on the scene like rock star and just curb stomp Nintendo's profits. Than maybe everyone will see I was right, which is all I care about.

I would like to play Star Fox though...

Anyhow, the Wii getting Hulu I like a bit more. Our lil Double-Gamecube looks to be going the way of its bigger, fatter brothers by becoming a mass entertainment console. I can dig it. Pretty soon we wont need to pay for cable anymore, cause we will have all the TV we want to see on our game bricks. And no commercials!!! (well, less commercials)

After all Ive pissed on 3D in my rant do I really need to talk about the 3D video capture. I have personally never seen one good god damn application of 3D. Will they please stopped trying to convince us otherwise! I dont wanna pay 55 bucs for a pair of stupid looking nerd glasses.

Than again, there may come a day when Im shown I was wrong. I would certainly love for 3D to become as awesome as we hoped VR would have been. Maybe we're finally ready... or not. Whatever.

Playstation Suite? Playstation Sweet!

Look at ole Kaz, lounging like an OG, not a care in the world...
 Kaz Hirai: Sony is 'in discussions with non-Sony companies' over PlayStation Suite

So basically we may see the sexy, svelt logo of the Sony Playstation on some other devises. Some might say this disrupts the purity of the gaming platform, but those people are buttheads. I think this is great.

They days of the Hardware/Software marriage are over, it's all about open relationships now. I can access my PDA from my computer, I can watch streaming TV on my Phone, I can turn my shoes into a wireless hotspot, I can activate Kinect with my balls, a magical wonderful world of everything pluging their things into everything else. I love it.

This brings up a number of interesting ideas about where gaming is headed. If my sweet gamage is no longer limited to the giant cinderblock that's heating the floor in front of my TV, do I even need the cinderblock anymore.

I think Microsoft's approach is pretty neat. They wanna turn your Xbox into a magic entertainment hub. All the fun stuff flows through it, it can sync real easy with all your computers and doodleydoos, it can play your music, it can stream movies, and now it has streaming TV channels as well, oh and it also plays video games. It's a solid strategy I think, if I can get like 6 electronic devises in one plus play games it's, what they would call, a good investment.

It makes you wonder though if it's basically a super-ingelligent android VCR, will it continue to be a game console? Cause if people start buying it for the other stuff, Ballmer just might up and say, "Screw games, let's sell VCRs"

This thing actually looks pretty sexy.
So, with Playstation announcing their thing, we see sort of the opposite. While the XBox is getting bigger, the Playstation is getting smaller. Look at it this way. I'm broke, bitch! I'm prolly not gonna by the Vita or a PS3 anytime soon, but I still wanna game. So I would download the Playstation Suite on my phone in a heartbeat if I could. I might even buy a game or two. That's cash Sony can get that they wouldn't otherwise. Good thinking, Kaz.

However, if anyone can the soul of a Playstation to possess their smartcrap, why would anyone buy the hardware. I dunno, I prolly woundn't.

What would be truly awesome is if Xbox Live does the same and makes an app of something for Android, then I could have their widgets sitting side by side on my home screen. I'd feel like some sort of Uber-Gamer.

As for Nintendo, I don't know if they're doing anything, but knowing them, they will prolly never do anything to soil the prestige of their precious brand name by letting anyone else touch it. In a world where cross-platform, digital download shenanigans is becoming the norm, Nintendo could be left behind. Then again this is Nintendo, they are the Apple of video games, who knows what they'll come up with.

It would be so so so so tight to be able to get the Virtual Console on your phone or tablet though. Man, playing Starfox 64 on my Galaxy, it makes me a little hard just thinking about it... Sorry.