In My Hands

It has been too long since I’ve posted an “In My Hands (actually, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything recently) but before I post my latest “What I’ve been playing” I thought I should give a little context to what I’ve acquired recently in terms of games that are of the video variety.

The biggest addition to my growing list of unplayed games isn’t actually a game — it’s one of these:

3DS XL

My daughter asked Santa for one for Christmas and I found such a good deal on these that I grabbed one for her (from Santa, of course) and one for me. I haven’t spent as much time as I would have liked with it, but so far I am really impressed with this hardware. I was skeptical about this whole “two screens” idea when I first picked up my first DS (the DS fatty, WAY back in the day. Holy crap it’s been over seven years. SEVEN.) and I’ve been skeptical of this whole “3D screen” idea since the 3DS was announced, but I’ll gladly eat my doubts. The 3D works and is really a technological wonder. Games look beautiful on it and this machine should provide some solid gaming for the foreseeable future.

Along with the 3DS, I also grabbed a copy of Super Mario 3D Land.

I picked up another handful of games during the Winter Steam Sale (inlcuding the aforementioned EVE Online) including The Walking Dead, Dota 2, FTL, Orcs Must Die 2, Torchlight 2 and a slew of other games I’ll probably never get around to playing.

To top that all off, I picked up the latest Borderlands 2 DLC, Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt.

So yeah, that’s a lot of stuff in my hands. My cup runneth over, as they say.

Comments

  1. Santa delivered a blue 3DS XL to me as well! I finally transferred the data from my 3DS over to it last night. The difference between the two devices is dramatic.

    Let me ask: did you crack a smile the first time you saw the 3D effect? I couldn’t help it when I saw it when configuring my system.

  2. Yes! I absolutely cracked a smile the first time. And then the dozen times after when I kept switching the slider from 2D to 3D. It was amazing and I felt like a kid being in awe of how cool that little piece of hardware worked!

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