Check out the archive for more from Malstrom. Again, much of this was written before the sales numbers were in. Malstrom was basically spot-on with most of the things he wrote back then.
Malstrom is the guy who predicted the Wii's dominance even before it was launched, and explained exactly how and why.
I don't see how it supports Sony's push either. This is on a handheld, without glasses. And without emphasis on fancy graphics. The emphasis is on the experience. Sony is pushing it on TVs with strange glasses, and keep emphasizing the graphics and how wonderful the technology is.
We have no idea who "Sean Malstrom" is, and no credentials are given
True. Which is why you can't get away with attacking him. You need to look at his arguments.
His blog is hosted on 50webs.com
No, his site is hosted there. His blog is a WordPress blog. He addresses this in his blog.
Apparently his insight is that the 3DS represents an attack on a company which releases a competing product
There's a bit more to it than that.
"Birdmen and the Causal Fallacy" is the most obnoxious title for a gaming opinion article I've ever heard. I hate it when people name logical fallacies to try and back up their opinion
So you read the title, and that's it?
How do you "bash" an entire type of gaming? Who the hell cares?
You can read more about hardcore gaming on the site and on his blog. You don't have to care, but I find it to be very interesting. Apparently people at Nintendo are reading his blog, because Nintendo's strategy seems to go in the direction Malstrom points
Just responding because your post is remarkably offputting if the intention was to refer us to this site.
If you don't like what he has to offer, feel free to go somewhere else.
It's just that this new perspective on the gaming market is really thrilling to me. "Freshly saved," I guess
Here's one post where Malstrom describes Nintendo as beating the crap out of Sony, which is sort of amusing, but this post explains how Nintendo is directly targeting Sony with the 3DS. According to Malstrom, Nintendo is basically doing whatever it can to destroy Sony. Completely.
His blog has opened my eyes. More people should read his stuff. He might not be right about everything, but it's a refreshing change from the crappy hardcore industry press and idiot "analysts" who pull stuff out of their behinds.
You don't get how such stereoscopy works for bystanders - onlookers will already get 2D image usually (seeing only image meant for one eye), no need to play with any sliders, on which you base your...what, exactly?
Did you even read the announcment? Every single story on the 3DS mentions the slider that increases or decreases the 3D effect (including turning it off).
But that's not the issue; suddenly two DS experiences are becoming less reconcillable with each other a very short time after touting the first announced one (and when games will actually use 3D effect for inherent mechanics of gameplay...); which while itself not a big deal of course (different kinds of gameplay for different games, et al; in many games not that big of a difference between "2D" and "3D"), is somewhat at odds with what you said in so very definitve terms / makes it not such strong of a point, that's all.
They said nothing that's at odds with anything. Again, the 3D can be disabled.
"Open the pod bay doors, HAL." -- Dave Bowman, 2001