In all fairness, this was coming since quite a while back. The 3DS just celebrated its third birthday in Japan, and the WiiU has been on the market for quite a while now. Don’t get me wrong, I would also prefer to have the services around and be able to play online, but time marches on and waits for no one. The Wii and especially the DS has had a good run. Now i just have to figure out a way to share my games I created in WarioWare D.I.Y.
If they get this to work and on a large scale, it could be quite interesting. Not amazingly groundbreaking, but nice to have. No more mistaken presses on a virtual keyboard, “real” buttons on a touch-screen, that sort of thing.
Very intresting numbers from many angles. Most unfortunate that so few developers are aiming for the WiiU and the 3DS, but at the same time very nice to see that so many are going independent in publishing.
I have a tendency to capture things that it would seem like most people tend to ignore or just shrug off. I take notes of my silly little ideas as I get them, mostly because I know that even if only a few of those seeds of an idea grow into something more interesting, I have no clue as to which idea exactly will bloom into something more. Thus, I capture them all.
With time I accumulate quite a lot of notes, things I’ve jotted down in my infinite notebook called simpelnote, feeling the urge to go through them and see what I can use. It’s quite therapeutic if you’ve never tried it, and I heartily recommend it if even just for a time. You might be surprised to see what you have been cooking in your mind, as long as you take note of it and don’t let the thoughts fly out your ear at first chance.
Sometimes I find myself staring into the recently taken photos on my iPhone, and remembering fairly mundane activities. Yet they are not pointless, as I become happy from seeing many of the things I have take a photo of, like my son playing with his wooden blocks, or my wife while we were out for a walk. Heck, sometimes I even take a photo of my car in decent light and it actually looks pretty ok, from a distance.
These are not photos I publish anywhere, even on Flickr. They’re just stuff I find fascinating enough to warrant pulling my camera of choice out of my pocket and snapping a memory. Maybe some day they will be of more use to me, beyond just helping my memory along and taking me down some paths of memory lane. I doubt they will, but they might.
The advances of technology today allows us to do these things without effort or any particular cost, except to keep the data around. You can write a lot on any device before it even begins to fill up, and snapping photos doesn’t mean you have to fiddle around with a darkroom and chemicals to see your results, only that you aim your device and press a button. It’s like magic, right?
It pretty much goes back to that classic axiom; because I can. Which is one of the most interesting reasons for doing pretty much anything, as far as I’m concerned.