Unboxing

Last week I spent a day at Tokyo Disneyland, the first time I've been to a Disney park in a while. Like some of the other Disney parks, they're taking advantage of Michael Jackson's death to revive the Captain EO attraction, and so I stood in a 50 minute line to watch horrible, horrible '80s dialogue and music in 3D. I've never seen EO before - my first time at a Disney park was a long time ago, back in '96. I was on a family trip to the US, my first time in the country at the already ancient age of 18, but Michael Jackson already moved to make room for Rick Moranis in the Honey I Shrunk the Kids 3D attraction. That was also the first time I've seen a 3D movie, and I remember being very, very impressed. 
 
And now, 15 years later, mere days after experiencing the best in '80s 3D technology, I now hold a little glasses-free 3D screen in my hands. And it looks just as good. I got up early this morning, picked up my preorder documents and headed to the local Bic Camera. I got there before opening time but they already had a stand outside for picking up the console, so I had one in my hands 5 minutes later. No lines here - it seems like they didn't have any machines to sell to anyone who didn't ordered ahead a month ago at all. 
 
So -- since this is the first time in my life that I had the chance to buy cool new technology on launch day, I thought I'd do what all the cool kids do and shoot an unboxing video. It's extremely unprofessional, and I apologize profoundly for my bad English accent. But that's what I have, and I've come to terms with it. I'll probably write up detailed impressions after I played with it for a few hours. For now, enjoy this video... 
 
  

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Posted by tansuikabutsu

Last week I spent a day at Tokyo Disneyland, the first time I've been to a Disney park in a while. Like some of the other Disney parks, they're taking advantage of Michael Jackson's death to revive the Captain EO attraction, and so I stood in a 50 minute line to watch horrible, horrible '80s dialogue and music in 3D. I've never seen EO before - my first time at a Disney park was a long time ago, back in '96. I was on a family trip to the US, my first time in the country at the already ancient age of 18, but Michael Jackson already moved to make room for Rick Moranis in the Honey I Shrunk the Kids 3D attraction. That was also the first time I've seen a 3D movie, and I remember being very, very impressed. 
 
And now, 15 years later, mere days after experiencing the best in '80s 3D technology, I now hold a little glasses-free 3D screen in my hands. And it looks just as good. I got up early this morning, picked up my preorder documents and headed to the local Bic Camera. I got there before opening time but they already had a stand outside for picking up the console, so I had one in my hands 5 minutes later. No lines here - it seems like they didn't have any machines to sell to anyone who didn't ordered ahead a month ago at all. 
 
So -- since this is the first time in my life that I had the chance to buy cool new technology on launch day, I thought I'd do what all the cool kids do and shoot an unboxing video. It's extremely unprofessional, and I apologize profoundly for my bad English accent. But that's what I have, and I've come to terms with it. I'll probably write up detailed impressions after I played with it for a few hours. For now, enjoy this video... 
 
  

Posted by PeasantAbuse

Nice man, so the 3D works well?
Posted by mutha3

Thanks for posting this duder.

Posted by JJOR64

God dammit...  Us Americans still have to wait another month.  I'm so jealous.     :P
 
Will look forward to your impressions post.

Posted by AjayRaz

kick ass. thank you for sharing! 

Posted by McGhee

Great video. I'd be interested to hear what you think about the 3D after you play it for a while.

Posted by Kjellm87

Lucky,
I hope you like it

Edited by Weltal

Looks shiny and new. Looking forward to some impressions.

Posted by Animasta

You're accent really isn't that bad :) looks awesome, definitely waiting for some IMPRESSIONS

Posted by Underachiever007
@AjayRaz said:
" kick ass. thank you for sharing!  "
Posted by thehexeditor

ありがとう

Posted by wolf_blitzer85

Okay so it's official that Nintendogs knows how to correctly present an otherwise somewhat undesirable eco-case. 
 
 Just think what the 3DS Lite is going to look like. Fucking twice as shiny.

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Posted by WatanabeKazuma

There is something strangely appealing about an unboxing of a new console, so exciting!
 
Ah the 3DS, yet another piece of hardware that an MGS game will be appearing on thus forcing me to buy it, ha!