3D

What will the 3DS bring to gaming?

3D technology is nothing new, it has been around in some form or another since the late 1890s. Yeah, shocked me as well when I realized that 3D viewing tech has been around for over a century. 3D isn’t even new to the world of video games as the SEGA Master System used glasses to achieve the 3D effect. So what sets the 3DS apart from everything else? Well hit the jump and I’ll be happy to let ...

The Nintendo 3DS: You oughta be in pictures

I haven’t played any of the games yet, nor have I seen the stereoscopic 3D screen in action, but to me the “killer app” that will get this device into a lot of hands—young and old—is a 3D screen (sans glasses) coupled with the ability to take and make 3D content (via the cameras). Oh, and the games, of course, but that’s related to the above: The games have the ...

Juicy tidbits from Iwata Asks: Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo has posted the transcription of another session of “Iwata Asks”, the ongoing roundtable discussions featuring Shigeru Miyamoto, Shigesato Itoi, and Satoru Iwata. You can read through the whole interview here, but we’ve also collected a few juicy excerpts from the discussion here for your ravenous consumption.

3DS will live or die by its store demos

How much is too much for the 3DS? $300? How about $250? Would the cost of one game make a difference? The cost of a night at the movies? If it launches here at $300, 3DS will cost the same as a 32GB iPod Touch. But, you know what? Everyone’s seen the iPod Touch. It’s great, but no longer new. Right now, most people have not seen the 3DS in person. It can’t strut its stuff on television or th...

Epic Mickey should have been a 2D platformer

Truth be told, I’m still pretty psyched about Epic Mickey. But if I continue to tell the truth, as I will do so now, I have to say that I was disappointed when the 2D vibes in initial artwork faded away at E3, to be replaced with a 2D/3D hybrid. Will the game still rock? I’m optimistic, and must say yes, I think it will still melt our faces like some kind of whimsical paint thinner, bu...

Iwata is Optimistic About 3D Console Gaming

Now that we’ve all seen Nintendo’s foray into the 3D realm with the 3DS, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Iwata is also considering 3D implementation with their consoles as well. In fact, they believe its the future. “In the future, 3D will become the mainstream of gaming…If you display a 3D image, the image quality becomes extremely bad, so we’d probably do i...

Report: 3D Nintendo handheld sports widescreen and 4:3 displays

A wifi filing and leaked images appear to confirm that Nintendo’s unnamed portable, now codenamed “CTR” in a FCC filing, will have both a 3D stereoscopic widescreen display and a traditional 4:3 ratio one when it launches later this year (or next?). The use of CTR is significant. Previous DS versions, like the DSi and XL, went by codenames TWL and UTL, respectively. The use of CT...