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ZS  posted on Feb 26, 2011 5:19:26 AM - Report post

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So if you haven't heard about it yet, but there is a new Nintendo coming down this summer, a 3D one nonetheless. Dubbed to be the monster of handheld consoles.

Although I recently read an article by The Independent, which could give another reason to name the damn thing a monster.
You see, 3D is still -Contrary to many people's opinions- an experimental field. And you might have read about, or even experienced some of your own, problems when you go to watch a 3D movie, or play the same case of a game.

Nintendo claims that you'll be able to play games in high-def, and 3D, without the need for the special glasses. The main means of which this could be achieved, is by sending slightly different images to your brain to give an illusion of depth.

This means kids that, if you're even slightly not arranged correctly with it, to say by 2-3 degrees, the hole thing just fails miserably. So to keep this from not happening the player needs to stay lined up, and in doing so, changing his positing, and that of his eyes. To keep receiving the illusion.

And from reading this, one could be already spelling out the rather.. unappealing consequences of this.

I couldn't find the article online, as I read it in an actual newspaper -silly old fashioned me-, but there is a lot of talk going on.

Feel Free to discuss.

DABhand  posted on Feb 26, 2011 1:05:30 PM - Report post

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The technology for this has been around for a while, of course mainly in Japan. Its nothing amazing, they just realised how the eyes work, one eye see's warm colours better than the other eye which see's cooler colours (you can test this in natural light by alternating eyes by closing them now and again to see the difference), so in a sense you could easily do this on a flat screen to mimic depth by quickly alternating 2 60hz images on a 120hz screen.
Shibby  posted on Feb 26, 2011 5:21:36 PM - Report post

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Even if it were perfect, it doesn't appeal to me at all. 3D graphics are enough for me, I don't need the whole thing 3D. Plus I already have two NDS consoles so wont be buying a new one until one breaks, which may take some time
DABhand  posted on Feb 26, 2011 5:25:57 PM - Report post

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I was like you once, thinking whats the big fuss about.

Then I used Nvision glasses on World of Warcraft... and I was like woahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....

It's alright.

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