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Superbowl 50 Will Have 3D VR Headsets to Put Fans Into The Game

Posted on 16 January 2016 by admin

Forbes online reports that SAP’s Fan Energy Zone will have several interactive games for fans. One of the games mentioned in the article is called “Quarteback Challenge”.
“QB Challenge will allow fans the opportunity to wear VR headsets and experience the game from the perspective of an NFL quarterback. The tech company will also have a game that will allow the fan to
experience NFL training drills. Steve Lucas president of Platform Solutions, SAP said that they want to bring a digitally connected experience to the fans of Superbowl 50. Next VR and the NFL will also have a booth at San Francisco Moscone Center that will allow fans the opportunity to experience in VR past football games.

BY: Steven D. Ito
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Gaming Smartphone Snail Mobil W3D is ready for Pre-Order on Amazon

Posted on 21 June 2015 by admin

Snail Games demoed and announced their new Glasses free 3D gaming cell phone at CES 2015. There has been a lot of buzz surrounding the new Glasses Free Android based 3D gaming cell phone at this years E3 convention held in Los Angeles. The W3D gaming cell phone comes equipped with a 2.2 GHz eight-core huh speed CPU, 2 GB RAM, 16GB built-in storage, a 5.5-inch HD screen, eye tracking, 1080p resolution and a glasses-free 3D display. A lot of bang for the buck! For gamers, the W3D comes equipped with shoulder buttons, dual joysticks, D-pag and four face buttons that are usually found on handheld gaming devices. The Snail Games W3D mobil gaming device can now be pre-ordered on Amazon for $399.00 USD. For more information visit Snail Games or click on the Amazon link to pre-order. Look for a September 29th 2015 release date per Amazon’s website.

Source: Snail Games
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Google’s Jump Program Helps Push VR 3D Mainstream

Posted on 31 May 2015 by admin

Avatar proved the world is interested in an immersive 3D experience. Hollywood immediately tried to cash in on the trend, rushing to market with poorly shot and poorly converted 3D movies to tarnish the 3D movie image a bit. The tech community and Silicone Valley saw the potential in 3D VR entertainment, meaning Google with the acquisition of Oculus Rift and Microsoft development in the Hololen’s. The test results recent VR demos has beed really amazing!
Engineers and designers are finding an array of uses for the VR format well beyond gaming. VR is being used in the classroom, medical fields and in the military as a truing tool just to name a few.
Sony and Samsung have jumped into the game as well. Sony with it’s Project Morpheus and Samsung’s partnership with Oculus. I think with the tech community firmly planted and moving forward with 3D VR the future looks very bright. Google recently announced the launch of Jump, a camera rig that is offered as an open sourced specification. You download the design from Google and 3D print up a carousel that fits 16-3D cameras, the demo uses 16- GoPro cameras. The move is to help drive the development of new 3D VR content by putting the tools into the hands of consumers. Upload your 3D VR content and let Google work their magic sticking the footage together and presto 3D VR on you tube. The process sound easy but online reports there is a backlog of video that is waiting to be processed. Imagine 16-HD source files that need to be processed, that will take an incredible amount of computing processing power. But given that Google is behind it I’m sure they’ll find a way to streamline the process. Click on the Google link to learn more. Video courtesy of

Source: Google, CNET.

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Updated 3D Streets of Rage 2 for Nintendo 3DS

Posted on 28 April 2015 by admin

Sega recently announced plans for the next generation of Sega 3D Classic games. The new Sega 3D Classic games will feature
3D enhanced versions of favorites from the arcade and Genesis/Mega Drive days to the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Siliconera reports
that 3D Streets of Rage 2 is due out in July, but it arrives a few months early in Japan, hitting shelves there on April 28th 2015.

We’ve included a 3D clip that you can watch on your 3DS and you should be able to watch it if you have a pair of anaglyphic glasses handy.

Source: Siliconera

By: Steven D. Ito

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New Nintendo 3DS XL Launches in the US

Posted on 13 February 2015 by admin

The new Nintendo 3DS XL launches today in the US. I’ll pick one up later this week and pass it on to my kid for review.
So far the online review have been pretty good for the newly released except for one thing. Nintendo decided not to include a power cord in the new 3DS XL package. Kotaku reports that the power cord from the original 3DS will work if you happen to have one but if not you can probably find one online for under $15.00. So far that really seems to be the consistent complaint from online reviewers.
On a positive note the new Nintendo includes a new eye tracking system so the 3D looks sharp even when moving your head or the device, unlike the previous 3DS also look for faster processing power, newly added joysticks, 3D face tracking, built-in Amiibo, suggested retail price $199.00.

Source: Kotaku, Nintendo 3DS

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Microsoft’s HoloLens Entertainment in a Augmented 3D World

Posted on 28 January 2015 by admin

Microsoft recently unveiled it’s flashy futuristic headset called HoloLens. Engadget briefly described it as a holographic computer headset.
Reports are that the new headset is Microsoft’s mixed version of reality with an added mix of augmented reality and immersive virtual reality.
The Engadget tester didn’t really care for the prototype he demoed. The review said, “in it current state it kinda stinks.” Others like reviewers Alaina Yee from IGN have called the HoloLens truly Amazing! Check out Alaina Yee’s on camera interview for more in depth review of Microsoft’s HoloLens.
Microsoft said back in 2010 that it would not venture into the 3D world until the technology matured. With Microsoft’s new HoloLens and Google’s purchase of Oculus Rift, the world of augmented VR
3D-gaming and 3D computing including the 3D printing market. The Future of 3D, augmented reality, and VR seems to be firmly cemented for the near future.

Source: Engadget, IGN
By: S.D. Ito

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Pixar’s 3D animated movie “Up” for 3DS in Japan

Posted on 30 December 2014 by admin

Pixar’s 3D animated movie “Up” is available for sale in Japan for the Nintendo 3DS. We reported on the possibility of Nintendo offering 3D movies for the 3DS a few years ago. I’m sure it was in their sights all along but content was just scarce. I think the 3D format is “The Future of Entertainment®” all the pieces are starting to fall in place.
A logical move given the number of available 3D Family Films. Disney and Nintendo released the 3D animated film on Christmas eve in Japan only.
No word yet if the 3D movie will be offered world-wide or even here in the Unites States. The movie cost about 3240 yen or about $27 US dollars, it’s a pretty steep price for a digital download.
But thing, it is in 3D and can be watched on your personal 3DS device which is pretty cool. Would be pretty cool to have your own personal 3D copy of Disney’s Pixar’s “Big Hero 6″.
Stay tuned more as we get it!

By: Steven D. Ito
Source: Gameranx;Nintendo Japan

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Samsung VR and 3D

Posted on 19 December 2014 by admin

Online tech website Phandroid reports on Oculus Rift and the new Samsung VR device ability to play 3D movies.
The two cutting edge VR 3D tech gadgets are Future Proofing their devices by allowing the user
the capability to import and watch movies in the third dimension via virtual cinema mode. For a more detail on the process click on the Phandroid or Samsung VR link belowThe past four years we saw the highs and lows of 3D cinema. Even though the technology has been around for decades, current television electronic companies and film makers fumbled with the technology. A handful of film-makers seem to understand the artistic, immersive impact 3D could have on the viewer…but many are still to conservative in their use of the technology and in my opinion are missing key moments in which to utilize the new 3D technology. Many of the recent 3D releases felt as if you were looking through a window and watching a moment in time (not bad) as opposed to really immersing the audience in the scene, example Avatar’s “Tree of Souls,” truly a magical cinema moment. Glad to still see the tech giants and filmmakers still have 3D and VR firmly planted in their sights.

Steven D. Ito
Source: Phandroid, Samsung VR

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KickStarter Glasses-Free Mission Critical 3D Monitor

Posted on 01 December 2014 by admin

It’s been almost five years since the release of James Cameron’s 3D Avatar movie. The 3D movie proved so successful at the box-office that electronics manufactures saw the opportunity
to fill a void in what was predicted to one of the largest and most profitable electronics sectors in the world, 3D home entertainment. The rush to fill the home 3D entertainment void by global electronics manufactures
by the likes of Sony, Toshiba, Panasonic, LG, Samsung and others proved to be somewhat of a failure. Most of the electronics manufactures rush to market to be first in proved fatal. Consumers were confused by the
early release of 3D televisions. The 3D televisions lacked a primary format. There was the active and passive 3D formats available from the different manufactures each claiming superiority over the next. The truth was that nobody really wanted to wear the cumbersome 3D glasses while at home. A few companies are exploring the auto-stereoscopic world (glasses-free 3D) they include, MasterImage, 3D Fusion, Dolby, Ultra D, and a handful of others. Digital Trends just reported on another company hoping to enter the glasses free 3D market if their campaign is successfully funded on KickStarter. A small R&D company based in Rochester New York that has worked for over 25 years in collaboration with NASA and the US Department of Defense among others think they have the solution to 3D at home. Dimension Technologies claims to have developed a glasses free 3D technology with no crosstalk, no sweetspots or head movement restrictions and multiple viewers. I had a chance to demo most of the models mentioned in the article except the newly announced DTI version. All were very promising but really only Dolby had that wow factor. The Dolby demo I saw looked to be a game change even though the 3D images were a little flat. I’ll keep you posted if I happen to get a hands on review of the new DTI Glasses-Free Mission Critical 3D display. For an in-depth review from the manufactures of the new DTI Glasses-Free Mission Critical 3D watch the video above.

Source: Mission Critical 3D Display, Digital Trends

BY: Steven D. Ito

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Intel’s® RealSense™ 3D Technology

Posted on 12 September 2014 by admin

3D technology when utilized properly is amazing guess we all saw that with Avatar. I’m glad to see tech leaders like Dolby and Intel and others explore the benefits of immersive 3D imagery and graphics. Intel® is coming to market soon with their Intel® RealSense™ 3D Camera. Per the companies website the RealSense™ 3D camera enables users new ways to interact in gaming, entertainment and content creation. Intel’s® new 3D camera features a full 1080p color with a best in class depth sensor. The 3D camera will give PC’s and tablets 3D vision for more immersive experiences.

Look for Intel’s RealSense™ 3D Technology being built into Windows 8 and 8.1 devices, including Ultrabooks, detachables, notebooks, All in one’s from Acer, Asus, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo and NEC.

Look for Intel’s 3D capture to have a major impact on the explosive new 3D printing industry. We’ve been tracking the 3D printing market for quite sometime now. Look for upcoming articles on cool new innovations in the 3D printing area here as well in the coming months.

Source: Intel

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X Box One System adds 3D Update

Posted on 18 August 2014 by admin

Good news X Box One fans Microsoft is finally rolling out their update for 3D Blu-ray support.
Back in the days post Avatar, Microsoft was taking a wait and see with regards to the new 3D format. While score of major electronic manufactures jumped on the band wagon
a few electronics firms decided to wait in the wings and see if the format would actually gain traction. I guess we can say that Microsoft’s decision to add the August 3D software update is their confirmation that the 3D format is here to stay. Great news for 3D fans! I think there will be some amazing new games coming out soon that will support 3D and when the electronics manufactures finally release the auto stereo televisions sets…maybe we’ll have a resurgence and excitement in the 3D market as we did in 2010-2011.

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Nintendo 3DS Gains Youtube Video App

Posted on 03 January 2014 by admin

The Nintendo 3DS is now able to play videos from Youtube. The new new app is available from the 3DS shop for North America and Europe. The 3DS already supports playback from Netflix and Hulu Plus. The Nintendo 3DS does support glasses-free 3D games the 3DS handheld device currently does not support 3D video playback fro the new app. If Nintendo wants to make a big splash in 2014 they need to come out with a new device that has a wider viewing angle and 3D video playback now that would be something!

Source: Nintendo,

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Mozilla’s New 3D Online Game

Posted on 14 December 2013 by admin

Today the Los Angeles Times reports that Mozilla Corp. unveiled on Thursday a version of “Monster Madness Online.”
The New 3D game is a multiplayer Zombie themed shooting video game that is built to run on Web browsers such as Firefox and Chrome.
The new offering is a way for web browser makers such as Google and
Mozilla to capture gamers in the multi-billion dollar video game industry. Google and Mozilla have been developing ways to play video games without the use of expensive gaming consoles.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the official launch of the new 3D online game will be in May 2014. For now the game won’t run on tablet’s or smartphone browsers.
The HTML5 port of Monster Madness uses only standard Web technologies so for now the game will run in any browser supporting the proper web browser standards. Trendy Entertainment’s CTO Jeremy Steiglitz, said he expects the game to work properly on high end smartphone and portable devices when it officially launches in May of 2014.

3D is “The Future of Entertainment®!”
By: Steven D. Ito
Source: Los Angeles Times

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XBox One to Support 3D and 4K Content

Posted on 24 May 2013 by admin

The X Box One is the next generation gaming console from Microsoft. The X Box One is built with some future proofing in mind. The new console
can do some things we may not be quite ready for, like 4K playback. Microsoft has also given the console the the ability to support 3D visuals. 3D
support was kept under wraps by Microsoft until XBox spokesman Larry Major Nelson, mentioned it in a Wednesday Yahoo chat session.
Microsoft is trying to position the new X Box One as the central hub for home entertainment. The X Box will have some competition from both Sony with it’s new PS4 and from Nintendo with their new Wii U. It’s great to see that Microsoft is on board now with 3D entertainment. Just a few years ago, post Avatar Microsoft did’t lend much support to the new 3D technology. It’s great to see that they are on board now. It signifies a strong vote of confidence in 3D entertainment.

Source: The Verge

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Supports 3D

Posted on 13 October 2012 by admin

Activision and LG team up on the release of Black Ops 2 3D. With the launch of the new Black Ops 2 fans will receive a discount from LG if they purchase both an LG Cinema 3D TV and the new Call of Duty Black Ops 2 game. The promotion will run from November 13 to Novemember 21.
James Fishler, senior vice president, marketing with LG Electronics USA, Inc. said LG was excited to be part of this historic launch of Call of Duty Black Ops 2.

Starting today fans of Call of Duty Black Ops 2 will be able to check out the new trailer in 3D at local Best Buys.

The current press release and online articles tout the seamless intergration of the new Call of Duty Black Ops 2 in 3D with the new LG Cinema 3D TV, but I’m sure the game will work just as well on 3D TVs that support active shutter glasses.
Its great to see that such an important game franchise such as Call of Duty is going 3D. It siginals and solidifies the position and attitudes of major gaming and electronics manufactures toward the future of 3D. Looks good!
Give us your thoughts on 3D gaming.

By: Steven D. Ito

source: activision, LG

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Nintendo’s 3DS

Posted on 04 February 2011 by admin

Coming to the US March 27 2011
Price $249.00

Pretty cool video check it out. I’ll update the newly announced 3DS games coming to market.
It seems a new game or two is announced daily. Amazon shows about 33 / 3DS titles available for pre-order so far.

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The definitive top 10 Nintendo 3DS games for 2011

Posted on 09 December 2010 by admin

The Nintendo 3DS, the Mario factory’s glasses-free 3D handheld gaming console, should be arriving in the US around March 27th 2011. Let’s have a look at some of the titles that have already been announced for the new handheld.

The 3DS with its non-glasses 3D display is bound to be one of the biggest gaming hardware launches of 2011, following this year’s high-profile launches of Sony’s Move and Microsoft’s Kinect motion control kit.

3DS titles to look out for in 2010

Glasses-free 3D joy

Games developer Andrew Oliver, one of the leading experts in 3D game development in the UK also thinks that we will soon see “3D Phones, using the same non-glasses tech as the 3DS” as well a “tablets and laptops also now adopting 3D” and streaming 3D movies.

“The technology is moving so fast that we’ll soon reach the point where all the claimed barriers to entry will be removed. Glasses-free will become the norm and prices will also drop to an affordable level. As time goes on there will also be much more content available and with that people will learn new tricks and make better use of the 3D experience.”

Nintendo is first to market with a true, affordable glasses-free 3D gaming handheld, but it is the games that we all really want to know about (and get our hands on).

NGamer editor recommends

“In terms of the games we’re most excited about on 3DS, most of the first-party ones are looking pretty good,” says Charlotte Martyn, editor of NGamer magazine. “Both in terms of the older games that are being ‘rebooted’ (Zelda Ocarina Of Time, Star Fox) and the more recent franchises that are continuing on the machine (Nintendogs and Cats).

Paper Mario should be great, and it’ll be interesting to see whether Mario Kart can maintain the series’ high standards. The playable demo of PilotWings Resort impressed us, although the design aesthetic is more Wii Sports than old-school PilotWings, which may disappoint the original PilotWings fans.

“In terms of third-party stuff there are a few clear stand-out titles. Metal Gear Solid 3D: Snake Eater looks phenomenal – even if you’re not a fan of the series, you’d be hard pressed not to gape during the lengthy demo video. The graphical showboating is astonishing.

“Finally, Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition is also looking great. And both Resident Evil titles – Revelations and The Mercenaries – should be impressive, though we’ve yet to go hands on with these, as we’ve only seen demo reels.”

The definitive 3DS top ten games

Blitz Games’ Andrew Oliver told 3DRadar when asked about the forthcoming 3DS line-up for 2011: “The 3DS also has a lot of great games coming out, like Mario Kart and Starfox so that’s one to watch for sure. We’re also working on our second 3D title right now so keep an eye out for that!”

There are sure to be plenty of more new titles announced by Nintendo and its third party publishing partners between now and the March 25th launch of the 3DS. But right now, with little in the way of further ado, here are our top ten definitive 3DS games we cannot wait to play in 2011.

Zelda: Ocarina Of Time

Zelda Ocarina of Time 3DS is a port of one of the most sublime videogames made in the last twenty years, originally released for the N64. Yet the game has not been lazily ported, with this new 3D version offering a fully re-mastered world, map and inventory system and notably improved graphical quality.

Zelda 3ds

It is the next best thing for any Nintendo fan, while we patiently await the arrival of the Wii’s upcoming Zelda adventure Skyward Sword. Link playing the Ocarina as he travels through time, will also be a great opportunity to use the 3DS microphone.

Star Fox

Nintendo’s Star Fox 64 was originally released on the Nintendo 64 way back in 1997, to almost universal acclaim.

Starfox 3ds

The 3DS release will be the third time the game has been re-released, previously re-surfacing on the Wii Virtual Console and iQue Player.

Nintendogs and Cats

Love it or hate it, Nintendo’s pet sim has an immense following and the new 3DS version is sure to be a major hardware seller when it arrives next year.

NIntendogs 3ds

Nintendogs and Cats – as its name suggests – brings the dogs and cats together in one ‘game’ utilising the 3DS camera and facial recognition technology so that your puppies and kittens will react to your movements. Tilt your head and watch your pup do the same.

Paper Mario 3DS

Any Mario game is always going to prove popular with the Nintendo faithful, and Paper Mario 3DS is sure to be a winner, despite featuring the ‘Flat Stanley’ style 2D paper-thin Mario!

Paper mario 3ds

Paper Mario 3DS will feature stickers which you will need to collect and place around the game map to unlock new paths, which will impact on the outcome of battles in the game.

Super Monkey Ball 3D

Super Monkey Ball 3D is the latest 3DS offering from Sega and, following the massive success of the franchise on console, handheld and iPhone, the 3D version is sure to be a hit with the Sega hardcore.

SMB 3ds

Just as with the iPhone version of the game, Super Monkey Ball 3D will make use of the 3DS motion sensors by using tilt controls to move your on-screen monkey around the magical mazes in the sky. Sega is also releasing five other 3DS games next year, one of them said to be a new Sonic title.

Metal Gear Solid 3D: Snake Eater

CVG’s man on the ground at E3 loved what he saw of Konami’s new Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D, telling us:

“Playing Snake Eater, we also got to test out the new 360 stick control, which allowed full command of our vision – something very useful when there’s a full breathing world in front of your eyes. It’s a comfortable, instinctive control that is less ‘clicky’ than the equivalents seen on Sixaxis etc. And responds better to a gentle rub in any direction.

MGS 3ds

“We also got to test out the camera – yet another major step forward from anything we’ve seen before. Considering 3DS is effectively a knockabout, playground machine for all ages – and its camera is a tertiary function – it’s astounding.”

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries

Resident Evil: Mercenaries 3D for the Nintendo 3DS is the first of two Resi 3D titles from the good people at Capcom. Mercenaries was a special mode in Resident Evil 3, 4 and 5, and saw you trying to kill as many enemies as possible under a time limit.

REM 3ds

Resident Evil Mercenaries 3D pulls together all the Mercenaries missions from both Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5, and throws in some 3DS-exclusive modes and characters to enhance the overall gameplay experience.

Resident Evil: Revelations

Capcom’s Resident Evil Revelations, is the second of the two upcoming Resi games for the Nintendo 3DS.

RER 3ds

You will be able to direct those old favourite characters Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine in various dimly lit, suitably creepy environments. The game is being developed on Capcom’s MT Framework engine, which has been previously used to create Dead Rising, Resident Evil 5 and Marvel Vs Capcom 3.

Mario Kart

A new Nintendo console without a Mario Kart title is almost unimaginable. The new 3D Mario Kart is sure to not disappoint, going from the first impressions of the game from E3 this year.

MK 3ds

“Of all the 3DS games on show floor, the Mario Kart demo is the most impressive and that’s not just our words – that’s the message resonating across the show floor,” said CVG of the new 3DS showcase title.

“The Mario Kart demo was amazing, showing off the incredible 3D capabilities of the 3DS’ upper screen and allowing us to drool desperately over Mario and Luigi powersliding their way through Mario Kart courses we’d never seen before.”

Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle 3DS

Nintendo’s Mask of Miracle is a new 3DS outing for its latest blockbuster franchise, taking your through a mystery that takes place in a bustling European city.

PL 3ds

Fans of the puzzle-solving skills in Professor Layton are going to love what Level-5 are promising with Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle.

Want to see more of the new animated dialogue sequences and interactive 3D puzzles in the game? Check out the newly revealed teaser site now.


You can see the full list of games confirmed by Nintendo as being in development at E3 earlier this year published over on Official Nintendo magazine’s website.

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