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Nintendo jumps on the 3D bandwagon by unveiling the 3DS

06.15.2010

Where's the place to be right now? The grand event known as E3.

It's the opportunity to see what's to come in technology and gaming before anyone else. E3 is also the place to make huge announcements about upcoming products and possibly one up the competition.

Hours before Sony unveiled that they have 20 titles coming in 3D, Nintendo stole some of their glory. President of U.S. business, Reggie Fils-Aime bitch slaps the competition by revealing that Warner Bros., Walt Disney Co., and DreamWorks will deliver stereoscopic 3D movies to Nintendo's upcoming 3DS hand-held console. They even showed a trailer of Disney's TANGLED on the new 3DS.

Nintendo aimed for something different when working on this project. They've developed the capability to use the 3DS without having to wear those pain in the ass glasses. Instead, similar to lenticular 3D images, the screen projects an illusion of 3 dimensions. "The result is a picture comparable to 3D with glasses. To perceive the effect, however, viewers must be positioned directly in front of the DS screen."

Reggie scoffed at the competition and in mock horror said this during the press conference, "Man! Those glasses! Don't be surprised to pay a hefty amount for those glasses. And for everyone in the room!"

The 3DS is a lot like the current DS, except the top 3.5-inch screen will display 3D images and the bottom display is a touch screen. It will have three cameras (two on the outside casing) which will let the DS players take 3D pictures and share them with other 3DS owners.

Nintendo said it hopes to ship the 3DS sometime during their current fiscal year, which ends March 31, 2011. Though Nintendo President Satoru Iwata declined to say if the 3DS will make it in time for the Christmas holidays.

What do you think? Will this die a quick death or does it have some potential in the "3D renaissance"?

Extra Tidbit: I don't own any of these fancy handheld devices. I rock the Sega Genesis.
Source: LA Times

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8:27PM on 06/16/2010
Playstation 2; very sturdy.
Playstation 2; very sturdy.
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5:21PM on 06/16/2010
name 5 good games on sega cd and i'll name 50 from genesis
name 5 good games on sega cd and i'll name 50 from genesis
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5:20PM on 06/16/2010
name 5 good games on sega cd and i'll name 50 from genesis
name 5 good games on sega cd and i'll name 50 from genesis
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9:28AM on 06/16/2010
SEGA GENESIS FTW!!!
SEGA GENESIS FTW!!!
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5:21PM on 06/16/2010
that's right, you know what's up
that's right, you know what's up
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6:27AM on 06/16/2010
I'm tired of having 3-D forced on us. They're convincing us that we want 3-D so they can make extra money but this is just getting out of hand. I don't hate 3-D. I enjoy it time to time. But this constant need of everything being in 3-D is really starting to wear on me.
I'm tired of having 3-D forced on us. They're convincing us that we want 3-D so they can make extra money but this is just getting out of hand. I don't hate 3-D. I enjoy it time to time. But this constant need of everything being in 3-D is really starting to wear on me.
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3:19AM on 06/16/2010
Excellent. Even if you dont like 3D for movies (I love it, despite only a small handfull of GOOD 3d films) you have to appreciate how cool it will be/is to play games in 3D. Can't wait till I can afford a PC 3D system. A ripping hot first person shooter in 3D will make me juice in my shorts!
Excellent. Even if you dont like 3D for movies (I love it, despite only a small handfull of GOOD 3d films) you have to appreciate how cool it will be/is to play games in 3D. Can't wait till I can afford a PC 3D system. A ripping hot first person shooter in 3D will make me juice in my shorts!
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11:57PM on 06/15/2010
damn it Nintendo! i just bought a fucking DSi XL, you guys are fucking me as bad as Apple with the quick product releases. ...still gonna buy it though, as soon as a release date comes out its off to craigslist it goes
damn it Nintendo! i just bought a fucking DSi XL, you guys are fucking me as bad as Apple with the quick product releases. ...still gonna buy it though, as soon as a release date comes out its off to craigslist it goes
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8:31PM on 06/15/2010
Niki, I think I just fell in love with you. No really, the Genesis is the bomb. I wish Nintendo would buy Sega already and take Sonic and pals under their wing, but Sonic 4 looks promising, don't you guys think? Nintendo tends to go through cycles of really successful ideas followed by complete hogwash ideas (Virtual-boy anyone?..or whatever it was called). Considering the DS is already a smash, this is more of an experiment to see how the 3D format does, so we shall see.
Niki, I think I just fell in love with you. No really, the Genesis is the bomb. I wish Nintendo would buy Sega already and take Sonic and pals under their wing, but Sonic 4 looks promising, don't you guys think? Nintendo tends to go through cycles of really successful ideas followed by complete hogwash ideas (Virtual-boy anyone?..or whatever it was called). Considering the DS is already a smash, this is more of an experiment to see how the 3D format does, so we shall see.
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8:21PM on 06/15/2010
I have a PSP only because I was able to hack it to play NES SNES and Genesis games. I bought a DS Lite but sold it because I just got bored with it, same with an XBOX 360.
I have a PSP only because I was able to hack it to play NES SNES and Genesis games. I bought a DS Lite but sold it because I just got bored with it, same with an XBOX 360.
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8:12PM on 06/15/2010

Definitely great

Definitely love the glasses-less 3D, and even if that weren't a feature the 3DS seems to have almost Gamecube-quality graphics, which is pretty impressive. I was sold when I saw the screenshots for the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake, and double-sold on the promise of a SMT: Persona game.
Definitely love the glasses-less 3D, and even if that weren't a feature the 3DS seems to have almost Gamecube-quality graphics, which is pretty impressive. I was sold when I saw the screenshots for the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake, and double-sold on the promise of a SMT: Persona game.
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10:53PM on 06/15/2010
Those MGS3 shots almost looked as good as PS2. It was the best looking game they had though.
Those MGS3 shots almost looked as good as PS2. It was the best looking game they had though.
8:10PM on 06/15/2010
Sega Genesis? You suck. Sega CD foo.
Sega Genesis? You suck. Sega CD foo.
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9:59PM on 06/15/2010
Sir, you forget yourself.
Sega Dreamcast.
Sir, you forget yourself.
Sega Dreamcast.
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