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    News - Nintendo 3DS handheld to bring 3D gaming to the masses

    Successor to the hugely-popular Nintendo DS to usher in an age of 3D gaming without the need for 3D glasses.
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    Re: News - Nintendo 3DS handheld to bring 3D gaming to the masses

    Sounds good

    Although I cant help but remember Nintendo`s last 3d foray with the virtual boy...

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    Re: News - Nintendo 3DS handheld to bring 3D gaming to the masses

    Aren't games already 3D?

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    Re: News - Nintendo 3DS handheld to bring 3D gaming to the masses

    Nintendo hasn't shed any details on how the handheld's 3D functionality will work
    Hold a DS 6 inches from your nose.

    Cross your eyes.

    3Ds!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stereoscopy
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    Re: News - Nintendo 3DS handheld to bring 3D gaming to the masses

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    Aren't games already 3D?
    Don't say that, or they'll start calling it 4D.

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    Re: News - Nintendo 3DS handheld to bring 3D gaming to the masses

    Anyone remember "Magic Carpet", a game by bullfrog in the days of the 486?

    That had a "magic eye" mode to convert the whole game into 3D via a autostereogram (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autostereogram). I could never see it though.

    Maybe that's how the 3DS will work....

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    Re: News - Nintendo 3DS handheld to bring 3D gaming to the masses

    A week later and I'd have thought "april fools"...

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    Re: News - Nintendo 3DS handheld to bring 3D gaming to the masses

    Quote Originally Posted by GheeTsar View Post
    Anyone remember "Magic Carpet",

    That had a "magic eye" mode to convert the whole game into 3D via a autostereogram
    Which in turn reminds me of this: http://www.leweyg.com/download/SIRD/q2/index.html

    I never got round to trying it but i'd always intended to.

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    Re: News - Nintendo 3DS handheld to bring 3D gaming to the masses

    it can be done with two overlapping screens. it means you can look around an object by moving your head.
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    Re: News - Nintendo 3DS handheld to bring 3D gaming to the masses

    From 1up, but also many other places:

    "I think we would have been embarrassed to do what our competitors are currently doing," Fils-Aime said to Kotaku, stressing that for Nintendo, it's of vital importance to innovate rather than follow. "So, all I can tell you is that we will innovate. We will provide something new. Something that the consumer and the industry will look at and say, 'Wow, I didn't see that coming.'"

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    Re: News - Nintendo 3DS handheld to bring 3D gaming to the masses

    if it has a tegra2 in it then i'm interested.
    http://rusi.org/downloads/assets/FDR2.pdf - RUSI - A Force For Honour
    http://www.uknda.org/my_documents/my...essity_scr.pdf - UKNDA: A Compelling Necessity
    http://www.uknda.org/my_documents/my...ISIS_Sep08.pdf - UKNDA: Overcoming The Defence Crisis
    http://www.uknda.org/my_documents/my...y_Doc_24pp.pdf - UKNDA: A decision the next Prime Minister must make

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    Re: News - Nintendo 3DS handheld to bring 3D gaming to the masses

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    it can be done with two overlapping screens. it means you can look around an object by moving your head.
    I'm don't think it'll work quite like that. My (admittedly limited) understanding is that moving your head around won't change what you see. It'll just appear to have perspective in much the same way as Avatar3D did... things appear outside the plane of the screen, but moving your head doesn't change the perspective (i.e. no parallax, etc).

    I'm guessing it'll just use a screen with lenticular lenses/prisms to split the screen between your right and left eye. You might have seen a similar thing (although different use-case) in Top Gear recently... the Range Rover with a single centre console screen that appeared as a Satnav screen to the driver on the right, and as a DVD screen to the passenger on the left. It's also a similar principle to those crude stickers/rulers that "animate" when you move them... the plastic filter on top allows your eyes to see only a single one of the 3 or 4 images overlapped on the paper underneath.

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    Re: News - Nintendo 3DS handheld to bring 3D gaming to the masses

    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz View Post
    I'm guessing it'll just use a screen with lenticular lenses/prisms to split the screen between your right and left eye. You might have seen a similar thing (although different use-case) in Top Gear recently... the Range Rover with a single centre console screen that appeared as a Satnav screen to the driver on the right, and as a DVD screen to the passenger on the left. It's also a similar principle to those crude stickers/rulers that "animate" when you move them... the plastic filter on top allows your eyes to see only a single one of the 3 or 4 images overlapped on the paper underneath.
    I was about to say this is how I think it would be done. Anyone else trying to watch the game can't see a damn thing then, unless they design a wide angle version.

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