Nintendo 3DS Announced

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  1. patsu

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    http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2010/100323e.pdf

    EDIT: Changed to English release.
     
  2. Crossbar

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    Here we go. We already discussed this as a possibility for the PSP2.

    A bit surprising to see Nintendo taking the lead of 3D in the handheld space, but this is a testament that 3D will grow big within the next few years. You bet 3D will be a bullit point for Wii HD as well, maybe it will be called Wii 3D? :?:
     
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    It is a shame that US is in a recession when so many interesting systems are being released.
     
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    Well it is doable, how well is the question. But this is predictable, I wonder if they have more up their sleeve. Like 3D touch features or something that would be very cool.
     
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    how can it be done?
     
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    There were some "naked eye 3D display" a few years ago. For example, Sharp released a few of them when 15" LCD were still very popular :)
    The ability to change view point using accelerometer is also a possibility. However, it's still better to have different visual for each eye. It'd be even better to combine these two.
    A camera for finding the player's eye position is also a possibility.
     
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    There are phones in japan that have no-glasses 3d screens aswell. From what ive seen feedback hasnt been too positive as there are still a lot of issues but id expect Nintendo to iron many of these out. The no-glasses screens depend on the user viewing the screen at a specific angle, this works for portable devices because you tend to hold them directly in front of you. I doubt this would work with motion tilting for instance. I believe screen reselution has to be significantly reduced also.
     
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    I'm betting that they will just do some fancy head-tracking with internal camera.

    This E3 will be legendary.
     
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    It'll be interesting to see what 3d ideas Nintendo has. Virtual boy titles?
     
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    So Last Season Technique :lol::lol:
    TV manfacturers have been experimenting it for few years, have seen one demo in Barcelona a/v conference. Don't know exact details but its like small crystals or reflectors turning in proper angles. Problem is it looks good for one person in a sweet spot so don't expect to see in a family living rooms any time soon. Then we must apply an unknown lag issue in equation.

    This technique could work better in handheld devices, a relative fixed viewing distance and angle and one player.
     
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    Well this came out of nowhere.

    If this does use a genuine 3D display, then excellent. To me, 3D makes a lot more sense as the form factor gets smaller.

    Nintendo really are odd sometimes. Announcing new hardware in a badly formatted, ugly, single page PDF.. I can't help wonder if this was accidental?

    I wouldn't think so. The press release quotes "enjoy 3D effects without the need for special glasses". Given that effect can already be achieved on a DSi without the need for 3D glasses, would suggest this is more complex.

    That's my guess. Finding the eyes with an IR camera + light is pretty straight forward (cat eyes :mrgreen:). Pretty much the Wii 'sensor bar' but in human form.
    Perhaps it's something really sneaky, like two direction filters on the the screen with ultra fast/precise movement mechanisms - so it dynamically adjusts for each eye? Just a wild guess. I wouldn't expect it's fixed, given the DS works in landscape/portrait.

    There are full size TV panels that allow up to and over 16 viewing angles to 'work' for autostereoscopic 3D.

    In any case, a 3D touchscreen would be a rather bizarre experience.
     
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    Indeed, you could end up punching the stylus straight through the screen :lol:
     
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    This is not the first time Nintendo tried 3D. Remember the Virtual Boy? Nintendo has more experience than anyone when it comes to 3D tech.

    [​IMG]

    That said, this better be viewable in an outdoors environment with sunlight. Being able to SEE the graphics for a PORTABLE would be innovation enough for me.
     
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    That's a bit of an exhaggeration.
     
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    there are a lot of ways to get 3d without glasses:

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    Those are some pretty cheap examples, I am sure you could get better depth without the headache on a game engine.
     
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    I meant in the game hardware side of things.
     
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    That's no more "3D" than all the 3D games we've been playing for years... Or am i missing something?
     
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    I'll bet It'll print money in 3D

    Cheers
     
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