Thursday, August 05, 2010

Nintendo 3DS

Register Hardware reports: [edited]

The 3DS is like nothing I've seen before with 3DTV. For starters, no glasses are required. The screen employs an autostereoscopic parallax barrier.

The difference was immense - it really felt like I could reach into the screen. As opposed to the 2D layer effect that comes with its television counterparts, the 3DS has an almost true 3D effect with excellent depth.

On Pilot Wings Resort, a franchise you may remember from SNES days, the depth when flying through hoops was remarkable and definitely adds to the game.

Metal Gear Solid was by far the most impressive demo. The sense of depth through the long grass was second to none. When the snake pounced at the screen, I jumped out of my skin.

The size and weight is similar to the DS, and the 3DS is backward-compatible with DS games. There is a switch to turn the 3D effect on and off.

The 3DS is scheduled for release early 2011.

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