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Upcoming Games to Watch For and Try Playing in Stereo 3D Mode

May 17th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Stereo 3D Games

You can say that the last two months were a bit slow when talking about new game releases, after Bad Company 2, Metro 2033 and Just Cause 2 being released we did not get any more new and interesting major game titles. And this is a part of the reason why lately there was not too much about games in stereo 3D mode here in the blog, apart from me not having that much time to play games or not having even older interesting games to play with in S3D mode. Anyway, this is about to change, because it the next two months we are going to have 4 major games available and all of these would benefit a lot from good stereo 3D compatibility, so I would watch for thee titles. Of course they are not officially 3D Vision-ready or anything to give us hints about good stereo 3D compatibility, so we’ll have to wait a bit more and try them out. I also went back to look for some interesting titles in the last few years, so you can expect about that very that soon, but now lets get back to the upcoming interesting games…



Split Second is an intense action-racing game set within a global reality television show. Competitors vie to be the first to the finish line in a made-for-TV city set rigged to blow with the ultimate goal of becoming the season champion. Players in Split/Second don’t just collide with other vehicles to knock them from the track, but can also trigger devastating events and epic Hollywood-style explosions to take out your opponents and drastically alter the dynamics of the race. Being fast is not enough as players must use strategy and pinpoint timing to obliterate huge structures and towering TV set pieces to tactically alter the track or create entirely new routes. The game is going to be officially released tomorrow…



Blur is another racing title expected to be released later this month on May 25th. Inside the game players assume the role of an up-and-coming racer who is looking to make a name for himself in the underground racing scene, but the competition is fierce. As you take on the series of races, you’ll meet a bunch of recurring characters. Some of these characters will be rivals, others perhaps will act as mentors, and some may be something else entirely. The only thing that is certain in the world of Blur is that in a race there are winners and losers, and racers will do anything to reach the finish line first.



Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is a new action-adventure game to be released on June 8th. In it you’ll journey to a land of legendary combat and mysterious circumstances in this new installment to the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time franchise. Prepare yourself for impossible battles and know that you will come face to face with death as you engage in deadly combat. Experience many of your favorite elements from the original series as well as new gameplay innovations. The mystery and magic of the old-as-time fight between good and evil comes to life with all its rewards and consequences in Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands.



All Points Bulletin is a new breed of an action online game expected to be available on July 2nd. The action is set in a persistent living, breathing open-world urban environment where fame and fortune awaits all players. Some players will achieve this by feeding on the city, its people and its businesses – the Criminals. Some will live by a higher code and instead feed on the criminals and their organizations – the Enforcers. This dynamic where players become the core content for other players is one of the many unique features of APB. Its deep, rich customization system provides players with the ability to completely personalize their identity. Looks, clothing, vehicles and even music, all to astonishing detail and quality.

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Just Cause 2 Demo is Available on Steam and Supports 3D Vision

March 4th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Stereo 3D Games


Just yesterday I’ve shared the information that the game Just Cause 2 will be 3D Vision-ready title and today we already have the demo of the game available on Steam. The good news is that the demo also works just fine with 3D Vision, so you can get a feel of what to expect form the full game when it is out later this month, however there are a few issues that you should be aware of regarding the demo. The game really looks great in stereo 3D mode with 3D Vision even with all the additional effects enabled so it is really done with S3D in mind, but the demo however has some minor issues. You should start with the installation the 3D Vision driver included in the just made available 196.75 drivers as these drivers are the first ones that do include a 3D Vision profile for the game. Not that if you use older driver without the game profile you’ll have some issues as the default convergence level in the game is just fine, it maybe needs just some fine tweaking for optimum results, but that also depends on personal preferences. If you have an SLI system with two or more Nvidia video cards you should disable the SLI before running the demo of the game if you plan to play it in stereo 3D mode as it seems that the demo has some issues with SLI and 3D Vision working together. With SLI enabled when you switch to stereoscopic 3D mode by enabling the 3D Vision the left frame in the game (right when taking a 3D screenshot) is almost completely dark creating a very weird feeling and making the S3D mode unusable until you disable SLI. The last thing you should be aware of is that the demo and probably the final game is quite demanding in terms of graphical performance, especially if you wish to play it in stereoscopic 3D mode.

To download the demo of the game Just Cause 2 over Steam…

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More About the Additional Features in Just Cause 2 for Nvidia Users

March 4th, 2010 · No Comments · Stereo 3D Games


I’ve already told you that the game Just Cause 2 will be 3D Vision Ready and Support NVIDIA CUDA. But here is an interesting short video from Avalanche Studios (the game developer) and Nvidia where they talk a bit more about the game and what additional benefits will it offer to users having PCs equipped with CUDA-capable GPUs and of course 3D Vision owners. Just Cause 2 certainly is not a title to miss if you like playing in stereoscopic 3D mode with 3D Vision, but I suppose that it will still be great for people with other S3D setups too. And the best thing is that there is not much time left before it gets released, as Just Cause 2 will be available in-stores on March 23rd, 2010, in North America and March 26th, 2010, in Europe, Middle East, and Australasia.

Just Cause 2 is already available for pre-orders at Amazon with a price of $49.99 USD…

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