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Playing the Game Blur in Stereoscopic 3D Mode with 3D Vision

May 27th, 2010 · 3 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision

The game Blur is now available and as I’ve written some time ago this is one of the titles for this summer that we all had high hopes for good results in stereoscopic 3D, and although it is a bit better than Split Second that also came out a few days ago, Blur is still not completely problem free when played in stereo 3D mode. Blur is yet another game game developed for console and ported for PC gamers, so the the default controls are a bit weird and you don’t get good graphic options that will allow you to have finer control over the graphic details and effects in the game…

The game Blur uses quite a lot of bright blue and white colors on dark backgrounds and that tends to create ghosting, especially if you decide to increase the depth level from the minimum setting. There is also an issue with rendering some lights at correct depth, and you can notice lighter halos around objects (the cars for example), especially if you increase the depth level a bit more than the minimum. And due to the lack of options to control the graphic details and effects and just having a quality level slider with a few levels, you’ll have to go to the lowest graphic settings to get rid of the halos, but this also makes the game graphics look way too simple, so it is not an option.

As I said by default the game needs to be played with the lowest level of depth that 3D Vision supports in order to minimize ghosting and light halos around objects, you can however tweak the convergence level a bit to have a slight pop-out effect, but still with low depth levels. You can try my custom convergence settings below if you wish to as currently thee is still no official 3D Vision profile even in the latest drivers for the game. But other than the ghosting, wrong lights rendering and the “glowing” halos around objects the game looks quite nice in stereo 3D mode and some people even find how Blur looks in stereo 3D great, but you should be aware that there are still some issues in the S3D mode. Maybe we’ll soon get a patch to fix these as the developer seems to be quick on releasing updates for the game, so we’ll be able to really enjoy the game in stereo 3D mode without visual issues and with higher depth levels…

to download my custom convergence settings for the game Blur…

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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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