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MTBS-TV Episode: Stereoscopic 3D Gaming History, Part I

December 8th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Other S3D Tech


Join Neil Schneider from MTBS talking about the stereoscopic 3D history in this about 10 minutes long video… he is explaining a lot of interesting facts about the pioneers from Metabyte, NVIDIA, iZ3D, and DDD and what is their part in the stereoscopic 3D technology development. The video was shot with Minoru 3D webcamera and is available in stereoscopic 3D format on YouTube, but you can also download it to watch is on your PC with 3D Vision for example. And don’t forget to watch the next part of the video next week… ;)

And don’t forget to visit MTBS if you haven’t done so yet…

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The S-3D Gaming Alliance (S3DGA)

August 14th, 2009 · No Comments · General 3D News

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Now this is something new that I’ve just learned about and it seems that actually the S3DGA was formed quite recently too, so that is why I haven’t heard of it yet, but probably the same goes for you too, so here is a bit more information about the The S-3D Gaming Alliance.

According to the U-DECIDE Initiative, a well received study of modern gamers, 93% of survey respondents want to see game developers support stereoscopic 3D technology. The industry’s answer is to start development of The S-3D Gaming Alliance, an organization that is 100% focused on making stereoscopic 3D gaming possible through standards, education, and product adoption.

The S-3D Gaming Alliance or S3DGA in short, is a 3D gaming and entertainment industry standards and advocacy group charted to accelerate the adoption of 3D gaming and display technology by providing for standards discussions, consumer promotion, education, and awareness. Membership in the alliance is comprised of organizations and individuals with an interest in developing 3D solutions.

Some of S3DGA’s founding companies include Blitz Games Studios, DDD, iZ3D, Jon Peddie Research, TDVision Corp, XpanD, and more. The President and CEO of S3DGA will be Neil Schneider, best known for his pioneering work on Meant to be Seen, the world’s leading website focused on stereoscopic 3D gaming and entertainment.

High immersion S-3D gaming experiences include explosions that pop out of the screen and a sense of depth so real that players think they can place their hands inside the display. S-3D technology is growing popular in the home with products like LCD shutter glasses, 3D monitors, and several new and developing 3D HDTV and projection solutions.

The effect of a standards group such as S3DGA is to accelerate the adoption of technology by presenting a forum for members to express, test, and agree on ideas and approaches to educating consumers. And I should add that we definitely needed an organization like that to help push things a bit more in the field of Stereoscopic 3D gaming, so that more and more people and companies will start taking interest in it… ;)

To the official S-3D Gaming Alliance website for more information…

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