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The 3D Hype Bubble is Completely Busted and That is a Good Thing

July 17th, 2012 · 8 Comments · Other S3D Tech


The talk about whether stereoscopic 3D gaming is dead or will die soon continues, I’ve already shared some thoughts on that topic, however there is another interesting article by Neil Shneider from MTBS, published on Gamasutra, that you might want to check out. Neil also does an overview on what and how things are developing lately in regards not only to Nintendo, but stereoscopic 3D gaming and 3D in general, the most important thing however is the conclusion he makes. The fact that the 3D hype bubble is now completely busted as some media is claiming is actually not a bad thing according to him, and I can say that I agree as well, especially considering that too much hype can make things go the wrong way and we’ve seen that happen with 3D in some aspects already.

Bursting the 3D hype bubble is actually not a bad thing, because now people interested in stereoscopic 3D gaming and 3D content in general should be able to get a more clear view without too much hype surrounding it. And most of all the focus will not be the hype surrounding it and everyone thinking that all things 3D are great and deserve the attention and your hard earned money. With everything stereoscopic 3D things follow the same principle as with everything else – something new and trendy gets a lot of hype, but that does not make it good for sure, or bad for that matter. And when you remove the all the hype surrounding it, things become clearer and easy to judge, is it good or is it bad. Not to mention the fact that when 3D is not surrounded by too much hype, the companies and individuals interested in making a quick profit, exploiting the 3D hype should also disappear or at least become a lot less. Now, it is a completely different thing if other big companies that are producing good stereoscopic 3D content and products get scared by the lack of hype surrounding 3D and leave that market, this can indeed be a bad thing, but this is not even close to happening as we can clearly see. So stereoscopic 3D is here to stay, it will not be gone overnight as some people may think, and the users interested into stereoscopic 3D gaming are just getting more and more.

More about why it is actually a good thing that 3D hype is starting to wear off…

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Stereo 3D Video of the HDMI Press Conference at CES 2012

January 17th, 2012 · 2 Comments · General 3D News


Neil Schneider from MTBS has managed to capture the HDMI Press Conference at CES 2012 on a 3D video, so if you’ve missed it or were unable to visit CES this year, it is something that you will probably find interesting to watch. The video is over half an hour, so make sure you have some free time when deciding to watch it. In the press conference HDMI reveals details of their new HDMI Forum and introduces its leadership, it also includes some interested details for a proposed specification upgrade as well as a discussion of stereoscopic 3D gaming on both AMD and Nvidia platforms.

Visit MTBS3D for more interesting video coverage from 2012 CES with more yet to come…

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MasterImage 3D Joins S3DGA, a New President of the Organization

August 30th, 2011 · No Comments · General 3D News

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The S-3D Gaming Alliance (S3DGA) is considered as the official voice and standards body for stereoscopic 3D gaming and the organization just got another new member which is the company MasterImage 3D, a leading manufacturer of autostereoscopic 3D displays for mobile devices.

“We see stereo 3D gaming as one of the most vital content categories behind the explosive growth of 3D mobile devices and tablets in 2012. S3DGA has already helped us secure 3D gaming content for our display partners, and we plan to work closely on many programs to help make it easier for game developers to launch content across the latest 3D mobile devices.” – Matt Liszt, VP of Marketing for MasterImage 3D.

The S-3D Gaming Alliance also has a new president – Alan Price who up untill recently worked at Electronic Arts Canada as CTO for over four years. He is currently developing a new venture as an interactive entertainment entrepreneur. In addition to being an advocate for S-3D gaming, Alan’s experience in game development, leadership, and business sense makes him the perfect candidate for this role.

“The stereoscopic 3D gaming landscape is evolving rapidly, and there are new emerging ways we can serve our members and help build and sustain this market. I’m looking forward to the progress we can make together, and am honored to serve as S3DGA’s President.” – Alan Price, President of The S-3D Gaming Alliance.

Last but not least, the alliance is getting set for its annual meeting taking place at the end of The 3D Gaming Summit on September 22nd in Hollywood, California. Guest presentations will be made by Sony Computer Entertainment America, MasterImage 3D, Big Blue Bubble, Dynamic Digital Depth, iGO3D, S3DGA, and more.

For more information you can visit the official website of the S-3D Gaming Alliance…

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