|Actually I'd be happy if just one them could come up with a handheld that I actually found comfortable to use.|
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Blerk Moderator 48,222 posts
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Actually I'd be happy if just one them could come up with a handheld that I actually found comfortable to use.
More consoles for people with big hands
So, now Digital Foundry is suggesting the parallax barrier method . They have posted this link (for the lazy one):
Maybe I'll have to buy a new TV after all...
AbeFroman 80 posts
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Nintendo patented 3D in 1979. FACT.
Not until Nintendo prove it's successful, no.
A patent doesn't prove that Sony have been working on a 3D handheld.
So, three competing scenarios are slowly shaping up:
1) webcam-based head tracking for viewpoint detection.
Basic mechanism: provides illusion of 3D through viewpoint changes
Pros: cheap (no need to change tv, all hardware basically there)
Cons: single person, may need you to wear a light bulb (or a wiimote) on your head
2) stereo images entirely generated within the monitor (e.g. parallax barrier)
Basic mechanism: illusion of 3D through stereoscopy
Pros: no need to wear glasses, or bulbs over your head
Cons: single person in constrained positions, expensive monitor, forced stereoscopy may be bad for your health (tiring, nausea, etc.)
3) stereo images generated with the aid of shutter glasses
Basic mechanism: illusion of 3D through stereoscopy (like before)
Pros: less expensive monitor upgrade (60Hz for stereo imaging at 30Hz, 120Hz for stereo imaging at 60Hz), multiple users, less constrained positions
Cons: need to wear glasses, same physiological (negative) effects
In summary: 1 and 2) probably best for handelds, 3) better for a home with multiple people
All that tech will never be in a handheld.
Picture a handeld gamecube with two touchscreens and I think you'll be not far wrong.
I personally greeted the news with more than just two wanks.
Ignatius_Cheese Moderator 11,104 posts
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3D with glasses is one thing.
3D without glasses is another thing.
I'm interested to see the developments in both fields.
Stop sitting on the fence, FFS, this eurogamer.
Hehe, ecu speaketh the truth.
What did he say?
remember all the 3d telly in the 80s ?
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