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Old 03-23-10, 02:08 PM   #1
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Nintendo Announces 3DS - 3D w/o Glasses!

3DS is a tentative name (but then again so was DS).

- The follow-up to the DS (apparently the DSi was a stopgap upgrade).
- This will be formally revealed at E3.
- Will feature 3D imagery without the need for glasses.
- Fully backwards compatible with DS and DSi.
- Tentatively due out this fiscal year (before March 2011).

STRAIGHT UP RUMORS from Nikkei (they're a solid source, apparently).
- It will have an analog stick of some kind.
- It will have built-in vibration.
- It will have a tilt-sensor.
- Wireless connections are sped up significantly.
- Stronger battery life than current models.
- Screens will be 4" or smaller.

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Old 03-23-10, 02:09 PM   #2
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Re: Nintendo Announces 3DS (tentative name), 3D DS w/o Glasses!

9 days early.
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Old 03-23-10, 02:11 PM   #3
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Re: Nintendo Announces 3DS (tentative name), 3D DS w/o Glasses!

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9 days early.
Gotta get a jump on the well-defended and jaded Internet crowd.
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Old 03-23-10, 02:11 PM   #4
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Re: Nintendo Announces 3DS (tentative name), 3D DS w/o Glasses!

Can I play Guitar Hero on it?
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Old 03-23-10, 02:15 PM   #5
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Re: Nintendo Announces 3DS (tentative name), 3D DS w/o Glasses!

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Can I play Guitar Hero on it?
I hear they're going to have a First-Person Pac-Man game where the pellets actually come at your face and you have to make an audible "wakka" noise for each one to eat it. You'll make turns in the maze by using the tilt sensor. And the top screen will be the traditional, overhead map.
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Old 03-23-10, 02:16 PM   #6
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Re: Nintendo Announces 3DS (tentative name), 3D DS w/o Glasses!

English press release:
http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2010/100323e.pdf
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Old 03-23-10, 02:17 PM   #7
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Re: Nintendo Announces 3DS (tentative name), 3D DS w/o Glasses!

Or, if Pixy would actually source something we might realize it's not a joke.

http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2010/100323e.pdf
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Old 03-23-10, 02:18 PM   #8
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Re: Nintendo Announces 3DS (tentative name), 3D DS w/o Glasses!

That press release looks like a ransom note.
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Old 03-23-10, 03:13 PM   #9
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Re: Nintendo Announces 3DS (tentative name), 3D DS w/o Glasses!

I'm not really interested in 3D, but then again most people didn't think much of the dual screens and Nintendo seems to be pretty good at getting these things right (Virtual Boy not withstanding).
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Old 03-23-10, 03:20 PM   #10
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Re: Nintendo Announces 3DS (tentative name), 3D DS w/o Glasses!

I'm looking forward to 3D -- but not for gaming and I'm especially not interested in any handheld products ever since I got an Ipod Touch. I would imagine 3D would make things harder to spatially adapt to. I do plan on buying a 3D TV or two this year though.
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Old 03-23-10, 03:36 PM   #11
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Re: Nintendo Announces 3DS (tentative name), 3D DS w/o Glasses!

The reason I don't give a crap about the latest 3D movement is because I already wear glasses and am not fiddling with glasses that go over my glasses. If they can pull this off without that nonsense, then I'm interested...
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Old 03-23-10, 04:29 PM   #12
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Re: Nintendo Announces 3DS (tentative name), 3D DS w/o Glasses!

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I'm looking forward to 3D -- but not for gaming and I'm especially not interested in any handheld products ever since I got an Ipod Touch. I would imagine 3D would make things harder to spatially adapt to. I do plan on buying a 3D TV or two this year though.
It's baffling when somebody writes as if 3D games aren't THE most perfect fit for 3D displays.
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Old 03-23-10, 04:33 PM   #13
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Re: Nintendo Announces 3DS (tentative name), 3D DS w/o Glasses!

Speculation is that it will end up something like this already released DSiware game:
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Old 03-23-10, 04:42 PM   #14
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Re: Nintendo Announces 3DS (tentative name), 3D DS w/o Glasses!

At least it will get more play time than my Wii

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Old 03-23-10, 04:46 PM   #15
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Re: Nintendo Announces 3DS (tentative name), 3D DS w/o Glasses!

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Speculation is that it will end up something like this already released DSiware game:
Wow, that's amazing.

I'm pretty sure this is a new screen thing though (or maybe a combination?).
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Old 03-23-10, 04:47 PM   #16
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Re: Nintendo Announces 3DS (tentative name), 3D DS w/o Glasses!

Yeah i'm sure it will look different ... the point is that it doesn't have to use expensive 3d technology to do cool 3d stuff. This japan thing simply uses the camera to track the direction the DS is moving in, and renders the screen appropriately, giving the illusion of 3d.
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Old 03-23-10, 04:52 PM   #17
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Re: Nintendo Announces 3DS (tentative name), 3D DS w/o Glasses!

Right, but since the DSi already does that there's got to be something more interesting to it (the 3DS).

I guess that's just my opinion/assumption on the matter.

E3 will be exciting this year, that's for sure.
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Old 03-23-10, 05:01 PM   #18
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Re: Nintendo Announces 3DS (tentative name), 3D DS w/o Glasses!

I guess I should fax in my industry credentials and go to E3 now.
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Old 03-23-10, 05:56 PM   #19
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Re: Nintendo Announces 3DS (tentative name), 3D DS w/o Glasses!

Interested, but I wonder if the 3d wow factor is lost a bit on a (presumably) small screen.
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Old 03-23-10, 07:07 PM   #20
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Re: Nintendo Announces 3DS (tentative name), 3D DS w/o Glasses!

That video shows off the equivalent of head tracking.

The 3D display being written about is different, and it can't be shown off with a youtube video on a normal screen.
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Old 03-23-10, 08:00 PM   #21
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Re: Nintendo Announces 3DS (tentative name), 3D DS w/o Glasses!

The DS is my favorite system so I'm excited for the next version. Parallax 3D sounds very cool and should work great on a DS sized screen. Should be an interesting E3.
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Old 03-23-10, 09:42 PM   #22
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Re: Nintendo Announces 3DS (tentative name), 3D DS w/o Glasses!

I'm actually interested in this news... will follow this thread.
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Old 03-25-10, 01:14 AM   #23
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Re: Nintendo Announces 3DS (tentative name), 3D DS w/o Glasses!

One thing is certain : I'm not buying any more DSiWare games. Thanks Nintendo. Oh, and thanks Costco for your liberal return policy.
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Old 03-25-10, 09:14 AM   #24
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Old 03-25-10, 10:46 AM   #25
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Re: Nintendo Announces 3DS (tentative name), 3D DS w/o Glasses!

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I guess I should fax in my industry credentials and go to E3 now.
If you're actually in CA and can get in, there shouldn't be a reason not to go, eh?

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