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Video Daily: New DSi game brings 3D gaming to handheld, no glasses necessary

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Mar 2010 12:10 User comments (9)

Video Daily: New DSi game brings 3D gaming to handheld, no glasses necessary A new DSiWare game has been released in Japan called Rittai Kakushi E Atta Koreda (3D Hidden IMages: Found it!) and it ingeniously achieves 3D without the need for the gamer to wear glasses.
Using the front facing camera, the game can track the player's face and eyes and create a 3D effect, with the screen moving to create a sense of depth.

Because there is no need for glasses to filter light, the images should produce little to no strain on your eyes or brain.

Watch the video, it's a very impressive experience, especially for a game that only retails for 500 Nintendo points.

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9 user comments

12.3.2010 13:25

Ok, so why is this tech not into Tvs? The tech is simple enough for even a small game on the DS, so I would think that a camera powerful enough could be installed on a TV. Just thinking out loud here. - BLUEBOY

22.3.2010 13:33

Originally posted by blueboy09:
Ok, so why is this tech not into Tvs? The tech is simple enough for even a small game on the DS, so I would think that a camera powerful enough could be installed on a TV. Just thinking out loud here. - BLUEBOY

From what I see in the video, the 3D effect is achieved when the screen is moved...When you watch a movie, your TV/your position with regard to the TV is pretty much stationary...unless you keep moving your head from side to side constantly:).

32.3.2010 13:40

Originally posted by blueboy09:
Ok, so why is this tech not into Tvs? The tech is simple enough for even a small game on the DS, so I would think that a camera powerful enough could be installed on a TV. Just thinking out loud here. - BLUEBOY
While this would be good if a single person is watching the television, there would be issues when multiple people are watching, as the screen could not display at multiple angles depending on each individuals view of the screen.

42.3.2010 13:41

that's pretty impressive cant w8 till natal comes out I'm sure they'll be able to stuff like this and better with it

52.3.2010 15:10

Just wait until this is shown with GT5 ;)

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62.3.2010 16:48

Originally posted by xyqo:
that's pretty impressive cant w8 till natal comes out I'm sure they'll be able to stuff like this and better with it
Help Milo do his homework in 3-D.

74.3.2010 11:10

interesting... learned something new :)

85.3.2010 4:04

I wouldn't call this 3D. It's really more like a holagram image. Holographic imagry is simply an image that allows you to view it from different vantage points (i.e. angles) and you can see the image as it would appear if looking through a window. 3d shows you images of objects that appear to come out (i.e. forward) of the screen. This does NOT demonstrate this ability. The size of the Nintendo screen...and many small screen flat panel HDTV's is not big enough to create a 3D effect. The screen has to be quite large to do this....say 55 inches or more....and even then, you'd have to sit really close to it to get the effect. The only other possible way I can think of is to use a miniture display which you wear over your eyes. These simulate a 50 or 60 inch display.

I thought the holographic effect was quite interesting, nonetheless. I expect it will probably sell OK, if the price is reasonable.

95.3.2010 9:52

holographic? that's even cooler than 3D no? I think you mean lenticular displays?

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