Archive for category 3D Gaming

Killzone 3, Open Multiplayer Beta February 2nd

Seems like everything is just heating up, tons of great games and content coming out for the PS3 and it doesn’t seem like SONY is slowing down one bit. On Wednesday February 2nd the Killzone 3 Open Multiplayer Beta is going to hit the PSN. It will run from the 2nd to the 14th, which should give all North American PS3 users that little Killzone fix. It seems like it took forever for this game to come out, but if you look at it now, we only need to wait another 30. Besides the beta being available to all NA PS3 users it’s great that they are giving us a little extra from the Closed Beta. Players will have a chance to check out the game in full glory leading up to the release with support in using the PlayStation Move and stereoscopic 3D.

Hit the jump to find out about the 4 modes that you will have access to and the video:

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Review: Stereoscopic 3D

Stereo 3D + Games = Immersion

Stereo 3D gives the player natural two eye depth perception in the simulated 3D environment. In movies, this is great, but in interactive games it’s much more important. For example, in a racing game like Motorstorm, the core play mechanics involve dodging obstacles, maneuvering between vehicles, making jumps over hazards, etc… Judging distances in the 3D environment is a very fundamental part of those play mechanics and using your brain’s natural depth perception makes the game fundamentally more realistic and immersive. When experiencing this title in 3D for the first time, it felt like I could really see into the game; like I was looking into a miniature toy universe.

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Sly Cooper Collection Will Release On November 9th

The new HD upgrade to the Sly Cooper franchise has been cleared for launch and will be available at retailers starting on Tuesday, November 9th for your platforming pleasure. The game was revealed at this years E3 and shortly after we got some new info about what we would be getting for our $39.99 purchase which makes this post a whole lot easier:

  • Sly Cooper 1, 2 and 3, all in one Bluray disc.
  • Widescreen 720p remastered graphics at a steady 60 frames per second
  • 4 new minigames that take advantage of both the new PlayStation Move controller and 3D. You can also play them with the Dualshock 3 controller and without the 3D.
  • Trophies for all 3 games which means you get 3 platinum trophies for only $39.99

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Comparing the Nintendo 3DS to Sony’s 3D Efforts

Before anyone decides to remind me this is (look, it takes you back to the home page!) the reason I’m posting this, in the main page no less, is because of how we can compare Nintendo’s effort  to Sony’s 3D push for home entertainment thanks to 3D Blu-ray movies as well as the firmware released for the 3D enabled games available at the moment and in the near future for the PS3.

Now with that out of the way,  let’s consider what the 3DS has to offer at launch and how Sony has decided to price and market their 3D interest in new technology.

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