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As it turns out, stereoscopic 3-D technology isn't just reserved for the fabulously bored ... of making flat, $1.8 billion-grossing Hollywood weepies. No, 3-D, like "put on those big, goofy glasses" 3D, can be the work of mere mortals. Like these two fellers above, from Blitz Games Studios.

In what's been billed as an MTBS exclusive (that's: "Meant To Be Seen"), Blitz has reportedly confirmed that Sony "fully intends" to update PlayStation 3 to support stereoscopic 3-D gaming and Blu-ray watching next year (presumably, in time for Ubisoft's 3-D Avatar game). What's more, MTBS suggests that the ability to upgrade to 3-D via a firmware update could be unique to PS3 (the console is a 4D concept, after all) -- potentially leaving current Xbox 360 owners to endure gaming life in a veritable stone age.

Blitz, famous for its trio of Burger King Xbox games, has its hands in the forthcoming movement, developing its own "BlitzTech" 3-D engine, which debuted earlier this month at the 3D Entertainment Summit in LA. Well then Blitz, we can't wait to see it in Hell, er, Hall, Kentia Hall -- next June.
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ROFLMAO - I used to haaaate those stupid Xbox games for Burger King.
I know what game I am NOT getting.
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What is with all this 3D stuff?

Can't we first work toward achieving realtime photo-realistic graphics first?
    
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How can you hate this?!
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i know "journey to the center of the earth" on blu-ray was quite a cool experience. Shipped with a pair of 3-D glasses and things jumped out of the screen at you. Dont think itd go mainstream any time soon though in the gaming industry. In the movie industry however, i think it will very very soon because it works effectively.
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It's one of those things you can't dismiss it without experiencing it for yourself.
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It's one of those things you can't dismiss it without experiencing it for yourself.
I tried Track Mania in 3D. It's kinda like putting on a pair of drunk goggles and trying to run imo. XD
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sweet, but what happened to 1080p games first natively???
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sweet, but what happened to 1080p games first natively???
to make something 3D probably takes little to no performance impacts. At least, in Trackmania it doesn't.
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sweet, but what happened to 1080p games first natively???
Games rendered natively at 1920x1080 on a GPU that's basically a gimped 7800GTX? They'd either look like they belonged on the PS2 or run at slideshow framerates.

There's a reason lots of games aren't even rendered at 720p on the PS3.
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Games rendered natively at 1920x1080 on a GPU that's basically a gimped 7800GTX? They'd either look like they belonged on the PS2 or run at slideshow framerates.

There's a reason lots of games aren't even rendered at 720p on the PS3.
take a look at WipeOutHD. It would beg to differ. Full 1080p.
It's res does change if the FPS dips bow 60, but it says 1080 width and when it swaps - you don't see any difference
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