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Amazon developing smartphone with 3D screen – report

A smartphone with a 3D screen could be on the way from retailer-come-tech giant Amazon, according to online reports. The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon is currently developing a wide range of assorted tech products designed to accompany its Kindle tablet brand. One of them is supposedly a high-end …

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Fully 3D Pokemon X and Pokemon Y hitting 3DS worldwide in October

Nintendo has announced the first ever ‘proper’ 3D Pokemon outings – Pokemon X and Pokemon Y. It’s also the first time the series has been released on 3DS. Nintendo president Saturo Iwata went to great lengths to repeatedly tell his Pokemon Direct audience that the game will release simultaneously worldwide …

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The Wii U Gamepad can apparently do 3D

Nintendo’s Wii U Gamepad apparently has a significant bit of added functionality that we’ve not heard about – it can display in 3D. Oddly, though, we’re not talking 3DS-style glasses-free 3D. Instead, IMGMR reports that green and magenta glasses from Inficolor are need to take advantage of the experience. It …

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Next iteration of DirectX is exclusive to Windows 8

Microsoft has confirmed that DirectX 11.1 will be exclusive to Windows 8. DirectX 11.1 is the next release of the 3D graphics API and adds, amongst other things, native stereoscopic 3D support, meaning games developed for it will have to include 3D compatibility. DirectX 11.1 is part of Windows 8, …

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Sony: Consumers have decided 3D is not "hugely important"

Platform holder Sony has admitted that consumers have effectively killed off the 3D gaming revolution. Consumers decide how relevant it is,” SCE UK boss Fergal Gara told Eurogamer. It’s fair to say consumers have decided it’s not hugely important at this time. It’s a capability we’ve got. It may have …

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EA declares the death of stereoscopic 3D games… again

Remember that time when they told you that stereoscopic 3D was THE next big thing in gaming? They lied. Having been conspicuous by its absence at E3 in June, Gamescom has now been and gone without a single mention of the technology. And that’s despite Sony having the lion’s share …

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3D will be a ‘minor’ element in future Nintendo consoles

Nintendo president Saturo Iwata has for the first admitted that the firm’s focus on 3D visuals for the 3DS will likely not be repeated with future machines. Now we’ve created the 3DS and 3DS XL and also have some games out there that are really using that 3D effect that …

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