More 3D gaming news from Nintendo and Microsoft

Posted on May 12 2010 - 9:01am by simon

In recent weeks it has been Sony that has been most public regarding its intentions to bring 3D gaming to the PS3, but now its rivals at Nintendo and Microsoft have revealed 3D plans.

Nintendo has indicated that it intends to launch the Nintendo 3DS hand held console with a 3D toggling button, which means that you can flick between two or three dimensional images at the drop of a hat.

The Nintendo 3DS will be notable in that it will not require the use of special polarised glasses in order to make the 3D image visible. In addition, after health concerns were voiced relating to prolonged viewing of the 3D image by children, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata told Forbes that the toggle switch should address these issues.

Meanwhile Microsoft has covertly gone into partnership with LG in South Korea in order to bring 3D gaming to the Xbox 360. Partial translation of a press release reveals that LG will be bundling 3D games with its new range of LED-backlit 3D TVs in its native country, allowing Xbox 360 gamers the chance to experience the next dimension.

It is expected that this Xbox 360 3D technology will be first trialled in Korea, with an international roll-out following once it has been given a test drive by consumers in the region.

The Nintendo 3DS should make its first public appearance at the 2010 E3 conference, with some predicting an Autumn release for this ground breaking hand held console.

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