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MTBS3D .@Dimension_10 talked about their new #VR platform & their history at MTBS at @SVVRLIVE. #SVVR2017 #VirtualRealityhttps://t.co/k6MRksv1rm
MTBS3D We interviewed Penumbra at @SVVRLIVE about a proof of concept #VR trainer for brain surgery to treat stroke.… https://t.co/XlMjjxMfzj
MTBS3D .@EnigmaticVR's Michael Oder demonstrated their new #VR game Cyberthreat at @SVVRLIVE. #SVVR2017 #VirtualRealityhttps://t.co/Ew3pC3x1j7
MTBS3D Our interview with Simon Gardner, CEO of @climaxstudios about their VR games. #GDC2017 #VirtualReality #VRhttps://t.co/JKsWLVcD5i
MTBS3D RT @MTBS3D: We interviewed @sixensemotion at @SVVRLIVE about their new product, MakeVR. #SVVR17 #VR #VirtualReality https://t.co/0Q62Gc96ga
MTBS3D We interviewed @sixensemotion at @SVVRLIVE about their new product, MakeVR. #SVVR17 #VR #VirtualRealityhttps://t.co/XAolniSjvY
MTBS3D RT @eventsforgamers: #SVVR2017 Panel: Putting the V in eSports, with @MTBS3D moderating, @sixensemotion, @SLIVERtv360 & @AMD represented. h…
MTBS3D .@OsterhoutGroup specializes in #AugmentedReality devices. We visited their offices during @Official_GDC. #GDC17https://t.co/oMJ81m7sGR
MTBS3D We interviewed @NordicTrolls at @Official_GDC and played their game @KarnageChron! #GDC17 #VRhttps://t.co/HcdkRq9zc9
MTBS3D .@captoglove showed us their latest work at @Official_GDC. They also have an active #Kickstarter! #GDC17 #VRhttps://t.co/f4I9EaxfYm
MTBS3D There is still more to share from @Official_GDC! Our interview with @htcvive is online. #GDC17 #HTCVive #VRhttps://t.co/KB1LR301gG
MTBS3D .@Survios gave MTBS a workout during @Official_GDC with Sprint Vector. #GDC17 #VR https://t.co/FkcziTm3C4 https://t.co/YoleaWxYjK

President's Message

Thank you for joining “Meant to be Seen”.  Founded in March of 2007, it's hard to believe that we are well over five years old!  We are the first and only stereoscopic 3D certification (S-3D) and advocacy group in the world designed to appeal to end consumers.

While we cover S-3D cinema, we are very focused on stereoscopic 3D gaming.  By participating with this website, you are helping push the success of S-3D software and technologies, and will improve the stereoscopic 3D gaming experience for millions of gamers – including you.

Neil Schneider with Panasonic 150" 3D HDTV
My introduction to S-3D gaming happened several years ago when I bought a pair of LCD shutter glasses on eBay. For less than $50, I could play games in true stereoscopic 3D.  Video game characters, munitions, and text literally exploded outside my screen!  I was immediately sold.

I was very surprised to learn that stereoscopic technology had been around for several years, and wasn't a recent breakthrough.  I was even more surprised to learn that the gaming industry had yet to officially adopt this innovation, and this has slowed progress in the field – so much so that several promising technologies had very limited success.

The problem is countless games were needlessly handicapped by incompatibility with these exciting technologies, and while the stereoscopic hardware industry strived to keep up with advances in video game development, the gap continued to widen between the S-3D hardware solutions and their gaming counterparts.

Without a consistent link between S-3D manufacturers, game developers, and consumers, everyone loses.  The game manufacturers miss out on providing a truly thrilling experience, the gamers potentially lose their S-3D investment, and the phenomenal stereoscopic innovations are ultimately thrown out with the bathwater.

I launched MTBS to solve this problem, and I am very pleased with how things have progressed.  In no small part attributed to the efforts of our membership and industry partners, stereoscopic 3D gaming has taken off and has a promising future.  It is thanks to the demand demonstrated here that we were able to eventually found a separate non-profit organization called The S-3D Gaming Alliance (S3DGA).

While I personally have no voting rights in the organization, it is an honor to serve as its Executive Director, and am responsible for its day to day operation.  While S3DGA serves as the industry’s official S-3D gaming body, MTBS is its consumer arm.

mtbs3D.com is your place!  It’s a place to learn about S-3D gaming, a place to talk about the latest trends and developments, and a place to share ideas for our industry’s future.  Thank you for your continued efforts.

Sincerely,

Neil Schneider, President & CEO
Meant to be Seen