In an MTBS exclusive, Nicole shares some new findings about video games in the home, and points out some new trends in the gaming industry. Do you think immersive S-3D gaming can impact an ESRB rating? Read the interview HERE and post your thoughts in the attached thread.
Second, we’ve all known about this for some time - I don’t know what the big surprise is with Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of Dreamworks Animation confirming the planned re-release of the Star Wars movies in stereoscopic 3D. While not to be taken as an indication that this is their choice of 2D to 3D conversion, David Seigle, CEO of In-Three, was interviewed on MTBS last September about their conversion process. I mention this because their work was endorsed by George Lucas! You can read the interview HERE.
Finally, the exciting details are expected to be announced later today or tomorrow, but the guides are already up. Read our beginners and advanced guides on how to capture stereoscopic 3D images in CG software programs.
As originally feared, MuchMusic broadcast a portion of my age revealing ambush at the EVOLUTION: 30 Years of Computer Games exhibit from a few weeks ago. You can sample it here:
Some more interesting news from Epic Games: looks like we are going to start seeing a series of Gears of War novels! Epic Games and Del Rey, an imprint of Ballantine Books at the Random House Publishing Group, have joined forces and announced plans to publish three Gears of War novels.
The first novel is called "Gears of War: The Battle of Aspho Fields". Written by #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Traviss, it will go on sale on October 28th, 2008. Most of her books have revolved around the Star Wars universe to date, so the Gears of War material should be a natural extension of her work. I will have some more exciting Epic Games news to share later this month.
On the S-3D front, TDVision’s Director of Marketing, Ethan Schur, will be speaking at the LATV conference on July 30th, 11:45AM. He will be demonstrating their TDVCodec and their efforts to bring 3D HDTV content to the home. You can learn more HERE.
We broke 3,000 MTBS registrants this week, and to celebrate we have an exciting contest! First, look at this picture:
This is our very own Sharky on his homemade simulator chair. Is he looking bad-a** or what?!? Think you can write a good caption for this picture?
Microsoft Games for Windows sent us a copy of Age of Conan Hyborian Adventures, and it’s yours if your caption hits the mark! Post your caption in this thread, and the winner will be announced in August alongside another exciting announcement!