Time to run out to your local magazine store and pick up this month’s issue of GAMEINFORMER!
We are very proud and excited to report that GAMEINFORMER did a special feature on stereoscopic 3D gaming, and featured just about everyone in the industry including iZ3D, NVIDIA, Blitz Games Studios, and Meant to be Seen! Finally, S-3D gaming is starting to get the attention it deserves!
We are also please to report that a new game review is up for Ubisoft’s Prince of Persia. Is the Prince the king of stereoscopic 3D gaming? How does it perform on the iZ3D and NVIDIA S-3D driver solutions? Today we find out! Read the review and share your thoughts in our discussion forums.
“We were very pleased to sponsor the U-DECIDE report as it allowed us to get a real glimpse into how many people are interested in stereoscopic 3D in future products. What I did not expect was the breadth and depth of analysis performed, which offered a wealth of statistics and practical conclusions everyone can follow.” – Lee Bamber, CEO of The Game Creators
Featuring over 75 pages of data, almost 60 informative charts and tables, and the informed feedback of traditional 2D and experienced stereoscopic 3D gamers, U-DECIDE is the final word on the direction our industry is best headed according to the people whose opinions matter most - our customers.
Our most recent findings announcement is that 3D movies in the theater are not the primary motivator for positive customer opinion about stereoscopic 3D technology in the home. The true driver is revealed in our current press release.
"The MTBS U-DECIDE Initiative Report is not only packed with important findings about this new and growing venue for stereoscopic displays and applications - it is also written in a clear and clean style that makes it a pleasure to read. I highly recommend this research report to those working in this emerging area of S-3D entertainment and gaming in the home, and I congratulate Neil Schneider and his colleagues for a job well done.” - John O. Merritt, Founder of the Stereoscopic Displays & Applications Conference and Merritt.com.
You can learn more about the initiative through our updated U-DECIDE page.
The results of a special survey run by Gamesindustry.biz that collected information from 300 industry professionals demonstrates that 3D gaming is the "most anticipated" technology this year!
Now do you believe us?!?!?
"Top of that list (the surveyed technology list) is 3D technology and its integration with gaming. With developers such as Blitz Games and publishers like Ubisoft embracing stereoscopic 3D, 2009 should see the early fruits of experiments with the format." - Gamesindustry.biz
MTBS is very thankful to Gamesindustry.biz because they also assisted our efforts with our own U-DECIDE Initiative launch. Featuring data collected from well over 700 2D and S-3D gamer respondents, we expect the complete report will be available for purchase tomorrow. It has taken longer to finish than expected because the document is both detailed and large.
Congratulations are also in order for iZ3D. According to Game Industry News and the results of almost 100,000 voters, the iZ3D 22" 3D monitor was ranked as the "Best Peripheral".
"If 2009 becomes the year of the 3D game, it will be because of the gains made by companies like iZ3D in 2008. The 22-inch 3D LCD was the first real mass produced LCD monitor that let games literally take their favorite titles into the next dimension. Today the prices on these amazing monitors are falling rapidly, so the final barrier to 3D could soon be crossed. If it is, we can say that it’s with the iZ3D 22-Inch LCD." - Game Industry News