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Hands-on with PlayStation in 3D: Gimmick or game-changer?

By August 5, 2010Newswires

Hands-on with PlayStation in 3D: Gimmick or game-changer?

We sink our teeth into the PlayStation 3’s 3D launch lineup

By Chris Jager

The video games industry is about to receive its biggest technological shake-up since it switched from monochrome to colour. Galaxian in 1979, fact-fans — Ed.] No, it’s not the Microsoft Kinect or Playstation Move, or even the TN Games FPS Gaming Vest(badass as that may be). We’re talking, of course, about true 3D gaming.

Ever since Mario 64 introduced console owners to the third dimension, the ability to create 3D games has been lurking surreptitiously in the background. However, it has only become a viable option for consumers this year with the advent of 3DTV.

Presumably you’ve seen these things being advertised by now — on your boring, 2D TV. But how does the technology work, exactly? And what can it offer PS3 gamers? Step back; we are about to drop our science on those assembled.

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