Nintendo Announces the 3DS, 3D Effects Without Special Glasses

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213w ago - At E3, Nintendo will be introducing new hardware, the Nintendo 3DS, which is described as allowing games to be "enjoyed with 3D effects without the need for any special glasses."

It is not yet known how the 3D effects will work, but it is possible that it could work like this Japan-only DSiWare game.

According to Nintendo, the product will go on sale between April 2010 and March 2011.

To quote: The DS XL isn't even out in the US yet, but Nintendo is already lining up its successor.

Nintendo describes the system as a successor to the DS series, but it will also play DS and DSi titles. The 3DS is a temporary name according to Nintendo's short press release, but more details on the machine will be revealed at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo.

The 3DS will be Nintendo's fifth iteration of the DS hardware. The original DS was launched back in 2004 in the US and Japan and 2005 in Europe and Australia.

Since then, the DS Lite and DSi have been launched worldwide, slimming the machine down and offering brighter screens. The DSi XL is the latest version of the hardware and launched earlier this month in Europe and is set to arrive in the US on March 28.

Earlier this year, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said a new DS would feature...
 

Video: God of War III for PS3 Out Today, Chaos Trailer Arrives!

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214w ago - SCEA Product Marketing Manager Anthony Caiazzo has announced that God of War III for PS3 is officially out today, and shared the new GOW3 Chaos trailer below!

To quote: The wait is finally over! CHAOS has been unleashed nationwide as the highly anticipated God of War III releases on store shelves today. If you didn't make it to the midnight launch events last night, make sure to call your store and get your copy fast.

God of War III is set to take to the stage as the biggest entertainment launch event in PlayStation 3 history and will be remembered as one of the best action adventure titles of 2010. Now is your chance to take down the Gods of Olympus by wreaking havoc and spreading chaos through all of civilization.

I'd like to especially thank our Santa Monica Studios for all their time, hard work, and energy in delivering this award winning video game. I'd also like to give a big thank you to all the fans who have stayed loyal throughout Kratos' journey and continued to support all things God of War.

In celebration of today's launch, I'd like to share with you our new trailer called "Chaos," featuring kick-ass footage from the game.

In the End, There Will Be Only Chaos.




 

Video: God of War III PS3 Blood & Metal EP Out Now

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216w ago - Today Chris Brown of Roadrunner Records has shared a video announcement stating the God of War III PS3 Blood & Metal EP is out now.

To quote: We are pleased to announce today the release of the God of War III Blood & Metal EP!

To kick things off, head over to the Roadrunner Records' music section and check out the music video for Trivium's "Shattering The Skies Above!"

The video, filmed during the recording sessions for the God Of War III-inspired track, gives an intimate look in to the creation of the song. Trivium's singer Matt Heafy says about the song and how it relates to the game, "Metal is that imagery, metal is that grandiose thing, that violent energy that the game creates. Our song is inspired by the excitement of being involved with God Of War III and it's inspired by the energy of the game."





God of War: Blood & Metal is available for sale on today (March 2) and of course God Of War III is out on March 16. You can get the album for just $1.99 on March 2 through...
 

Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing PS3 Demo Out Now on PSN

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217w ago - Today Online Community Manager Kevin Eva has announced Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing PS3 demo is now available on PSN.

To quote: I'm pleased to confirm that the PSN demo of Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing is now available for you to download.

The SUMO Digital team have been working hard to provide a truly luscious visual experience and you'll be able to get a taste of what All-Star Racing action is all about.

The PlayStation 3 has its own track not available on any other platform's demo which is based off of Blizzard Castle from Billy Hatcher & The Giant Egg.

The track called Rampart Road has you quite literally racing all over the castle itself as you avoid rolling eggs, heavy snow drifts and devious crows - they may look like cats but they are indeed crows!

You'll have two characters to play in the demo, Sonic The Hedgehog (obviously) and Dr. Eggman, their vehicles have their own specific traits - try both of them and see.

As an FYI, you can alter the difficulty settings, the demo should be set to "Advanced" from the get go but you can reduce this to Basic if you find the action a little too intense.

Master drifting around corners and pull off aerial tricks to get a speed boost. Use the range of weapons available to...
 

PS3 Debug Firmware 3.20 Pics Reveal 3D Video Output Option

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218w ago - Today VG247.com (linked above) has shared some screenshots of PS3 Debug Firmware 3.20 which appear to reveal a new '3D Video Output' XMB menu option.

While the 3.20 update is reportedly still "months away" for consumers, Sony previously confirmed that a simple PS3 Firmware update is all that is required to make the PlayStation 3 system compatible with 3D gaming.

To quote: "We've landed some pics of a new debug build of PS3's Firmware, clearly showing a "3D video output" option.

As you can see from the images below, the feature appears to be included in the 3.20 release, which is apparently now in the hands of developers.

There's been a great deal of talk about 3D games in recent months, with Sony especially being a strong supporter of the tech."
 







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