With all of the recent hype over 3D movies like James Cameron’s Avatar, it only stands to reason that the rise of 3D games would inevitably follow.
3D games go far beyond being merely a new type of interactive experience for the seasoned gamer. With three dimensional imagery that in some cases can even rival the magic seen in the multiplexes (it’s no surprise that Avatar is now itself a 3D game), this revolutionary technology offers what may be the closest thing to real life there is in a video game.
With gaming consoles like Sony Playstation 3, Nintendo 3DS, and Microsoft Xbox 3D leading the way, many industry experts are predicting that 3D Games are in fact the wave of the future. But this was not always the case. The very first 3D gaming platform, Nintendo’s Virtual Boy, proved to be a bust shortly after its introduction in 1995. It seems that the eyeglass like projector which produced the images, also produced headaches for the user after prolonged usage. Ouch!
Fortunately, today’s technology has produced new breakthroughs like the Nintendo 3DS and its parallax barrier, a device that allows gamers to enjoy 3D images without as much eye strain. Other new 3D game platforms include the 3D enhanced version of Sony Playstation 3 and the Nvidia 3D system.