Netflix Watch Instantly Coming to Nintendo 3DS

As if the ability to play games and videos with glasses-free 3D, didn’t already make the Nintendo 3DS a desirable piece of tech, they’ve just announced another major perk. Coming this summer, the 3DS will be compatible with Netflix Watch Instantly, allowing users to watch feature length movies and television shows in the palm of their hand. No, they won’t be in 3D, but you will be able to watch movie trailers in 3D. The system itself will be released on March 27 and the Netflix update will become available over the summer. Read the press release and more after the jump. Read More »

The next evolution in 3D is coming home on March 27. The Nintendo 3DS, the world’s first glasses-free 3D video game system, has officially been announced. It’ll cost $249.99 and feature about 30 titles in the first few months of launch. The system will also be compatible with 3D movies. Read the full press release and our impressions of the system after the jump. Read More »

As we all know, James Cameron loves to talk about 3D. And considering the guy spent several years and millions of dollars developing 3D technology in the depths of the ocean in order to make Avatar, the least we can do is listen. Cameron believes the next big step in 3D is getting rid of those pesky glasses and that glasses-less 3DTV is about eight to ten years away from hitting critical mass here in the United States. Considering HDTV has been around since the 1990s, but didn’t really hit big until about five years ago, that estimate sounds about right. So, once Avatar 2 and 3 come home, maybe you won’t have to feel silly watching them with 3D glasses on.

However, the main conceptual issue with glasses-less 3DTV is most people have a problem actually visualizing what it means. Even though we live in a 3D world, it’s hard to imagine a 3D movie or TV without glasses. Well, the answer is coming home much sooner than you’d think. March’s release of the Nintendo 3DS will be most people’s first foray into the whole new world of glasses-less 3D entertainment and we attempt to describe the experience after the jump. Read More »

E3 Nintendo

The big puzzle at the nexus point of cutting edge technology and consumer products is currently: how to bring 3D content to homes? Nintendo, which in the past decade has been steadfastly disinterested in putting technology first when releasing game devices, is suddenly leaping forward with a solution.

At the company’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) press conference this morning, Nintendo formally introduced the 3DS, an update of the blockbuster DS gaming handheld. (The device was first announced in March.) The trick of the 3DS is that it provides a 3D display with no glasses. And Nintendo has made a deal with movie studios to bring film content to the device. Read More »