Posts Tagged ‘3d’
I love the internet. It’s a place for sharing. Some folks over at the gbatemp forums have put together a nice little program (and a free one at that) that let’s you convert any 3D movie for watching on the Nintendo 3DS.
I converted this video and watched it in 3D on my own 3DS and it works great. The 3D effect is solid and the picture quality overall is excellent. This was from a .mp4 file that was originally 720p and then down-converted to 480×240 using this new program (named 3DS Video 1.00).
If you think you might wanna give it a try, you can grab the program & read the instructions here: 3DS Video 1.00
Today, I finally figured out how to convert a 3D video recorded on a Nintendo 3DS into the YouTube 3D format. It took a bit of work, but with the proper codec (ffdshow) and the proper program (Stereo Movie Maker), I was able to pull it off. Check out my first and only converted video thus far of my cat, Flynn:
from Nintendo’s press release:
Nintendo 3DS has the strongest software lineup of any video game system this holiday season and the new price now opens up the glasses-free 3D experience to many more consumers. Building on the popularity of The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time™ 3D, which launched June 19, the upcoming game calendar is a Who’s Who of iconic video game franchises. Star Fox 64™ 3D arrives on Sept. 9, followed by Super Mario™ 3D Land in November, Mario Kart™ 7 in December and Kid Icarus™: Uprising during the holiday season.
I didn’t think it would be coming that soon. That’s pretty sweet! I thought late December for sure, but this is a nice surprise. The game title is a bit awkward, but a nice throwback to the Gameboy days, I suppose. Still, it makes one wonder if Nintendo has a focused concept for the game or if they’re just trying to get a 3D Mario game to the 3DS as soon as possible, regardless of having some sort of vision for it. We’ll see how things shape up in the months ahead as more info is released.
from Nintendo’s press release:
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE
)– Nintendo of America today announced plans to drop the suggested retail price of its portable Nintendo 3DS™
system to $169.99 in the United States, as new games based on some of the world’s most beloved video game franchises head to the system. The new price, down from the suggested launch price of $249.99 and effective Aug. 12, makes an outstanding value even better and sets up a strong holiday season for the system.
“For anyone who was on the fence about buying a Nintendo 3DS, this is a huge motivation to buy now,” said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. “We are giving shoppers every incentive to pick up a Nintendo 3DS, from an amazing new price to a rapid-fire succession of great games.”
Nintendo 3DS has the strongest software lineup of any video game system this holiday season and the new price now opens up the glasses-free 3D experience to many more consumers. Building on the popularity of The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time™ 3D
, which launched June 19, the upcoming game calendar is a Who’s Who of iconic video game franchises. Star Fox 64™ 3D arrives on Sept. 9, followed by Super Mario™ 3D Land in November, Mario Kart™ 7 in December and Kid Icarus™: Uprising during the holiday season.
In addition to great games, Nintendo 3DS has a host of attractive features* that make it the must-have video game system this season:
The new Nintendo Video™
service automatically delivers short 3D videos from the worlds of music, comedy, animation and Hollywood.
A free application allows Netflix members with unlimited streaming plans to instantly watch TV episodes and movies streaming from Netflix.
The Nintendo eShop
is a digital store for Nintendo 3DS owners that provides access to a wide variety of downloadable content, such as original 3D software, classic games that have been re-mastered in 3D called 3D Classics, Game Boy™ and Game Boy Color “Virtual Console” games in their original 2D glory, and more than 350 Nintendo DSiWare™ games. Visitors can also view video game trailers, screen shots and product information for games, including those available at retail locations.
Looks like the new Mario game on 3DS is indeed called Super Mario 3D Land. Nice. The new price of the 3DS is quite the bomb that Nintendo’s dropped on us today. That coupled with a bunch of free games means that Nintendo is about to get serious with market penetration. If the new price doesn’t get people on the fence to buy the system now, what will?