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3D Review – Hasbro’s my3D

At first glance, Hasbro’s my3D iPhone/iPod viewing attachment looks like an April Fool’s joke gone horribly wrong. Bearing a uncanny resemblance to the classic View-Master toy, the my3D might look like a piece of tech from last century, but surprisingly impresses with a robust starting lineup and completely reasonable asking price.

A Toy or the Key to an 3D Enabled World?

If Hasbro’s my3D had a catchphrase “Looks can be deceiving” would be the perfect fit. It really is the futuristic plastic cousin of the classic View-Master toy that first surfaced in the late 1930s. Not only does the my3D sport a similar look to the iconic View-Master, it capitalizes on the same stereoscopic eye trickery to bring still and moving images to life. By keeping your head and eyes attached to the black and blue googles the my3D doesn’t suffer from the “sweet spot” issues that early adopters of Nintendo’s 3DS have complained about.

This fixed view point makes the my3D’s visuals really pop, but creates it’s own issues due to the complete immersion the product provides. After 5 to 10 minutes I found myself needing to take a break because my eyes were working overdrive only fixating on the stereoscopic images flickering in front of my eyes. The my3D also uses the iPod/iPhone’s tilt sensor to create 360 degrees of movement, which sounds great in theory, but can be completely disorienting after you remove your focus from the head piece.

Plus, don’t expect to be picking up any strange sporting this tech gear at the local bar… retro sheik is so last year.

Warning - my3D = Poon Repellent

The hardware requires no batteries and is extremely simple to set up. The current version comes with 3 case trays supporting all current iPhone 3G and above handsets, and should be easily updated if Apple goes with a new hardware design in the future. Each unit also has it’s own serial number that consumer’s are instructed to enter once they download the main my3D app from the iTunes store.

CLOSING COMMENTS

It’s clunky and goofy looking, but the my3D delivers on it’s promise – a cost effective way to view 3D in the comfort of your own home. If you’re remotely interested in viewing media in a whole new dimension then run down to the local Target and pick one up.

DigitalNipples Hasbro’s my3D Score – 8 out of 10

Mega Man Legends 3 Prototype Video

Grab some popcorn! You made it just in time for a Mega Man Legends 3 Prototype Version matinee.

Mega Man Legends 3 Prototype Screens

Check out these 12 new screens of Capcom’s Mega Man Legends 3 Prototype Version!

Mega Man Legends 3 eShop Bound

Capcom announced that the upcoming Mega Man Legends 3 Nintendo 3DS game will be getting a Nintendo eShop exclusive prototype version when the service launches this summer. Aptly titled Mega Man 3 Legends Prototype Version, the downloadable game will allow players a sneak peak of Mega Mans next open world adventure.

Mega Man 3 Legends Prototype Version will feature one core mission, but once players finish their assigned task the game will open up unfinished areas along with a debug menu that will grant special moves and abilities.

Capcom is also inviting 3DS owners to voice their opinion on the game through it’s Unity Web site.

Screens and video of the blue bomber in action are incoming – stay tuned!

3DS Zelda Gets Date and Box Art

Nintendo unleashed a rather lackluster line up of second quarter Wii and 3DS titles today, but one gold covered gem finally got an official street date –

June 19, 2011

Yep, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D will make it’s US debut June 19, 2011, one week after E3.

Are you up for the challenge of the Water Dungeon once more? I know it’s considered video game blasphemy, but Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask are the only two Zelda games I never completed, so I’ll definitely be in line ready to buy my copy on the 19th.

PS – Expect the Star Fox 64 3DS remake to ship this July – just saying.

Child of Eden 3D? Yes, Please!

IGN updated this weekend with a tasty bit of 3D news – Tetsuya Mizuguchi, father of Rez, Space Channel 5 and all things cool,  all but confirmed that his latest brainchild Child of Eden would be 3D enabled when it ships for the PlayStation 3 later this year.

Mizuguchi spilled the stereoscopic beans during a live Q and A session at the Euro comic convention Kapow! Comic-Con, and while he didn’t directly say the game would support 3D, he was very enthuastic about the idea for at least the PlayStation 3 version (the XBox 360 version ships first this June with Kinect support).

Child of Eden’s trippy visuals would be well worth the wait for 3D in my opinion. Hey Miz, how about a 3D enabled Rez while you’re at it?

Super Street Fighter IV SpotPass Alert!

Notice a little blue dot glowing this morning on your Nintendo 3DS hinge? Capcom was nice enough to send out the first “gift” SpotPass this morning – a special gold Blanka figurine for Super Street Fighter IV 3D’s StreetPass mode!

Here’s the code for those without a WiFi connection – DmdkeRvbxc.

Keep them coming Capcom!

3DS StreetPass at WonderCon 2011

This weekend I made my first pilgrimage to WonderCon – the Bay Area’s largest annual comic book convention. I’ve had an on-again-off-again relationship with comics since ordering my first pair of x-ray glasses from the back of The Amazing Spider-Ham, but it was the convention’s video game offerings that finally forced me to make the trip.

Amongst the hundreds of comic stands, poster corrals and anime doll shops, a few video game publishers decided to have some floor presence this year. Nintendo and Capcom both had decent size booths showcasing mostly their upcoming Nintendo 3DS products, so I figured it be the perfect formula to ignite my very own Nintendo 3DS’s dormant StreetPass mode.

Before I delve to far into my StreetPass experiences, let me just say WonderCon was almost too overwhelming. I’ve been to over 10 E3s but nothing could prepare me for the sheer crowd size and shoulder to shoulder browsing that made it almost impossible to really enjoy the experience.

Image Courtesy of popculturegeek.com

Despite the crowds, I managed to trek past the Nintendo and Capcom booths a few times in hope of snagging a few StreetPass tags, and I’m happy to report, my StreetPass mission was a complete success! My first walk through garnered a whopping 10 connections in just a 15 minute period and by the end of the day I was extremely happy to find 0ver 30 new Miis in lingering around my StreetPass plaza.

My StreetPass Homies

Thanks to the above pictured fellow Nintendo 3DS owners I was able to conquer two more Find Mii dungeons and complete two 3D puzzles. One StreetPass game I wasn’t successful in was Super Street Fighter IV 3D; I found fellow Street Fighters just fine, but I got my ass handed to me via the game’s figure collection mode. My Street Fighter StreetPass record is an embarrassing 2 Wins – 14 Loses; time to go back to the drawing board for that game’s strategy.

Another surprise I discovered this morning is that my Ridge Racer save file ended up picking up some StreetPass racers too! After popping the cartridge in, I noticed a green dot above Ridge Racer’s icon, and after navigating to the game’s StreetPass Duel mode it was refreshing to see 4 new Duels and 8000 StreetPass bonus points awarded.

Overall I was super impressed with how the Nintendo 3DS StreetPass features worked with little to no effort. After a post week depression of not finding any StreetPass Miis locally, it was nice to see my StreetPass plaza populate almost instantaneously with fellow early adaptors. I’ll still be carrying around my 3DS daily in hopes of another chance encounter, but now I’m counting down the days till this year’s E3 – Los Angeles Convention Center here I come!

Just for those who are curious, my 3DS StreetPass name is DigitalNps – if you happen to run into me virtually be sure to leave a comment and say hi – my greeting includes a little plug for the site.

Cars 2 3D a PlayStation 3 Exclusive

Disney Interactive announced today that it’s upcoming summer movie tie-in Cars 2 will sport a 3D enabled mode only on the PlayStation 3. Cars 2 is Disney’s second 3D title – the company shipped Tron Evolution last holiday season. The PlayStation 3 version of Cars 2 will also sport a 3D 4 player split screen mode – so start saving for those extra glasses now!

Cars 2 is scheduled to launch on June 21, 2011. Don’t worry XBots and Wiitards – your version will ship at the same time, just sans 3D.

Image Source - @elguapo1 on Twitter

We’ve also heard rumblings of a Nintendo 3DS port that would launch around the same time Cars 2 comes home to Blu-Ray 3D this Fall. Stayed tuned (up) for more info!

Nintendo Talks 3DS Built-In Software

Nintendo’s always informative Iwata Asks Web portal has been updated. This time Nintendo’s main man Iwata hosted a round table discussion consisting of the talented group of developers that created the Nintendo 3DS system’s built in software.

Nothing ground breaking was revealed, but a few interesting tidbits included the origin of StreetPass and the Nintendo 3DS camera.

Iwata had this to say about the company’s decision making process  “Nintendo is a unique company. Takahashi-san directed Tomodachi Collection4, and lots of players liked it, but we didn’t tell him to “Go make a sequel right away!” Iwata continued “Instead, we abruptly stuck him on the menu team for the Nintendo 3DS system, made him chairman of the Built-in Features Section Meeting, and had him work on the HOME menu along with the rest of the UI (User Interface) team.”

During the session the team hinted at the chance of seeing more 3DS built-in apps in the future, as there were a ton of ideas left on the drawing board.

Takahashi joked “Whenever people see something fun, you know, they want very much to show it to their friends and family. So we decided to incorporate that sort of element into the built-in features for the Nintendo 3DS system. However, we got a lot of suggestions, and they just kept coming, and it turned into something enormous.”

The entire conversation can be read on Nintendo’s official Iwata Ask Website. What are your favorite built-in features of the Nintendo 3DS? Chime in with a comment below!

Resistance 3… Wait For It… D

It’s been on our DigitalNipples PlayStation 3D list for months, but Insomniac Games made it official via Sony’s PlayStation Blog – Resistance 3 will feature both Move and 3D support.

Resistance 3 follows the story of Joseph Capelli, a discharged sentinel traveling from Oklahoma to New York taking on the aftermath of the Chimeran invasion.

Insomniac also recently announced that their now annual Ratchet and Clank sequel will also feature 3D visuals when it ships this holiday.

What other blockbuster sequels would you like to see sport 3D support? Leave a comment below, we’d love to hear your ideas!

Resident Evil Revelations Demo Incoming

Resident Evil fans are in for a treat when they purchase the upcoming mission-based Resident Evil Mercenaries for the Nintendo 3DS this summer!

Capcom announced each copy of the game will come with a playable demo of Resident Evil Revelations – the official story-infused sequel that is expected to ship during the holiday season. That’s a whole lot of bullet management and zombie killing, kids!

Mercenaries is a direct port of Resident Evil 5’s popular Mercenary mode, a series of challenges staring various Resident Evil cast members that scored gamers on both accuracy and time. Revelations is the prequel to Resident Evil 5 that reunites Jill and Chris – the franchise’s first protagonists.

Is a playable demo of Revelations enough to push you to buy Mercenaries, or is this announcement just icing on the t-virus infected cake? Chime in with your comments below!

This Week in 3D (March 29th, 2011)

This week’s Blu-Ray 3D release include a pair of IMAX disc and a Disney animated 4 pack – not to shabby if you ask me.

Tangled Blu-Ray 3D

Starring Zachary Levi and Mandy Moore, Tangled is one of those rare non-Pixar Disney gems that is not only pretty to look at, but also provides quite a few laugh worthy moments. This 4 disc bundle is packed to the brim with extras and proves Disney is taking the 3D market very seriously. Kudos Disney, and keep em coming!

Mummies 3D

Ultimate G's in 3D!

This pair of IMAX Blu-Rays round out this week’s Blu-Ray 3D releases. Mummies – Secret of the Pharaohs features the voice of legendary big screen actor and Sith lord Christopher Lee while Ultimate G’s is narrated by Michael Cera… yes, Scott Pilgrim himself.

Putting the Nasty in Dynasty!

Dynasty Warriors 7 is the lone gaming 3D entry this week. You know the drill – this button smasher has been around since the PlayStation 2 launch, and while the formula might have worn out it’s welcome years ago, this edition seems to have a positive buzz going for it.

Check back next week for more 3D releases – and don’t forget to pre-order the super swank edition Identity Disc collection of Tron and Tron: Legacy before it’s too late!

The Top 5 Star Wars Miis (3DS Edition)

The launch lineup wasn’t spectacular, it may give you headaches after extended play periods, but despite it’s shortcomings the Nintendo 3DS has launched here in the US and I’m having a blast tinkering with mine.

One unexpected treat has been the Mii Maker channel; a defining moment during the Wii’s initial launch cycle, creating Miis is still a fun diversion, and thanks to the 3DS’s QR code system, it’s never been easier to share your creations!

With that, I present to you the DigitalNipples Top 5 Star Wars Miis – complete with QR codes so you can import our creations right into your 3DS! (Just click any of the pictures to get a large scan-friendly version)

Chewbacca

Insert Wookie Roar

Lando Calrissan

LL Cool L = Ladies Love Cool Lando

C3PO

Golden Rod

Storm Trooper

He's a little short for a Storm Trooper

Admiral Ackbar

It's a trap!

Sony Toots Its Own 3D Horn

Sony updated their PlayStation Blog today with this fun little graphic/piece of 3D propaganda showing why PlayStation is the destination for 3D entertainment.

A few interesting tidbits include that 20 percent of Killzone 3 demo downloaders opted for the 3D version and over 80,000 horny 3D TV owners were disappointed with the dreadfully boring Sports Illustrated 3D Swimsuit tease.

Of course, our very own DigitalNipples PlayStation 3D Games List and Blu-Ray 3D list could have told you the same thing.

Is 2011 the Year of 3D? Drop by our comments section below and let your voice be heard!

This Week in 3D (March 22nd, 2011)

Hey Boo Boo, what 3D flick stars Dan Aykryod and Justin Timberlake and is a complete train wreck? It doesn’t take the smarts of an above average bear to figure out Yogi Bear is the lone Blu-Ray 3D release this week. It’s on sale this week at Amazon for $29.99, but even at that price you might want to think twice and invest those 3D dollars towards a Nintendo 3DS.

Speaking of which, 3D gaming gets a huge push this week with the release of Nintendo’s 3D super handheld, and with over 15 launch titles, gamers have a lot to be excited about. Instead of posting images for every single release, you can check out the full list on Amazon by clicking this link. Frugal gamers take note – Toys R Us is running a Buy One Get One 50 percent off sale starting this Sunday.

PlayStation 3 and XBox 360 owners also have a big 3D release this week – Crysis 2 ships to retail fully 3D enabled. The verdict is still out on this futuristic shooter, but it’s PSN 3D demo is extremely underwhelming.

What 3D movies/games do you plan to pick up this week? Leave a comment below and remember, friends don’t let other friends buy Yogi Bear 3D.

Sega Brings the Cap and Thor Home in 3D!

Prepare your eyes for a 3D super hero onslaught!

Sega announced today that their upcoming video game adaptions of Captain America and Thor will be completely 3D enabled when they hit home consoles this Spring. Both the XBox 360 and PlayStation 3 editions of the games will sport 3D visuals, just like their big screen brethren.

But don’t get those super hero panties in a bunch, Nintendo fans, Sega also proclaimed the impeding arrival of Nintendo 3DS versions of both titles. Both the DigitalNipples Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation 3D games list have been updated.

Follow @DigitalNipples on Twitter for all the 3D updates your web browser can handle!

Dragon Quest Slimes the Nintendo 3DS

Square Enix launched the official Dragon Quest Rocket Slime 3 Web site this morning, confirming the charming sequel is heading it’s way to the Nintendo 3DS sometime this year.

The original two Rocket Slime DS titles are considered classics among handheld RTS fans. No screen shots have surfaced, but I would expect a brand new 3D makeover for the franchise.

Using my patent pending Japanese super fun translating device, I’ve determined the game will support 2-4 players via download play and will come pre-packaged with protective eyewear to shield consumers from slime splatter…

Maybe we should get this thing fixed.

What other Nintendo DS titles would you like to see sequels for? Leave a comment below to chime in!

Samsung Brings More 3D to the Table

Samsung is getting serious about 3D. The Korean based television manufacture officially launched it’s 3D streaming app in it’s home country today bringing a whole new slew of 3D content to South Korean Samsung TV owners. Movie trailers, music videos and educational films kicked off the festivities, but Dreamworks Animation exclusive feature length movies are expected to follow in the near future.

Don’t live in South Korea? Don’t fret, Samsung plans to launch the 3D app worldwide by Summer.

Having a Mitsubishi set has left me jealous of all these 3D exclusives. What 3D content are you currently enjoying?

Super Street Fighter IV 3D TV Ad

Nintendo 3DS hardware? Check.

In-game Super Street Fighter IV 3D footage? Yep.

Angst-y rap with the word “kicks” in it? F%&k yeah!

Capcom updated their YouTube channel this morning with a peak at the upcoming TV commercial for Super Street Fighter IV 3D for the Nintendo 3DS. Turn up those PC speakers and check out the video below.

Word.

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