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.
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.
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.
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
Grab some popcorn! You made it just in time for a Mega Man Legends 3 Prototype Version matinee.
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?
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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 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)
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.
Is 2011 the Year of 3D? Drop by our comments section below and let your voice be heard!
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.
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.
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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?
Another week, another 3D enabled PlayStation 3 game. This time 2K Sports’ Topspin 4 is the lone 3D disc on store shelves, but don’t get too discouraged 3D enthusiast, there’s a slew of Nintendo 3DS and Blu-Ray 3D releases just around the corner!
I’m still a little sore over 2K Sports NBA 2K11’s 3D bait and switch from last holiday season, but at least Topspin 4 showcases the 3D logo right on the front of the package. Never forget, 2K, never forget.
Sure, you may have watched the Uncharted 3 trailer before – but now you can see it… wait for it… in 3D!
Sony updated the PlayStation Store tonight with a surprise treat – a 3D enabled trailer of the upcoming three-quel Uncharted 3. Naughty Dog’s third installment of the hit franchise has been called “the Avatar of 3D gaming” by multiple members of the press and this 3D enabled trailer definitely shows us why.
Uncharted 3 is scheduled to ship for the PlayStation 3 this November. If previous Sony releases are anything to go by, expect a decked out collector’s edition up for pre-order soon.
PlayStation 3 owners are in for a 3D treat – the system has two big 3D enabled releases this week!
Batting lead off in this 3D line up is Sony’s MLB 2011 The Show. We got a sneak peak last year with a MLB 10 3D enabled demo, but starting today you can purchase the real deal in complete 3D glory.
Next up is a PlayStation Plus exclusive – a 3D enable Mortal Kombat demo. Players will finally be able to “test their might” in 3D. The full retail release is set for April 19th.
Silly Nintendo of America trade show rep, Zelda announcements are meant for keynotes and press releases…
During a hands on demonstration of The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D on the Nintendo 3DS last week, an unfortunate mistake was made by a Nintendo of America demonstration employee.
Instead of just giving the vanilla hands on demo, this Nintendo rep spilled the beans on an unannounced bonus feature for the upcoming 3DS remake – the remixed Master Quest is in!
Once a long lost Nintendo 64 64DD project, gamers were first given the chance to play the Ocarina of Time Master Quest as a pre-order bonus for the GameCube classic Wind Waker. The Master Quest uses the same story and visuals as the original Ocarina of Time, but has rearranged dungeons.
Here’s the original CNM (Conservative News Media) clip that broke the story last week. Questionable facial hair included –
The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D is scheduled to ship this summer.
Check out these smokin’ hot pics of The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3DS.
Sorry, can’t shake the Charlie Sheen today…
Boot up those 3D enabled Blu-Ray players! This week’s 3D releases are a pair of IMAX releases, and thanks to Amazon’s price guarantee, both are a steal at around 15 bucks!
The Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D will have you feeling the ocean breeze in your living room. Kelly Slater and crew check out the biggest and best waves the world has to offer at Tahiti’s infamous Teahupo’o beach. Surf’s up!
Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia is prehistoric 3D adventure that proves size really does matter. Donald Sutherland narrates a 40 minute computer generated documentary about the largest dinosaurs to ever roam the earth.
Check back next week for more 3D movie and game releases!
Finally, the 3D drought is over! This week we have two major 3D enabled releases, THQ’s DeBlob 2 and Sony’s Killzone 3.
DeBlob is the sequel (hence the number two in it’s title) to the once exclusive Nintendo Wii adventure. Players are encouraged to paint their black and white world whichever way they please, mixing music and bright visuals to bring on a techno color revolution. Expect a full 3D review soon!
After checking out the 3D enable multiplayer and single player modes, we’re convince – Killzone 3 is the Avatar of 3D gaming. Once you experience the game on a 3D set, there’s no going back, take our word for it!
With less than a month to go till the Nintendo 3DS launch and a slew of Bu-Ray 3Ds scheduled to ship in March, keep your eyes peeled here for the latest 3D enabled news, reviews and more!
“Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this Earth”
Ok, so quoting Lou Gehrig’s final speech may be a little over the top, but we here at DigitalNipples are down right giddy with today’s PSN update – an exclusive 3D enable Sports Illustrated Swimsuit video.
“Swimsuit in 3D” is available for rental ($4.99) or purchase ($9.99) starting today, but don’t worry, there’s also a 3 minute freebie clip for the curious.
Slightly covered digital nipples in 3D… see kids, dreams do come true.
Nintendo has unleashed the full breed list of the upcoming Nintendogs + Cats trio of variants (You can click on the images to pre-order each version from Amazon).
Nintendogs + Cats Golden Retriever and Friends
- Golden Retriever
- Mini Pinscher
- Great Dane
- Cocker Spaniel
Nintendogs + Cats – French Bulldog and Friends
- French Bulldog
- Shetland Sheepdog
- Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
- Yorkshire Terrier
- German Shepherd
- Basset Hound
Nintendogs + Cats – Toy Poodle and Friends
- Toy Poodle
- Pembroke Welsh Corgi
- Mini Schnauzer
- Bull Terrier
- Labrador Retriever
- Shih Tzu
- Jack Russell
Nintendogs + Cats is scheduled to launch with the Nintendo 3DS March 27th.