Tuesday, April 5, 2011
However, the 3D effect was very, very cool. In case you're unaware (which wouldn't be hard to believe, since the marketing for this seems to be very low key), the 3DS is the latest handheld videogame system from Nintendo, that plays game in 3D, without the need to wear glasses. The graphics were nice and colorful, but the 3D effect was really well done and worked better than I suspected it would. There's a slider on the side of the screen that turns the 3D depth from very deep all the way to off completely. I experimented with different depths as I played, but the more "3D" I went, the harder it was for me to keep things in focus. But bear in mind that I wear glasses and have a slight astigmatism. The 3D was the real deal, and I could definitely see myself picking one of these up someday once they release some kind of killer ap.
Anyway, go to Target or wherever and check it out. It's neat.