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PS3 now 3D ready

April 22nd, 2010 Pocket-lint 3D No comments

Firmware update 3.30 brings a new dimension to gaming
PS3 now 3D ready

The PlayStation 3 is now 3D-ready, even if Sony isn’t. Yet.

Available from last night, the company’s latest firmware update, 3.30, ensures that the console will be compatible with stereoscopic gaming. And, although there’s currently no 3D content, several titles are to be released when Sony’s new range of Bravia 3D TVs go on sale.

Coming at some point next month, most likely the latter part, the first 3D titles are expected to be new versions of Wipeout HD, Motorstorm Pacific Rift, PAIN and Super Stardust HD. They’re all going to be available via the PlayStation Network, although they will initially only be available to Sony Bravia TV buyers.

There’s still no clue as to when a firmware update for compatibility with 3D Blu-ray will emerge. But, to be honest, apart from Samsung’s 40C7000, which went on sale today in John Lewis’ Oxford Street store, there’s not a huge supply of 3DTVs to watch the movies on.

Other improvements that come with the 3.30 update include a host of new Trophy options to make life easier for award collectors, and a rarely-reported increase in Flash support, allowing for YouTube and other video sites to run smoother through the PS3′s browser.

As with most firmware updates, there have been several cases of the process causing problems, with some “bricking” reports, but nothing out of the ordinary and, seemingly, on a very small scale.

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PS3 now 3D ready originally appeared on http://www.pocket-lint.com on Thu, 22 Apr 2010 09:57:18 +0100

Firmware update 3.30 brings a new dimension to gaming The PlayStation 3 is now 3D-ready, even if Sony isn't. Yet. Available from last night, the company's latest firmware update, 3.30, ensures that the console will be compatible with stereoscopic gaming. And, although there's currently no 3D content, several titles are to be released when Sony's new range of Bravia 3D TVs go on sale. Coming at some point next month, most likely the latter part, the first 3D titles are expected to be new versions of Wipeout HD, Motorstorm Pacific Rift, PAIN and Super Stardust HD. They're all going to be available via the PlayStation Network, although they will initially only be available to Sony Bravia TV buyers. There's still no clue as to when a firmware update for compatibility with 3D Blu-ray will emerge. But, to be honest, apart from Samsung's 40C7000, which went on sale today in John Lewis' Oxford Street store, there's not a huge supply of 3DTVs to watch the movies on. Other improvements that come with the 3.30 update include a host of new Trophy options to make life easier for award collectors, and a rarely-reported increase in Flash support, allowing for YouTube and other video sites to run smoother through the PS3's browser. As with most firmware updates, there have been several cases of the process causing problems, with some "bricking" reports, but nothing out of the ordinary and, seemingly, on a very small scale. PS3 now 3D ready originally appeared on http://www.pocket-lint.com on Thu, 22 Apr 2010 09:57:18 +0100
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Sony PS3 3D update hitting before June

April 15th, 2010 Pocket-lint 3D No comments

Company confirms will be ready for UK 3D TV launch

We bought you news earlier in the year that Sony was adding 3D support to its PS3 console in the Summer and now it seems that Sony have eeked out a little more information on the announcement in combination with when the sets would be available in the UK.

While a firm date has yet to be officially set, buried with in an announcement that it will be selling its newly announced?3D TVs in June??was that owners of the shiny new televisions will be getting the chance to play 3D games as well.

“With the launch of Sony 3D TVs, PS3 users are in for a treat as 3D stereoscopic gaming really comes of age,” claims the company before going on to say that “Timed to complement the launch of the HX800, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe will release four 3D stereoscopic PS 3 game experiences through the PlayStation Network, available as a free collection to purchasers of BRAVIA 3D TVs.”?

Further small print reads:

“PS3 owners will be able to upgrade their PS3s to be 3D game compatible with a firmware upgrade (in countries where PSN is available) prior to the Sony 3D TVs becoming available.”

The promotional 3D stereoscopic game experiences, which unfortunately will be only intitially available to Bravia 3D TV customers rather than anyone include WipEout HD and Motorstorm Pacific Rift, PAIN, and Super Stardust HD.

Sony has also confirmed that the PS3 will be getting a 3D Blu-ray update as well, something that we already believed to be happening, with a further firmware upgrade sometime later in the year.

Looks like when the company told us Summer, it was going to be early Summer rather than more Autumn.

We will keep you posted.

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Sony PS3 3D update hitting before June originally appeared on http://www.pocket-lint.com on Thu, 15 Apr 2010 10:46:29 +0100

Company confirms will be ready for UK 3D TV launch We bought you news earlier in the year that Sony was adding 3D support to its PS3 console in the Summer and now it seems that Sony have eeked out a little more information on the announcement in combination with when the sets would be available in the UK. While a firm date has yet to be officially set, buried with in an announcement that it will be selling its newly announced?3D TVs in June??was that owners of the shiny new televisions will be getting the chance to play 3D games as well. "With the launch of Sony 3D TVs, PS3 users are in for a treat as 3D stereoscopic gaming really comes of age," claims the company before going on to say that "Timed to complement the launch of the HX800, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe will release four 3D stereoscopic PS 3 game experiences through the PlayStation Network, available as a free collection to purchasers of BRAVIA 3D TVs."? Further small print reads: "PS3 owners will be able to upgrade their PS3s to be 3D game compatible with a firmware upgrade (in countries where PSN is available) prior to the Sony 3D TVs becoming available." The promotional 3D stereoscopic game experiences, which unfortunately will be only intitially available to Bravia 3D TV customers rather than anyone include WipEout HD and Motorstorm Pacific Rift, PAIN, and Super Stardust HD. Sony has also confirmed that the PS3 will be getting a 3D Blu-ray update as well, something that we already believed to be happening, with a further firmware upgrade sometime later in the year. Looks like when the company told us Summer, it was going to be early Summer rather than more Autumn. We will keep you posted. Sony PS3 3D update hitting before June originally appeared on http://www.pocket-lint.com on Thu, 15 Apr 2010 10:46:29 +0100
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Sony’s Koller says Nintendo 3DS is a ‘bit of a stretch,’ no plans for 3D PSP

March 24th, 2010 Engadget No comments

Sony has never been one to mince words when it comes to Nintendo, and it looks like the company’s newly announced Nintendo 3DS is no exception. Speaking with IGN, SCEA Director of Hardware and Marketing John Koller confirmed that Sony’s “focus on 3D right now is on the console,” and added that “the amount of interest in 3D from the retail side and game publishers is off the charts.” No surprise there, but things get a bit more interesting when Koller is asked about the 3DS, with him saying that while he thinks “it’s an interesting move”, he’d “like to see where they go from a demographic standpoint,” adding that “8 and 9 year-olds playing 3D is a little bit of a stretch given where some of our research is right now.” Of course, Nintendo usually gives as good as it gets, and it should have plenty to say when the 3DS makes it debut at E3 later this year.

Sony’s Koller says Nintendo 3DS is a ‘bit of a stretch,’ no plans for 3D PSP originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 24 Mar 2010 16:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Sony has never been one to mince words when it comes to Nintendo, and it looks like the company's newly announced Nintendo 3DS is no exception. Speaking with IGN, SCEA Director of Hardware and Marketing John Koller confirmed that Sony's "focus on 3D right now is on the console," and added that "the amount of interest in 3D from the retail side and game publishers is off the charts." No surprise there, but things get a bit more interesting when Koller is asked about the 3DS, with him saying that while he thinks "it's an interesting move", he'd "like to see where they go from a demographic standpoint," adding that "8 and 9 year-olds playing 3D is a little bit of a stretch given where some of our research is right now." Of course, Nintendo usually gives as good as it gets, and it should have plenty to say when the 3DS makes it debut at E3 later this year.

Sony's Koller says Nintendo 3DS is a 'bit of a stretch,' no plans for 3D PSP originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 24 Mar 2010 16:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Sony’s single camera 3D system.

October 3rd, 2009 admin No comments

Source: BBC Sony has shown off a new single-lens camera able to capture 3D images. The majority of existing 3D set-ups use two-camera systems to record images tailored specifically for the left and right eye of the viewer. The new camera takes a single image that is split by mirrors and recorded on two sensors, Continue reading →

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3DTV by the end of 2010

September 8th, 2009 admin 1 comment

Sony announced recently that they will be selling 3DTV’s by the end of 2010. The CEO also mentioned, at the IFA, that it won’t just be TV’s. They also plan to make their Vaio laptops, PS3 Games Consoles and Blu Ray DVD players 3D also! He also said “Today, 3D is clearly on its way Continue reading →

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