Amazon has Nintendo 3DS Pre-orders Open Now!

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it looks like they took every

it looks like they took every Sub game made and put it into one (not a bad thing). I personally loved the old Dynamix Wolfpack games and the NeoGeo sub game was an awsome shooter. Looks like they got all that in it. I reventluy picked up all the Silent Hunter games on STEAM (but have had issue makeing them run sadly). it does peak ones interst, as it looks fun..

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Thanks to Alex Lopez at the

Thanks to Alex Lopez at the MonroeWorld forums for this (I pre-ordered both Steel Diver and Ridger Racer 3D to start. The rest I'll wait for reviews on.):

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The US launch day lineup is officially confirmed. Three first-party Nintendo published games are included, each priced at $39.99. There will be a total of 13 titles available on day one. Here's the lineup:

First-Party:

* Pilotwings Resort
* Steel Diver
* Nintendogs + Cats

Third-Party:

* Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition
* The Sims 3
* Madden NFL Football
* Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D
* Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
* Ridge Racer 3D
* Super Monkey Ball 3D
* Bust-A-Move Universe
* Samurai Warriors: Chronicles
* Asphalt 3D
* Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D
* Rayman 3D
* Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Shadow Wars

Nintendo confirmed that there will be at least 30 games on store shelved by the time E3 takes place, and that Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Starfox 64 3D, Kid Icarus: Uprising, and Mariokart 3D will all be released before the end of the year.

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The one 3DS title I'm looking

The one 3DS title I'm looking forward to above all others. This definitely has an old school sensibility to it!:

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Jaguar, 3DO and VR
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My spelling is horrible the way it is, but that one was typed in my netbook and even worse than normal. Yes, i just honestly cant remember much about the Sega Master system glasses, I know i thought the gun was sweet, but I dont recall many games for it.

Like the NES, the gun was more supported early on in the SMS's lifecycle and pretty much ignored in favor of the standard controls thereafter. To be fair, the light gun for the NES, SMS and Atari XEGS, though standard, were there more for a marketing bullet point than anything else if you ask me. A big portion of that probably had to do with the limited number of game types that those types of light guns supported. Essentially endless variations of shooting galleries...

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To be hones the last console Hardware i was really excited about was the JAG VR goggles.. the VR thing was pretty hot and some of the big arcades where getting in Dactyle Hunt and a 3 person RPG type game (i only saw and played it once). It truely blew me away, it was slow, clunky but I had never seen anything like it and wanted it so bad for HOME. I am a bit suprised this hasnt been beat to death by console makers. I have checked out some of the VR gear you can buy nowdays and its not to bad. But nothing really supports it so its basicly like my 3d for my TV.. worthless, nothing to use it with. The good old JAG, one can truely understand why ATARI went from powerhouse to craphouse. I dont really think the JAG was bad hardware per say, but the games where largely horsecrap! I had it and my 3D0 (I unfairly compared the two) while the 3D0 was nothing to exciting, it kicked the crap out of my JAG. I have pretty much every JAG game there is (incuding the toliot bowl and its CD's) very few woth a second play. AvsP was great, so was Iron Soilder and IS2, and TEMPEST2K... after that.. alot of generic crap. The game that came with the system CyberMorph.. looked lie a tech demo almost, so half finished looking i thought even back then. err way off track..

I've always been neutral on the Jaguar. Tech wise it was interesting, but it never had the right dev environment or support from Atari. Third parties promised much but delivered little. The system sold very, very poorly, and the CD add-on was a mistake, because there weren't enough consoles sold through to justify splitting the already tiny user base further. Despite its high initial price, the 3DO was the class act of that weird in-between mini-generation of systems that was bookended by the SNES and Sega Saturn/PS1. Though it took until the end of its lifecycle, the 3DO ended up with quality games in nearly every genre and at least a hint of its ultimate potential realized, neither of which can honestly be said about the Jaguar (though Atari fanboys would like to murder me over that statement). In any case, I personally have extensive collections for both the Jaguar and 3DO. I do admit to enjoying the latter much more overall.

As for the VR thing, I have one of the headsets that is compatible with the Genesis and SNES from a third party. Pretty crappy quality, though from what I understand from the unreleased first party Sega and Atari offerings, not indicative of what would have been possible. I think the big problem with VR, like with 3D up until very, very recently, was the headset/visor thing. Early framerates didn't help either. I remember the last time we were at Disney World in Florida and they had a VR Aladdin game with sluggish framerate. It made me want to puke. The hardware simply wasn't there. Now that we're getting into glasses free 3D, I think VR as we imagined it in the 90's will never happen. We'll just have to wait for the next logical step, which is a combination of Kinect-like technology and holographic projection (maybe 10 years away?)...

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My spelling is horrible the

My spelling is horrible the way it is, but that one was typed in my netbook and even worse than normal. Yes, i just honestly cant remember much about the Sega Master system glasses, I know i thought the gun was sweet, but I dont recall many games for it. To be hones the last console Hardware i was really excited about was the JAG VR goggles.. the VR thing was pretty hot and some of the big arcades where getting in Dactyle Hunt and a 3 person RPG type game (i only saw and played it once). It truely blew me away, it was slow, clunky but I had never seen anything like it and wanted it so bad for HOME. I am a bit suprised this hasnt been beat to death by console makers. I have checked out some of the VR gear you can buy nowdays and its not to bad. But nothing really supports it so its basicly like my 3d for my TV.. worthless, nothing to use it with. The good old JAG, one can truely understand why ATARI went from powerhouse to craphouse. I dont really think the JAG was bad hardware per say, but the games where largely horsecrap! I had it and my 3D0 (I unfairly compared the two) while the 3D0 was nothing to exciting, it kicked the crap out of my JAG. I have pretty much every JAG game there is (incuding the toliot bowl and its CD's) very few woth a second play. AvsP was great, so was Iron Soilder and IS2, and TEMPEST2K... after that.. alot of generic crap. The game that came with the system CyberMorph.. looked lie a tech demo almost, so half finished looking i thought even back then. err way off track..

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SMS 3D
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it is funny how i fogot all the attempt before, enver really thouhgt about them. I have hte Sega Mater system with the whol kit and kaboodle. That had 3D glasses to i think? man its been so long.. I know I had glasses for it, must have been 3d geez get some idea how much those glasses bowled me over.. cant even rember for sur if they where 3d, but what other reason would there be for glasses? If it wasnt in the very back of my closet ( and I actually checked last night (was in it digging an older PSU for a PC im building for a friend) and was going to digg my Intelvission out (I can still play Disc of Tron and Astrosmach for hours).. but alas they where both in the very back ... to much work

It's actually quite impressive because they use a shutter system and it was reasonably well supported for such a thing. Naturally it bugs your eyes after a while and the 3D effect was better on certain games than others, but it really was a proper attempt at 3D unless those awful red/blue glasses.

There was actually one other 3D (at least that I can think of) that I forgot about. The 3D goggles for the Laseractive. I don't recall those being used with actual games, though (but I'd still love a pair--they just cost a small fortune).

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glasses
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Funny i was just reading a story about this.. I mentioned The virtual boy.. boy was i off.. I forgot the 3D Vectrex stuff... 3d is really OLD SHCOOL :)

The major 3D releases in videogames have been for the Vectrex, Nintendo Famicom (only released in Japan), Sega Master System, Virtual Boy and now the Nintendo 3DS. Of course there have been quite a few games that used paper glasses and several LCD-style handhelds that faked 3D, but those were the group of systems that used actual technology to deliver "real" 3D (some better than others) in at least a handful of games. I actually have all of the 3D headsets/goggles for all of those systems, though the one I have for the Vectrex is a modern day homebrew recreation of the original, since the original headset is super pricey.

it is funny how i fogot all the attempt before, enver really thouhgt about them. I have hte Sega Mater system with the whol kit and kaboodle. That had 3D glasses to i think? man its been so long.. I know I had glasses for it, must have been 3d geez get some idea how much those glasses bowled me over.. cant even rember for sur if they where 3d, but what other reason would there be for glasses? If it wasnt in the very back of my closet ( and I actually checked last night (was in it digging an older PSU for a PC im building for a friend) and was going to digg my Intelvission out (I can still play Disc of Tron and Astrosmach for hours).. but alas they where both in the very back ... to much work

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X-Play Preview of the

X-Play Preview of the 3DS:

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A spotty history, but interesting
clok1966 wrote:

Funny i was just reading a story about this.. I mentioned The virtual boy.. boy was i off.. I forgot the 3D Vectrex stuff... 3d is really OLD SHCOOL :)

The major 3D releases in videogames have been for the Vectrex, Nintendo Famicom (only released in Japan), Sega Master System, Virtual Boy and now the Nintendo 3DS. Of course there have been quite a few games that used paper glasses and several LCD-style handhelds that faked 3D, but those were the group of systems that used actual technology to deliver "real" 3D (some better than others) in at least a handful of games. I actually have all of the 3D headsets/goggles for all of those systems, though the one I have for the Vectrex is a modern day homebrew recreation of the original, since the original headset is super pricey.

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Funny i was just reading a

Funny i was just reading a story about this.. I mentioned The virtual boy.. boy was i off.. I forgot the 3D Vectrex stuff... 3d is really OLD SHCOOL :)

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