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11:00 AM on 07.12.2012

Iwata: 3D not quite as popular as it once was

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has said that the 3D fad might be dying down a little bit, and that while the visual effect makes for better graphics, it will only be a minor part of future gaming generations.  "I think ...

Jim Sterling

12:44 PM on 06.07.2012

E3: Star Trek hands-off event was NOT like Disney World

It's kind of unfair to compare Star Trek to Star Wars 1313, and I know I'm only furthering the Star Wars vs. Star Trek rivalry, but there's no way I could not think about my hands-off LucasArts session. Whereas the Star Wars ...

Tony Ponce

2:00 PM on 01.12.2012

CES: Gaming with Sony's goofy-ass 3D space visor thing

We saw an early version of Sony's wearable visor television thing at last year's CES and laughed loudly and rudely in Sony's face. Now that silly space visor is a real thing, called the Personal 3D Viewer, model number HMZ-T1...

Dale North

9:30 PM on 01.10.2012

Peep at these 3D Mutant Mudds screens on your 3DS

I'm hearing that Renegade Kid's unapologetically retro platformer Mutant Mudds has breached the last defensive line and should be invading the eShop some time in February, if all goes according to plan. Nintendo isn't exactly...

Tony Ponce



Review: Sony PlayStation 3D Display photo
Review: Sony PlayStation 3D Display
by Jim Sterling

Sony's love for 3D is no secret, with the company being unable to shut up about the gimmick's future potential. In order to show that potential, the company has taken matters into its own hands to create a PlayStation-branded 3D monitor.

Designed to easily hook up to your PS3 and guide you to a land of dimensional wonder, the Sony PlayStation 3D Display is aiming to make an ideal entry level demonstration of the technology. 

I've gotten to spend some time with the display, and naturally I've got a few things to say about it.

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Mario Clash: The first, forgotten 3D Mario game photo
Mario Clash: The first, forgotten 3D Mario game
by Chad Concelmo

When people complain about getting a headache from playing the 3DS, I want to roll up my old man sleeves, wave my cane, and tell them how much worse it was back in the days of the Virtual Boy. “You think a little headache is bad? Try playing the Virtual Boy! You will be seeing red for weeks!” Talking about the Virtual Boy is my generation’s walking uphill both ways in the snow.

Because of its notoriety, it is no wonder most people talk about the games on the Virtual Boy with nothing more than a reference to the painful sense memory they get from playing Nintendo’s noble, awkward failure.

But in the sea of discomfort, there were a couple of Virtual Boy games that were surprising gems. One of these better games was Mario Clash, an odd, quirky installment in the legendary Mario series. And the first 3D Mario game ever released!

That’s right. Despite all the deserved attention on this weekend’s release of the incredibly good Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Clash was actually the first Mario game in 3D. And even though it was only playable on the Virtual Boy, it was surprisingly good!

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Review: The House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut photo
Review: The House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut
by Jim Sterling

The House of the Dead: Overkill is one of my favorite Wii games. Not because it's of the quality of its gameplay or its narrative depth, but because it's one of the most gloriously stupid productions ever committed to disc. From its record-breaking profanity to increasingly ridiculous bosses, Overkill is shameless on a beautiful level. 

Sadly, the game never sold too hotly, what with it being a vulgar and violent experience on the family-friendly Wii. With The House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut, SEGA has a chance to bring its zombie-blasting, mother f*cking shooter to a more receptive audience. 

However, one has to ask if this 3D-enabled HD upgrade is worth dusting off for a second crack of the whip. 

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8:50 PM on 10.19.2011

The DTOID Show: It's our Saints Row 3 EXTRAVAGAZMO!

Good news, everyone! The Destructoid Show is back for our 215th episode EXTRAVAGAZMO! It's a lot like a regular episode, except we add the word 'extravagazmo' at the end to make it sound interesting! On today's extravagazmo,...

Tara Long

12:15 PM on 10.19.2011

Sony 3D display: Available Nov 13, FAQ

I want that Sony 3D gaming display. I want it bad. I've wanted it from the moment I saw it at E3 this year. It's finally coming out, with the release date set for November 13. This is the easy way into 3D gaming. For $499 you...

Dale North

11:45 AM on 10.04.2011

Nintendo partners with DreamWorks for 3DS videos

Nintendo has signed a deal with DreamWorks Animation to bring their videos to the 3DS...in stunning 3D. Kicking this partnership off will be a couple of Halloween-themed animated shorts, the first of which, a "Monsters vs. Al...

Dale North

4:30 PM on 09.29.2011

Study says 51 percent of gamers are against 3D consoles

I'm not against 3D consoles; I just don't want one. You can have one -- sure. If it doesn't hurt your eyes and scramble your brain like it does for me, enjoy.  Games comparison and marketplace site Playr2.com h...

Dale North

9:30 PM on 09.27.2011

The House of the Dead on PS3 may make your eyes hate you

The nostalgia-fest that is The House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut for PS3 continues with Sega's announcement that the game will support not only Sterescopic 3D on your fancy new display, but also the anaglyphic 3...

Liam Fisher

11:00 AM on 09.25.2011

Study: 3D gaming unpopular among 3DS owners

Research group Interpret LLC claims that almost a third of 3DS owners feel the system's main attraction -- its 3D screen -- actively detracts from the gaming experience. Shockingly, there are even people who don't know the 3D...

Jim Sterling

1:15 PM on 09.23.2011

Sony's 3D head-worn visor thing costs $800, supports PS3

I saw this silly head-mounted personal 3D display earlier this year at CES. It was at Sony's booth, where I was too excited by the glasses-free 3D to care about some cyclops visor thing. It seemed like something too far away ...

Dale North

5:00 AM on 09.23.2011

Child of Eden is ready to Move you on the 27th

The PS3 version of Child of Eden is almost here and Ubisoft gave us a fancy launch trailer to show off.  There's not too much to say about it. Just like Rez the game is a swirl of pretty colors and abstract visuals, and...

wryguy87

1:00 AM on 09.21.2011

Watch the graffiti hero of Sideway: New York do his thing

We've already told you about the PSN game Sideway: New York and its October 11th release date, and if you were curious, enjoy this gameplay trailer to get a look at how the 2D/3D works. The game follows Nox, a graf...

Victoria Medina