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What is Stereoscopic Gaming
Stereoscopic 3D (S-3D) is the ability to display visible depth on an otherwise flat surface. S-3D has proven

very successful in the cinema space with popular movies like Monsters VS Aliens, Up, Coraline, and many
more to come. S-3D cinema experiences can earn 2:1 to 6:1 revenue compared to traditional 2D showings.

While stereoscopic 3D movies will stay in the theaters until distribution standards are established, S-3D gaming
is very much here today. Available solutions include stereoscopic 3D monitors, high resolution Head Mounted
Displays (HMD), 3D HDTV solutions, and single and dual projector setups.

For a gamer, sample gaming experiences could be a character penetrating the screen, and a level of depth that
makes it seem as though the player can reach their hand inside the display. This is the excitement that
stereoscopic 3D technologies bring to the table.

Source: www.S3DGA.com

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Why 3D Stereoscopic Gaming is Important
While the industry wrestles with standards for cinema in the home, there is a golden opportunity that the 
industry can take advantage of today. Industry leaders worked together to study what consumers think
of stereoscopic 3D technology, and which markets will be successful from the onset. The U-DECIDE 
Initiative was made possible by AMD, Blitz Games Studios, Guild Software, iZ3D, Meant to be Seen, 
and The Game Creators.

The study comprised of 714 respondents: 413 2D gamers who don't yet own S-3D equipment of their own, 
and 301 experienced stereoscopic 3D gamers that are actively playing games in true 3D. Over 50% of 
adults play video games, and gamers have the sophistication to express opinions about both cinema 
and gaming markets.

The Consumer Wants 3D Stereoscopic Gaming
The results revealed that, without yet owning the technology for themselves, 93% of respondents 2D 
developers want to officially support in their true 3D games, and this climbs to 99% amongst existing 
S-3D gamers.

Source: www.S3DGA.com

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Here is What the Industry is Saying about 3D Stereoscopic Gaming

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3D gaming 'most anticipated' tech this year!" - Matt Martin, Editor, GamesIndustry.biz

A new survey by GamesIndustry.biz has revealed that 3D gaming is the most anticipated technology to
arrive on the market this year.

Over 300 industry professionals in the GamesIndustry.biz Network were polled to gauge interest on new
technology, with the Wii MotionPlus, iPhone, Nintendo's DSi and the continued evolution of the New Xbox
Experience also piquing interest.

Top of that list is 3D technology and its integration with gaming. With developers such as Blitz Games 
and publishers like Ubisoft embracing stereoscopic 3D, 2009 should see the early fruits of experiments
with the format.

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Nintendo Goes Stereoscopic 3D with Launch of Nintendo 3DS Portable
The leading portable game maker is taking on Sony PSP and Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad with a new 3D portable gaming device.

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Source: gamerlive.tv 

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2010 Promises to Be a Good Year for 3D in the Home
NIVIDA GeForce Vision 3D technology powers PCs, laptops and home theater in 3D 

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Source: www.gamerlive.tv 

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22 Billions $ in 3D Displays within 8 Years.
DailyTech announces that in 2018 the 3D displays market will hit 22 billions $. And that the
largest market will be for mobile displays. Those forecasts are the results of an analysis by
DisplaySearch released just before the CES opens in Las Vegas.

DisplaySearch has released its latest statistics that forecasts the revenue from 3D-ready
displays to reach a staggering $22 billion by 2018. 3D-ready TV shipments are predicted to
hit 64 million units in the same time frame. In 2008, the market for 3D stereoscopic displays
was 700,000 units and the revenue for the market was only $902 million. The predicted growth
shows a compound annual growth rate of 38% for revenue and 75% for units shipped.

LCD technology will be the predominant technology used in 3D screens and eyewear is predicted
to be needed in most applications. Read the announcement by Shane McGlaun here in DailyTech.

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Source: DailyTech 

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Report: 40 Million Gamers To Embrace 3D TVs By 2014
I'm willing to bet that very few of you have 3D-enabled TVs out there but don't worry,
all that's going to change in just a few years time.

This according to a prediction by research firm Insight Media, which claims that by
2014, over 40 million gamers will own these nifty 3D TVs. The report was entitled, 
"2009 Stereoscopic 3D Gaming Report: A Comprehensive Analysis of S-3D Technology 
for Gaming," and not surprisingly, it first says that the market is in the infancy stages. 
At the same time, it says the popularity will surge quickly and to address some concerns 
that 3D gaming will contribute to heavier eye stress and strain, the report adds: 

"We have played Stereoscopic 3D games for hundreds of hours and can report that the 
latest technology does not result in eye strain or fatigue. Our experience leads us to 
believe that S-3D gaming is more immersive and compelling than traditional gaming on 
a 2D screen, and it will help drive 3D adoption." 

Well, if you have the means, you could - theoretically - check out 3D gaming right now. 
The Sony Bravia HDTVs won't support this feature until the end of next year and most 
HDTVs don't offer the option, but some do. Furthermore, the recently released Avatar: 
The Game is fully 3D. It's not a very good game, apparently, but hey, you can at least 
see the future if you so choose. Of course, that might require you to do some research 
and drop a hefty chunk of change on a new TV, so maybe you just want to wait for the 
revolution to officially arrive. 

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Source: NOWGamer 

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Piper Jaffray 
Estimates the 3D market will grow from $5.5 billion this year to $25 billion by 2012 at a
compound annual rate of 50 percent.

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EA Sports' Peter Moore Says Games Will Drive 3D into Homes
EA Sports could join Sony PlayStation, Ubisoft and NVIDIA in making the jump to 3D games 

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Source: www.gamerlive.tv 

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Within Four Years Half of U.S. Homes Will Own a 3D-Ready TV 
Futuresource Consulting predicts PlayStation 3 and new Blu-ray 3D players will drive 3D into homes.

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Source: gamerlive.tv

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