NEWS - Thursday, July 30, 2009
James Camerons Avatar now in 3D sort of
Avatar, an adaptation of James Cameron’s 3D film/holiday spectacular of the same name, will allow next-gen console owners to play in 3D. Sort of. After some eyes-on time with the title today, I have the scoop on the set-up necessary to explore the lush tropical planet of Pandora in stereoscopic glory.
First, you’ll need a 3D television and 3D glasses. (Natch.) While the very idea of a 3D TV might sound like a luxury for most, the novel device is cheaper than you might think. In fact, many Best Buys already carry 3D TVs. Of course, you’d never know it because so few films or games warrant the tech and the floor space to show it.
Second, you’ll need a 360, PS3 or PC and the appropriate copy of the game. The Nintendo DS, PSP and Wii games will not feature 3D gameplay. Why not, well…
Third, you’ll need a console or computer that supports HDMI cables. Avatar’s 3D technology requires a 1080p resolution from an HDMI cable. No cable, no luck.