Miyamoto Discusses Wii and 3DS
In an interview with The Telegraph, Miyamoto talked all things Nintendo, including 3DS and Project Cafe. When asked why The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was being remade, Miyamoto replied, “After 13 years, there will be the children of today who haven’t experienced Ocarina of Time, it’s brand new for them.” Remaking one of the best games of all time so that new players can enjoy it is certainly understandable, and time will tell if this 3DS re-release can stand up to other 3DS offerings this year. Later in the interview, Miyamoto suggests that games on the e-shop need to be “meaningful,” and may use StreetPass. “if it is a downloadable game, you don’t need to change the game card so we would like to create games that are always there with you-the sort of game that uses StreetPass, perhaps.”
When asked about the possibility of Project Cafe being as successful as Wii, Miyamoto replied, “There’s definitely space for uniqueness in a home console. As you know Wii is family oriented, played in the living room of the household. We’re hoping to evolve that, there’s a variety of options we can think of. If we read into that statement, we can make connections to some of the Project Cafe rumors. If Nintendo wants to evolve gaming out of the living room, controllers with screens would be the obvious method. How do you go about evolving a “family oriented” console? By making it extremely powerful and more hardcore? Time will tell.
Source: The Telegraph
Researchers at MIT Develop Superior 3D Screen
Researchers at MIT have been working on improving some of the same technology that is available in 3DS, namely the parallax screens. “Instead of consisting of a few big, vertical slits, the HR3D parallax barrier consists of thousands of tiny slits whose orientations follow the contours of the objects in the image.” Both the 3DS screen and HR3D are created by using layered screens. However, with the HR3D using tons of little slits in the screen, it allows the image to be seen from multiple perspectives. That is something that the 3DS obviously cannot do. Will we see this technology in a future 3DS upgrade? Probably not, as it is still very experimental.