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Submitted by Jon_Fu_ 1173d ago | news

Wii U Gamepad 3D Output Confirmed

At Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed III Launch Party here in Montreal, a Product Manager shared with that the Gamepad is actually 3D enabled and will be usable in games like Assassin's Creed III. Now, comes the confirmation. (Next-Gen, Wii U)

djslimzz  +   1173d ago
I tought it was a hoax.
nassour  +   1173d ago
seems like its not, and the pics prove it
lashes2ashes  +   1173d ago
How do the pics prove it. When the 3ds came out we all learned you can't see the 3d effect in photos or vids.
inveni0  +   1173d ago
It's not interlaced 3D. It's anaglyph, side-by-side, or top/bottom. There is no parallax technique as we see with the 3DS.
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Tired  +   1173d ago
Gamepad 3D? I don't think so.

The fact the settings state anaglyph, SBS and TNB are the givaway. These are settings for various 3D tv's. All this does is confirm that the WiiU plays AC3 in 3D with compatible tv's. Or all screens via anaglyph.

Under the 3D settings is the option to play on the gamepad itself. There are no pictures of the gamepad running anaglyph pictures. Why not?

I call BS!

*edit* Even if anaglyph stereoscopy can be viewed on the gamepad that doesn't make it 3D enabled. Because in that case EVERY SINGLE COLOUR tv/phone/lap-top/computer EVER is 3d enabled.
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Gamer1982  +   1172d ago
quote from article "The green and magenta 3D glasses needed to experience this visual sensation come from Inficolor.". Its anaglyph 3D any TV can do this form of 3D you can even get this 3D method from books/magazines.
ChampOfChamps  +   1173d ago
So did I at first, but Jesus Christ! Who would've known?! Thanks imgmr, this definitely gives me another excuse to pick up the Wii U!
kneon  +   1173d ago
It said it can do 3D with the use of the colored glasses. That doesn't require any special screen, any screen can do it so long as it's in color.
Lior  +   1173d ago
I play this gam on my LG 50inch 3Dtv on my ps3 big whoop
DA_SHREDDER  +   1173d ago
Dont believe the hype.
TVippy  +   1173d ago
You're a rich guy, wow. Me jelly.
360ICE  +   1172d ago
Speaking of inches...
No, I'm just jelly ;)
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360ICE  +   1172d ago
Double post by accident. Sorry world.
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herbs  +   1173d ago
Holy Rad Racer this is Awesome
Jon_Fu_  +   1173d ago
This 3D craze is really doing it for me.
gemugurl  +   1173d ago
That makes AC3 worth trying on the WiiU since the gameplay will be a bit different
kupomogli  +   1173d ago
It won't make the gameplay different one bit. Disappointing game also.
grailly  +   1173d ago
AC3 is also 3D on other platforms
profgerbik  +   1173d ago
Everything is practically 3D on PC.
hum_bug  +   1173d ago
Whhoooaaaa trippy 3D-ness
Thepcz  +   1173d ago
if true, this feature will add value to wiiu

no need to splash out on £1000 tv sets for 3d gaming. heck, maybe you could even watch 3d movies and other 3d content on the screen via netflix etc.

great move from nintendo. genius really
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ChickeyCantor  +   1173d ago
" The green and magenta 3D glasses needed to experience this visual sensation come from Inficolor. "

Any screen can do this? They aren't clear on how the 3D is rendered.
USEYOURFIST  +   1173d ago
yea your right its not "proper" 3d like a 3ds sceen, just the one any colour tv can do..was excited for a minute untill i saw that lol
metroid32  +   1173d ago
Well its when all games support 3d the gampad needs to support it also for off TV Play ? Have a nice day.
IWentBrokeForGaming  +   1173d ago
cardboard 3D glasses from the 80's early 90's required to play?
nassour  +   1173d ago
inficolor glasses work
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1173d ago
Nail your tv and wiiU controller together = 3ds XXXXXXXXL.
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SilentNegotiator  +   1173d ago
Stop stealing my inventions
DarkBlood  +   1173d ago
the only thing you invented is the coffee table and thats it lol
ZoyosJD  +   1173d ago
To ensure nobody assumes this is 3D like the 3DS...

From the article: "The green and magenta 3D glasses needed to experience this visual sensation come from Inficolor."
NBT91  +   1172d ago
I guess that makes sense from a technological standpoint though.
Chard  +   1173d ago
Shouldn't Nintendo be revealing this kind of info up front?
MariaHelFutura  +   1173d ago
Nintendo doesn't reveal anything upfront.
CaptCalvin  +   1173d ago
Because this isn't an inherant feature of the system, it's also an inherent feature for any colored screen. You can watch green and magenta 3D on any screen as long as you have them green and magenta glasses which you can DIY.
djslimzz  +   1173d ago
Where the fun in that?
Ulf  +   1173d ago
Lol. Red/blue stereoscopic 3D. The PS2 did that with Sly 3 -- wasn't half bad, if you don't mind the glasses.
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WrAiTh Sp3cTr3  +   1173d ago
Who cares? No one that has or wants a Wii U...
kupomogli  +   1173d ago
So no one who has or wants a Wii U could possibly like a Sony exclusive? Crap. And I really wanted to buy a Wii U once Super Smash Bros U comes out. I can't now. I have Sony games :(.
WrAiTh Sp3cTr3  +   1173d ago
Idk, but a person coming to a Wii U article wanting to know about a PS2 game seems highly unlikely. Good luck with your situation though...
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Axecution  +   1173d ago
He didnt want to know about a PS2 game. He said that the technology of red/cyan 3D glasses is old and was already done on the PS2, but would still work well on the WiiU if you dont mind wearing the cardboard glasses.

Actually all i just did was repeat his comment im not sure how you didn't understand it. Either way it's completely on topic haha...
djslimzz  +   1173d ago
I have and I do! (I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one)
candybooty  +   1173d ago
I was just talking about this yesterday, glad someone confirmed this.
jay2  +   1173d ago
So wait, I can put this on my 3D tv and use it's glasses?

From the settings as well, players can bring the action in between their hands and then bring it back to the big screen if ever they feel they prefer the big screen experience.
DevilRebellion  +   1173d ago
I knew it was legit!
WeAreLegion  +   1173d ago
I already play ACIII in 3D on my PS3. That's why I didn't pick it up on the Wii U. The 3D is surprisingly good! Much better than it was on Revelations.
stragomccloud  +   1173d ago
Wii U also supports 3D in game and looks amazing. Not on the pad though. Someone obviously didn't actually try to test it. I did though. Revelations in 3D did look a bit blurry. I haven't played the PS3 version of ACIII but if the 3D looks anything like the Wii U version it is quite an improvement over Revelations.
WeAreLegion  +   1173d ago
It has 3D support?!? I'll try it out. ^_^
Legend_Killer  +   1173d ago
3D Scan Visor coming soon
stragomccloud  +   1173d ago
I just tested it myself. The gamepad does not support 3D. I repeat. IT DOES NOT SUPPORT 3D! Only infinicolor.

That said... the game does support stereoscopic 3D on 3D enabled tvs, and it looks awesome!!!!
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nassour  +   1173d ago
Supporting Infinicolor is 3D, its a type of 3D display and that means the Gamepad supports a type of 3D.

Also they have confirmed that its only infinicolor is the only thing that works directly on the Gamepad as for TV's that fully stereoscopic 3D!!
DivineAssault  +   1173d ago
wait, so the glasses from a 3D TV wont work? u need those cheap cereal box ones?
wiiulee  +   1173d ago
of course its not a hoax...nintendo has put alot into this new system...the wiiu is a top notch game system
profgerbik  +   1173d ago
Is that why it was so cheaply made? Lacks processing power, has no second camera, has no multi-touch game pad, pro controller has no headset jack and you gotta plug it into the gamepad..

You can have fun with your 3D but that is far from a top notch game system, sure it's Nintendo's best gaming system but that's about it for now.

Most newer games all support 3D anyway on any system and PC so I don't get why this is such a bid deal to you all.. Shows you don't know much about technology in general which is probably why you bought the Wii U.
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yewles1  +   1173d ago
"The green and magenta 3D glasses needed to experience this visual sensation come from 'Inficolor.'" it can work from any display, doesn't say anything about the gamepad afterall.
BigTonytheDon  +   1173d ago
So they would enable it from any possible type of possible display, and not enable the 3D feature on the gamepad itself, which is basically the core of this new console. That doens't make any sense and with Nintendo's reputation on delivering amazing consoles era after era, I strongly doubt they would pull off such a stupidity.
Gamer-Z  +   1173d ago
I love my WiiU ^_^
BigTonytheDon  +   1173d ago
Aaaaaaaawwwwwwwww heeeeeeellllll naw! I thought ya'll was trippin! Lol, now I really can't wait for my paycheck.
3dtested  +   1173d ago
NOTE: This article DOES NOT confirm that the Wii U supports stereoscopic 3D. It might but we don't know yet.

Firstly, the article shows the options for video output from the main console to the TV, not to the gamepad. So you'll only get 3D on a 3DTV (or using the INFICOLOR colored glasses on a regular 2DTV), not glasses-free 3D like the 3DS.

EVERY DEVICE supports the type of non-native half-resolution (side-by-side or top-bottom) 3D modes shown. That's how 3D worked on the PS3 and Xbox 360 *before* they supported 3D. If a game can calculate two viewpoints and resize them to half width and display them side-by-side at the same time then you can get stereo 3D on a 3DTV (on most TV's you'll have to manually select the appropriate 3D mode using the remote).

For the Wii U to "support" 3D it needs native HDMI 1.4 3D, whcih has not been demonstrated yet (and likely not documented or supported at this stage).

Perhaps official 3D support will come in a firmware update.
knocknock  +   1173d ago
What's the big deal? Surly this is just standard...wooptidoo bad 3D... I've yet to use the option on xbox copy of black ops 2 because IMO colour is more important than bad 3D lol. Now if the game pad worked like a 3ds that would actually be news...
RFornillos4  +   1173d ago
iwata did mention that if you have a 3D TV, then you'll get 3D from the TV itself.

now this one, is most likely a feature supported by the game itself, not the console in general.

is it true that 3D output can be streamed to the gamepad? why shouldn't it? in the first place as nintendo mentioned, the gamepad does not store the game itself, but merely streams the video that is being output to the TV. which means, if you read through the article, Ubisoft did mention that the gamepad support the Infinicolor type of 3D.

nevertheless since this feature is handled by the software itself, it would still add value to the Wii U since, devs can use the same kind of 3D in their games to support 3D for both the TV and the gamepad, meaning you can have 2 screens showing 3D.

can't understand why wii u haters continue to bash the console, even with good news such as this; these bit of news obviously makes wii u owners and prospect owners happy about their console. if u don't care for it, why bother make comments like "oh any screen can output 3D...", in the first place Nintendo never claimed anything about 3D that the Wii U can do.
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profgerbik  +   1173d ago
Well simple because most of you are making a bid deal out of nothing. Not specifically saying you but most these people are.

That is mainly why people feel inclined to make it a point it's not like it is anything special here.

You are right, that is great for Wii U owners no one is denying that but others are just pointing out there is no need to piss yourself over it is all.
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RFornillos4  +   1171d ago
can you really blame them, when you have every ps360 fanboys and/or wii u haters bashing the console with every piece of news (good OR bad) comes?

it's not like they are making a big deal out of nothing, most are just commenting their praise; sad thing is, when you start praising the Wii U, suddenly you're making a big fuzz out of something (or joining others making a big thing out of something).

what makes it different from someone who comes in, sees a piece of good new about PS3 or 360 and say something good about it? if you read through all the comments above, most of those who are "praising the Wii U" are those simply said "hey, this is awesome", or "3d, nice". a couple of one-liners mostly.

the reality is, the ones who are making a big "thing" out of it are those who don't appreciate the positive about the news. see for yourself, most of the lengthy posts are the ones who are saying exactly what you're saying, that it's not anything special.

i myself don't have high hopes for 3D on the gamepad, coz it was already mentioned by Nintendo that they don't directly support it. but i appreciate a piece of good news when it comes out. so i'm glad Ubisoft was able to implement this albeit its limitation.
Braid  +   1173d ago
It's not 3D as you know it, if today's standarts are concerned.

In order to be able to produce stereoscopic 3D images on the tablet, it has to have a compatible display unit that comes with active shutter glasses. That's the best way of producing 3D images in today's technology.

As far as I could understand, what we're talking about here is a passive 3D viewing system that is known as Anaglyph 3D, which has nothing to do with the hardware itself, and still requires chromatic "red and cyan" glasses. That's an old and dated way of producing false 3D images which dates back to way earlier, you may remember magazines that come with anaglyph images printed on them which look like this:

Given the price label of the whole unit, I really doubt that the Wii U's tablet controller comes with an active 3D panel, as it would increase the production cost considerably.

If you have a 3D TV, and Wii U games support 3D in the future though, you can get 3D images on your TV but again, that would have little to do with the console's technology. Note that Wii U would have to render the same game two times for the 3D image though, and that it already does render some games two times (one for your main display and another for the tablet display).
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candybooty  +   1173d ago
It might not be 3D but I think they're just supporting what they heard about a 3D feature on the GamePad. Sure, it's infinicolor but it's still something that Nintendo hasn't really mentioned. But I have a feeling full 3D will be enabled at some point in the lifespan of the Wii U
josephayal  +   1173d ago
the future has arrived
mshope10  +   1173d ago
I like my wii-u way better then my 360.and it plays c.o.d. in real hd and does it way better then on my boys ps3 which felt like it couldn't even handle black ops 2 right.

don't say bad port.

they had even less time and experience porting the game to keep hating on wii-u we love your crybaby tears!
darklinx23  +   1172d ago
aaahhaaaaaa!!! I KNEW IT! Its not a HOAX!!!!! Take that haters!

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