3-D gaming isn't just pie-in-the-sky talk. It's already here - if you've got the right equipment.
More than 400 current PC games, including Battlefield: Bad Company 2, World of Warcraft and Borderlands, can be played in stereoscopic 3-D if you've got the necessary specialized hardware, said Phil Eisler, Nvidia's general manager of 3-D Vision.
Eisler kicked off the 3D Gaming Summit Wednesday at the Hilton Universal City Hotel here, just spitting distance from Hollywood's animation, television and movie studios - some of which are already enjoying boffo box office thanks to the success of 3-D films like Avatar and Alice in Wonderland. The summit, sponsored by a variety of tech concerns like Sony and RealD, aims to recruit the makers of game software and hardware onto Team 3-D.
"3-D glasses will become standard equipment for every gamer," Eisler predicted during his presentation. "Just like the gamepad and their mouse."