If this week's press launch for the Nintendo 3DS didn't demonstrate it spectacularly enough, the future of gaming has three dimensions. But while the Mario-makers' handheld is a great example of a gaming experience built for 3D from the ground up, elsewhere console 3D remains a compromised experience: few titles support the format, and resolution, frame-rate or both can be impacted in the transition from 2D to 3D.
So how about a gaming format that supports over 500 games in 3D for an alternative? A system that can run, say, Call of Duty: Black Ops in full 1080p with graphics settings that outstrip the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions, at the full 60 frames per second, and in 3D? Welcome to the world of NVIDIA 3D Vision.