Could Hasbro’s My3D Let Apple Take a Bite Out of the 3DS?

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Nov 10, 2010 in Tech, Videogames |

Virtual Boy

Hasbro is reportedly developing an accessory that allows users to experience immersive 3D using Apple’s iDevices. The product, known as My3D, requires what the use of binoculars which attach to your iPhone or iPod, allowing you to simulate 3D. Under normal circumstances I’d post the image of the My3D accessory that’s been floating around the net, but seeing as it belongs to AP, who have been more litigious than normal as of late, you’ll have to settle for this lovely image of Nintendo’s Virtual Boy.

Of course, there’s a reason I’ve chosen this image. At first glance, it’d be easy to draw comparisons between the products.  A pair of binoculars you have to look through in order to experience 3D? I’m not sure why Hasbro or Nintendo seem to think that a hand-held gaming platform that requires you to attempt your best Geordi LaForge impression is a good idea, but at least Hasbro has a game plan. 

 Their device reportedly has some 3rd party support from studios like Sony and Dreamworks, and will provide a full 360 degree 3D experience — both of which the Virtual Boy lacked. It won’t launch until Spring of next year, giving developers time to write Apps — some of which will be available for free. There has also been talk of a reasonable $30 price point, but honestly, would all this be enough to sell you on it?

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Tim is a pro-blogger and freelance writer out of San Diego, California. In addition to Fanboy.com, he contributes to the ModernMethod Network of sites as the Features and Reviews Editor for the Japanese culture and entertainment blog, Japanator. He’s also an Assocaite Editor for their popular gaming blog, Destructoid, and the collectible toy culture blog, Tomopop. For more information, follow him on twitter, or check out TimSheehy.com.

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