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Resident Evil 5 Stereo 3D Benchmark Utility: Zombies Crawling Out of Your Screen

In Computer Hardware, Electronics, FPS, Gaming, Survival Horror on July 25, 2009 at 12:09 pm

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Anyone who’s been following the development of NVidia’s Geforce 3D Vision technology closely probably knows all about Left 4 Dead and the effect of 3D Zombies. Left 4 Dead happens to be one of those games that is perfect for 3D vision. Horror, twitch-action, lots of thrills, and the 3D works really well with zombies literally clawing their way out of the screen as they come for your… brainsss.

Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead

With Resident Evil 5 on the horizon Capcom has given assurances that the game will fully support NVidia’s stereo 3D effects allowing for the ultimate level of immersion in their survival horror shooter. They’ve even released a 580MB demo which allows users to test the stereo 3D effects in the upcoming game.

Resident Evil 5 - A Survival Horror Shooter

Resident Evil 5 - A Survival Horror Shooter

Those who have the 3D kit installed, along with a compatible 120Hz display, can download the demo and read additional details about the benchmark on Nvidia’s page here.

Resident Evil 5 - zombies!

Resident Evil 5 - zombies!

With Left 4 Dead 2 coming out on November 17th, I wonder what Valve has in store for us. 3D Gaming is really starting to catch on with most new games coming out in the last 4-5 years having full support for stereo 3D. Seems like a really good time to get yourself 3D if your in the market for a new monitor or display system. Don’t forget to check out my previous article on building the ultimate entertainment system with a 60″ stereo 3D display for the price of an HP IQ820.

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  1. I don’t think 3D gaming will really take off. It seems too much of a gimmick, seems to require too much fancy equipment.

  2. True, if you have an existing 60Hz display. Having to buy a second 120Hz display is prohibitive. However, the only fancy equipment you really require is the £99 3D Vision Kit – especially if you’re in the market for a monitor anyway. You can also use legacy CRT displays with 3D Vision as long as they have at least 100Hz refresh. Hardcore twitch-gamers still use CRTs owing to the superior performance over mainstream LCDs. Most gamers will be switching to high-refresh LCD panels as they become common simply because 60Hz is just too low a refresh for serious gaming at high-speeds. Then it all comes down to a simple £99 purchase of the glasses. I think, as long as the market does not get flooded with too many proprietary and incompatible 3D solutions all competing for the same user base, we’ll start to see more acceptance of stereo 3D solutions such as what NVidia has. On the other hand, if stereo 3D systems start to become more standardized with the “shutter glasses/high-refresh display” technology and companies like ATI get involved in the business, this should seal the place of stereo 3D in serious gaming. Time will tell. My $0.02.

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