Skip to main content

Long read: The beauty and drama of video games and their clouds

"It's a little bit hard to work out without knowing the altitude of that dragon..."

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Nintendo 3D rumours rubbished

Peripherals manufacturer dismisses talk of negotiations with Japanese giant...

Gaming and virtual reality accessories manufacturer eDimensional has dismissed online rumours that it is in licencing talks with Nintendo.

Recently, some websites (not this one, obviously [careful Ellie, all of us hacks live in glass houses -Ed]) have reported that Nintendo is looking to buy the rights to eDimensional's patented "stereoscopic 3D technology" for use in future console systems.

eDimensional currently uses the technology in its Gaming Glasses and VirtualFX TV converter, designed to bring games to life in glorious 3D. You can read more about them - and even buy some, if you're so inclined - on the official eDimensional website.

"Due to the overwhelming number of phone calls and emails inquiring about this we felt the need to acknowledge that eDimensional is in no formal discussion or negotiation with Nintendo regarding our stereoscopic 3D technology," said eDimensional CEO Michael Epstein. That's that then.

But the rumours that Nintendo is going 3D with its next console, eDimensional and spoddy glasses aside, will no doubt persist - and for some time, if it's true that Nintendo won't be showing anything of the Revolution at this year's E3 apart from some rolling in-game footage. Eurogamer's intrepid reporters are packing their 3D specs just in case. And some X-Ray ones. For the booth babes, like. Indeed, that's not the only thing Tom's pa[stop now -Ed].