Finally, here’s a 3D gaming solution that doesn’t send us headfirst into a vomit bag. GeForce 3D Vision is Nvidia’s attempt to revive stereoscopic 3D, a century-old technology that has never been implemented successfully in PC gaming (despite many headache-inducing efforts in the late ’90s). Along with wireless shutter glasses and an IR emitter, this $200 kit comes with the promise that you’ll be able to enhance your existing library of DirectX games by turning them into true 3D experiences—if you’re running a GeForce 8800 GT or better videocard. And for the most part, the promise is delivered —but not without some serious issues.
Who can forecast the future? We certainly can't, as indicated by the large stack of HD DVD movies sitting on our shelves. But some of the attendees at this year's TED (technology, entertainment, design) conference are professional futurists -- men and women who can intuit the next hundred years of human and technological development. Their predictions, along with the other presentations at TED are among the many topics of discussion on this week's podcast. The gang also talks about Core i7 overclocking and the revival of one of our most beloved gaming franchises. All that plus Gordon's rant in our 95th podcast. How should we celebrate our 100th episode?
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