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Instant 2D to 3D Game Converter

By: on June 25, 2013
Discontinued

The 3D Converter system extracts pertinent data from any video game and translates it into 3D format viewable on any 2D or 3D TV. Yep, Frogger in 3D on my 18" Sony from 2005. Now I know what all those elderly people at the community center are feeling when they yell, "Bingo!"

3D Convertor creator Gene Dolgoff formerly invented both the digital projector and those hologrammy things on your credit card. He also developed the idea for Star Trek: The Next Generation's Holodeck. These past experiences tell us that Mr. Dolgoff is very smart, has an eye for shimmery aesthetics, and is a big honkin' nerd. Basically, the ideal candidate for creating this type of transformative technology.

Dolgoff maintains that his 3D Converter doesn't produce the "simulated, random" 3D effects of other converters, but "a unique, immersive, and natural 3D experience that is based on real 3D data hidden in every game, and presented in a way that is based on exactly how our brains create the 3D experience in real life." As mentioned, the system will work with a 3D television, but ownership of one isn't necessary. A 2D TV produces the same effects in combination with the Converter's pair of accompanying RF shutter glasses.

Movies and videos are also bait for 3Deification with the Converter, and the system package will include an SDK for programmers looking to enhance their own games.

The 3D Converter runs as a Kickstarter campaign through July 23, 2013.

Suggested via Dude Product Tips by Robert M.

December 2013 Update: While 3D Converter funding was unsuccessful, its creators, 3-D Vision, Inc. are still pursuing the device's development. For more information, check out the company's Website--follow the link below.

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