Amazon have confirmed the upcoming availability of the 3D Blu-ray version of Monster House joining Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs as the rather limited range of 3D blu-ray discs available to purchase.
There does need to be some effort put into clarifying the format of the 3d blu-rays though as currently available anaglyph versions are also generally listed as a 3D Blu-ray. The other news is that Disney’s A Christmas Carol with Jim Carrey will be released in November. Ice Age 3, Garfield’s Pet Force 3D, Clash of The Titans and a rumoured November release for Avatar on blu-ray should be on your Christmas list for 3d enthusiasts too!
The PlayStation Network is now offering a Stereoscopic 3D Game Pack online for £23.99 that will surely usher in a new era of enhanced stereo 3D gaming on PS3.
Gamers who have a suitable 3D TV can now purchase the 3D starter pack from PSN Europe. The game pack includes full 3D versions of WipEout 3D and Super Stardust HD, plus bonus S3d add ons for Pain and a demo of MotorStorm Pacific Rift 3D.
“We’re extremely excited to be at the helm of a whole new gaming experience unlike anything offered before,” SCEA’s hardware marketing director John Koller stated.
“Starting today, games and demos will be available in stereoscopic 3D for anyone who owns a PS3 system and 3D television. With new gaming experiences coming this year in the form of stereoscopic 3D gaming and PlayStation Move, as well as an expansive software line-up, the PS3 system truly does everything and continues to be at the forefront of innovation.”
“In addition, Stereoscopic 3D Blu-ray movie playback is coming to the PS3 this year via firmware update. Stay tuned for even more 3D news and announcements coming in the near future.”
UPDATE: It appears as of 13th June that although the pack is listed in PSN it errors when attempts are made to purchase. It is possible this shouldn’t have been made available in Europe yet. More news will follow.
As a bit of fun we threw together a quick animation for use when we have stereoscopic 3D Blu-Ray news. Perhaps there will be a new Blu-Ray 3D specific logo but in the meantime check out the standard Blu-Ray logo animated in groovy out of screen stereo 3D!
Check it out now on our Stereoscopic 3D Channels over on YouTube or on Vimeo.
Business Wire reports that the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) today announced the finalisation and release of the “Blu-ray 3DTM” specification.
The specification, which is an agreed standard between the leading Hollywood studios and consumer electronic and computer manufacturers, will enable the home entertainment industry to bring 3D TV into consumers’ living rooms on 3D Blu-ray Disc, in stunning HD quality.
With the push from the major electronic manufacturers next year in 3D TV sets aimed at the home market, this new Blu-Ray 3D delivery standard (that will work with any or all end delivery systems) and the surge in 3D Movies it looks like 2010 could finlly be the breakthrough year of 3DTV! Grab your specs and check out our Stereoscopic 3D Blu-Ray logo… hold tight we’re on our way…