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Nintendo Sued Over 3DS Glasses-Free Tech

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The 3DS is the latest and greatest piece of gaming technology out today, and is seeing lots of popularity, no doubt due to the fact that it is a Nintendo handheld. With all of that attention, also comes issues. A Japanese corporation by the name of Tomita Technologies has filed a lawsuit against the video gaming juggernaut for technology inside its newest machine. Apparently, back in 2003 this company registered a patent for “Stereoscopic Image Picking Up and Display System Based Upon Optical Axes Cross-Point Information” which they claim can be used for devices that do not require 3D glasses but still give the illusion of a 3D effect, exactly like that 3DS does. The technology is even the same, since it alternates images between the left and right eye, simulating the effect of depth. Tomita is currently pursuing legal action but Nintendo has not commented on the situation yet.

What do you think? Sounds to me like this Tomita Technologies company could be onto something here, my guess is they will settle and get a nice sum of money that will just be a drop in the bucket for Nintendo in the grand scheme of things.

Source: GameSpot

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