First details on Nintendo 3DS augmented reality games emerge

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    Details on the augmented reality games that will come preloaded on the new Nintendo 3DS handheld have been leaked, courtesy of technology outlet Wired's trusted source. Augmented reality uses a combination of live video from a handheld camera and digital imagery to show you what the camera sees, but with additional information or, in the case of the Nintendo 3DS, entertainment elements.

    The leaked games include Graffiti, Fishing, AR Shot, Star Pics, and Mii Pics. Each has its own objectives, but all of them revolve around the Nintendo 3DS's back-facing camera. In Fishing, for example, you cast an on-screen virtual fishing rod into whatever flat surface you have the 3DS aimed at. Raising and lowering the the rod allows you to yank fish out of the afore-mentioned surface.

    Graffiti lets you to commit some virtual vandalism to wherever you may be playing, and AR Shot (pictured above) requires you to hit a virtual ball around your environment and into a hole at wherever the game determines is the goal. Star Pics and Mii Pics are both virtual photo shoot applications that let you pose either your custom-made Mii or an iconic Nintendo character and shoot them in 3D with the 3DS's camera.[/p]


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    More leaked news for people excited about the new 3DS.
     
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    Sounds like there are enough apps and games for those who can't find a good game to still have a lot of fun with the system. [​IMG]
     
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    If you read the Iwata Asks for the 3DS thats pretty much what he said. Nintendo has the intention of the 3d camera and the AR games to be the 3ds' wii sports.
     
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    The same way everyone was excited about the dsi's camera at first
     
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    True.

    But DS version of MS Paint/Gimp DEFINITELY is
     
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    i think its more about bring a new concept to gaming rather than gaming at its full potential... homebrew would absolutely pull this to greater heights