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  • Disney Video Games in 3D . . . But Don't Get Too Excited

    The release of Disney video games in 3D is promising, but don't expect a Midway Mania theme park experience or a G-Force movie experience. These games will be released in old-school, headache-inducing, red-blue anaglyph.

    From Disney Interactive Studios:

    DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS PIONEERS 3-D CONSOLE EXPERIENCES THIS SUMMER WITH G-FORCE AND TOY STORY MANIA! VIDEO GAMES

    First Next-Generation Video Games To Fully Feature Three-Dimensional Technology

    BURBANK, Calif., (June 29, 2009) – Three-dimensional experiences are taking over the film experience at movie theaters in 2009 and Disney Interactive Studios is leading the way in video games by introducing innovative stereoscopic 3-D features in two of its premier games this summer. G-Force and Toy Story Mania! both feature revolutionary innovative experiences using 3-D technology and are the first games for next-generation systems to fully feature three-dimensional stereoscopic technology.

    G-Force and Toy Story Mania! allow the player to choose to turn on special 3-D features in the games while wearing the enclosed 3-D glasses. Using the anaglyphic 3-D glasses, players will see the action extend forward from their television screens in a three-dimensional perspective while playing the games. Two sets of 3-D glasses will be enclosed in each package for players to experience visuals that seem to pop out from their television sets. The glasses enable both players to experience 3-D during a two-player Toy Story Mania! game or for an accompanying family member to view that perspective in G-Force. Both standard video game 3-D graphics and the stereoscopic 3-D experiences are offered in the games and can be changed by the player.

    "Three-dimensional technology drives the future of entertainment and Disney Interactive Studios is leading the way in video games," said Brian Leake, vice president of technology, Disney Interactive Studios. "The stereoscopic 3-D innovation in G-Force and Toy Story Mania! adds to the already fun video game experiences for a wide audience and extends the gameplay by creating entirely new options for players."

    Rob Neuman, a leading expert in 3-D technology and supervisor at Walt Disney Feature Animation, consulted on the 3-D effects in the G-Force video game with Disney Interactive Studios and developer Eurocom. Neuman has advised on the 3-D aspects of numerous Disney animated feature films.

    "Like the 3-D effects in some feature films, the goal for adding 3-D in G-Force enabled the two miniature creatures - guinea pig Darwin and housefly Mooch - to appear to come forward from the screen, which creates a unique experience for the player," said Neuman. "The dawn of three-dimensional technology in films has taken over the Cineplex and it's obvious that video games are the next medium to see this trend."
    G-ForceToy Story Mania!, exclusive for Wii™, is inspired by the popular new four-dimensional attraction in both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort. Players can experience their favorite moments from the attraction in eye-popping 3-D from the comfort of their living rooms with family and friends. The popular Pie Throw game from the attraction is represented in the Toy Story Mania! training level, and five additional levels based on the attraction are available as unlockables in the game's story mode. Toy Story Mania! will be available in Fall 2009.

    About the G-Force video game
    G-Force is a fast-paced action-platform game featuring a unique team of specially trained guinea pigs that use high-tech gadgets and specialized talents to complete a dangerous secret mission. Players control Darwin, the G-Force team leader, and housefly surveillance commando Mooch. Darwin and Mooch team up with the rest of G-Force to use their unique high-tech gadgets, stealth mastery, and pint-sized teamwork to save the world from a robot army of evil household appliances. G-Force features innovative gameplay with a unique sense of scale and puzzle solving that requires players to manipulate environments or enemies, including evil household appliances like waffle irons, water coolers and vacuum cleaners to complete their mission.

    Published by Disney Interactive Studios, the G-Force game for consoles and Windows PC is being developed by Eurocom. Handheld versions are being developed by Keen. G-Force is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).

    About the "G-FORCE" filmAbout Toy Story Mania!
    Toy Story Mania!Toy Story Mania! is rated E for Everyone by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).

    To the Big Screen and Beyond…In Disney Digital 3D

    The toys are back - this time in Disney Digital 3D™. "Toy Story" and "Toy Story 2" return to the big screen in a spectacular 3D double feature on October 2, 2009. The double feature kicks off a Disney Digital 3D™ Toy Story celebration, which culminates in a brand new adventure starring Buzz and Woody: "Toy Story 3" - in theaters June 18, 2010.

    About Disney Interactive Studios
    Disney Interactive Studios, part of Disney Interactive Media Group, is the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS). Disney Interactive Studios self publishes and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games, mobile games and interactive entertainment worldwide. The company also licenses properties and works directly with other interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market. Disney Interactive Studios is based in Glendale, California, and has internal development studios around the world. For more information, log on to www.disneyinteractivestudios.com
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    Re: Disney Video Games in 3D . . . But Don't Get Too Excited

    While red-blue anaglyph 3D is so-so at home, it's still a somewhat fun novelty on such DVDs as Polar Express or Journey to the Center of the Earth.

    As long as we get both versions, I consider it a fun "extra".
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