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#6212 The Monolith Expedition Prepares for Landfall!

Posted by Nick Admin on 19 October 2013 - 07:06 AM

The Monolith Expedition has been at sea for quite a while now; a trip lengthier than they originally expected.  But it's all about to pay off for them.  Off in the distance, the ship's crew has finally caught sight of land.  The captain expects to make landfall within the next few days, so prepare for the quest ahead of you, explorers!




#5963 GameOn365's 7th Anniversary is June 26th!

Posted by Nick Admin on 19 June 2013 - 09:15 PM

GameOn365's 7th Anniversary is almost upon us.  On June 26th, GameOn365.net will have existed for 7 years.

 

Celebrations will take place on the GameOn365 Minecraft server for the entire week of June 23rd through June 30th.  We'll be hosting in-game events, announcing some new features, and even adding some of those new features in over the week.  Additionally, Minecraft 1.6 is scheduled to be released during the week, and we plan on updating to it as soon as we possibly can.

 

We'd like to thank every single one of you that's helped make this possible, and we look forward to many more great years!




#6083 Help the Monolith Expedition Uncover a New World!

Posted by Nick Admin on 19 August 2013 - 04:31 PM

The existence of a new world was recently discovered by some great explorers.  They've formed the Monolith Expedition to start mass transport to and colonization of this new world, but they need your help to get there!  They're currently working to build a ship, and they need your help collecting materials to build the ship and food to feed their workers.  The Expedition is also collecting items that will be useful later in their voyage as well.

 

You can start your quest to help the Monolith Expedition by visiting the portal hub and speaking to the Monolith Scout.  From there, he will guide you to the Expedition base, where you'll speak to the Supply Manager to start collecting items.

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#6008 Horse Racing Arena Warp

Posted by Ritalicious VIP on 10 July 2013 - 10:04 PM

As you know, with the addition of horses in the 1.6.2 and 1.6.2 update,it brings a whole new aspect to the game. I have found a way to use the horses in a racing arena. Yes a racing arena. it is currently under construction, but when finished it will be able to seat thousands (though the server can only hold 64 .-.) , be a fun way to race others on horse-back, and also proving training for you. even though the place already has a star gate, a warp on the warp list would be a big boost of popularity to the arena. We can only get the warp is there is support for a new warp. It would really help me out if you support the decision of a new warp, it will help players reach the arena and help construction finish much quicker. Feel free to show your support in the comments, it means a lot to me to know the arena has supporting minecrafters willing to help the popularity of the arena!

 

Yours Truly,

~~~~Ritalicious~~~~




#6035 Basketball warp please view

Posted by Codeman on 24 July 2013 - 03:28 PM

I have built a basketball court and i may add to it i intend it to be added to the star gate we will supply the balls in a dispenser upfront please support me to have my basketball court added to the star gate i thank you for all your support -Codeman515




#5937 Emerald Shop Items

Posted by Nick Admin on 12 June 2013 - 12:57 PM

As some of you already know, we're planning to add a shop where you can trade in emeralds for rare items and short VIP subscriptions, among other things.  We'd like to gather some feedback on specific items you'd like to see in this shop.  We will determine prices later, and are only interested in suggestions for limited or special commands, features, items, and permissions at this time.

 

So far, we plan to have at least these items available in the shop:

  • Short VIP subscriptions (anywhere from 12 hours to 1 week).
  • Experience bottles or levels.
  • Timed mcMMO experience boosts.
  • A portable crafting table command.
  • Ability to repair any single item, even those that can't be repaired normally with anvils.

Additionally, we plan to switch to emeralds as a voting reward when this shop goes live.  You'll be able to trade emeralds in for diamonds if you prefer them.




#8096 Introducing PickAxis

Posted by Nick Admin on 27 October 2014 - 09:32 PM

Greetings Adventurers,

 

As you may have noticed, it's been a bit quiet at GameOn365 lately.  We've been hard at work on a new Minecraft server network, PickAxis, which currently offers Survival, Creative, SkyBlock, and SkyWars, with more to come in the near future.  The GameOn365 Minecraft server will remain available, though PickAxis is a new (and more active) community that you can call your home away from home.

 

You can connect to PickAxis using play.pickaxis.com

 

I hope to see you in-game both at GameOn365 and PickAxis!




#6211 Free VIP Weekend Coming Up!

Posted by Nick Admin on 19 October 2013 - 05:39 AM

During the weekend of November 2nd and 3rd, we'll be giving all players some of the VIP benefits in-game, completely free!  Keep your eyes on the login news in-game to see what extra benefits you'll get when the event goes live.

 

We look forward to celebrating yet another Minecon with all of you!




#6210 VIP Price Adjustment for New Subscribers After November 4th

Posted by Nick Admin on 19 October 2013 - 03:48 AM

Beginning next month, VIP subscription prices will change for all new subscribers (anyone who has not purchased a VIP subscription in the past).  We'll be changing the price to $5 per month (or $27 for 6 months) to reflect the new features that have been added recently, as well as more new and exciting features that will be added through the end of this year.  This change will take place on Tuesday November 5th, 2013.

 

Current VIP subscribers (and anyone who purchases a new VIP subscription before the change) will be unaffected, and will continue with their current pricing.

 

If you have any questions about this change, please contact support.




#5852 Server Performance and Stability Changes

Posted by Nick Admin on 12 May 2013 - 06:30 PM

Recently, we've been able to achieve some great milestones with regards to stability of the Minecraft server.  When we started this server over a year ago, daily restarts were a requirement to keep the server running smoothly.  Today, we're able to achieve weeks of uptime without issue, only needing to restart for some major server-wide changes and Minecraft updates.

 

Over the past few days, we've been working on some major changes behind the scenes to improve server performance and stability.  We've began splitting the parts of what was originally just a single Minecraft server into multiple linked servers (you may see us refer to these as nodes or realms in the future), all while keeping a seamless experience.  What this means is, while technically there will be multiple Minecraft servers powering GameOn365 Minecraft, you will still be able to experience it as if it were a single server, just like you've always known it to be.  You'll teleport between the servers with portals, warps, and other methods.

 

To start, we'll be moving the creative worlds and battlegrounds to their own linked servers.  This not only allows for better server performance, but introduces a better way of keeping creative inventories separate from survival inventories, and will eliminate issues related to losing items when switching between creative and survival.

 

There are a few things that will still be missing initially.  First off, chat will only be available with the linked server that you're currently connected to.  Our top priority with this change will be getting chat messages shared across all of the linked servers.  Second, you may notice that some commands only work on a specific linked server.  This especially holds true for warps, which will only be usable on the server that is currently hosting the world the warp is in.  If you need to switch to a different server to use a warp, you can do so with the new /server command.

 

For those of you who are interested in learning more about how we did this, there's a post in the VIP Lounge detailing some of the technical challenges that we faced, and how we overcame them.




#5574 Becoming a Minecraft Staff Member (Application Within)

Posted by Kumarin Admin on 30 January 2013 - 09:15 PM

Hello everyone!

There have been a lot of questions recently, asking how a player can become a staff member on our Minecraft server. Hopefully this will answer any questions you have!

What we look for:

Here on Gameon365 Minecraft, we have to be able to trust our staff members to do exactly what they are supposed to. This for both the welfare of other players, as well as other staff members. These are some of the qualities we look for.

To become a moderator, you must be...

  • Honest. Simply put, don't lie. It's easy for us to tell
  • Mature. We don't base anything off of physical age, it all has to do with how mature you act. If you act like a mature, intelligent human being, then you've got a pretty good shot at making it here. If you act like an ape that's hyped up on kool-aid, well...Let's just say that your chances are slim.
  • Helpful. We're always looking out for players who help out everyone else, whether they be new to the server, new to minecraft, or even a veteran.
  • Polite. If you're rude, we don't want you to represent our server, it's as simple as that. politeness goes a long way.
  • Respectful. Our staff members respect all players, and we expect the same in return. If you disrespect any of our staff members, even the lower ranks, you will be punished. We will not tolerate any form of disrespect.
  • Responsible. Responsible players are always aware of what is going on, know and obey all of the rules, and take care of any issues that they have with as little friction as possible. This means only submitting tickets and bug reports that are relevant issues.
  • Literate. Our mods are expected to use (mostly) proper grammar in order to clearly and effectively convey the message of the server, and to enforce the rules. For example, players using words such as "plz" "pls" "thx" "sry" or "butter" are generally not the players we want to become staff members.
  • Intelligent. Moderators must be able to solve problems on their own, especially if there are no admins around to assist them. This may sound easy, but it can actually be very difficult, depending on the issue at hand. We expect all of our staff members to be able to handle almost any situation thrown at them.

Some questions you want to ask yourself if you think you're ready to be staff.

  • Have I broken any rules? If you've broken more than 2 rules on our server, you are not eligible for a staff position.
  • Do I get along with others? If you don't get along with other players, you will not make a good moderator, and we will probably not choose you.
  • Do I play here often? We're looking for staff members that will be active. This means logging in almost daily, and playing for more than 10-15 minutes at a time.
  • Have I ever been banned here? If you have been banned from our server for any reason, you are not eligible for a staff position. This is non-negotiable.
  • Do I really want to be a staff member? Being a staff member here at GameOn365 Minecraft is hard work, and often consumes a lot of time. If you're not ready to devote your time and focus to the server, then you probably do not want to be a staff member. Plus it ruins the game for you.

What do I get to do as a staff member?


Though our staff members have special permissions and privileges, they are just like any other player. All of our staff members must abide by every rule, no exceptions. All gameplay must be fair, and we do not give our moderators advantages over other players. Moderators are not permitted to do whatever they please; they are not, in fact, gods.

They are simply here to make the game safe and enjoyable for all other players on the server, and if this means kicking/banning/muting etc. then it can and will be done. If a staff member is abusing you, please let an @Admin know immediately. Moderators are not exempt from being banned, and are certainly subject to removal of rank, if the admins deem it necessary.

Automatic exemption from consideration:

If you meet any of these criteria, you are automatically and indefinitely ineligible to become as staff member.

You will NOT be staff if:

  • You have been banned on our server at any time
  • You have more than 2 global bans from any banning services
  • You have broken more than 2 rules on our server
  • YOU HAVE EVER ASKED FOR A STAFF POSITION
  • Other players frequently report you for abusive or immature behavior

So, what is the biggest determining factor in our selection of a moderator? It's simple: "Do we need a moderator?" If the answer to this question is no, then we will not be choosing one until a need arises. If we only have 10 players online, we really only need 1 staff member around. There would be no need for 4 out of those 10 to be staff.

Things to remember:

The things listed above are not the only thing things taken into consideration when choosing a mod. There are countless factors that our administrators analyze when evaluating and choosing players for a staff position. The points and requirements mentioned above are only a guideline to selection. Even players who are a perfect match for everything listed might not be chosen, because, remember; the decision is always up to Kumarin and Nick.




#1505 Graphic Programs and Resources [iDream]

Posted by iDream on 20 May 2010 - 01:31 PM

Major Image Editing Programs
Most image editing programs are commercial, and therefore require payment for use. However, trial versions are available and can be used all the same.


Adobe Photoshop CS4
Probably the professional graphic artists best friend. It can be a little confusing if you're a first time user, but hunt for some Photoshop tutorials using Google. These will introduce you to the various and wonderful things you can do in Photoshop.
http://www.adobe.com/products/photos...?promoid=BPDEK


Macromedia Fireworks CS4
An alternative to Photoshop with fewer options and filters, but more user friendly. Great for pixel art. Not as confusing as Photoshop, although you could find tutorials if that would help.

Commercial Product. Trial version
https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/i...duct=fireworks


GIMP
A free program for photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. I have not personally used GIMP, but it sounds like a great starting point, as it's free and tutorials can be found on their website.

Free Product. Downloads and tutorials at http://www.gimp.org/


Paint.NET
Paint.NET is free image editing and photo manipulation software designed to be used on computers that run Windows. It supports layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools.

Free product. Downloads at http://www.getpaint.net/
Tutorials and Help at http://paintdotnet.12.forumer.com/index.php


Canvas
Canvas is more of a technical drawing application, however it can be used much like Photoshop of Fireworks.

Commerical Product. Download 15 day trial at http://www.download.com/Canvas/3000-...ml?tag=lst-6-1


Corel Paint Shop Pro
Formerly Jasc Paintshop Pro, it's basically a toned down version of Photoshop. A bit more user friendly, and it doesn't have all the really strong graphical features for designers, so it's well suited for begginers.
It has it's own in-built graphics and images to play with, so some good backgrounds can be made without having to go hunting for something to start with.

Commercial Product: 30-day trial available at http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satelli.../1152796555406



Fractal Art Rendering Programs
I wouldn't recommend getting into these unless you're serious about your graphics. Fractal art is hard to explain. It's basically a math related form of art that makes some pretty sweet abstract graphics. Great for backgrounds.


Apophysis
This little program makes some nice random fractal flames (not fire flames, it's a fractal art term).

Free Product. Downloads and tutorials at http://www.apophysis.org/


Chaoscope
This program supports all kind of fractals, unlike Apophysis. It can also produce solid 3D fractals. Some examples are on the main web page.

Free Product. Downloads and tutorials at http://www.btinternet.com/~ndesprez/


Resources
Resources are an essential for graphic artists. Here are a few for you to use.


deviantART

An online community of graphic designers of all types. Anime, pixel, fractal, vector, etc. Not only does it showcase other people's work, but it also makes resources such as Photoshop Brushes, Patterns and Actions. As well as GIMP Brushes and Actions. Access these by clicking "Categories" > "Resources" > "Application Resources" from the menu.
These are the things you should be using the most. Remember to cite the rightful owners.

http://www.deviantart.com/


dafont.com
A great online font resource. Millions of fonts, all sorted into categories to help you find what you're looking for. I probably use this site the most.

http://www.dafont.com


Good-Tutorials
A wide range of tutorials. A great database of Photoshop tutorials on animation, basics, design, effects and much more. This is a great place to start learning how to use Photoshop.

http://good-tutorials.com/
http://good-tutorials.com/tutorials/photoshop


#5794 GameOn365's TeamSpeak Server

Posted by Nick Admin on 20 April 2013 - 05:47 PM

GameOn365's TeamSpeak server is open for all members of our community to use as an alternative to other voice chat programs such as Skype.  TeamSpeak lets you and your friends chat together without having to set up a call every day and lets you use other features such as push-to-talk to cut down on background noise.

 

You can download TeamSpeak by clicking the big green button on the TeamSpeak website.  After you download and install TeamSpeak, click here to connect to our server.

 

We hope you enjoy this new way to communicate with other players!




#3354 Hey.

Posted by Playstyle MVP on 06 June 2011 - 11:20 AM

Hey GameOn365, I'm a CS Major at Arizona State University. I used to go by the name Squatinbear here back in 07'. Just here to say Hi to this old ass community that's filled with young studs.


#3156 World of Warcraft®: Cataclysm™ Collector's Edition Announced

Posted by Rowro on 07 May 2011 - 02:33 PM

After having played Cataclysm for a few months I can definitely say it's pretty much an improvement over Wrath in all areas.

PvE is much more difficult and challenging than anything in Wrath but at the entry level it isn't too hard (though likely too difficult for most PuGs). Class balance is pretty good in PvE as well.

PvP improved a bit over Wrath but that wasn't too challenging considering the state of Wrath PvP. Rated Battlegrounds are rather flawed but they're pretty fun alternative to Arenas. However, as far as PvP goes it's still far from competitive and fair environment. Class balance is awful with all kinds of balance issues that persist for quite awhile before being addressed. While no one gets globaled like they did in Wrath there is still some pretty dumb zerging that goes around. PvP isn't terrible but it certainly isn't balanced or fair for that matter.


#2708 Basic PHP

Posted by jason on 21 March 2011 - 09:00 PM

Always start php files/scripts with <?php and end them with  ?>.You may also use <? to open them but it's not recommended. I  only do it to keep this tutorial shorter and quicker to write.


*Note the semi-colon at the end of most lines.*


To print text simply use echo.

Example: This will write "Hello" to your screen.



<?

echo "Hello";

?>




Comments  can be created by using //Comment here. Or if using multiple lines /* Comment here */.


To set a variable we use $.

$variable_name = "content here";

Example: This will also write "Hello" to your screen.



<?

$myvariable = "Hello";

echo $myvariable; //Echo the variable

?>




To echo multiple variables/strings without creating a new echo each time simply use a period.

Example: This will write "Hello and Welcome to my site."



<?

$myvar = "Welcome";

$var2 = "Hello";


echo $var2 . " and " . $myvar . " to my site.";

?>




If/Else statements. Take note of the curly braces!

Example:If number = 1 it will echo "The Number is 1", if it isn't it will echo "The number is not 1".



<?


$number = '2';

if($number == '1'){ //Curly Braces used for code to be executed

echo "The number is 1!";

} //Make sure Curly Braces are closed

else

{

echo "The number is NOT 1!";

}


?>





Functions. Functions must be called in order to be executed.



<?

function echo_text(){ //Our Function. Take note of curly braces.

echo "Hello Again";

echo "<br />"; //Line Break

echo "Bye!";

}


echo_text(); //Call to the function

?>




#2424 [VB] SendKeys

Posted by brarei200 on 23 December 2010 - 05:03 PM

You can send keyboard keys programming by using "SendKeys", this tutorial is just a quick tutorial since I don't know how to use it that great...

Step 1 - Create a Project
Step 2 - Create a button on your GUI
Step 3 - Double click the button
Step 4 - Type this code below (it opens notepad)

Process.Start("Notepad.exe")

Step 5 - Enter this code below (sends the keys "abcd" to notepad and demostrates how to use non-letter/number keys (like enter, you need to include the brackets {})

SendKeys.Send("abcd")
SendKeys.Send({Enter}) 

Step 6 - Done
Step 7 - This tutorial isn't to useful but there's much more you can do with SendKeys...


#188 Spread the Word!

Posted by Nick Admin on 28 July 2009 - 06:43 AM

GameOn365 has returned and we need your help spreading the word!  We're asking you to tell your friends about GameOn365 and Hotel Royale, or to invite them by e-mail.  (Just don't spam!)  With your help, we can become a larger community, which is already growing at a great speed.  We're satisfied with where we're at so far since our launch and believe that within the next few months that we will grow to be much larger.

We hope to see you and your friends again soon!
- GameOn365 Staff


#1504 Photoshop Tools [iDream]

Posted by iDream on 20 May 2010 - 01:24 PM

PHOTOSHOP QUICK TIPS



Knowing from personal experience, Photoshop is a massive program and can be quiet confusing if you do not know some of the basic tools.

In this post I will explain the basic photoshop tools.

Active tools
Passive tools

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1. Marquee select tools
The marquee tools are selection tools which allow you to select rectangles,
ellipses and 1-pixel rows and columns. To get a perfect circle or square
hold SHIFT when selecting.

2. Lasso select tools
The lasso tools allow you to select precise areas of an image by drawing or tracing
the selection outline. There are three lasso tools available.

Lasso Tool.
This is a freehand selection tool. Click and hold your left mouse button on the image
and draw your selection.

Polygonal Lasso Tool.
Similar to the lasso tool, except that instead of holding your mouse button down to draw,
left-click on various points to create a selection with a series of straight edges.
You can also hold down the Alt key (Windows) or Option key (Mac OS) to draw freehand sections.

Magnetic Lasso Tool.
This is a very handy tool for selecting areas which have reasonably well-defined edges.
Left-click at the starting point of your selection and simply move the mouse along the edge.

To finish drawing a selection, either click on the selection starting point or double-click anywhere.

3. Crop
The Crop tool allows you to select an area of an image and discard everything outside this area.

4. Healing Brush, Patch
The Healing Brush tool allows you to fix image imperfections such as scratches, blemishes, etc.
By sampling the surrounding area or using a predefined pattern you can blend the imperfections
into the rest of the image.

5. Clone & Pattern Stamp
Photoshop's clone stamp tool allows you to duplicate part of an image. The process involves setting
a sampling point in the image which will be used as a reference to create a new cloned area.

6. Erasers
The eraser is basically a brush which erases pixels as you drag it across the image.
Pixels are erased to transparency, or the background colour if the layer is locked.

7. Blur, Sharpen, Smudge
Blur - blurs the area where you paint.
Sharpen - increases contrast in the areas where you paint.
Smudge - blends the pixels where you paint simulating the action of dragging a finger through wet paint.


8. Path selection
This tool allows you to select a path, move a path or edit a path.

9. Pen & Anchor tools
With the pen tool you can make figures with straight edges and smooth figures, like a path, shape layer
or fill pixels. Anchor points are automaticly set and can be changed, deleted or added.

10. Move
Allows you to move a selected area or layer.

11. Magic Wand
The Magic Wand tool allows you to select an area of an image based on its colour. When you click an area
in an image with the magic wand, all areas which are a similar colour are selected.
You can specify various options to determine the exact selection.

12. Slice, Slice select
The Slice tool allows you to divide an image into smaller sections which fit together
like a jigsaw (but with straight edges).
There are two tools: Slice (which creates the slices)
and Slice Select (which enables you to select and modify existing slices).
Sliced images are commonly used for web design work, which sometimes requires images to be
broken up in this way.


13. Brush, Pencil
Photoshop provides two tools for drawing (painting) directly to the image: The brush tool and the pencil tool.
Both tools work basically the same way — you left-click and drag your mouse in the image to draw.
Painting uses the currently selected foreground colour.
The brush tool paints with smooth edges.
The pencil tool behaves much like the brush except that it has hard edges.


14. History Brush, Art History Brush
The history brush uses a previous state or snapshot of an image. The tool makes a copy of the image
as it was in a previous state, then uses the content of this copy to paint with.


15. Paint Bucket, Gradient
With the paintbucket you can colorfill a selected area, object or a complete layer.
The gradient tool works much as the Paint Bucket tool does, but it fills an object with a gradient instead of
a solid color.

16. Dodge, Burn, Sponge
The dodge tool allows you to lighten areas, the burn tool darkens areas and with the sponge tool
you can change the saturtion of the colors.

17. Text
This tool allows you to write text in your image/photo. There are a lot of fonts to try but you
have to check it for yourself.


18. Shape tools
With these tools you can make instant lines, rectangles, rounded rectangles, ellipse shapes,
polygon shapes, lines and custom shapes(wich you can choose from a menu in top of your screen).

1. Notes
With this tool you can make instant notes in a screen that pops up in the place of your click.
With the Audio Annotation tool you can record a audio note.

2. Hand tool
When you have a big img or your zoomed in you can navigate with this tool by clicking and holden
your img and scroll around.

3. Foreground / Background color
This tool allows you to change the foreground and background color by clicking on the boxes.

4. Edit mode (Standard / Quick Mask)
Quick Mask mode lets you edit any selection as a mask without using the
Channels palette and while viewing your image. The advantage of editing your selection
as a mask is that you can use almost any Photoshop tool or filter to modify the mask.

5. Screen mode (Standard / Full size)
Changes the working screen of photoshop.

6. Jump to Image Ready
With this button you automaticly open your selected img/photo in Image Ready.

7. Color Picker, Sampler, Measure
With the Color picker you can select a color of you img/photo to use as a new
foreground color(click left) or background color(click ALT+left).
With the measure tool you can measure distance and angle.

8. Zoom
With this tool you can Zoom in (click left) and out (click ALT+left).
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If this helped + rep & tnx (tnx button)


#1379 Nintendo 3DS Announced!

Posted by Adiados on 10 April 2010 - 04:07 PM

In a not-so-shocking move, Nintendo has announced that their new handheld console is set for release by March 2011.

This new console is, perhaps tentatively, called the "3DS", and, as the name would imply, allows for 3D effects in gaming, supposedly without the need of 3D glasses!

Any other information is scarce, other than being backwards compatible with DS/DSi games, but you can bet your Wii that Nintendo will reveal more this Summer at E3.

More, rumored info:
  • Larger twin screens closer in proximity
  • High-powered, like a GameCube, with NVIDIA Tegra
  • Built-in accelerometer, akin to iPhone/iPod Touch
  • Utilizes carts like a DS
The second source includes a video of a DSiWare game that tracks movement with the camera. This could be some indication of how the 3DS may work, but it's not clear if this is the only 3D implementation.

How will it work you ask?

Lenticular Technology


"Nintendo is likely to use Lenticular Technology" says Neil Dodgson, a 3D displays expert at Cambridge University. A lenticular lens is an array of magnifying lenses, designed so that when viewed from slightly different angles, different images are magnified. The lenticules direct the pixels' light in different directions, so each eye sees only every alternate column of pixels. The graphics chip renders two images, one for the left eye and one for the right. These two images are displayed on the two sets of alternating columns of pixels.

Dodgson adds that lenticular tech does have its own set of limitations, mainly that: "Once you have got the 3D effect you cannot move your head left/right very much because otherwise your right eye would switch to a zone where it sees the left eye's image and vice-versa". The other issue with the technology is that you will have to be within a certain distance of the screen or the 3D effect will be broken up. Eye traking via camera ( Just like when you take pictures with the DSi camera and the pictures follow your eyes) could be used to solve this problem.

Analyst Michael Pachter thinks Nintendo is likely to aim for a similar price range to the £159.99 DSi XL. "Based on charging $189 (US) for the DSi XL, my guess is that Nintendo will try to charge at least that much,"

Hopefully Nintendo works out the known problems with this technology so that we don't have to sit in a certain position to play our games enjoyably.


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