Konami's Metal Gear arcade in 3D

Konami is showcasing a special Metal Gear arcade that merges 3D with head-tracking technologies for motion control.

MGS arcade in 3D
Konami

It used to be just 3D TVs, Blu-ray players, and video cameras. Now, even arcade machines are jumping on the bandwagon. Konami is showcasing a special Metal Gear arcade this week at Japan's Arcade Operator Union 2010 that merges 3D with head-tracking technologies for motion control.

Players do have to don a pair of 3D glasses with an attached camera to enable these functions, though the game realism is further enhanced with a full-size rifle replica, plus enveloping surround sound. If that's not enough, there's even a built-in mic for some serious multiplayer and squad action.

This brings back childhood memories of Beast Busters for those who can still remember this hot arcade game back in the early 1990s, except that playback was on a CRT, in good old 2D. Anyway, if you happen to be in Japan, it may be worthwhile swinging by Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex in Chiba prefecture, in the greater Tokyo area, for a test drive.

(Source: Crave Asia via Joystiq)

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