Are you a gamer? Do you enjoy multiplayer gaming, but hate that it cuts your screen in half (not to mention that your friends are all screen-peeking cheaters)?
Sony has announced a new monitor that allows two people to play simultaneously without giving up screen space. The new 24” LCD display from the electronics giant also has all of the features that you would expect from a display in 2011: 1080p, LED edge-lighting, 240Hz refresh rate and 3-D capabilities.
A traditional 3-D monitor uses glasses that sync to the television and control which eye sees a picture. The left frame receives an image from the monitor while the right frame is darkened; then the next frame is sent to the right frame while the left frame is darkened. This method also works for multiplayer gaming.
The display, while it still has this functionality, will also allow you to press a button on the glasses to turn both frames of the first player’s glasses to be “left” and both frames of the second player’s to be “right.” With the monitor’s fast refresh rate the players will still be able to see their game smoothly.
The monitor, available this fall for $499.99, comes with an HDMI cable, one pair of 3-D glasses and a copy of the yet-to-be-released Resistance 3. Gamers can purchase extra pairs of glasses separately for $69.99.
Check out Sony’s PlayStation blog for more info.