Sony Shows Off 3D Display

Another breakthrough for gaming?

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While Microsoft's motion-sensing cam - code-named Project Natal - has been garnering buzz, Sony isn't staying out of the hive.  Here's a video of a new 360 degree 3D image display from the company.  Gamers are already imagining what kind of new experiences can be rendered with such a device - as if it's the holographic chess board from Star Wars made real.  Between innovations like this and Natal (and of course the Wii and iPhone), the game industry is going through a period of explosive transformation.  Slowly but surely, the whole idea of the screen is breaking apart.  Gaming is becoming more immersive, more fluid, more mobile.  The Holodeck- the virtual world imagined in Star Trek - may be closer than it seems.