Wide acceptance of 3D in the home, whether for movies, television shows or video games, has a few imposing barriers. Price, support, and—perhaps most limiting—looking like a tool while staring blankly at your television screen, wearing 3D specs.

At least Nintendo is cognizant of this, readying a 3D handheld gaming machine that won’t require users to wear special glasses to enjoy dazzling three-dimensional special effects. Of course, Nintendo hasn’t outright blamed the dork factor as the reason it opted to go glasses-free for the Nintendo 3DS, but we have a hunch.

With 3D gaming coming to the PlayStation 3 sometime this summer, courtesy of a software upgrade for the console, support is bound to increase. Price is still an issue for those of us who don’t already own a 3D ready television, but the goofy glasses issue is being addressed.

Look3D is one of a handful of companies readying “designer” 3D glasses, with a wide variety of frames, colors and prescription styles available. Some are “RealD certified” and quite a few look quite wearable. The company isn’t exactly treading unexplored ground, but if you scoff at Ray Ban or Gucci prices, it’s an option.

Source: Kotaku.com