The 3DS already has its first system update available for Europeans but it isn't simply an update, a message from Nintendo reads
Thank you for connecting your Nintendo 3DS system to the internet! We have prepared a 3D video for you to enjoy. This video is included as part of a recommended system update that enhances overall stability and communication features.”
The video is in fact the music video for White Knuckles by OK Go, a video which was filmed in 2D and 3D. You can see the 2D version below.
So how many times have you guys watched this video? I've seen it about 10 times, I'd estimate. Part of that is because I still don't have any games (fuck you, free saver shipping!!), but the song has also really grown on me, even though it initially seemed really weird. It's actually stuck in my head right now. Yep.
The 3D effect is kind of weak, though. Also, have you all noticed that the 3D slider doesn't affect pre-recorded videos or photos? It's true!
On prerecorded videos or photos, I didn't think they would automatically become 3D. I actually like the Ok go video, sure they probably could have picked a different video with more 3D effects, but something like that would probably have costed more. I could tell the video was in 3D, esp.when the dogs and guys would get closer to the camera. Nintendo probably got Ok Go to give thier video for free, told them it would be like getting free advertisement.
After watching the UK's video nothing about that video was extra special. The one scene with the water probably looked like the water was coming out of the screen, but I didn't notice that many more effects that looked they would be popping out of the screen. Just most a bunch of nature shots. Again, probably has to do with money, if they had some movie preview in 3D or something along those lines, that would have costed money.
Both of those videos Nintendo either was able to get for free or paid very little for. Plus after the videos it states on the next update those videos will be erased.
One thing that really made lose focus on the 3D effects was how bad the quality was. Really, most likely the first playback 3D video people will have access to with their 3DS and this is the crap quality they give us?
Also, like @casper884 said, it was really hard to tell the video was even in 3D. Some parts were obvious but there really should have been a better showcase video to give to us.