Who's Claiming They Have The 'Avatar' Of 3D Video Games?

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Crysis 2 makers Crytek are, saying that they've created "a benchmark 3D implementation" with their upcoming sci-fi shooter, one they're likening to James Cameron's billion dollar blockbuster Avatar. But what does James Cameron think?

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According to an interview with Crytek's Cevat Yerli in the Edge magazine, Cameron loves him some Crysis 2, having gotten a peek at the first-person shooter running in 3D. Yerli believes that "[Cameron's] eyes are trained for 3D more than anyone else's, and that makes me confident that we have a super-high-end 3D experience on all formats."

I wonder if the makers of Avatar: The Video Game take issue with Yerli's opinion of his own game.

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Crysis 2 will release on the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in late March, so we can experience this stereoscopic 3D benchmark for ourselves.

Crytek: James Cameron Loves Crysis 2 [Edge]

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I really would like to meet James Cameron some day. I may take some issue with his writing, but the man is just phenomenal at putting his vision on the screen. Terminator 2 is, in my mind, the greatest science fiction movie ever made, and tied with Empire Strikes Back as the greatest sequel.

His rant about Battleship, though, was absolutely fantastic, and dead on.