Neil Schneider earned his college degree in Social Sciences at Vanier College, and his Bachelors Degree in Communications at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. During college and university from 1992 to 1995, Neil worked for the Videotron Cable Network. Beginning in the studio control room, Neil learned the inner workings of broadcasting, and was soon producing and hosting shows for public broadcast.
In 2006, Neil’s personal interest in gaming hit a new high. After buying a new computer complete with the latest equipment, he decided to give stereoscopic 3D games a try with a pair of LCD shutter glasses. After playing Battlefield 1942, Call of Duty 2, and Doom 3 in stereoscopic 3D, he was sold.
Neil was so enthralled by the true 3D gaming experience, it forever changed him. He read about it, talked about it…it just overwhelmed his life with excitement! Neil saw the future and set about to change the industry so that S-3D gaming would take off with 100% compatibility, successful product sales, and 100% consumer enjoyment.
Unfortunately, he discovered several grave problems. The game developers were not supporting the technology, the driver developers were not releasing regular updates, and the industry just wasn’t growing.
It then dawned on him that there needs to be a catalyst. How could the energy and enthusiasm of customers be used to drive the industry forward? How could game developers earn benefits for implementing S-3D game support? How could S-3D display manufacturers be ensured that their products will be compatible with video games?
Neil put a plan of action down on paper, and raised the funding to get his idea off the ground. Fast forward two and a half years, and MTBS has grown to as high as 35,000 unique visitors a month and has been featured in countless media journals and websites including GAMEINFORMER, Wired Online, Joystiq, Gamesindustry.biz, Engadget, and more.
To date, Neil has spoken as an impartial S-3D gaming expert at SIGGRAPH, the 3D Entertainment Summit, The Stereoscopic Displays & Applications Conference, Dimension-3 Expo, FMX/09, and more.
With the launch of the S-3D Gaming Alliance, member companies and endorsements include Blitz Games Studios, DDD, RealD, Jon Peddie Research, Sensio and more. Advisory board endorsements include Habib Zargarpour, Senior Art Director for Electronic Arts, and Neil Trevett, President of the Khronos Group and VP of Mobile Content for NVIDIA.
For Neil Schneider, The S-3D Gaming Alliance is more than an organization, it’s a life’s work and a personal passion.
Neil will be presenting “3D Stereoscopic Gaming.”