The Louvre to replace audio guides with the Nintendo 3DS.

One of the world’s greatest art museums is replacing their audio guides with the Nintendo 3DS. Exciting stuff.

We are the first museum in the world to do this,” Agnes Alfandari, museum’s head of multimedia told AFP.

The Japanese giant  is supplying 5,000 of the latest-generation consoles, which offer 3D vision without the need for special glasses, as part of a partnership with the museum.

Visitors will be able to locate themselves within the Louvre, choose themed itineraries including special ones for children, and listen to hundreds of recorded commentaries, in seven languages, about the works on display.

Nintendo has developed the content for the consoles, with the Louvre remaining in editorial control, Alfandari said.

Who needs games to be art when they’ll be the thing telling you what art is?


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