The lights are on
Every electronics company seems to be putting its chips on 3D at this year's CES, and Sony is no exception. While its new 3D enhanced HDTVs and Blu-ray players garnered most of the stage time during Sony's press conference, after touring the booth it was clear that the PlayStation 3 holds a strategic position as the electronics giant attempts to lure consumers into the goggle-reliant future. The showfloor featured several PlayStation 3 exclusives running 3D demos, including Polyphony Digital's Gran Turismo 5, Super Stardust HD, and MLB 10: The Show.
Though none of these titles have been designed from the ground up with 3D in mind, they are all compatible with Sony's new line of 3D Bravia televisions and the active shutter glasses (sold separately). When we donned the clunkly, uncomfortable glasses, the most noticable 3D effect we noticed was how the user interfaces, such as stat boxes in MLB 10 or the racing HUD in Gran Turismo, popped off the screen. When players are in the batters box in MLB 10, the 3D effects give the baseball diamond a nice depth of field, but once you make contact with the ball the screen pulls away and that sensation is lost.
This inconsistency will probably be the status quo for games retrofitted for 3D, but if enough people adopt the technology perhaps we'll start seeing studios develop games with 3D in mind. What's your take on the 3D revolution? Do you think the electronics companies are smart to throw their weight behind it in the wake of Avatar, or do you think the technology is a gimmick that will fade away again like it did after Jaws and Captain EO gave it a go?
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My only problem is me getting headaches. I get headaches easy, and I have been to a few 3D films, and I came out with a headache. Hopefully it gets better, to where I don't.
just another gimmick if you ask me. i'm sure it will be cool though.
Get rid of the need for the glasses, then it will take off.
Glasses?? Really? Get some people to do reasearch so you know how to make games 3D without the use of those embarrasing things! They we okay for Avatar, but no way am I playing Call of Duty online wearing a two eye!
This is going to be too expensive for most gamers. I don't see a point in doing this. 3d gaming should stick to reagular 3D headsets without the whole TV's and everything.
I think 3D is only for movies:(
First it was the disc format, then it was HD, and now it's 3D. In the wake of Avatar, I think they will be putting more effort into 3D. What I do like is how they say it is not going to be focussed on 3D. We'll have to see about its popularity though.
What if they use the 3D with the motion controller that is coming out for the ps3? Would we be able to realistically interact with 3D objects? That would be cool.
From my experience, all of this talk of 3d is old news.
TrackMania: Nations United and Trackmania: Nations Forever had a 3D option, but used the red-blue lenses. still cool, though.
without the glasses it is great
I think that if inplemented properly, this could be the next "big thing" after motion controls. However, I have a terrible feeling that develepers are going to screw this one up.
my only consern is that games made for 3-d tvs will look funky on normal tvs. like the whole unreadable text on non hd tv prob.
I just cant wait for some 3D Blu-Ray movies. As long as I have an option to play a game in 3D or 2D, I'll be happy.
again with the gimmicks... they annoy.
I hope it becomes a standard. 3D gaming on the horizon is exciting.
As someone already noticed, it is most important that while giving this a test in the market, they need to make it available to turn off. If they don't think about the user in every little corner of the world, they're losing consumers. One thing will lead to another, and the other problems will begin to surface, we all remember what happened with the Virtual Boy.....it started giving seizures.
I honestly don't expect this to go too much further, I mean it's cool, but how many people are ready to pay for it, will product price point jump back up? will we see it jump to $70 per game?
I think it's a gimmick, but it doesn't matter to me. I wear glasses already and I'm legally blind without them on, so trying to wear 3D glasses is pretty much out of the question.
i dont think this whole 3d thing is going to take off ! its cool & all & i am glad i am on ps3 and not xbox , but 3d is not poppin for a few reasons. 1) alot of people spent alot of money they dont have upgrading to flat screens . 2) i dont think people are going to spend a few more grand in 2010 to upgrade again . 3 the glasses gotta go !
I just don't like the uncomfortable 3d glasses.
I'm good. World Runner was more 3D gaming than I ever would have asked for.