The lights are on
James Cameron isn’t the only one trying to convince us that 3D is the wave of the future. 3D displays have been a big focus at this years CES; Sony is making a big push to put its PS3 center stage in this 3D revolution. But is this really a revolution? Are consumers really excited to have their home theaters jump out at them? Not everyone seems to think so.
Microsoft's Xbox Director of Product Management, Aaron Greenberg, recently told Destructoid, “I think there's a lot of questions, to be honest. 3D is great in the theater, but for the living room? I think we're a long ways away from that.”
We’re a bit mixed ourselves. While we awed over some of Avatar's 3D effects in the theater, we quickly grew tired of wearing those tinted glasses. We think Greenberg makes an interesting point when he says, “In the theater there's nothing between you and the experience, but as you have other people in the room and other people walking by, well, it's not the same experience."
Only time will tell if consumers are ready to adopt this new technology. What about you? Are you ready to bring 3D into your living room, or are you happy with your flat HD displays?
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They need to STAY away from 3D gaming... it's not that appealing really.
I just bought a new 50inch pioneer this past fall...great screen quality no way I am buying a "3d" monitor until they are 3d without glasses.
I like how Microsoft just blatantly tells Sony they're stupid. They pretty much did the same thing by throwing on HD-DVD support. The Blu-Ray decision may prove to be in Sony's favor in the long run, but Microsoft was right to call them stupid for putting it in originally. Likewise, they're right about 3D gaming right now.
I respect Sony's forward thinking, to put it nicely, but take a page from the Virtual Boy and let it rest. Plus, Greenerg's point about having other people in the room is valid. Just as gaming is starting to earn a little more cred as a truly social activity, Sony wants to make it more individualized again? If I can't at least watch my friend play a 3D game (and preferably play split-screen which I'm guessing is impossible) then it's just another very expensive gameboy. This is about 15 years too early.
I think 3D will be more of a gimmick that will be popular for five minutes, then die. I live with a person who has epilepsy and has a hard time finding games and movies that aren't seizure-inducing. On a good day, 3D glasses only cause debilitating migraines. This effect is obviously not typical of most gamers or moviegoers, but if 3D (somehow) turns out to be a big success, it's only further alienating disabled gamers who would like to play popular mainstream epics like Bioshock and aren't able to.
And I like my flat HD displays just fine.
no thanks.i like it as it is
Extended viewing of 3D actually give people headaches. Fix that and it might be a viable technology.
I'll only play 3D gaming when it's like Star Wars and it's all holographic. I want to STAND in my games! XD
Id love 3D in my living room. Too bad Id have to get a new TV, and wear dumb glasses all the time. And that just aint worth it to me. Ill stick with my nice tv and nonglasses games thank you.
I don't think that 3D gaming is going to be a good thing. Because you have to wear those glasses, so what happens if you want to have a split screen co-op game with your friends but you don't have enough glasses. I'm pretty sure that if they do go 3D with gaming they aren't going to make the glasses very cheap since you have to have them to play the games. They are just looking for more and more ways to get money from the consumer. I really like how microsoft is totally against the 3D gaming. I think for now microsoft is just going to be working with project natal.
I don't want to play games in 3D. That's not what they're meant for. And plus, what about people who wear glasses to see? how will they play gmaes without using contacts?
3D is okay in movies, but not in games. It would just be too goofy having bullets fly to you and get in your way why you're trying to kill someone.
You guys are fooling yourselves if you think that Sony having 3D gaming over MS is a good thing. If it were the other way around, you would be gloating. And trust me, they will have something to gloat about. Don't even BOTHER to try to refute this.
If they start now it might catch on in about 10-15 years.
Although in the recent past, Microsoft hasn't exactly been the best about business decisions (Vista, early XBox release), they seem to have recently taken a bit of a new management direction which has thus far made pretty good decisions (Windows 7, new Dashboard, more LIVE features).
While I agree with his decision, he also makes points I hadn't thought about before. What about splitscreen? What about people watching you play? If the whole game is 3D, splitscreen becomes cumbersome and most likely disorienting. Would other players need to put on glasses just to watch games played by their friends?
Like others, I seriously can't see this technology as ever going beyond a gimmick before the serious issues crop up and people realize that trying to circumvent them isn't, frankly, worth the "immersion" it brings.
3D will fail as it is only "cool" in moderate doses while gaming is great in extrememly large quantities. As much as I love watching movies in 3D, by the time the credits roll, I am ready to do something else (like play games). Also, I love my 55 inch LED and surround sound.
Glasses to watch TV or play games seems like too much. I don't need glasses to see as it is, why would I want to add them to my gaming experience. As much as I like the PS3, and all the other consoles, I can't see purchasing a new TV to play games or watch movies. I'll agree with MagicalSarai, when it's virtual, then it's really 3D. Otherwise it's all an illusion.
All this bravado hides nothing. If you could have it, you wouldn't be "sour-graping" it. YOu guys are fooling no one (but yourselves).
By the way, the Sega Master system already had this tech in the 80's with no special TVs. So much for a "long way off". MS is just mad because all that money went into Natal and ALL SIGNS point to the death of motion control. They catered to casuals and it's costing them. They weer also wrong about HD-DVD
This could be yet another chance for Sony to try and break back into the gaming industry, since they've really just showed up this last year for the first time with some mediocre yet competitive titles.
"In the theater there's nothing between you and the experience, but as you have other people in the room and other people walking by, well, it's not the same experience."
Oh, now I see where you get you guys' weak reasoning. Talk about reaching.
they need to stop with this, i dont see myself watching tv in my house with stupid glasses....unless u wear glasses..