Submitted by Donnieboi 828d ago | opinion piece

10 Reasons Why 3D Gaming Failed

It's over, folks. 3D gaming is over. Nobody wanted it, and even the technology's biggest pushers, like Sony, have given up trying to make us love 3D. Well, unless you count Nintendo's 3DS—but that's a whole different class. (Culture)

NastyLeftHook0  +   829d ago
i think ps4 will utilise 3d much better and be more widespread next gen. 3d this gen for consoles was too expensive and too late.
colonel179  +   828d ago
I remember an interview with someone from Sony (sorry for being too vauge) who said that 3D is not their focus anymore. The question was why come any of the games announced for 2013 had 3D. The guy said that there were going to be TVs that won't have 3D, since they acknowledge that the 3D ship had sailed, and people only wanted it in cinemas.

If I find the link I'll post it.
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nix  +   827d ago
i envy some people who are enjoying 3D games irrespective of whether it failed or not.
bullymangLer  +   828d ago
The author of this article obviously does not have a 3DSxL with Super Mario Galaxy 3D land = game PROVED that 3D in gaming was no gimmick, but actually enhanced the gaming experience to a whole other depth < fact
Donnieboi  +   828d ago
Dude he already said 3ds was the only good 3d in gaming (it's even in the intro description above). He is talking about other systems that did 3d failing because of the high cost of 3d tv's. Relax.
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Neonridr  +   828d ago
3D never worked because the tech couldn't support it properly. Current gen consoles could barely run games in an HD resolution with a stable framerate. You are then asking these same systems to basically do everything twice. So when 3D was implemented, the framerates became unstable and the resolutions usually took a significant hit. Black Ops did the 3D quite well I thought, and enjoyed playing it on my 3DTV.

If you were to hook up a gaming PC to your 3DTV I honestly think we would all have different opinions as the PC's that have higher end video cards are built with 3D support in mind.

I feel that the PS4 and Xbox 720 will be able to support 3D gaming much better, should they choose to embrace that.
KingTrash  +   828d ago
Exactly. If I could play console games in 3D without sacrificing resolution and framerate, I would in a second. I think it totally adds to the experience but it's not worth the hit in resolution. It's actually one of things I'm really looking forward to with the next gen consoles. They'll be able to pull it off without taking the graphical hit. I hope these companies recognize that that's the reason why it didn't work thus far.
jetlian  +   827d ago
frame rates and res are close to normal in some games. it all comes down to the method and game. I love 3d and the games.

TVs just need it standard and more content needs to be made also they dont pop out like cinema
Neonridr  +   827d ago
actually most 3D nowadays is presented as the window into the movie. They are more about creating depth into the screen than using the old pop out tricks when 3D was in its infancy.

If you look at Black Ops for example, it was all about creating that depth into the screen. It was particularly effective when looking down the sights of your gun.
jetlian  +   827d ago
yea thats what im saying but when people go to the cinema its pop out! And thats what people expect at home but they don't do it that way.

First thing everybody who's seen 3d on my tv says like " why isn't it popping out" I have to tell they chose to do depth instead
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Dan_scruggs  +   828d ago
Authors logic. 3DS highest selling console handheld or otherwise. 3D gaming failed.
colonel179  +   828d ago
It's different. With the 3DS you don't need glasses in the first place, but also, it is something that you focus on when playing. However, even Nintendo doesn't market it as the selling point of the 3DS anymore, so you have to wonder how many people actually play it with the 3D on.
Jek_Porkins  +   828d ago
The 3-D glasses give me a headache, they give a lot of people a headache, it was always a stopgap until new consoles can come out.
Sucitta  +   828d ago
try passive glasses.

active glasses produce tons of flicker that give allot of people headaches.

the only ones that disagree are the ones that can't see the flicker..
airshiraz  +   828d ago
3d is greattttt
just play tomb raider on pc in 3d then u cant go back to 2d games again
stuna1  +   828d ago
It may very well have failed! Too bad I didn't get the memo.

I'm still enjoying my 3d tv with my 3d games.
JeffKaos  +   828d ago
I figure that 3D will explode if they make it so you don't need any glasses at all and you can sit anywhere and still get the "3D effect", but that's some straight up Star Trek future s*** and I probably won't get to see it or I'll be so old I won't care.
m-s-8-2  +   828d ago
Totally worth it for me. Playing through Uncharted 3 in 3d was bad ass. Other games like Arkham City, Killzone 3 and GeoW 3 also did it well. Resistance 3 looked like crap however.

Getting a passive LG tv was my best purchase of 2011.
Truehellfire  +   827d ago
The main reason I never really wanted 3D on my PC (which I am actually set up for minus the glasses) was because it cuts your framerates in half. I would much rather have silky smooth 60fps than 3D @ 30fps.
mydyingparadiselost  +   827d ago
Occulus Rift will make 3d work. At least for a single player/viewer experience.
TheDivine  +   827d ago
Because of glasses. The 3ds is killer because it is glasses free, a personal system, and the types of games lend themselves to 3d well (2d platformers, Metroidvania, Mario, and nintendo games with great presentations ala fire emblem). When glasses free tvs are affordable and work well enough I see it being a staple but not the standard. It won't ever be anything more than option due to so many people who can't see it or get migraines. Still, I love it myself. Few movie and gaming experiences top seeing Avatar in 3d the first time and playing Fire Emblem Awakening in 3d. Both set the standard IMO. RE Revelations was also crazy awesome.
bunt-custardly  +   827d ago
3D on PC is just fine. I assume next gen consoles will fare much better.
SgtFuzzy-T  +   827d ago
Once the Oculus Rift comes out, it will put all other 3d experiences to shame
Z501  +   827d ago
"10 Reasons Why 3D Gaming Failed" ... But what about the 3DS? "Well That's different" *looks at title again* smh (3D either failed or it didn't)
Nodoze  +   827d ago
3DS is 3D gaming. 32 Million + units sold says this article is bogus.
skyrimer  +   827d ago
3d gaming is a game changer, the problem is that current gen consoles are terrible at it, 3d gaming on PC with 3d Vision is mindblowing, there are hundreds of games that work great. On the other hand I tried 3d gaming on PS3 and it was an awful low res mess, the kind of stuff that let's anyone down thinking that 3d gaming is not worth it, I can only hope next gen brings real 3d gaming at HD resolutions.

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