3-D gaming could just be around the corner with the upcoming unveiling of the Nintendo 3DS, but there's still bound to be several complications. Here are several reasons why you should be wary of the inevitable revolution of 3-D gaming.
i seriously hate that picture
lol, why you hating? You just jealous cause you cant afford it.
He's jealous because he can't afford little girls who see undead dinosaurs in 3D?
Is most people problem..i got money but not like that
Blu Ray has just become mainstream. 3DtV's are about 5 years away, on the die hard entusiasts and wealthy people will have them in the next 2 - 3 years. It took about 3 years for the price of hd tv's (40"+) to drop from an average of 2800 to about 1200 now. 3d gaming could be cool, only until the glasses are not reqired. I hate watching movies in 3d, they hurt my eyes.
I hate the glasses too, they give me a massive headache.
I would love to get on the 3D wagon, but I know I won't be able to afford a new TV for a long time and by then the fad will probably have passed. I don't really understand quite why there is so much hate towards 3D though, there have been quite a few negative articles. I'm sure it'll be awesome, but I won't be seeing it in my house.
I watched "How to Train Your Dragon" in 3D at the theater. Its good..
There are two main reasons why 3D isn't ready for prime-time. 1) Glasses required: While this is fine for 1-2 gamers playing a 3D game, for regular TV watching, I suspect most people will simply prefer the simple convenience of 2D. 2) 3D doesn't work right for a lot of people. What's needed is a new 3D display technology but as long as we're stuck with flat panel format it's going to take some real breakthroughs in manufacturing, bandwidth, image capture, etc...
If it is inevitable and a revolution then you should be informed concerning it's technology, not afraid of it.
But morgan, we need to B!tch about something every time we can... /s O-T 3DTVS are an OPTION, You don't like it, You don't Buy it, I'm going to get One by the Time Gran Turismo 5 comes out, I hope all of you open your mind to something new and Awesome like 3D is...
Exactly. I am already planning my purchase and doing research now.
Thanks for the wisdom, Yoda.
so many opinions against something no one knows about i mean come on claustrophobia you're playing in a room with 4 walls yet 3d gaming is going to bring up claustrophobia firs time i went to go see 3d was when i was like 7 or 10 went to disney world to see some 3d production and almost pissed my pants because they were throwing things at me they had no buisness doing but that was 8 to 11 years ago years ago
No, it's because of the glasses. It's annoying and impractical. They shouldn't even think about marketing 3D unless they can do it without glasses
Yeah, that's my main complaint. Wearing the glasses is really annoying. If i go to the cinema i start fiddling with them every five minutes to try and get them into a comfy position.
Sooooooooooooo I guess you guys also find it uncomfortable to wear Sun glasses right? You find sunglasses "annoying and impractical" You think "wearing sunglasses is really annoying" and "if you go out in the Sun you star fiddling with them every five minutes to try and get them into a comfy position" I wear glasses at home all the time and contacts when I go out. You get used to wearing glasses and I do not understand why the HELL people are bitching so much about it. Edit: 3D TVs hit the UK and my friend found a shop where he tried them on and said it is amazing (I will be going to the store this week to see for myself). Reviewers are saying gaming in 3D is even better than 3D movies so I can't wait to get a 3DTV but I had to wait for the prices to go down a bit.
Owned!!! They shouldn't even think about marketing sunglasses unless you can do it without the glasses! Please, get this man some bubbles!
Yes! Just look at diving...So lame with those googles/Sarcasme
So you think I'm just making this up for some obscure reason? Sunglasses outside are fine, but I wouldn't watch TV with sunglasses. It WOULD be annoying as hell. How many people watch TV with their sunglasses? I don't know any. And why's that? Because sunglasses, just like 3D glasses, obsrtruct your vision and aren't comfortable to wear when you're relaxing in your sofa.
I wear glasses at home all the time when I watch TV and they don't obstruct my view. We may not wear sunglasses to watch TV but a large fraction of us do watch with normal glasses. Hell I even wore glasses when I was in the military too and it didn't affect my ability to serve my country. When I go watch 3D movies like Avatar I wear my contacts and the glasses didn't bother me one bit. If you don't like it then I have a solution for you shut up, don't buy it, and quit trolling the 3D posts. Because you cry babies whining about it obviously care about it or you wouldn't keep posting about it unless you are that pathetic that you just need to be acknowledge and you think this is the way to do it. @ GoAheadAndDisagree Do you know that prescription glasses are not custom made either except for the lens prescription? You keep trying on different ones on until one fits comfortably just like sunglasses unless for some reason you buy sunglasses without trying them on? If you do then that is just sad and no wonder you don't like sunglasses. BTW they do make prescription sunglasses and have for many years, duh.
Yeah but normal glasses make you see better. Sunglasses and 3D glasses are tinted and they're not custom-made for you. I agree with timesplitter on this one. Also, will you please calm down? You seem to be taking this way too seriously. All I hear from you guys is "LOL PWNED XD!!!" and "Shut up you crybabies!". Everyone can share their opinion and it's even the topic of this article. Tell me, what good is a comments section if you refuse all the different point of views?
Also if this does take off I'm pretty sure the glasses will get cheaper and they will make a variety of different styles just like normal glasses and sunglasses. I wouldn't be surprised if you would be able to buy them at eyeglasses/sunglasses shops in the future if it catches on.
So wait a minute, you think seeing in 2D is better than seeing in 3D? Ask someone with one eye, how great it is to see in 2D! I injured my eye pretty badly once, those 2 days in 2D were a nightmare... especially walking on the bus, you can never tell where the damn poles are! 3D glasses let you see in 3D. hence, you are seeing better!
@DaCajun I also wear glasses when I watch TV... which means that with 3D TV it will be all blurred. I have contacts - but not everyone does. Notice also that once the 3D effect is activated the TV is unwatchable without the glasses. Other people coming to watch you play or joing you to watch a film will have to have their own pairs of glasses. It could be quite impractical - everyone rushing to the bathroom all at once to put their contacts in just so they can watch the TV.
I wear glasses and it took some time to get used to having something on your face the whole time. Here's the deal: a) glasses for vision problems improve your vision b) sun glasses comes in many styles to accommodate your comfort. I buy Oakley's that have the "Asian fit" nose bridge support. Sunglasses has the benefit of reduceing extremely annoying glare, light and protects your eyes from sun damage. In both cases, there are significant long term benefits. With 3D, the benefits are minimal, the comfort level is annoying and there is a huge extra cost at the moment. Yeah, it will take years before 3D catches on, as we all know SDTV is still out in the wild after what 4-years of LCD/Plasma's being on the market at relatively affordable prices. Watching Avatar in 3D, I was underwhelmed and the picture quality wasn't all that great. To me the whole wow moment was for about 15 minutes tops. Maybe we need Gucci and Dolce Gabbana 3D glasses to make wearing these glasses cool, then it might catch on faster!
You're right that it must be done without glasses. We've already had this experience in the 50s. The glasses are dorky.
I'll enjoy my gaming in 3d. You guys can miss out because you don't like wearing glasses. Deal? To me having to wear glasses is such a small price to pay for having the opportunity to game in 3d. I never thought I'd see in-home, full color 3d in my lifetime and now it's here. I just don't see wearing glasses as an obstacle, but obviously some will miss out because they do. Their loss.
@guntrol- lmao so true, pwned http://www.youtube.com/watc...
what's next? 3D takes your virginity?
Half of this article is just retarded. Schizophrenia and paranoia? Are you kidding? ForFuck'sSake. The glasses have never bothered me and I don't see why so many people are raging against 3D. Just simply don't buy it. We're a looooooong ways away from 3D being mandatory. Even when networks start broadcasting in 3D and it's standard for blurays to have a 3D option, you'll still be able to enjoy your 2D version. And for all the people calling it a gimmick and a trend, a lot of haters said the same thing about sound for movies circa 1920's. But imagine this: combine 3D with something like Natal or PSEye where it tracks your head movement and adjusts the view accordingly. So when you instinctively lean to your side to peek around a corner, you'll literally be able to peek around the corner in game.
It doesn't even LOOK cool
Doom... Is it just me or is everything new getting doomed these days...
LOL! Its not you, its because Sony's pushing it. It would be a totally different story if Microsoft was presenting it. Then everyone would be say " Ya, you dont need glasses" Everyone knows this is the next step. I believe those TV's are already in production.
If this is doomed like Bluray, HDTVs and PS3, it is going to be huge! If it is going to be huge like Natal, it will flop!
IDK about that, I only know I read 3 articles in a row, 1 "article" per day talking about 3D and "da døøømed". .. I wanna know What's the next thing these sites are going to label as "døømed" when 3D becomes mainstream....
So many are treating this in the same way they treated the adoption of HDTVs. This is so much different. THis is too much too soon. HDTV are finally getting down to a price point more and more people can afford, and now they are taking it out of everyone's price range again. The tech is too expensive and no where near good enough to start mass releasing it now, and its gonna die prematurely because of this.
its just like sdtvs just got to a range everyone can afford
Where did you hear that the technology is not good enough? If the tecnology is here why would they not release it as a premium for the people that can afford it? Not all of us can afford a Bugatti yet no one said "The technology is too expensive they shouldn't have released the Bugatti until everyone can afford it. PS - HDTVs cost even more when they first came out.
One of the main reasons HDTVs (non-3d models) are going down in price is due to the new 3D HDTVs. lol. If you don't feel the new TVs are worth the money, don't get one, not everybody can be on the bleeding edge, myself included. I'm really glad that technology continues to progress, and with that slightly older tech becomes more affordable. After using SDTVs for 27 years of my life, I'm VERY happy to be able to have a nice 42" HDTV in my living room for 2 years now, and I look forward to picking up a nice 32' one for my bedroom because they are so reasonably priced now. If I had the money for a 3D HDTV I'd have one already, the tech is far from "premature".
We are in a similar situation. I have had a 37" HDTV for 2 years and I want a 32" for my room. But am thinking maybe I should just wait a year or 2 move the HDTV in my room and get a 3DTV for the living room. I can't afford it but I am not bitter because of that.
It just looks off. Even with the expensive Samsung glasses. It just doesn't look natural at all. The color is all messed up and the picture is out of focus. Not to mention the headache it induces. Cool concept, but I'll not be bringing it into my living room. I game with glasses on, what then? 3D glasses over my prescription? No thanks. I'll settle for a better picture, with less aggravation for less. Thanks.
that in time, there will be prescription 3d glasses. Really they will just be your normal glasses that when in the presence of a 3d signal will turn on. I already pay about 100 -150 bucks more for the "Transition" lenses that tint in the sun, this will just be the next progression. Or they will have clip on 3d glasses for your glasses just like they do now. If there is a need for this to happen they will make it.
...give few reasons why people who didn't expierenced it should not speak about it. MotorStorm 3D is simply mind blowing in motion. Can't wait to see KZ3!
Sounds like a lot oh hating going on. This reminds me of the time when Sony decided to go with blu-ray, instead of regular dvd. Damn what a mistake that was.
This is the most pathetic attempt of downplay I seen since the "doomy" days of BlueRay
All I see in 3D articles is a bunch of schizophrenic Sony fanboys who think people actually care that it's Sony who pushes 3D and they think all the other fanboys hate on it because they're just evil like that. I'm a PS3 guy and I think 3D, as it is now, is lame.
You have a choice...Not to play in 3D, or to play in 3D... I do not see a problem with this feature, as long it's not forced in to your brain. It have to start somewhere, and it's now, and hopefully getting better... Game on
Yes sir. People seem to not realize that 3D gaming is going to be optional. That's why I think articles like this are a joke. Thank you.
3D will be awesome. Ive seen gameplay of motorstorm and it was fantastic
its ok to nerd out just wear the freakin glasses 3d will make gaming better and people will get these for the same reason they bought Hd tvs and for the same reason you buy a surround sound system...to make the experience the best possible
Just like now, we'll see good and bad games, it all comes down to who's making the games. Imagine a great horror game in 3d, though! What will be really nice, is when quality developers start to make great games and take full advantage of 3d.
Im curious how the 3ds is going to come out. Im a huge DS fan but seriously? I dont know if I buy it....
All shit reasons i have played an unofficial game on a 3D Tv and it was amazing. No distortion, motion sickness, nothing. So don't listen to all this shit about claustrophobia, its complete and utter bullshit, everyone always have to put something new or different down.
Because of my severe astigmatism the 3d glasses don't work I can't see simulated 3d if they made the push to everything 3d i would just stop playing games
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