Submitted by jaredhart 1750d ago | news

PS3 3D Update Confuses Gamers

So Sony released patches to a couple downloadable games, and released one game demo, making them all compatible with the new stereoscopic 3D format. But Sony didn't really tell anyone how to access the 3D content. (PS3, Sony)

ActionBastard  +   1751d ago
Do you really need to be told?
WildArmed  +   1751d ago
I agree.
it's not like they are going to have a HUGE pop-up once the firmware updates to tell you about the new amazing features.
they've never done it till now, why would they suddenly do it.
They included a Browser that links you RIGHT to the playstation.com site.
Just click it and look up the stuff you don't understand.

No point in asking for something that Sony has never done.
InfectedDK  +   1750d ago
Maybe your right..
But it's not that it should be a "HUGE pop-up" on the PS3..
More that they could have mentioned it on their blog about it..
Wouldn't be that difficult to mention.. Apparently a lot of people don't know how to do it.. So there's no debate that they could and should have mentioned it :) But no worries, not the biggest "mistake" to do ;)

In general I just think that people want some clarification about how it works and with what..
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chester  +   1750d ago
never underestimate the general stupidity of the public
mrv321  +   1750d ago
It's said to infinite.
deadpoole  +   1750d ago
Hahaa ... bubs for ya.
dude_uk  +   1750d ago
its over 9000!!!!
Dave1351  +   1750d ago
dude thats retarded thinking. i still have no idea what 3d games are and could care less
tplarkin7  +   1750d ago
How else would you know?
There's only 2 ways you will know a new feature exists. First, you are told. Second, you stumble upon it by accident.

Also, if you read the article, the feature is buried in the settings and nobody has found a way to enable it.
ZombieAutopsy  +   1750d ago
Most likely have to have your Ps3 hooked up to a 3D capable TV to enable it. Just like you need a HDtv to set it up for HD settings.
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tplarkin7  +   1750d ago
Good Point!
You're probably right.
Raz  +   1750d ago
I know, boggles the mind
1. Update creates new display options.
2. Display options not automatically engaged.
3. Go to PS3 settings and engage them yourself.

There we are. All sorted out.
Campy da Camper  +   1750d ago
I have the misti 60" DLP 3-D ready and according to Geek Squad it is obsolete. This 3-D tech was old and the new one that Sony uses does not work on my tv EVEN WITH THE ADAPTER. Basically, I am screwed and pissed off. In the process of calling the store I purchased the TV from to threaten a global meltdown if they don't switch me out.
jaredhart  +   1750d ago
People like to have everything explained to them
I have a friend who bought a PS3 for the first time today. He asked me several times the past week if he would need to buy a wifi adapter or pay for online. I told him "no". Today he calls me up to tell me he just got it and is setting it up at home.

So of course he asks me again if he needs to buy a wifi adapter and pay for online.
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gamerzBEreal17  +   1750d ago
lol its a pretty big shock that u dont have to thats just sony for ya :}
Focker420  +   1750d ago

Did he previously own a 360?? :)
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jaredhart  +   1750d ago
Good question
but no.
deadpoole  +   1750d ago
Damn ... cuz I thought buyin $$$ Xbox 360 accessories did number on his brain and he was still in shock that how come PS3 is givin so many things for free.
Focker420  +   1750d ago
Ya it probably only allows it if you have a 3D TV. Which most of these people probably don't. I tried downloading the pacific rift demo and it wouldn't let me select the 'play in 3D' option. I checked all the settings & there was nothing about 3D. So I'm certain you must have a 3D TV hooked up.
Moonboots  +   1750d ago
I have one of the pre 2010 Samsung HDTV's with 3D it is very disappointing that Sony did not support the "checkerboard" 3D format and if they expect me to rush out and buy one of their spendy 3D TV's they are crazy.. Disappointing start to this 3D thing.

I am interested in gaming in 3D but going to be a while before I drop any money on it. I'm glad I didn't rush out and buy a pair of the active shutter glasses.

And here I thought it only does EVERYTHING.. j/k
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squallheart  +   1750d ago
i have a mitsubishi 3d tv and they are releasing a converter to support checkerboard sad that mitsubishi isnt :/
tyrok3k  +   1750d ago
I too have a Samsung DLP and it sucks that Sony only wants new 3D TVs to be able to see this stuff. The Mitsubishi adapter was supposed to work for Samsung's DLPs but they changed that. Do they not want our $100? Its not like disabling the adapter is going to make us go out and buy a Mitsubishi DLP.

Anyway, a user over on the AVS Forum may have found a way to get the Mitsubishi adapter to work on Samsungs. If that doesn't work, we will be stuck buying a Panasonic 3D Blu-ray player that supports checkerboard to get anything in 3D soon.
Anderson21  +   1750d ago
Today I switched on my PS3 and it came up with a message saying that it recognized my tv was capable of 3D and would I like to save the settings.

Seems as though the PS3 can detect compatible tv's.
jaredhart  +   1750d ago
I want a 3D TV.
adonis183  +   1750d ago
For real??????
raztad  +   1750d ago
Nice. Congrats on your new 3D TV. Get Super Stardust 3D. It runs at full 1080p, 60fps (regular mode) and 720p, 60fps (stereoscopic).
foss3  +   1750d ago
I haven't seen the PS3 implementation of 3D on any 3D TVs, but I had active shutter glasses with my original 3DFX Voodoo card and I used to play Quake (forgot which version) on it.

It was pretty cool at first but the glasses ended up in my junk pile pretty quickly because the shutter glasses gave me a headache pretty quickly.

I'm sure the current version of 3D using active shutter glasses is much improved, but I am skeptical. Once they figure out how to do it w/o having to wear some dorky glasses I'm down. (But will probably jump on once the price of 3D tvs drops).
SpinalRemains138  +   1750d ago
no bigge
I don't quite understand why some of you seem offended or annoyed that people didn't know how to enable the 3D feature. It isn't as if there is a 3D menu under settings. They most likely did look in the settings menu but didnt re-do their display setup.

Anyway, I'd love to check out the 3D gaming scene, but 3500-5 Gs for a new tv is completely out of the question. Didn't we all just upgrade to 1080p-240 Hz like a year ago? Jeez man, they need to stop outdating our products so quickly. Computers is one thing, but TVs are supposed to sit in your house for at least a decade. This is quickly becoming a tad ridiculous. Some people still haven't even gone HD. What's next after 3D I wonder?
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unrealgamer58  +   1750d ago
lol it confuses you
Spydr07  +   1750d ago
In an era where McDonald's has to put warning labels on their coffee so the stupid don't burn themselves.

Where a Superman costume comes with a warning label: Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly.

Where packaged peanuts have eating instructions (thank you American Airlines). "Open package, eat nuts."

Where a Korean kitchen knife needs the following label: "Warning, keep out of children." ...I think they left reach as a typo, but still sad.

Is it really a surprise this would need to be thoroughly explained?
adamx  +   1750d ago
lol bubs for you
Lumbo  +   1750d ago
Why tell, it just works ...
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Jason143  +   1750d ago
go to psn store click 3d games wtf is so hard about that. The author of this is obviously an inbred retard . Go system bam enabled. Its a ps3 its always been the same.
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