D+PAD Magazine writes:
What does the rise of 3D technology mean for gaming? Will it mark the start of revolution or a achieve nothing more than novelty status?
So, this is a debate about the future of 3D gaming and as far as I can tell, not one of the commentators has actually tried gaming in 3D. If you're going to write an article about the future of gaming in 3D, don't you think you should give it a shot, or at least speak to your experiences if you have tried it? That's kinda like me writing an article saying "I don't think chocolate is going to sell. It's messy, for one thing. It doesn't hold up well in direct sunlight. It's dark brown, usually. No one likes dark brown. Rather depressing color. Consumers just aren't going to want to put this in their mouths. What's that? No, I haven't tried eating it. What difference would that make?"
Speculation, opinion, blogs, etc. make up a significant source for N4G's feeds. I don't mind that they are speculating that much. We all form opinions and can make arguments without experiencing directly. Besides I see that they aren't speculating on the actual technology as much as the affect of the product. If they said "Games may look lame" without playing it then that'd be a problem (maybe they said something like that, I only skimmed the article). It's fair to speculate, but I've heard most this before. As for 3D, really, I get the skepticism, but I welcome it... I just can't afford to support it right now. I think Move + 3D can be awesome together and I wouldn't mind gaming in 3D for the cool effects. Maybe the technology is better now, but I wouldn't want to game too long in fear of ruining my eyes. Also, my gaming room is well lit by natural sunlight, so it wouldn't be much of an investment unless I play at night. The prevalent complaint about pricing seems irrelevant. Of course the price starts high and buy rates start slow, but it's a new tech. Look at the PS3, Blu Ray, HD now and in the past. I consider this complaint rather ineffective. Also, 3D is being pushed by other companies for TV viewing. Gaming is just a sub-use of this. Gamers don't even have to support it for now. The audience is much bigger than just us for 3D. Maybe 3D isn't the future, and maybe it is, but it's clear there is an investment in it by not just Sony, but others. All Sony has to do is be a part of that. If they fail, they go down together with the rest of the guys, if it's successful then they can show off their games in 3D.
I don't think so. And more than that, I hope not ! I don't feel like wearing sunglasses in my deskroom
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