Game Rant's Jason Weissman writes: "Sony and Nintendo have invested heavily in 3D as the future of gaming. Will their efforts be in vain?
From reading that article. There look like there more positives than negatives. 3D gaming looks amazing and i think it here to stay.
it will stay as an option. it will become cheap and optional in the next 5 years, so u will always have a choice to watch 3D or not. its here to stay
3D console gaming is going to fail hard! Of the 8 people that purchased a 3D tv, -11 purchased it to play games.
i got mine to play games. 3d movies is just a bonus.
I feel bad for people that get sick from 3d. Its a lot of fun.I bought a 3d tv for gaming and movies. You guys were saying the same thing about the PS3 and HDTV 2 years ago as well.(No one wants it or needs it...blah blah blah). You were all wrong. With the NFL, NBA and pro soccer all going 3d on TV this year, I hardly see how it can fail. Every major motion picture studio is now filming almost all movies in 3d. In Japan, they already have 3d broadcast tv. You don't have to like 3d.The fact is, this time its here to stay.
@evilmonkey501 The article only applies to 3D gaming. New 3D movies and television shows are generally presented differently than games, so that less eye strain occurs. I actually enjoy watching sports in 3D. However, there is a big difference between HD and 3D. The former doesn't cause discomfort and the latter does. Therefore, a certain percentage of the population will avoid it even when the equipment becomes cheaper. As of now, the tech isn't selling as well as expected. Fox stated that they didn't broadcast the recent Super Bowl in 3D because of low penetration numbers.
fail rant. guess what? if i like it it doesn't fail.
Well um 3DS preorders are outpacing Wii preorders so sure about that plus a big list of developers for that system? PS3 has tons of devs who add 3d support to their games so yeah..ok
Wii's lifecycle is over so how are you comparing pre-orders of an infinitely inferior and dated system to a new tech....? 3D support is being added, but as an option. As it stands, it's not a selling point.
3d gives me and my dad and brother a headache so we have no plans to get a 3dtv or 3ds but if some people enjoy it then I have no problem but it just isn't for me.
Well duh! Seriously. 3-D has always been a passing Fad. Of course it's going to fail in every form.
Passing fad that has been around since the 1950's. Please name another "fad" that has hung on that long.
To be fair, 3D has not exactly "hung on". How much 3D did you see in the 90's? I don't remember even a whisper of 3D that wasn't ironic or ill-conceived. Fads can fade in and out, and 3D needs to fade back out.
3D did die down in the 90's but that was after huge popularity in the 80's it came back within a decade to again capture attention in a huge way. In 04 The Polar Express made 14 times as much in the cinemas showing the film in 3D than the 2D theatres. You know some people thought console gaming was a fad as well. The arcades offered a better expierence at a "cheaper" price. Now arcades are all but dead and consloe gaming is the future (I include PC when I say console). Just my opinion.
Painfully, Hip Hop music. Also, 3-D comes and goes. It's a stopgap this generation to try to "act" like a new technology. In general the real movie makers are already sick of it. Anytime you put a focus on a gimmick, you take away from the real drama and story telling. Personally I haven't been to a 3-D movie this decade. I don't see a point. I mean I watched Avatar at the movies, but in standard version. I thought it was a fair movie, but not worth the hype. If movies and or games need that "hook" or angle to suck people in, then the companies making them have failed. Give me a Rebel Without A Cause or True Grit anyday.
now go research all the 3D movies made. 50's, 80's and now. i wouldn't call that a continuing fad, more like a reoccurring fad.
I don't see it failing if they keep the 3D as an option. Obviously if game studios are pushing 3D only games then that would be a problem cause we all know not everyone has a 3D TV!!
3D gaming has been around for quite a while now, Nintendo and Sony certainly didn't start it. I think it is a fad in the current form really, although it will likely evolve into something more tangible in the future.
I think you have to look at 3D as a whole. It has been around for over 50 years and it has improved drastically in that time. I really think it isn't a fad. Maybe an idea that has been poorly realised in the past but not a fad.
3D is currently flawed. until we are seeing left and right images at the same time (not alternating) e.g. video glasses no TV = good vs. TV with active shutter = bad, it will always be rubbish when the action picks up. even avatar failed when the action sped up, it can't be helped... especially at the current refresh rates.
If 3D is done right it can be really good. Same thing with movies. In all technicality watching tv for a long time can be bad for you let alone 3D. Where are the tv's that don't hurt your eyes going to be available to the public? I want one of those tv's. Or a holographic tv, where you put a bar down and it produces an image like a tv(can be scaled to the size depending on your taste), would be very portable and you can put your hand through the image.
Someone call me out on this if I'm wrong, but isn't it decidedly impossible to make a hologram that you could put your hand through the image...like star wars or any other sci-fi movie. I'm pretty sure you have to have something physical to bounce the light off of.....like mist...or maybe a special glass or glass-like object. edit: obviously you could put your hand through mist but that doesn't seem very practical.
IMO, 3-D has greater implications for gaming than it does film, although in its current state it will never fully realize it's potential. You have to re-imagine the way games are experienced; it's not good enough just to slap 3-D onto a game to make it more flashy. I'd like to see 3-D implimented in a way that actually affects gameplay mechanics. Imagine playing a racing game where you can view objects in your peripheral view, read turns and what not without totally taking your eyes of the road in front of you.
only ones that think 3d is gonna fail are those who havent played any games in 3D.
But if one person plays games in 3D and still thinks it's going to fail then your logic is wrong. You need a better argument.
IMHO i dont think anyone could believe that after playing the 'right' game in 3d. But i could be wrong, so kudos.
I personally think it has potential, it's great as an optional feature at the very least. What can be done with it mostly down to technoligical advancement and the devs. I'm not knocking it but there will be people who have experienced it and will still not think much of it.
If you read the article, you'd realize that the title is based on experience not guesswork. Regardless if you personally have no problems with 3D, a fairly large percentage of people do, which makes the tech a risky investment. This is especially true for gamers who will have to pay a lot of money to buy the equipment and who will in return receive a less than optimal experience. Worse, a portion of the population cannot even see 3D images.
Wow, no mention of PC 3D.
3D TV screens are still expensive though their price is in decline. As for game developers, well, it is an interesting gimmick which might improve the gameplay experience (or not). It all boils down to making profit in the end. If companies figure out that the masses enjoy 3D gaming, they will push forward, if not, it will beat the dust pretty soon.
. Samsung Issues 3D Health Information Share74 Posted April 14, 2010 08:56 AM by Juan Calonge Warning Children and teenagers may be more susceptible to health issues associated with viewing in 3D and should be closely supervised when viewing these images. Photosensitive seizure warning and other health risks Some viewers may experience an epileptic seizure or stroke when exposed to certain flashing images or lights contained in certain television pictures or video games. If you suffer from, or have a family history of epilepsy or strokes, please consult with a medical specialist before using the 3D function. Even those without a personal or family history of epilepsy or stroke may have an undiagnosed condition that can cause photosensitive epileptic seizures. Pregnant women, the elderly, sufferers of serious medical conditions, those who are sleep deprived or under the influence of alcohol should avoid utilising the unit's 3D functionality. If you experience any of the following symptoms, stop viewing 3D pictures immediately and consult a medical specialist: Altered vision Lightheadedness Dizziness Involuntary movements such as eye or muscle twitching Confusion Nausea Convulsions Cramps Disorientation Children and teenagers may be more likely than adults to experience these symptoms. Parents should monitor their children and ask whether they are experiencing these symptoms. Viewing 3D television may also cause motion sickness, perceptual after effects, disorientation, eye strain and decreased postural stability. It is recommended that users take frequent breaks to lessen the potential of these effects. If your eyes show signs of fatigue or dryness or if you have any of the above symptoms, immediately discontinue use of this device and do not resume using it for at least thirty minutes after the symptoms have subsided. Watching TV while sitting too close to the screen for an extended period of time may damage your eyesight. The ideal viewing distance should be at least three times the screen height. It is recommended that the viewer's eyes are level with the screen. Watching TV while wearing 3D glasses for an extended period of time may cause a headache or fatigue. If you experience a headache, fatigue or dizziness, stop viewing TV and rest. Do not use the 3D glasses for any other purpose than for viewing 3D television. Wearing the 3D glasses for any other purpose (as general spectacles, sunglasses, protective goggles, etc.) may be physically harmful to you and may weaken your eyesight. Viewing in 3D may cause disorientation for some viewers. Accordingly, DO NOT place your TV television near open stairwells, cables, balconies, or other objects that can be tripped over, run into, knocked down, broken or fallen over. Guidelines for in-home viewing To watch in 3D mode you need to put the 3D glasses on and press the power button on top of the glasses [this latter part may vary depending on the specific brand]. Turn off all fluorescent lighting and block sources of direct sunlight before watching in 3D mode. Fluorescent lighting may cause a flickering effect and direct sunlight may affect the operation of the 3D glasses. BTW..no mention of lazy eye...a real and serious after effect. do some research...there's alot out there to read, preferably by a none developer.
maybe for console for pc a monitor is $400 for 3d i'll get soon!! tv's are way overpriced!
and monitors are too small
I agree that 3D gaming is doomed to fail. As it looks right now, the 3D movie craze is starting to plateau (still generating revenue but many movies are still flopping despite inflated prices), and I think it will take the whole idea of 3D with it. But I say that in regards to 3D games not on the 3DS. I think Nintendo will keep shipping out 3DS games and most will just opt out with the slider.