Submitted by RTC72 1304d ago | opinion piece

5 reasons why you should ignore console 3D gaming right now

Is it too early to go 3D at the moment, are there too many negatives, is it even needed. Here are some common reasons not to adopt 3D in your gaming. (PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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bunt-custardly  +   1305d ago
Money, money, money is the big factor. It'll be interesting to see how immersive gaming can truly be with the addition of 3D, as for cinema 3D, some films have really benefited from the effect, hopefully it translates well in gaming.
gamingdroid  +   1304d ago
Yup price alone is enough of a detractor not to mention the host of other problems. Also, my eyes strain a lot more too...

I don't care what health reports say, I know extended viewing doesn't make me feel very good especially if I laid down the dough I had to, to enjoy it.

Make it standard and essentially free with my tv, and I will consider using it.
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buddymagoo  +   1304d ago
Do either of you have a 3D tv or are just slating something you haven't got? Because it seems to me that 3D adds something huge to gaming, a real sense of depth. Also developer support from devs like Naughty Dog, Epic, Isomniac give me confidence it is here to stay and will succeed.

Also this article seems to be damage control for the lack of 3D support on said websites console of preference.
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Substance101  +   1304d ago
Dont see how price is a barrier, you can be getting a 24inch 1080p monitor for 300usd which supports 3D. Add in a 600usd PC and you have a great setup for a system that does 3D in 1080p 30-60fps in most games.

PC also is the only system which supports a vast number of titles in 3D, both AMD and Nvidia have over 500games supported in 3D, in comparison PS3(which is the leading console promoting 3d) may barely have 35titles in 3D.
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Baka-akaB  +   1304d ago
price is an increasingly weak argument , when for over a year now , there have been excellent 3dtvs around 500$ .

I had a 46" panasonic 3dtv at 800900 dollars a year ago , when it's 3dless 50" equivalent was at the same price .

Enough with that nonsense already ... if you can afford and need an hdtv , you can very easily get it 3d while at it for very affordable prices .

It was true a year ago and its even more the truth .
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pixelsword  +   1304d ago
"5 reasons why you should ignore console 3D gaming right now"

-Wait until the 360 gets up to speed
-Wait until the 360 gets up to speed
-Wait until the 360 gets up to speed
-Wait until the 360 gets up to speed
-Wait until the 360 gets up to speed


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MrDead  +   1304d ago

"Xbox already is at a disadvantage when compared to the PS3 in terms of how it outputs 3D"

That is a quote from this 360 article, as stupid as it is it still admits the PS3 is better.
Istanbull   1304d ago | Trolling | show
Ares84  +   1304d ago
Did someone tell these guys that Xbox is getting 3D funcionality now so they can stop hating on it?

Man, these xbox-world fangirls always troll and always hate on something. it's time to wash the sand out of their vagina.
iamnsuperman  +   1305d ago
Its all about price and it effects both the movie and gaming industry). There are going to be titles that do not utilise 3D very well and others that do (uncharted has been reported to use it very well). For one or two stellar titles the tvs are too expensive and its too expensive for other companies to invest in 3D properly when the tvs are too much money and not that many people have them. Lower the price so its an extra 100 for 3D might just entice but this is asking the impossible right now.
Kee  +   1304d ago
I like 3D, but it's not a selling point for me... I wasn't even all that interested in the 3D in the 3DS, either but I bought it anyway.
mrmancs  +   1304d ago
super hd will help then we will efectivly get hd 3d(if the next gen can power it!) 3d is great cant wait to jump in
jb1276  +   1304d ago
I've been on the 3D band wagon for about a year using Nvidia - then recently got the PS3 going (luckily able to use the same glasses and IR emitter) - but I have to say that Killzone 3 / MK9 / other "3D" type games on PS3 haven't seemed to match up with the quality of 3D on the PC (obviously I'm not talking about overall graphics quality because PS3 will usually lose that battle) - but whether it is the ability to control the strength of the 3D or other options the PC gives I don't know - but the PS3 3D makes my eyes hurt profusely after a few hours - at least when gaming (3D blu-ray movies on PS3 are quite enjoyable though). I am looking forward to the God of War Origins Collection and ICO in 3D.
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BubbaBeast  +   1304d ago
I just bought a new 3D tv and its incredible. Watching TV and playing games brings the experience to a whole new level and you feel totally immersed. The cost is definitely the most restrictive issue with 3D but arguments to the effect of "the technology just isn't ready" are wrong.
SonyNGP  +   1304d ago
I see no reason to pick up a 3DTV when my current TV is fine, to be honest.
BrightFalls76  +   1304d ago
Not sure how people can disagree with you for being fine with your current TV. I'm right there with you although the push for 3D means that non-3D sets and players are coming down in price:)
SonyNGP  +   1304d ago
They're probably just butthurt because I don't want one, even though I can afford one.
JohnApocalypse  +   1304d ago
And not everyone can see 3D
Seferoth75  +   1304d ago
Some cant see at all.Not everyone can hear either. Really that is just a silly point. Maybe the world should stop because thousands of left handle people die every year from using products deisgned for right handed people? Maybe we should stop companies form making cars because not everyone can use them?
RyuCloudStrife  +   1304d ago
5 reasons why everyone
needs to stop telling me what to do and play.
plmkoh  +   1304d ago
"Sony's 3D TV seems overly priced compared to other 3D displays in the market."

I guess we are all ok with the Asus VG236H bundle for $499 which has been out for one whole year, but yet as soon as there is Sony in the equation $499 is apparently overpriced. $499 =/= $499? funny logic.
BrightFalls76  +   1304d ago
I'm ignoring 3D all together. I think it is a gimmick and one that literally gives me a headache and I never get headaches.

I hate how Sony is shoving 3D in everyone's face just like Microsoft is shoving Kinect. 3D logos and product placement on everything. I get it, you want me to spend more money to upgrade my 60" Bravia TV I spent thousands of dollars on last year. No thank you.
JellyJelly  +   1304d ago
I'm more interested in getting a 200hz TV. I've tried 3D both at the cinema and with games and I think the tech needs to evolve and improve more before I consider adopting to it.
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raztad  +   1304d ago
LOL. Just when I'm getting pumped at the prospect of finally get into 3D this article comes out, and uses the image of two SONY products to tell people not to buy them. Very sneaky MSxbox-world.

I actually find the PS3D display to be a very enticing product. It is relatively small sized so low res images dont get too stretched over so image artefacts that come from upscaling are kept relatively low. No to mention dual full screen support which is a huge plus by itself and only made possible trough 3D tech. Also the PS display is 240 Hz so it will be a much needed upgrade from my trusty 60Hz samsung. Smooth gameplay for the win.

KZ3, SSHD, UC3, ICO Collection + R3 and MS:A (bundled) are not a ton of content but will provide a very nice starting pack that will only grow up in time, and considering $500 for a nice 3D display that can be used with my PC (3D capable also) is not that much to ask. I'm sold on this display. Only need to allocate those $500.
Raven_Nomad  +   1304d ago
1.Stupid glasses
2.3-D is stupid
3.3-D lowers already low frame rates
4.It adds little to nothing to gaming
hardandsloppy  +   1304d ago
6. Its not for xbox yet so you wont get it
palaeomerus  +   1303d ago
I have a PS3 and still think 3d gaming is a totally worthless gimmick.
Baka-akaB  +   1304d ago
1-2-4-5 If you can afford any hdtv , you can easily get's a 3d one . The only difference is you get a bigger screen for the same price .

3 - If you even care that much you aint playing on consoles anyway , but on pcs .. wich benefits from said 3d as well .

6 - I hope you'll stick to your guns at least and wont be an hypocrite praising it once the next 360 update comes around .
raztad  +   1304d ago
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Wizziokid  +   1304d ago
1 reason. If you can't afford it. I'm sorry but these articles are stupid, if you can afford 3D gaming and like 3D go for it.

I personally can't see 3D thanks to an eye problem but for those who can if you want it get it.
A-Glorious-Dawn  +   1304d ago
Msxbox has become a single serving site...
mr_epsym_knird  +   1304d ago
It's best to do what you like and respect others for doing what they do. There are people who are enjoying 3D gaming. It's their call whether you like it or not.
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thespaz  +   1304d ago
Yup, those were all the reasons I am avoiding 3D right now. It's not needed.
Rageanitus  +   1304d ago
huhh why ignore it? Its a sense of choice in the consumer market.

Its like those expensive tvs on the market today.... they have 3d. More features the better.
MrDead  +   1304d ago
What.....? 3D is great. Oh, its msxbox-world

Please move on, nothing to see here
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Mrmagnumman357  +   1304d ago
you and tarbis got the right idea
tarbis  +   1304d ago
This is msxbox-world way of saying that their console of choice is terribly boring now that they have to use their competition's news tidbits to get hits.
Mrmagnumman357  +   1304d ago
5 REASON THIS guy doesn't know what he is talking about

1. Anyone that has seen resident evil 4 on a 60 inch 3d tv, knows that 3d is the future
2. he doesn't ever write 360 article yet this is a 360 site
3. 360 doesn't have 3d, so he has to make it look bad
4. he hasn't seen 3d besides on crysis 2, and gears 3- which sucks
5. he wouldnt say this if he had played super star dust 3d, motorstorm 3d, gow origins 3d- this was insanely awesome, killzone 3- also very good
kza  +   1304d ago
price is the only reason stopping me from buying a 3D tv not every1 has a well paid job and not every1 can rely on mummy and daddy to buy it for them!!
TABSF  +   1304d ago
PC it only does everything?

Over 500 games 3D compatible with over 200 fully functional without teething problems.
Most games can be played in 3D at 1920 by 1080p across 3 monitors that's 5760 by 1080p in 3D!!!

After playing Batman: Arkham Asylum maxed out with 4xAA/16xAF plus PhysX and 3D Vision at 1080p I knew it was a game changer.
The same can be said for Dead Rising 2, Just Cause 2 and Mafia II, these game look insanely better on PC by default but when adding technologies such as PhysX, Cuda and 3D Vision plus running at 1080p with 4xAA and 16xAF whilst still keeping a steady framerate you know why...

PC it only does everything!

Batman: Arkham Asylum (PhysX & 3D Vision)
Just Cause 2 (Cuda & 3D Vision)
Mafia II (PhysX & 3D Vision)
Dead Rising 2 (3D Vision)
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MrDead  +   1304d ago
Yes I can do that on my PC too, but I cant play PS3 exclusives.... so it doesn't do everything.
TABSF  +   1304d ago

PS3 exclusives?, I only get 2 to 3 games a year on PS3 and 1 game a year on 360.

There is nothing on these consoles plus they're so dated and aged I hate my time on them, returning to the only free platform fills me with joy.
Baka-akaB  +   1304d ago
that's your prerogative and choice , still doesnt make those game not exist , and it any less a truth .

You dont care about those games , wich is fine , others do .

I sure wouldnt mind playing them on pc emu like i do with the wii , with superior features (with original copies before someone comes crying) , but wont be for a while so ..
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KeemJ  +   1304d ago
To be honest I personally could care less about 3D gaming. I wish they would just make all games ins 1080P rather than rush to put out 3D gaming to match the new tech that's out.
franko  +   1304d ago
Retarded moron is writing an article about something he knows nothing about. 3D is the future and everybody knows that. You can't stop the progress.
geddesmond  +   1304d ago
LMAO. This is coming from a pro 360 site. Of course 3D isn't a big thing to him because only a few 360 games support it right now. I mean if people like 3D and want to try it then go ahead. Its a perfect time to get a 3DTV if you like 3D.

I've played GT5, KZ3 and Motorstorm PR demo in 3D and it blew me away. If it didn't hurt my eyes like how they hurt when I play games in the dark then I would have bought a 3DTV long ago
Devinchi33  +   1304d ago
I'll agree that such an article coming from an xbox site is just ridiculous, but one thing still bothers me.

ps3 support of 3D vs 360 lack of said support = Sony bringing the future of gaming.


3ds with 3d vs Vita without 3d = nintendo using gimmicks?
Yomaster  +   1304d ago
Don't Bash It Till You Try It...
MSXBOX-WORLD FAIL. Most of these reasons aren't even true.

Price: You can get a 42" Vizio 3D LCD for $650. EXTREMELY affordable for a TV that size with 3D technology. The 32" is only $500. C'mon now.

Time Investment: Please, if you don't want to play your games in 3D, then don't get one. Those of us that wish to play/watch in 3D will as much as we want. Regardless of the game/content.

Glasses: LMFAO. The new Real D Theater Glasses weigh as much as a pair of sunglasses, if not lighter. Many people already wear glasses as it is. And you can take home the ones from the movies and use them on your TV, no batteries needed.

Hardware isn't ready? It may not be perfect yet, but OMFG 3D is happening NOW. Even on a 3D DS. BOTH the 360 and PS3 can do amazing 3D, 360 just needs an update. Oh, and do some research, Theater 3d combines two 540p images to form a 1080p image, whereas Shutter technology flashes two alternating 1080p images. You can't even tell the difference unless you want to count fucking pixels.

Poor content? Try FEW content and I'll give you a point. This is the major reason 3D is advancing so slowly. Crysis 2 in 3D was awesome, as was WipEout HD. But I still want to play all my games in native 3D, which is a long way off from now. The 360 DOES have MUCH less 3D content than the PS3 though, but both have very little. A small amount of 3D gaming content is my biggest issue with this development. In time, hopefully. But let's not forget the growing amount of 3D support on PC.

Once there is more desirable content for 3D, it WILL get more support. My advice, if you DON'T want 3D, then DON'T get it. If you DO, there's nothing wrong with that, either.

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