Pachter recently sat down with Examiner and discussed his job as an industry analyst, why you never hear about 3D gaming anymore, and what he thinks the future of entertainment holds.
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it was a gimmick. /topic
Gimmick? Hmmm... Sort of... However, PC games are still releasing games with 3D gaming quality levels. I think consoles gamers were just not ready to buy into it.
until 3d doesnt require glasses and is standard in tvs it will not be popular
I have to agree. I can see it being handy for games that require depth of field, but I detest 3D movies. How the heck 3D improves a movie I'll never know. It's even started to annoy me when I watch films in 2D that I know are also in 3D. I'm forever getting pulled out of the story by stuff flying at the screen and thinking: 'I bet that was in 3D'. You're supposed to get caught up in the emotions, characters and story, not chuckle because you couldn't help yourself ducking. And if you eventually get used to it and don't notice it's in 3D... WHAT WAS THE POINT?! Novels are for grown ups, pop-up books are for kids
thats true ...3d has never added anything to how much I enjoy a movie.
I have a 42" 3D tv and a 50" regular plasma. I have played fps games in 3D like crysis/MW2. It looks fun for a while but can't keep playing it for long periods. I went back to gaming on 50" after few days of play. ON the other hand love to watch movies at home in 3D and now I assume that even if i've missed the 3D movie in theater I can still watch it in 3D when released. EVEn though those are released after a long time. I watched Transformers 3 in theater and still got the 3D version and still looks good not better but good on a 42" screen. Unless 3D becomes a standard feature in a TV like 1080p is almost the norm now, (not when i bought my 1st HD back in 2005 when 720p was considered HD standard) it will not be on every ones mind when buying a new HD TV. It will take more content being available including more 3D channels before regular joe can pick up a 3D TV.
Until it actually is a comfortable to use, and is cheap enough, there won't be any adopton. The worst thing about it, is that the technology wasnt ready so this push actually hurt the industry. Consumers will for a long time think 3D will continue to suck....
I saw couple of theater movies in 3D all made my eyes literally bleed after half an hour...
I happen to enjoy my 3d tv. By far the best recreational item I bought last year. Playing Uncharted 3 on it was a blast.
#1 rule: ALL add-ons are ALL gimmicks. Move 3D Kinect is no different than Jaguar CD power glove Sega 32X If it doesn't come out of the box as a console standard, it never sells or catches on in the long run. The light gun for Nintendo has been picked-up and dropped so many times it's not even funny anymore. Steering wheels should be a standard somehow as well, but as it remains, it's just a niche when it should be a definite staple for racing and car sims.
Kinect will outsell the lifetime sales of the Gamecube later this year and it really extended the life of the Xbox 360. So that is more than a gimmick. @ topic I will buy a new TV next year with the launch of the Xbox 3. It will do 3D of course and I will give it a shot. I wear glasses every now and then (when I drive my car and play my games or watch a movie.) I dislike the idea of wearing glasses on my glasses. I am a tech nerd and I have quite some money to spend, so I will buy gadgets I like whenever they are available, but 3D did not convince me so far.
Well actually Kinect brought NEW life on x360 in the form of new customers from a different target audience. The old customers (hc-gamers) were pretty much pissed off at that though. Outside N4g that is.
Kinect won't extend the life of the 360 in the long run and "lifetime sales" doesn't mean a thing when neither the kinect nor move has a blockbuster game as of yet. 1. You're confusing "selling well" with "long-term use and enjoyment" and in that respect, it won't catch on, because extras NEVER DO. Kinect didn't just add another 3-5 years to the 360 because the biggest complaint from 360 fans is that kinect was all Microsoft was basically talking about, not cheering the fact that this year was a great E3 because it was jam-packed with "Kinectic-epileptic goodness". Let me give you a simple example, and then I'm just going to drop this. Kinect sold 18 million units, so a definite base is there A game like Gears of War or Metal Gear Solid 4 did not sell as well as Kinect. You've heard of GeOW and MGS4 so... 1. Where is the "blockbuster" Kinect game that sold as many units as GeOW or MGS4? 2. Why haven't anyone heard of it? It sure as heck would have been a selling point at this E3 or this Gamescom 2012 but since no mention of this game is funny, since Microsoft is the company good at advertising and making everyone aware of it's successes. So, what game is it? It's been out for two years so what great kinect game is everyone enjoying and is talking about or talked about? Exactly: there is none: even if a game sold as well as MGS4 or GeOW no one has heard about it because NO ONE CARES. Or let me put it this way: who among you would like to play that New Halo 4 game using ONLY kinect? Or Gears of War: Judgment? Please, if you disagree with what I've said so far, please tell me why Kinect is so great for gaming to the degree that it should replace a controller for Halo 4 and Gears of War: Judgment. That was the purpose of Kinect, right? To replace a controller? Please educate me on how a total Kinect scheme will make these two games better. Please. No? No one? (a little arrogant to post this early, I know; but said the same thing about Half-life when Valve was working on it, and it ain't gone nowhere since trailers). And that applies to Move as well. Yeah, yeah; I know about Sorcery and that Harry Potter pop-up book, but you know what would be just as fun as a virtual pop-up book to a kid? A regular pop-up book read by their parents. The Harry Potter is just a Harry Potter pop-up book with a "magic wand" and nothing else, and the book will rise or fall on that point alone. Move is a variable in the equation, NOT the solution. It's a gimmick, move on. P.S. "I will buy a new TV next year with the launch of the Xbox 3. It will do 3D of course and I will give it a shot. I wear glasses every now and then (when I drive my car and play my games or watch a movie.) I dislike the idea of wearing glasses on my glasses. I am a tech nerd and I have quite some money to spend, so I will buy gadgets I like whenever they are available, but 3D did not convince me so far." So let me get this straight, what you're saying is... Although the games that are out so far actually does 3D that I can see, I'm not convinced about those, but I will blindly give the NextBoX a try because with no tangible evidence that it will be a better or difference experience, it will be a better and different experience. Translation: The PS3's 3D did not convince me because it's the PS3. The XboX's 3D will convince me because it's the XboX. Gotcha. ;)
@pixelsword Ehm, Kinect already extended the life of the Xbox 360. You have to be blind not to see that. What do you mean Kinect games don't do MGS numers when it comes to sales? MGS is at 5.4 million and it released 2008. Kinect Sports is at 4.5 million and it released 2010. Dance Central is at 2.8 million. So there are 7.3 million who do care. N4G users are the ones who don't care, because they live in denial. And no, I don't want Halo 4 to be a Kinect only title, but I want Dance Central not to be a controller only title either. There are certain games I play with a controller and there are certain games that work only or better with kinect. For the 3D stuff: You know that there are a couple of Xbox 360 games that offer 3D as well, don't you? Crysis 2, Black Ops, Halo CEA, Batman Arkham City and a couple of others. I am not that interested in 3D no matter which platform it runs on, so I did not use it on 360 either. The point is that the timing for a new TV fits with a release of a new console. I would have bought this new TV anyway, even without 3D. But since most of the new TVs are 3D TVs, I will give it a shot. How did you spin this in a anti Sony attitude? But yes, I will buy the Xbox 3 on launch anyway, because I know there will be Halo, Fable and Gears on it, which are my favorite franchises.
He's acting like a fortune teller... All of his previous forecast about gaming is laughable..
HE IS Fortune .. And worse than that He Support Call of duty and Activi$ion itself !
All I see is a list of theories and we know what happens when Pachter has a theory. The exact opposite. I'm surprised he doesn't mention GTA V coming out this year here as well.
Eh ? games have been 3D since the 90's , anyone remember the Sega Saturn ? , those graphics looked amazing back then :D , £500 though , no way was I getting one for Christmas , also regret skipping the ps1 , had a choice between that and the n64 , Goldeneye was too good to resist :D
The Sega Master System came out way before the Saturn and had 3D games with glasses.
My main complaint with 3D is the glasses. Who wants to wear dark glasses that make it darker in a darkend room.
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