T3 Awards 2023: all the Tech award-winners announced

T3: "Kicking off with 'tech innovation', which was certainly in no short supply this year. In the era of advancing artificial intelligence (AI), more trackable security features, and advancing television technologies, of everything the T3 team has seen it's been Sony PlayStation's second-gen virtual reality kit for the PS5 that's really taken us by storm.

Strap this headset on and it'll open up a whole new world of possibilities. It's a truly immersive VR experience with superb eye-tracking technology and a headline first-party game to add further differentiation – Horizon: Call of the Mountain is a special experience for not only VR technology, but the series as a whole.

Playing its part in the advancement of videogames history, adding further ability to story-telling and player interaction, PSVR2 is a stellar bit of kit that, above all else, is just a damn lot of fun. And we all need a slice of fun in 2023."

potatoseal115d ago

This is one thing even the 'haters' can't deny. The tech involved in the PSVR 2 is amazing. Well done on the award

mariopasta115d ago

Sony and Nintendo innovate. The PSVR 2 I have not buy yet, but I will one day soon. The other in MS? They just throw the money bags at someone who has innovated and then come out and say "Look what we have for the people. Are we not great for the gamer?"

potatoseal115d ago

Lol I remember when MS bought out some VR company and announced VR coming to Xbox One X or something like that. Vanished into thin air. Just bought 'em and killed 'em, I think, if my memory serves me correctly. I don't care enough to check.

SullysCigar115d ago

Yup, Phil promised gamers if they bought the new Xbox One X it was "VR ready" and they'd get "high fidelity VR", but he lied.

PSVR2 is doing well, though, especially on the games front. What's impressed me the most is how frequently the bar raised with the new releases, in terms of visuals. Red Matter 2 was gorgeous, Hubris will be here any minute and might look even better, then on July 4th you've got Synapse, which all the previews are raving about. It's in Unreal Engine 5, 4K and has ray tracing. Bonkers. We eating good!

1nsomniac114d ago (Edited 114d ago )

…Xbox quite clearly said on multiple occasions, they were not interested in VR at all. In fact publicly stating they were happy to stay out of that space completely!

They had initially planned to choose a different path and develop AR tech because it could branch between gaming and workflow for windows but shortly after decided not to waste time and money on either. deciding it just wasn’t worth it.

potatoseal114d ago (Edited 114d ago )

They had a segment in one of their showcases that talked about VR coming to Xbox. It was BS. Google it

1nsomniac114d ago

He literally said, Sony are doing really well in that space and we’re happy to leave it to them.

potatoseal114d ago (Edited 114d ago )

Yeah, that was a long time after they announced it at one of their showcases. It's a fact

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EvertonFC115d ago

Agreed, when VR is mainstream in 10 years and MS come along they'll make out they've invested in VR for a decade and been there all along.
Plus when there also in 3rd place in the VR space they'll scratch there heads and wonder why as always.

ApocalypseShadow115d ago (Edited 115d ago )

Of course. Even the naysayers can't deny the tech. PS VR 2 is the real deal. No amount of attacking it talking about comfort or mura or doesn't have any games, etc is going to bring the headset down. Pound for pound, it smashes.

potatoseal115d ago


You know I kind of wish Meta didn't try/succeed in getting exclusive adverising rights to a lot of multiplat games. The VR industry is in it's infancy and I kind of feel like all the VR companies like Meta, Valve, Sony etc should all be trying to help each other, or at the very least, not trying to hinder any progress one might make in regards to 3rd party games being advertised and shown coming to their own VR platform. It's like, you want the VR to grow right? Then what the Fk are you doing not allowing 3rd party VR games to be shown to coming to the competition? Just my opinion.

Number1TailzFan115d ago

Gabe Newell is not a fan of consoles

potatoseal115d ago

@Number1 yeah I remember him saying that in an interview. Shame really

SullysCigar115d ago

^ Gabe did say that, but that in the early PS3-era. Then he released The Orange Box which sold like crazy on console and included Half Life games and Team Fortress. So never say never...

Viljong115d ago (Edited 115d ago )

Sony absolutely nailed it with the psvr2 having new cutting edge tech with incredible good controllers and HDR Oled display with great specs. Its plug and play no hustle. Almoust unlimited potential it opened a whole new world to me. I honestly didnt expect it to be that good. I predict playstion VR will blow up to mainstream succes, gaming enthuastics cannot ignore something this good for long. GT7 will be unbeliavable good when i get the g923 racing wheel setup with wheelstand pro deluxe v2(low cost high quality rack for the wheel). Its allready mind bogling good with dual sense, imagine it with the racing wheel.

EazyC115d ago

As someone that feels a little bit crestfallen by the current state of videogames, PSVR 2 and Gran Turismo 7 & RE8 is proof that the "dream" is possible.

THAT is the spark of joy I felt when I was playing videogames for the first time in the 90s.

I sincerely hope Sony continue to develop with the PSVR 2. It is quite simply a stunning piece of technology.

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ApocalypseShadow21h ago

I'm going to check it. Sci-fi and VR is a good mix.

Babadook78h ago

So I’ve got to choose between this and the Red Matter 1 remake? Tough one.


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ApocalypseShadow3d ago

Yup. Sony keeps adding more and more. Over a hundred games to choose from and it's not even a year yet.

NotoriousWhiz3d ago

I'm sure PS5 gets 100 shovelware titles every month. Quality over quantity. How many of these PSVR2 games are actually worth playing? Maybe 10-15?

JackBNimble2d ago

I'm still waiting on a reason to buy psvr2. I was an early adopter of the original psvr and this time around I'm not falling for the hype.

They're going to need to release actual AAA games and support them for me to spend $750cnd.

Yeah that's right Canadian's pay $750 for a peripheral with boat load of shovel wear.

S2Killinit2d ago

There is way more awesome VR games than meets the eye. You are looking at their games on a flat screen. So you think they are shovelware but you really can’t say that until you play a VR game iN VR.

As of right now, some of my favorite games of the generation are VR titles. Hope that helps.

coolbeans2d ago

True, but they only need one game to *really* pique people's interest: Half-Life: Alyx. I'm still shocked that port hasn't been announced yet.