Prominent and respected industry developers are beginning to recognize the potential of the third dimension.
I don't think it's a Fad and it looks like it really could work. Personally i don't use 3d because i get a massive headache in a matter of minutes but it seems good for those who don't.
It will take time...lots of time for it to catch on and honestly, I'm not sure if it will. Using 3D movies as an example, they have been pulling in less and less money.
It's not quite the same situation, though. With movies, you are a spectator. Games are interactive, and that could make a significant difference.
@ StolenSoul. That's not a good sign. The American Optometric Association said 3D is safe for everyone and if you have problems, that's not normal. "Difficulties with appreciating 3D in movies, TV and Nintendo's 3DS, or discomfort when engaging in these activities may be an important sign of undetected vision disorders." You probably want to mention this to your optometrist. I was just in Costco today and they had a 53"(I think. It was over 50") LG LED TV for about $1500 that used the passive glasses and the rep said it even worked with the cheap glasses from the theater. I watched a scene from the Polar Express for awhile and admit that I came away pretty damn impressed. I didn't realize that 3D TV's had got so cheap either, or that the ones that used the passive glasses were even out yet.
Passing Fad! Just like everything 3D has ever involved. It will return in a few years! Imax movies are here to stay but 3D gaming will just be an option that very few will take advantage of unless it's GLASSLESS 3D! I have a Nvidia 3D surround set-up but i rarely play with the dam glasses on cause it's DUMB and i have to take them off to look at other stuff.
Man I am with you 100% man. 3D gives me a headache too, and I hate it. I wish it didn't because I do think it's an awesome effect, but I don't see it becoming the standard, ever. I don't think I know anyone with a huge interest in it. I don't think I know anyone besides myself with a 3D TV. I could be wrong though, who knows. I try it ever now and then to see if I can watch it without the headache, but I guess I just wasn't designed with 3D in mind.
Watching movies, I used to think 3D was a gimmick but after playing games in 3D, I admit, it makes the world soooo much more immersive. I'm all for 3D.
Sony is betting everything on Uncharted 3 to show everyone what 3D gaming should be (when done right). Personally, I'm buying a 3DTV to Play U3. I have friends who tried it out at E3 this year and said it was unbelievable!
I've played most of the available games on Ps3 in 3d since the beginning and let me tell you that in the last year they have made improvements in the effects and their new glasses, which are cheaper, makes the image sharper with much less crosstalk and no pressure on eyes. I think the tech will get better and better. So far I would say Tumble, motorstorm Apocalypes and the gow origins collection, especially Ghost of Sparta will make you a believer.
Never played Tumble but Motorstorm and GOW origins does 3D really well. Sadly, Killzone 3s is pretty bad. Crysis 2 had great looking 3D too, even if it isn't 'real' (don't care, as long as it looks good)
I have a feeling Uncharted 3 will be the showcase this year.
I love 3D in very expansive games where you can see way off into the horizon.
^^ Yep. Fallout New Vegas in 3D is simply awesome. Played a few other games and it works well in 3D, but like you said- massive worlds just seem more fitting when viewed in 3D.
I think that 3D is the future. But I think the current state will not bring that future forward. I know too many people that get headaches or nausea from it. Then still more others that don't like wearing glasses. When monitors and TVs start making 3D that works without the need for glasses I think is the day 3D will be the standard.
But people have the same problems with the 3DS glasses less tech....maybe 3D just doesnt work for some people.
Vizio is selling a 42in 480hz 3d tv for 750$ i think im gonna have to use that as my intro into 3D...im ready for some 3D gaming
There's no point getting bad 3D though, not sure whether or not that TVs 3D is good, just FYI. Check the reviews. And generally, I think Plasma is better for 3D
That's the TV I'm getting. It currently has a 5 star rating on walmart.com with 27 reviews. Nobody is saying anything bad about the 3D. Vizio FTW! It's an American company too, so buy a TV from them (FOR AMERICA!)
Right ive seen better reviews on that tv than some LGs with its 3Dcinema tech, i think Vizio is a very underrated company Value + Quality = WIN
I love the 3D when done right. We have 2 50 inch 3d plasma's at home and the 3D feature is a nice feature to have.
3D tv's are reasonable now, you can get the 42" Vizio E3D420VX for $650. Though I don't think "3D" is going to encourage people to purchase 3D televisions. I think its the ability to watch 2 programs simultaneously on one screen. Or play split screen games without having to split the screen. See links below for the upside of 3D tv's for those of you that could care less about 3D! http://www.engadget.com/201... http://www.joystiq.com/2011... http://www.tested.com/news/... LB
I use and its great. As of right now Gears the best 3d game. Play act 3 in 3d and you'll know how great 3d is. Even the beginning when guys shoot up from the ground looks tight ass hell! I'm on act 4 so I don't know about the rest yet
3D Is amazing. If done right.
3d gaming isn't a fad, its been around for a long time, until it can reach the quality of 2d gaming and lose the side effects, then maybe, but that hasn't happened yet so it will remain niche.
the sega master system had games in 3-d.
No, I wouldn't say it's a fad. For theater movies, yes. For home entertainment, no. The problem with 3D in movie theaters is that the fee is too high especially for frequent movie goers like me. More often than not, I convince my friends to go see the 2D version because I honestly can't keep justify paying the fee over and over again for something so marginal. For home entertainment, that's different. The technology is in place, you have the option to turn it on or off. Bluray 3D is included with most Bluray purchase or the price difference is very small. As 3D hits more mainstream and become more standardize it will stay. I don't see 99% of the people using any time soon like color TV but I don't see it going it away either. With that said, it is more enticing to buy a 3DTV as viewing 3D movie is not as bad as it is in movie theater, and certain games already have the option built in. Also as 3D technology gets better, I can see the adoption rate go up.
3D is great in the theaters, movies and games and the the once expensive tv's are now cheap I don't see 3D being a gimmick or a fad. I see cable companies who just switched to HDTV slowly switching over to 3D.
I want it and can afford it, but my eyes can see the glasses flicker every time!
Try passive 3D. Active shutter glasses don't work nearly as well.
It's not a fad...it's been around for decades...it just has to be done correctly AND be affordable for the average consumer. As of now the cost is still too high for the average consumer. The glasses are too much. When those prices become affordable for the majority of gamers, 3D will take off.....
Passive glasses are not expensive and don't require the constant cost of batteries. Some 3DTVs are under $1,000. It's affordable now. And it may have been around for decades in the broad-sense, but the current incarnation and modern revival is only a couple of years old. 3D is certainly on the verge of taking off.
i dnt think 3d is goin anywhere its been around a long time but now its really hitting home we never use 2 see as big a push for everything to be in 3d games movies and even reg tv everything will hav a 3d option soon.
Personally I don't like 3D, it gives me a headache and I know I'm not the only one. Until they find a way to do it that doesn't put a heavy strain on the eyes, I can't really see it becoming mainstream, at least for video games. It's one thing in a hour and a half long movie, but a completely different thing when you're doing a 5-6 hour gaming session.
The 3D in ICO is very nicely done.
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