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So, Does Anyone Actually Care About 3D In Video Games?

On the surface, this should be an absurd question, just because it's so absurdly easier to answer: Of course. All gamers care. ...right?

I mean, if video games are all about immersion and losing oneself in a fantastical world, wouldn't a technology that presumably adds to that immersion be a 100% universal good? At first, I was pretty much on board with that idea.

But I've found that in truth, not only do I not care about 3D, I actually don't like it for video games. Maybe it's because the technology isn't up to snuff yet, I don't know; I just know I find 3D downright annoying and I'd typically rather have the higher resolution in 2D. Some games look so unbelievably amazing on my TV and I really think 3D ruins that beautiful presentation. And I almost never feel more "immersed." Generally, I just get a headache and furthermore, I'm always very aware that I'm playing in 3D. It actually detracts from the immersion factor, in my mind.

This all being said, I don't think it's just me. Nobody I know takes advantage of the 3D option in games, and they all have the capability to do it, too. We've all got 3D-enabled TVs but we'd all rather not use that option...what's that say about 3D? And if you check around the Internet, most gamers wouldn't say 3D is a major selling point for any game, even the titles you assume would benefit most from that "extra dimension." Of course, I don't really care about motion-sensing in gaming, either, so maybe I really am in the minority.

All I know is that I'm far more interested in that nutso 4K resolution than I am in seeing next-gen games in 3D.

Tags: 3d gaming, 3d video games, 3d tv, video games, gamers

9/25/2012 9:59:31 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (72 posts)

JROD0823
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 10:20:18 PM
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I only care about 3D in games and movies for that matter if it actually enhances the experience. If it's just there for extra marketing flash, or if it seems like it was tacked on at the last second, then I'd just rather have them in 2D.

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telly
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 12:30:37 PM

I've seen a couple movies and played a few games where I really enjoyed the 3D. Honestly, I think Nintendo did a great thing with 3DS -- the 3D's hardly the most amazing you'll ever see, but it adds some nice, sublte depth to games that I for one really appreciate at times (Ocarina of Time 3D and Mario 3D Land both looked FANTASTIC in 3D, imho) but can be turned off instantly, at any time, if you don't feel like using it anymore for any reason. And you can adjust the strength for it too -- going full blast strains my eyes a bit, but a little below the halfway mark actually gives the games a nice, subtle depth that actually enhanced gameplay. For example, platform jumping in 3D Land was WAY easier with the 3D enabled, and it definitely drew me in to the game more.

That said, I just can't get excited about it for consoles. I always wear glasses when I game for one, and I really don't want to wear ANOTHER set of glasses over those. But maybe I just need to give it more of a try -- just got a SICK new TV with 3D capabilities so maybe I'll try a few 3D games on it this weekend.

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richfiles
Thursday, September 27, 2012 @ 7:43:41 PM

Yeah telly, I love, love, love my 3DS! :D

You are right. It pays to fine tune the depth slider to just the right amount of 3d. I LOVE Ocarina of Time on it, and actually feel the port truly improves on the original. Some games, like Kid Icarus can be disorienting with high 3d, but perfect with less.

I suspect a lot of people's TVs have the depth settings cranked to 11, or at least the defaults.

I bought Sony's gaming monitor, cause I figured I could bump up my third monitor to 1080p at least, and do 3D gaming (albeit smaller) beside my 42" TV... The ONLY game i have in 3D is Ico/Shadow of the Colossus. All the games I really like, are sadly developed by companies that have no respect for, or desire to support 3d, like Bethesda...

Of course, they don't support the PS3 hardly in the first place... /)_-

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xenris
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 10:24:37 PM
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No, I dont like it in movies or in games. It hurts my eyes and I think is bad for the eyes in general.

Now if they get those augmented reality headsets working like what Valve is working on I might change my mind because this could really enhance games in general.

But I like my gaming experience from a couch with a controller, I like knowing I'm playing a game. It seems gimmicky both 3D and motion controllers, because they don't add anything for me. Even if it was all one to one motion and the 3D made explosions look cool I wouldnt care really. I like games for the story and the challenge whether its multiplayer or single player. 3D really can't make either of these aspects better for me.

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Killa Tequilla
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 10:26:28 PM

Thanks for the Dust514 beta key. Anyway, 3D is lame. It's not perfect yet. Too many shadows.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 2:38:20 AM

Depends on the game, TV and settings.

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Killa Tequilla
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 9:17:52 AM

I have a Sony BRAVIA and I can't get any of my 3D games to look nice.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 11:28:45 AM

Play with the 3D depth in the options on the TV. it will help to close the distance between any images that are ghosting.

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iwillbetheone
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 10:26:32 PM
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I am very much interested in 3D gaming, having played UC3 on a 3DTV before. I am building a very expensive gaming PC right now, and am planning to add in a 3D monitor by next summer(can't buy it right now due to all cash going to the PC). And to the naysayers, just play the Chateau level in UC3 in 3D and you'll know the difference. And the PC games are in 1080p3d or even more, provided you have the proper hardware.

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Qubex
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 8:10:21 PM

Must admit UC3 in 3D sounds very tempting. My TV at home is playing up and I may just upgrade with a 3D TV :)

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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SmokeyPSD
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 10:32:54 PM
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It gives me migraines... End of discussion for me...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 10:43:51 PM
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No I don't care, it's just an annoyance that you stop noticing the effects of after 15 minutes. Strains the eyes, messes up the spatial relationships and detracts from the overall experience via framerate and color. It is a fad and gimmick with no future.

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tes37
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 10:43:57 PM
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The more I age, the worse my vision gets. I have to use reading glasses sometimes and don't really need a prescription, but I figured 3D might accelerate eye degradation. I'm just playing it safe and it doesn't cost me anything to be wrong.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 10:57:09 PM

I got the Lasik, it's so nice to be free of lenses. But not my close up vision isn't as good.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 11:24:20 PM

Lucky. I have required a pretty strong prescription since I was 10. :( I may have to get LASIK at some point.

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YesterdysRising
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 2:36:20 AM

I had PRK eye surgery done when I was in the military about 5 years ago. It was nice that they paid for it but I would have paid if they didn't. Totally worth it! I used to have horrible eyes. Now I can see perfectly :)

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telly
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 12:33:30 PM

DEFINITELY interested in getting Lasik. It ain't cheap but to see perfectly again -- when I was a teenager I had 20/20 vision! -- would be awesome. Between working at a computer, and then sports, shows, and video games on TV when I get home (usually with the iPad in hand too, so I can screw around on the internet simultaneously) my poor eyes are getting a LOT of wear and tear...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 2:25:00 PM

I could hardly see two feet in front my face, everything was in seriously low-def and blurry. Can't recommend it enough if you can find a way to afford it. I went to a place that was top of the line but very cost effective because they rely on word of mouth advertising to get people in. The place was called Joffe.

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Qubex
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 8:12:01 PM

Luckily for myself my visions is 20/20, let's hope it stays like this for as long as possible. I never leave the house with out my sun glasses and try to protect my eyes as much as possible...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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firesoul453
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 10:53:24 PM
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I wouldn't mind getting a 3d tv.
if/when I ever get a new tv I'll probably try and get a 3D one.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 10:58:04 PM
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It was funny how the 3DS was more or less for the younger audience and then they came out with that info that 3D is bad for kid's developing eyes. Durrrp.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 11:27:06 PM

Was it though? I remember Nintendo from the start saying it wasn't appropriate for kids under 6. I love my 3DS. Funny, with all the games I have for Vita, I still find myself spending more time playing my 3DS and with 3D always on max.

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firesoul453
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 12:28:28 AM

I had to buy a 3DS, OOT was calling my name! Love it too! But 3D is a bit finicky, looks awesome sometimes but during extended gameplay its easy to mess up the 3D effect.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 12:34:02 AM

I've only had issues with certain games. Just about all of Nintendo's franchises look great on the 3DS, well New Super Mario Bros. 2 is just okay. Mario 3D Land was much better. To my surprise Resident Evil Revelations was quite good in 3D.

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telly
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 12:41:45 PM

3D Land was the best use of 3D I've ever seen in any game, for 3DS or anywhere else. Enhanced the gameplay tremendously.

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BTNwarrior
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 10:59:20 PM
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All I know is that it was damn incredible to play through both uncharted 3 and killzone 3 in 3d. And in killzone's case where most of the levels were shades of grey with orange in it, 3d really made what would be some unremarkable stuff really stand out.

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telly
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 12:34:43 PM

now that I have a 3D TV I need to go back through U3 again in 3D. I can imagine that game really popping.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 11:22:35 PM
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Uncharted and Killzone 3 were a blast in 3D. It's not a necessity but it's fun when done right. About to watch the Avengers on Bluray 3D then next month comes Prometheus! Woohoo!

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Temjin001
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 1:06:22 AM

Lemme know how the NEW spiderman is in 3d. I heard that was actually filmed with 3d camera equipment. So hopefully that means lots less actors on parrallax planes and more undulated surface depth. At least I hope.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 2:37:34 AM

Fosho. Thanks for reminding me. I'm off to preorder it. :)

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Mog
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 11:24:53 PM
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Just because we can use 3D doesn't mean we should. People believe that better technology promises better games but that idea is false. It should just be avoided, it does not mix well with gaming.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 11:25:58 PM
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If only I could afford it, I'd so love to have a 3D HDTV instead of my cheap 32" Westinghouse HDTV with tinny sounding speakers.

Anyway, I say bring on any & all of the options imaginable...I'm game.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 11:29:03 PM

Keep an eye out for deals. I managed to get my hands on 55" Sony Bravia 3D LED TV that is Internet ready for less than $1800 with a 5 year warranty about a year ago.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 11:45:50 PM

Thanks Jawknee,
But I'm just about living on pennies right now.

I've been out of work for 16 months now & have used all my life's savings, and that included the money from cashing out my 401K plan too.

Hell, it's been so bad lately I haven't even been able to buy a used under$10 bargain bin game in the last 2 & 1/2 months.

Anyway, thank goodness I get 4 free $25 Gamestop gift cards a year for doing surveys, so at least I can look still forward to adding a game or so here & there.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 11:53:37 PM

Damn, sorry to hear that. Many people are struggling now. Hopefully we can start reducing this 8.2% unemployment rate starting Jan. 2013. :)

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Snorge
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 11:26:13 PM
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I am a believer in 3D....too a certain extent. Just like 3D movies, some games aren't meant to utilize 3D. But games like Uncharted 3 and Resistance 3 bring a "whole nother level" to the game.

I wasn't and overall fan of Killzone 3 in 3D just because it took a resolution hit. That really makes a difference on a 60 inch tv. Plus the 2D looks so nice on K3!

3D shouldn't be a necessary , but I'm glad it's an option!!! I hope 3D is here to stay and hope the tech gets better with and cheaper with passive display vs active shutter.

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booze925
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 11:43:19 PM
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While it might become a more viable option down the road, right now with those glasses its a major inconvenience.
If we get glasses free 3D with no framerate or resolution dip, it could be the next big thing.

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ZenChichiri
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 11:43:35 PM
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I can't say I've actually played many games in 3D but I know that people swear that once you play Child of Eden in 3D, it's impossible to go back. I really want to try that game in 3D. I absolutely love it! Even got the plat on it, and it's one of the harder ones ;)

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556pineapple
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 11:45:43 PM
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I haven't had enough (i.e. any) experience with 3D games to properly answer that question. I figure, though, as with movies it could enhance it enough to add a little more enjoyment. This is assuming the 3D was done properly and tastefully, of course.

I agree about 4k, though. The super-high resolution should insure that any game developed for it will look gorgeous! Not to mention the technology should be good enough to offer full 120Hz HD games in at least 1080p. I would certainly hope so, anyway.

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Highlander
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 12:26:59 AM
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It's like I said way back in the beginning, until 3D comes without glasses, it'll be difficult for me and any other wearer of glasses to really enjoy the experience because glasses over glasses suck.

But, I've never found the 3D experience with movies to be anything to right home about, and actually prefer the sense of depth you get at a regular Eyemax presentation.

I think though that the problem with 3D for me, and perhaps many others, is best explained as follows. Playing video games, watching a movie, or TV, are all experiences in which we are stationary and watch the action unfold in front of us. We are not in the action, we cannot be 'in' the action. No amount of 3D gimmickry will put us there. The same is true of games, despite the 3D rendering and movement in a virtual space, we know, our brains and bodies know, that we are not 'in' the environment.

When you are actually there, in the environment, a flick of the eyes, a tilt of the head is enough to shift the view. Moving your hear even slightly causes your eyes to track what you are focused on. Your brain compensates for the depth of field refocusing your eyes instantly on what you are looking at. It all happens constantly and instantly without a moment's thought or direction from us. It's natural. When we move, our point of view changes and so does our focus point, and our eyes track and adjust focus. The brain is constantly parsing the environment around us to determine where objects around us are, how far they are away, and if they are in our path. Just typing this message my eyes are flicking back and forth between the keyboard and my screen. As I move my shoulders or neck, my head tilts and my view adjusts. My eyes track and focus immediately. I look off to the right for moment and my eyes immediately lock and focus and track on the object I focus on. I turn back to the screen and again my focus flicks between screen and keyboard.

That's impossible to simulate in a game or movie. It's impossible to create a presentation that would feel natural to a viewer - making them feel part of the scene. Sure you could overdo the changes in focus to create a false sense of 3D, and that will impress people by drawing attention to the change in focus, but it's not natural. When you do see something in 3D, your eyes will move around and will try to resolve objects into better focus, but because the depth of field is controlled by the game or movie, there is no way they can. Your brain is trying to operate on that 3D imagery as if it were real, which it's not, and so it can't do what it is programmed to. That will ultimately cause a headache. Even if your brain can be trained not to do what it normally does, you're talking about re-training the brain to ignore depth perception and all the other aspects that come from moving and existing in a 3D world and accept that input from an external source instead. I don't know about you, but I don't want to be driving and find that I suddenly have depth perception problems because I have played a game in 3D for several hours.

I just do not believe that it's possible to create a stereoscopic 3D image that will feel normal because of the issues inherent in a forced 3D perspective. 3D requires some method of presentation that allows our brains to take care of focus and depth of field. Until then, it's not going to work very well for anyone.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 12:37:35 AM

Sony's 3D glasses fit quite comfortably over my clunky Buddy Hollyish glasses. Do you have big frames?

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Highlander
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 12:58:46 AM

All the ones I have ever tried were very uncomfortable. The bridge of my nose is very thin, and any kind of glasses or goggles that don't have adjustable nose pieces are impossible for me to use.

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Cavan1
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 6:12:16 AM

You should look at the LG series of 3d TV's They have the cinema style 3d with the cheap passive 3d glasses. If you look on ebay etc there are a ton of types of glasses you can use that are very cheap and lightweight, even some that you can just clip onto your existing glasses.

The active shutter types i wouldnt recommend for anyone who suffers with migranes or wears glasses.

Ps for anyone who doesn't know, there are two types of 3d in TV's, ones not better than the other, they both suit different people differently.

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Knightzane
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 12:31:48 AM
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Nope, my girlfriend made me watch titanic in 3D and all it did was agrivate my eyes. I thought about trying a game with it but i really don't see the need. I get what i want out of a video game when i sit down, turn my tv up LOUD, and play it. Anything else is a unnecessary luxury.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 12:51:41 AM
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I think 3D adoption will just be a long, slow process. Once tech gets implemented without glasses and more flexible viewing angles at a reasonably lower cost AND gaming hardware doesn't present noticeable detail loss, then would I become more interested. But I hope it always stays an option for the player.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 1:03:43 AM
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Anyone else actually get moderately nauseated for the first 30min or so?
It happens to me while my brain recalibrates, or something. I remember taking my glasses off during avatar to try and feel less sick. It didn't help. The key was to leave them on and just endure through it, thinking "I'm still a fan!" then eventually everything is okay and it feels normal.

By the end of the movie I thought two things: 3D is mostly pretty cool but Avatar's stupid plot made me not want to watch it again.


And that's the end of my story =p

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 2:41:17 AM

It doesn't bother me but my wife gets a headache.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 12:16:04 PM

Avatar was just as bad in 2D

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telly
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 12:39:12 PM

The 3D in Avatar was the ONLY redeeming quality of that film. That's the movie I saw that actually got me excited for 3D. Most movies I've seen in 3D was pretty worthless, but a handful -- Prometheus definitely comes to mind -- look extraordinary in 3D.

I think a major 3D movie could be the Hobbit -- the trailer alone makes it look like a pop-up storybook come to life. Could be very influential if it works.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 6:26:44 PM

Avatar is an unmitigated disaster. You see James Cameron say that he wants to stop making movies unless its 100 Avatar sequels?

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I007spectre
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 1:06:33 AM
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I love the 3D in Uncharted 3, and I don't feel that it in any way detracts from the game.

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EvilKen
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 1:45:10 AM
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I tried the 3D glasses while playing NBA2K12 at Best Buy once. It really messed with my eyes so no I'm not a fan of 3D gaming :-/

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YesterdysRising
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 2:41:25 AM
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I've never experienced playing a full game in 3D but I played a bit of Fallout 3 with Nvidia's 3D Vision on PC and tried Uncharted 3 in 3D at the store. Both were pretty awesome. I think Uncharted is the perfect type of game to take advantage of 3D and I'm hoping it continues. It may not be something to always use, but for the right games, I think it can add a lot to the experience.

I finally got myself a job offer that I accepted so now I can upgrade from my 42" LCD to a much bigger (55" - 65") 3D TV :)

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Beamboom
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 2:58:18 AM
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I've not gotten a chance to try it yet. :(

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___________
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 6:13:36 AM
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of course people care about 3D!
why else has the 3DS been so successful?
not to mention most cinemas these days dont offer the 2D version of movies anymore only select cinemas do.
3D is not the problem its developers who are the problem.
its wonderful, it adds SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much to the experience!
but the problem is its like the ps3, it requires so much work to get its benefits out and minimize its weaknesses.
devs just dont do that, they tack it on just so they can tick another box and that is why we really have not seen anything done with it games wise.

its not only games though, i mean avatar released what 2 years ago?
so why are we still yet to have a movie that puts its 3D effects to shame?
its not only the best 3D movie, but its the best 3D movie by a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG way!
thats the problem, its just not going anywhere.
its been at a launch experience for ages now, and that is why people call it a gimmick.
because there really yet to see it improve and evolve enough to become more than just another fad.
3D died off back in the 90s just as VR did because it did not improve over time.
im afraid exactly the same thing is going to happen again.

for 3D to become a industry standard, supported in every game and utilized well we need to improve on 6 things.
ghosting, convergence effects, dulling or washing out of the image, brightness issues, depth added, and pop out.
thats exactly the problem with 3D ATM though.
it benefits, pop out and added depth are really so small its hard to notice.
and that is made worse by the fact that your eyes adjust to the effects so what was wow thats really popping out soon becomes is that flat where the screen is?
its benefits are really hard to tell, and its disadvantages are so strong their nauseating and really annoying!
especially the graphical effects, it makes everything so dark its like your playing your game with 15 pairs of sunglasses on!

until its benefits become more apparent, and its disadvantages less apparent, it will remain a gimmick.


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xnonsuchx
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 7:02:49 AM
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Couldn't care much less about it in movies or games. Until they come up w/ a really good glasses-free 3D, it's just gimmicky. And if only 10-20% of gamers are gonna use it, it seems like a waste of resources for developers.

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Solid Fantasy
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 8:26:44 AM
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I CARE ABOUT 3D GAMEING!

But I also certainly get the feeling that I'm part of a minority on this one. 3D should never take the focal point away from game play mechanics and what not or even story imo, but it does add a nice touch. If were richer and/or there were more 3D games(ers) our there I would own a 3D TV. Unfortunately I can not support the minority at the moment. I hope 3D carries on well in the next gen.

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Squirrelicus
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 9:40:37 AM
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I've found it depends on the game. Mortal Kombat looks great, so does Arkham City. FPS on the other hand are unplayable for me.

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slugga_status
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 10:03:30 AM
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I don't care much for 3D. What I will say is that some games just don't need it. Killzone 3 didn't do it for me in 3D at all. Socom looked better in 3D than Killzone. I've seen Uncharted and that looks great in 3D..Best game I've seen so far in 3D though was Resistance 3..

Like others have said as well, we need it without the glasses. I think I remember there being a Flat Screen like that during a commercial before. It messes with your eyes when my contacts get dry and are just uncomfortable when wearing my glasses.

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pavlovic
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 11:43:08 AM
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I like to play in 3D SOME games. Datura is an example, as weird and, sometimes, difficult to play the 3D gives an inmersion that takes the game to another level.

I also enjoyed Uncharted 3, Motorstorm and Shadow of the Colossus in 3D.

Is better to have the iption that not havin it at all

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Nynja
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 4:51:50 PM
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Anything that adds to the immersion of games is a plus for me. Do I always want to game in 3D? No, not always. Just like sometimes I prefer to play on a handheld system over the console. I have moods and certain games can benefit from proper 3D support while others not so much.

As 3D tech improves, acceptance will too.

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Draguss
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 5:01:14 PM
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Pointless illusion of depth that gives me headaches and feels uncomfortable over my glasses.

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Akuma07
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 6:44:28 PM
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I tried to play KZ3 in 3D, but the graphic quality of the game was significantly reduced while using 3D, it looked so bad. When we can get 1080p 3D, then maybe i'll give it a shot.

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Robochic
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 8:56:22 PM
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if i didn't faint or throw up all the time i think i would enjoy it now and again, it's weird though i can play my 3DS without getting sick so i'm unsure why watching a movie or playing a game on the big screen would do this too me. But i've always been told i'm assbackwards on things lol

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 9:09:26 PM
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I never played a 3D game yet, so I can't comment on that, but I do want to try it out though. :p

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Twistedfloyd
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 10:25:52 PM
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3D is an absurd waste of time in both film and games. Particularly in film. Film is already a three dimensional world, therefore 3D is redundant and silly. People don't use 3D to advance story, or to develop characters, but to make silly special effects and point out, "Hey we are in 3D!!!"

Games aren't as bad because some games in 3D can look somewhat interesting in some 2D games I bet because it isn't already in 3D. However, the same rule applies to 3D games as it does to film. And it just gives me a headache and I don't like stuff poking out at me. It feels like I'm looking at things that are on rails or something. It's a strange effect and does nothing to enhance a filmgoing or gameplaying experience. Instead, it's merely a distraction.

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Nestore
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 10:56:21 PM
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Yes! Stereo 3D is awesome. The mass market will never accept the hassle of maintaining glasses for each viewer just like the mass market will never bother wiring up rear speakers either. 3D will catch on when VR glasses catch on and that will happen.

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CAGaHTN
Thursday, September 27, 2012 @ 12:11:11 PM
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Sports will do for 3d what it did for hd. People dont realize 3d tv aren't made to jump way out at you but to give you a sence of being right there. Uncharted was great and so are other game made with 3d in mind. Too many games just toss it on as an option and I think its hurts the market, cod had horrible 3d objects were flat but on a 3d field. Zen pinball is amazing in 3d, best 3d ive seen in games with the kz3 intro a close second.

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letherclad
Thursday, September 27, 2012 @ 2:59:23 PM
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I for one love 3D gaming (and movies while we are at it). I wouldn't say I prefer it over 2D, but I think it adds a lot to gaming.

I still say that Uncharted 3 in 3D is easily one of the best videogaming experiences I've ever had.

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Caanimal
Thursday, September 27, 2012 @ 6:36:49 PM
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I doubt many will care about 3D until it becomes more realistic such as in the '09 movie Gamer. THEN you'll see people going crazy over the tech of 3D. I will admit, in certain applications 3D tech has been awesome and actually helped make a movie, while in others it feels like it was just shoe horned in there as a gimic....

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jugheadjones
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 3:53:05 AM
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I have seen a few of the 3D movies. They were ok. I really don't see any improvement to the movie experience. I have a Nintendo 3DS and, although I do like what 3D games I have played so far, I really don't plan on buying a whole lot of 3D games. I kinda like the 3D videos on their network; but again, it really isn't that big a thing. So, do I actually care about 3D games? Nope.

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VermithraxDagon
Sunday, September 30, 2012 @ 5:06:00 PM
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Personally I love 3D, whether it be in movies or games. If a developer can add it to their game then I'm much more likely to purchase it and really enjoy having my past favorites (Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Collection, God Of War Saga, etc.) put into compilations and upgraded to 3D (can't wait for Doom 3: BFG Edition w/ 3D support!!!)

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