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Sony To Deliver 3D Update For PS3 "Within Months"

We knew Sony would be preparing for true 3D gaming this year, but we weren't entirely sure when the whole project would come together.

The last report we heard stated that 3D-enabled Bravia HDTVs would be available this summer - well before the initially anticipated winter launch - but if that's going to happen, don't we need that firmware update to enable true 3D for our PS3s? Pocket-Lint interviewed the director for hardware marketing at SCEA, John Koller, and we first find that the update in question will indeed be ready alongside the 3D-enabled HDTVs; the update will actually go out within a few months. And if you're wondering where 3D ranks on Sony's priority list for 2010, here's one crystal clear comment from Koller:

"3D is a major part of our initiatives in 2010 and we’re currently developing 3D stereoscopic games to come in conjunction with the launch of Sony's 3D compatible BRAVIA LCD TV in summer 2010. The amazing thing about the PS3's technology is that all PS3 units that exist in homes and markets will be able to play 3D stereoscopic games as well as 3D BD movies through separate firmware upgrades - something that other platforms are unable to do. We'll be announcing actual game titles separately later, but we think that 3D stereoscopic gaming has a ton of potential, particularly in placing consumers within the actual experience. With 3D gaming and Motion Control technologies just around the corner, 2010 will show just how PlayStation is leading the innovation curve in the industry and that the PS3 truly does everything."

It seems we'll need to have some Kevin Butler commercials geared toward this new technology and perhaps a slight change to the campaign; how's about, "it really does do everything"? If you're wondering, we've already seen a 3D-enabled game; it was Avatar: The Game, which launched this past December. There should also be 3D patches coming for current games, and that may even include the likes of God of War III... It's a brave new world.

2/10/2010 9:09:16 PM John Shepard

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Diggity Dan
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 9:54:34 PM
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Sony To Deliver 3D Update For PS3 "Within Months"

Sony promising software/firmware by certain time, what could go wrong with that?

But seriously, I'm really interested to see how the market will react with the new 3D craze. I might actually be into it, so I'm kind of excited.

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Highlander
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 11:02:42 AM

They'll only push the firmware out when the TVs themselves are arriving at retail. The 'within months' thing is deliberately vague so that they don't give too much away about when their 3D TVs and 3D content will hit the market.

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Kiwi of DOOM
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 10:03:54 PM
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I'm really excited about this all. I might not rush out to buy oe of those TVs but i'll be watching for sure andmaybe stuffing a few dollars away in savings just in case.

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inkme101
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 10:27:54 PM
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yeah if sony really want to push this whole 3d integration then they should simply ship a 3d bravia right to our doors along with that firmware patch. now thatd really get me on the bandwagon! but, until then i give the whole 3d "FAD" a big fat MEH!!!!!!!!!

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DemonNeno
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 10:49:12 PM
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Let us face some facts.

First, many HDTV owners purchased their units within the last year. Getting them to give up their HDTV for a 3D enabled unit is slim to none.

Second, many of the 3D enabled unit will require 3D glasses. How many pairs will I need? I think it's awkward to imagine my living room full of guests and a host sporting matching glasses around the room. Drop the glasses, standardize 3D HDTV that does dimensional trickery itself.

Finally, is this even worth all the hassle? How much will I do with a 3D HDTV set? How often will I honestly feel like wearing some weird glasses that'll give me a headache the moment I take my eyes off the tv set and stare at non-3D enabled reality.

It's all just stupid. Sorry Sony, but I'd be far more impressed with Gt5 releasing instead of your 3D HDTV set this summer..

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Alienange
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 11:11:20 PM

Couldn't have said it better myself.

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___________
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 12:37:46 AM

but, but, but.
your going to miss the world cup in 3D!!!!!!!!!!!

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Silent_J
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 7:23:00 AM

my thoughts exactly .I just recently purchase my first HDTV, I know my ps3 wasn't feeling the love for while with the SDTV so Im definitely not gonna be getting this.The only people thats gonna buy this are those with money.

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fluffer nutter
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 9:57:52 AM

Yes, Silent_J. It requires money to buy items such as televisions. Food, even. ;)

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photo K
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 11:45:03 AM

i just bought a 40 inch samsung LED. I'm willing to buy a 50 inch 3D LED TV this year. There will be people who would easily upgrade as long as the product is good.

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dkmrules
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 11:09:49 PM
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WTF!?!?! Sony can release a god-damn 3D update, for a technology that won't take off for a while if at all, and they STILL cant release cross game chat! XBOX 360 is looking appealing especially with natal coming soon, DAMN if the ps3 wasn't getting so many good games .......

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carl0975
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 9:39:30 PM

Natal is the worst thing that could happen to the 360, I personally believe it will be the final nail in the coffin, due to the fact that the 360's core demographic consists of gamers who love shooters, and we all know that Microsoft is going forget what made the 360 sell in the first place because of it.

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inkme101
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 11:10:18 PM
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@demonNeno

the reasons youve listed are exactly why i say "FAD" i just cant see this going very mainstream. we dont all have hollywood money!

and yes, SONY focus some efforts on pushing more amazing games than worrying about the next "FAD"

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Alienange
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 11:12:07 PM
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The latest Virtual Boy is a firmware update? Nice.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 2:37:27 AM

Am I the only one that didn't get headaches from that thing?

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Alienange
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 1:59:54 PM

No. But you were the only one who bought it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 11:25:45 PM
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This might be fun for the Wii fanatics that get a PS3 and wanna goof off with the motion tech. And GT5 nuts. That's about it. I sure as poop ain't buying a new hdtv.

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Qubex
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 11:26:40 PM
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Hmmm, the 360 is going to suffer just a little here going forward it seems... hmmm, yes indeed!

Q!

"i am home"

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piratedrunk
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 11:50:15 PM
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I just hope these will make regular HDTVs drop in price a bit now that 3D is the new thing.

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___________
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 12:36:44 AM

they already have.
some how a 32 inch full HD TV is cheaper than a 15.4 inch LCD laptop screen.
go figure!
how can a full TV be the same price as just the freaking panel?
i needed to get the screen replaced on my laptop and was quoted 800 bucks for the part and 200 bucks labor.
fu***ng french!
they make products that cant last 1 year without breaking, than charge you a arm and a leg to fix them.
i could buy a 32 inch full HD TV for that price!

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fluffer nutter
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 9:59:19 AM

HDTVs are really cheap, nowadays. Each year they are dropping at a fast rate and the performance is improving.

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jaybiv
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 12:01:19 AM
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Didn't Sony have a 3D showing of MLB 10 at an event a few weeks ago?

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Gordo
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 12:30:13 AM
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3D is the new Blu-Ray. Better suck it up people!

5 years time you will all be on 3D TVs and wouldn't think about playing the PS4 with anything else.

Heavy Rain 3 with extra curves. You could actually be in the shower with Madison.
Is that not appealing?

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 2:04:28 AM

....what? Blu-ray is the disc format the data is on...3D is the way to view it, totally different things here.

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Akuma07
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 7:53:05 AM

legendary....your an *****

he's talking about the way bluray took over.

It started out as a fad, and has now become the next gen of digital video viewing.

Bluray was the new DVD, DVD was the new VHS.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 11:53:53 AM

@Akuma07

Wolfeh misunderstood him, it happens. He's a regular on here and a pretty nice person. No need to name call on such a simple mistake.

Kisses

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Alienange
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 2:03:03 PM

I guarantee you LegendaryWolfeh did NOT misunderstand him. It was a stupid thing to say.

Hey, and nice name calling Akuma07

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 2:26:25 PM

Well whether I misunderstood or not, Blu-ray isn't nor ever was a fad. It was just the next step in technology that actually makes a difference. 3D, not so much, until they make it to where people don't have to wear glasses or anything external then it will always be a gimmick, but still somewhat fun way to view things.

And about the name calling, I seriously don't even see one reason why that was even necessary.

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___________
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 12:32:45 AM
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sony santa monica have confirmed their not planing on releasing a patch for GOW3 for 3D gaming.
sadly.
BUT i did hear that GG are working on a 3D patch for KZ2.
SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
flying shrapnel coming towards my face just took a step closer.
if they really do have the effects running in 3D, the pullets, the particle effects than im going to need a new wardrobe!
now all i need to know if the Z5500 we bought is 3D compatible or not.
i swear i remember hearing sony say if you have a 120Hz compatible TV or more you can view 3D but there are no sources stating this that i can find.
i hope it is true because if you need a 3D specific TV than i wont be able to enjoy it for a long, long, LONG! time.
i need to save up and get a new car before i can even think of getting a new TV.
maybe in 4 years.

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Robochic
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 12:57:09 AM
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3D technolgy is approaching fast, still a little skeptical but I know Sony will pull it off they've come this far and just keep pushing the industry it's great.

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Qubex
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 1:59:28 AM

They should indeed Robochic... it won't be long before you experience Avatar in 3D in your living room... like you did at the cinema!

Q!

"i am home"

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fluffer nutter
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 10:01:31 AM

You can already experience Avatar in 3D at home on the television. 3D Ready sets have been readily available in the stores, just not the newest versions. Those will be out by summer. I believe Samsung may have some out at the end of May or beginning of June.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 2:38:47 AM
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I'm far more in favor of this movement than the stupid motion control fad Sony and MS are going for.



BTW I'm still knee deep in WKC and it has me begging for FFXIV to hurry up and get here. My PSN is Limited_Vert if anyone out there wants to add me.

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Silent_J
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 7:31:13 AM

hey man I'll add yuh when I get home.

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inkme101
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 10:26:35 AM

atleast motion control is affordable!

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OtisFeelgood
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 10:27:55 AM

I'll add you too. My psn is OtisFeelgood.

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MyWorstNightmar
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 2:35:13 PM

I see WKC getting beat down by the critics. What say you?

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Imagi
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 4:15:10 AM
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I have still to try some 3D technology that I would be happy with in a 5 hour continuous stint on a game.

All the tech I saw at CES was no good apart from the polarised pixel sets but the main manufactures are not going down that route at this stage due to costs I imagine.

It is more a working gimmick at this stage, but we will have to plough through it to get to some decent, comfortable and usable 3D I feel.

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Robochic
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 5:15:12 AM
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@ limitedvertigo, I'll add you for sure. I havent' got WKC as of yet but hoping to pick it up later this month.

@ Qubex I haven't seen Avatar (everyone Gasps)I unfortantly get motion sickness and the last 3D movie I saw (monsters VS Aliens) I fainted. One day I'll get to watch a 3D movie I'll take graval first.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 7:12:36 AM

I look forward to the time you add me on the PSN.]

I strongly suggest you see Avatar in 3D before it becomes unavailable. It's unlike any 3D movie before it. I too found myself suffering motion sickness (thanks a lot Beowulf) but Avatar is different. It uses 2 camera's instead of 1 to produce the 3D image thus tricking the eyes/mind into fully recognizing the images. It's amazing stuff.

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Silent_J
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 7:27:29 AM

hey you aint the only one that havent seen Avatar yet,damn it is it still in theatres.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 7:45:41 AM

Yes, it will be for another month at least.

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fluffer nutter
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 10:03:30 AM

I haven't seen Avatar and don't plan on it. Everyone I know have told me there's no story to it and that the only saving grace is the 3D aspect. That's not enough to get my $7.50. I can get a video game for that price. lol

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 11:07:28 AM

I'm sorry it's not the Godfather2. It's VERY watchable and very rewarding. I don't care if it was 3hrs of watching a fat woman give birth, the 3D aspect of it is so amazing I'd gladly watch it more than once.


nutter you better have the biggest change jar ever if 7.50 is your breaking point.

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Highlander
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 11:11:47 AM

LOL! I haven't seen Avatar, and have no plans to, I simply can't be bothered with a movie that has no discernible story and relies on CGI for everything including the illusion of 3D. As FlufferNutter said, I buy video games for that. Besides, South Park already skewered Avatar and showed me more than enough 'smurf love'.

Perhaps James Cameron should have stuck to remakes of Terminator and Aliens. I truly hope that the man doesn't give the remake of 'Forbidden Planet' an Avatar style make-over...::shudder::.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 11:32:32 AM

If you liked Dances with Wolves (which I loved) than you will feel right at home with this movie. Also there is no difference between the CGI and real actors, it's remarkable. I personally will see any movie in theaters at least once, I really enjoy going to the movies but if you 2 don't I respect that (sorta).

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MyWorstNightmar
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 1:57:45 PM

Wow, what is with all the Avatar hate? I know I was on vacation for a bit, but what happened while I was gone?

Avatar was a great "experience" to only be truelly realized, or appreciated in the theater. I almost feel like you can't comment on it properly unless you have actually seen it, otherwise, how can your comments be taken seriously? Plus I can't understand why your friends would say you can skip it. If this type of movie had been done before, and there was nothing new to experience, then fine, however, this was a first of its kind. Unless you think it would make you feel sick to watch it, I think everyone should view this in the theaters while you can, and decide for yourself. It is up for best picture, best director. It has a great chance to win best picture as well not because of the Dances with Wolves story ripoff, but as a total package of what it delivered. I however, think the Hurt Locker will win best picture, but Cameron will win best director.

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Alienange
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 2:11:56 PM

Avatar is the epitome of bad story telling and horrible acting.

Friggin' Phoebe's brother Frank as the damn greedy CEO? The typical African tribe "natives" stereotype? The worst movie I've seen in theaters in YEARS. To all you who didn't see it I say bravo! I wish I'd have thought to skip it too...

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MyWorstNightmar
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 2:19:23 PM

Ok Alienage, admit it, you have seen it three times.

'Cuz if it is not you, then SOMEBODY keeps going back for it to have made 630 million.

I am sorry you had to sit through that for 3 hours and suffer as you must have.

Maybe if they would have cast someone other than Phoebe's brother you would have liked it a smidge more? That's it, no more work for poor Ribisi, he was in Friends.

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fluffer nutter
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 5:40:10 PM

@LV, I said 7.50 because that's how much movie tickets cost for me. I do save my change though, each year, and then use it on Christmas gifts. I average $500-$600 in change, each year, that I didn't spend. Comes in handy.
@MWN, I didn't see any "hate" for Avatar listed so I'm not sure where you're getting that from.

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geovanwitdakick
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 6:34:37 AM
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I`m just interested in the games to be released alongside Arc, & 3D.

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Shatterday
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 7:28:36 AM
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Another great technology that the PS3 can add to it's arsenal... Though, I wonder how many people will see 3D gaming as a motivator when they go to make a purchase...

I personally won't make the leap for quite some time. I mean... I've been using my PC monitor to play HD games because it does 1080p. I'm aware that I won't get the full experience on such a small monitor, but I noticed a huge difference with Deadspace.

I'll have to just hear how awesome 3D gaming is from everyone else here at PSXE, since this is the only place I go for that kind of stuff :-P

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Highlander
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 11:03:10 AM

Not just 3D games, but also 3D BluRay.

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Gone
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 11:16:13 AM

@HL

Have you read about HDMI 1.4 being released? They said that the Xbox has HDMI 1.2 which can't be updated to use 3D. The PS3 has HDMI 1.3 which is able to be updated to display 3D. Because of this HDMI 1.4, Xbox will probably release a next box some time soon. Which in turn will cause Sony to release the PS4.

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Highlander
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 12:22:38 PM

Not sure what MS will do, the easiest option is simply to update their HDMI hardware without doing an entire console refresh. I can't see them releasing an entirely new console for this, perhaps an updated 360 that features HMDI 1.4 to go along with Natal.

There have been some questions about running 3D in HD over HDMI 1.3 on the PS3, and I'm not sure how they'll do that since it supposedly needs HDMI 1.4. An early report I remember reading about this suggested that the HDMI 1.3 on the PS3 would only be capable of running 3D at a reduced resolution, so something more like 1080i or 540p perhaps?

But recently I read something from a Sony spokesbot that claimed that it would be capable of full HD resolution in 3D, so I don't know.

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___________
Friday, February 12, 2010 @ 6:47:14 AM

i can guarantee that neither companies will release a console for at least another 3 years.
if M$ were releasing a new console they would not be releasing natal for the 360, they would delay it and use it as a launch accessory.
also my tafe teacher who releases games on XBLA said there not going to release another one anytime soon because apparently none of the 360 games are hyper threaded.
in theory none of the games are using the full 8 theoretical cores and apparently halo reach is suppose to be the first.
so it seems pointless releasing a new console now, its too early there is still plenty milk M$ can squeeze out of it.
i think though the best thing for them to do would be a redesign and bundle it with natal.
sonys ps3 slim has shown how much of a turnaround a redesigned system can create.

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OtisFeelgood
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 10:32:34 AM
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I just bought a 42 inch 1080p 600Hz Panasonic Plasma hdtv yesterday so I won't be buying another tv for a loooong time.

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Gone
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 11:19:01 AM

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

http://blogs.zdnet.com/home-theater/?p=2647

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 11:39:09 AM

8Ball that better be a porn link.

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Zorigo
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 11:11:56 AM
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Have you been watching Heroes john? Brave new world? i wouldn't miss the reference, i love heroes. so much so, i've been watching it ahead of the rest of the UK and watching it the day after it airs in america online. YATA!
as for the update, that is prtty sweet. imagine something like GT5 in 3D. that, would be simulation.

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Highlander
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 12:23:10 PM
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Wonder whether Media Molecule will push out a 3D update for LBP? That could be a bit on the awesome side.

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FullmetalX10
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 12:26:21 PM
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It's cool, but since I get motion sick and headaches easily with those things I won't buy it until they have proven something against those things. btw, haven't seen avatar in 3d either, just regular 2D(why do they call it 2D isn't stuff like that called 3d already? Anime n stuff is 2D...can't recall movies being called 2D)
Still cool tha ps3 can just go to 3d with only a firmware update.

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Highlander
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 12:48:18 PM

Interesting how through firmware updates we begin to get a real sense of the hidden depths that the PS3 has.

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rogers71
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 6:21:20 PM

Highlander,
I am still waiting for that firmware update we talked about a couple of months ago, Remember?

The update that is going to enable the PS3 to send out an EMP blast that will brick all 360's.

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Highlander
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 10:59:07 PM

LOL! Unnecessary, the 360s are capable of that without external influence.

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Nlayer
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 2:05:16 PM
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3D is a nice add-on, but I don't think it should be the norm of entertainment. My personal opinion on 3D entertainment is that it is a step in the wrong direction. But I could be wrong, I do know that I won't be buying a 3D-TV since I just now afforded a Plasma.

I haven't tried a 3D Video Game as of yet, so I am slightly interested in how it will preform compared to something like a 3D movie.

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Richy
Friday, February 12, 2010 @ 10:58:43 AM
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hello ...

i've seen a lot of people bashing this technology before even seeing it working (polished i mean here) ...

let's see, if it's cool, we can decide .. i'll buy for sure if i don't get nausea LOL

i'm for it, so SONY better not deceive me on that.

cheers!

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benjasmine
Friday, February 12, 2010 @ 11:01:21 AM
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In my opinion, the only way for 3D to possibly succeed right now is to enable 3D on existing TVs. I don't know if this is technically possible, but I really don't think 3D will become very successful otherwise, at least for now and probably years to come. I don't know much about 3D technology, but to my limited knowledge, the current 3D technology we have mostly is just to create an illusion in pictures to fool your eyes thinking that it's 3D. That's why you need to wear glasses. (Please correct me if I'm wrong.) If there is a way to somehow enable 3D on existing TVs by modifying the displayed pictures, or adding a device that can convert pictures into 3D, or something else, then 3D might be able to pull off. Why? Because this is probably the only way that people will absolutely don't mind wearing glasses for 3D. "Hey! 3D on the TV I already bought? I guess that's not too bad even if I have to wear those glasses." If it's not technically possible to enable 3D on existing TVs, then it's probably going to take 3D TV quite a while to pick up some momentum. Not until true 3D technology arrives that doesn't require glasses and at an affordable price. Meanwhile, people can still enjoy 3D in theaters.

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just2skillf00l
Friday, February 12, 2010 @ 2:35:22 PM
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Invite me to the party when you can pull off this 3D without the bifocals. I mean, some people already where glasses. That's just torture. Gaming is about enjoyment, relaxing, having fun, and getting lost in another world, how the he** am I gonna do that if I'm looking through two pairs of glasses, one which actually allows me to perceive reality, and the other to allow me to perceive an illusion, that just sounds ridiculous!

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Rise of the Tomb Raider is a timed Xbox exclusive, and...
...I'm so pissed, I can't see straight.
...I'm annoyed, but I can be patient.
...I'm not caring much at all.
...I think it's actually a good thing.

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