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PS3 3D and Wii 2 3D Gaming: Future or Fad

When high definition televisions first released it was a natural step improving our displays for gaming, movies, and more. The 3D evolution feels like a cheap step towards virtual reality, and forgetting the so-called medical problems that can arise for certain viewers, the future of 3D seems more like a craze.

After watching a number of movies and playing a few PS3 games in 3D, I find the experience both uncomfortable and with less clarity than playing in HD. The first generation 3D gaming experience seems like a FAD, unlike my first 300:1 plasma TV that felt amazing 7 years ago and is nothing compared to my current Samsung LED. We have not had time to enjoy the high definition experience, and the 3D option has been pushed on us, which looks and feels cheap in my opinion.

The evolution of 3D displays will need to get to a point where you need no glasses to play 3D games, and feel like you can almost touch the images because they look so clear. Currently the 3D experience feels uncomfortable to watch, and some people have to take the glasses off thanks to the uncomfortable feeling.

Where will 3D be in 2 or 3 years from now? Will your 3D television be sitting next to the HD-DVD recorder? It’s not the first time 3D has been called a fad, and with the possibility of the Wii 2 featuring 3D gaming could this be a short-term sales pitch or will 3D gaming be the ‘next big thing’?

It’s my opinion the powers that be will milk 3D for all they can, and then movies and gaming will move on to the next thing within 2 or 3 years. Surely I am not the only person that feels 3D is a joke?

If they cracked virtual reality, then the gaming market would have something to bite onto, although this too can have its problems thanks to pulling you in way more than 3D could ever do.

PS3 3D Gaming and the possible Wii 2 featuring 3D gaming, I give this craze no more than 3 years. Are you sold on the 3D evolution?

Written by Daniel Chubb

Daniel is the CEO of Dansway Communications LTD and founder of product-reviews.net; a top blog dedicated to breaking tech news, hands-on reviews and delivers real solutions to everyday consumer electronics hang-ups.

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prop 19

Agreed, total marketing BS!
Not to mention all homes in America haven’t even converted over to HD yet.
I see the PS4, Xbox720, WiiX to not even need glasses and have a more in-depth control scheme to interact with that. Maybe even TVs will change to suit that.
But this is just some corporate dummys who want a little extra pocket money and think its neat.

Guest
Guest

The wife and I saw Avatar in 3D (Imax) 4 times and loved it every time. As a casual gamer (Oh, HORRORS! I'm sorry- I'm not a "SERIOUS" gamer!) I have looked forward to this day for many years and now after playing my first PS3 3D game on my 73" Mitsubishi all I can say is "Thank you, THANK YOU" for this fabulous new media! I wish EVERY game could be retro-fitted for this- Tomb Raider, Uncharted, Dead Space, Bioshock… Oh PLEASE find a way!

Guest
Guest

The wife and I saw Avatar in 3D (Imax) 4 times and loved it every time. As a casual gamer (Oh, HORRORS! I'm sorry- I'm not a "SERIOUS" gamer!) I have looked forward to this day for many years and now after playing my first PS3 3D game on my 73" Mitsubishi all I can say is "Thank you, THANK YOU" for this fabulous new media! I wish EVERY game could be retro-fitted for this- Tomb Raider, Uncharted, Dead Space, Bioshock… Oh PLEASE find a way! Sorry nay-sayers, no headaches, nausea or glasses discomfort for this 58 year old guy-… Read more »

mushi mush
mushi mush

3D is awesome experience for me!!!! This is the best thing what happened since the colour TV kicked off!! Dont listen all these moaners, it is only because of pure jealousy. Yes, it cost a lots of money. But so do Ferrari and Bentley cars… who want to say these cars are rubbish?! Okay, some people have problems with the eyes or head so they can not join us in 3D tech celebration. But so do people with no arms and legs – they can not enjoy ride with Ferrari. If those people would slag off Ferrair cause of their… Read more »

Jason - B
Jason - B

Haters going to Hate Its truly an experience, and i love being a part of it. Gimick or not, the Wii was just a gimick and it really hurt their sales…oh wait. The best part of most 3D gameing, is that you have the option for 2D or 3D, so i dont see most people problems, unless its just pure seething rage over not being able to experience it (weather this be because they just cannot see 3D properly, or can not afoard it). It really is coming off as a little sad. 3D is here, its pretty much here… Read more »

Kev
Kev

I’ve never watched anything in 3D without getting a migrain like splitting headache. Also since I wear glasses, I have to wear a second set which is very uncomfortable. My personal idea is that Sony started this whole thing as a way to get people who already have HDTVs to think they need to buy new ones. I think this is really just a fad that is popular with the casual one or two hours a week gaming crowd. Serious gamers who game several hours a day aren’t going to go to long before they start turning it off. If… Read more »

wiifan
wiifan

3D was old when the glasses were red and blue. It's cumbersome on the eyes and is unhealthy. Let the fans of it rot their eyeballs out. This is definitely something that will not catch on for a full time deal. Gamers that play hours on end will definitely develop eye strain and permanent damage on their vision and eye muscles. Motion controls already give you soreness that heals over days. Permanent eye damage is definitely not an option to play with.

Meh...
Meh...

Gaming is already way too expensive of a hobby, who ever buys into this is seriously going to feel stupid later. :

Anon
Anon

My gaming sessions usually last for an hour or more. And I usually walk out of the theatre after a 3D movie with a splitting headache…. I don't think this is for me or many others. I'll stick to high resolution 1080p gaming for the next several years.

Atlas
Atlas

Agreed, total marketing BS!
Not to mention all homes in America haven't even converted over to HD yet.
I see the PS4, Xbox720, WiiX to not even need glasses and have a more in-depth control scheme to interact with that. Maybe even TVs will change to suit that.
But this is just some corporate dummys who want a little extra pocket money and think its neat.

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