1. Sean Bean's Gravy Boat

    I’m not discounting the appeal of 3D. A few years ago I was privileged enough to get to see ‘Ghosts of the Abyss’ (a James Cameron documentary on the actual Titan wreckage) in IMAX-3D and it was incredible, and would be more than happy to pay the money to go and see more movies in this format.

    However, 3D will remain something that is experienced at the cinema, or other “going out” type environment (such as sports shown on a big screen in a pub), until someone comes up with affordable technology that allows a high-quality, convincing 3D image to be produced and viewed without the need for special glasses.

    People simply don’t want to sit at home wearing glasses to watch TV, or play games. What happens if you go round to your mate’s house and he’s there watching something in 3D but you forgot to take your special glasses round? Or is it his responsibility to buy extra pairs for guests, like having enough mugs in the house that you can make people a drink if they come round?

  2. I agree with Sean, it’s annoying being forced to wear special glasses to see movies or whatever.

    And if I’m myopic?

    My bet is on Microsoft and Natal.

  3. Sony: ‘A Lot’ Of SCE Studios Working On Stereoscopic PS3 Games

    ……………PS3 games that Sony has shown running in 3D now include MLB 10: The Show, Super Stardust HD, Gran Turismo 5: Prologue, Wipeout HD and MotorStorm: Pacific Rift. With impending 3D support on PS3, there will be more, thanks to developers who are excited about the prospect of 3D gaming, Bickerstaff said.

    Asked how many SCE studios are working on 3D PS3 games, Bickerstaff said, “It’s all a bit confidential, but a lot, let’s put it that way. We’ve been amazed by the enthusiasm from the developers.”……………

  4. Lee

    Was privileged enough to get a sneak-peak at some of the Home TV develoments in 3D and in around 3-4 years there will be very affordable TV sets that will show good Quality 3D without the need for glasses.

    Ignore the stuff that is coming out in the next 1-2 years. It is just time fillers till the real technology is released.

    3D PC monitors that won’t need glasses will be very wide-spread within the next 3 years easily.
    Combine that with the obscene volume of games beign made in 3D right now and I think it is safe to say that 3D is here to stay.

    the only problem is that I have a feeling that most of the games will be, as usual, crap. But ah well, such has been the way for far too long. lol.

  5. Kaziarl

    Sounds cool. I like 3D movies, and was somewhat sad when I didn’t get the chance to see Avatar in 3D. It would definitely change the way we look at film entertainment, and I can see the biggest impact on Horror movies. Can you imagine any of the Saw movies in that fashion?

    Although, I do wonder about the games. What about the good games we have now? or of the last couple decades? Would they then be unplayable on these 3D screens? Will any of them possible be updated and re-released? Games like Klingon Academy would be good in a 3D environment I think. I’d certainly buy it.

    This certainly brings up questions, but I think I’ve rambled enough. Have a wonderful day Bruce, and everyone else as well.

  6. jared

    and after 3d comes virtiul reality. its been a long time coming but i feel in the next 10 years we gona get our headsets we were pormised in the 70’s.

  7. Hey Jared, for the last few years I have been taking it on the chin for mentioning Virtual reality without glasses, and 400mbs internet access over the power lines. Well man they are both already developed, and one of them (internet) has had thousands of test subjects for the last few years. We are actually there, just need the cost to finish going down for the 3d one, and the Government to implement green energy to get the deployment of the internet one going because the companies are waiting on that to change their infrastructure.

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