Discussion: Is In-Home 3D Gaming Worth The Price?

Posted: December 7, 2009
Discussion: Is In-Home 3D Gaming Worth The Price?
With the release of the 3D-enabled James Cameron's Avatar: The Game, Adam Sessler and Blair Herter discuss the use of 3D technology in home gaming and ask if 3D gaming is worth the high price tag.

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  • xdr8d

    I have had a 3D for ONE YEAR NOW and I just played avatar, it's really cool and it's not that expensive... How in the heck do these guys at XPlay think that the 3D tvs are so expensive. $1,100 for my 50" DLP from Samsong if you shop around my TV IS WORTH EVERY PENNY and will last 20 years. 3D will rock!!

    Posted: December 28, 2009 7:16 PM
  • christof_

    After seeing the movie (which was eye-porn throughout) I can see the potential of 3D gaming. But you need good enough titles to support the concept and get a large install base. And you also need a large enough install base to buy the 3D titles. So.....that's a conundrum.

    Posted: December 22, 2009 8:21 AM
  • PcgamerWithAClue

    I was playing Batman AA in 3d earlier today.
    It fully supports Nvidia 3d Vision and it's awesome.
    Perhaps if these noob presenters actually do there research they would see this.

    Posted: December 9, 2009 10:29 AM
  • VenGencE999

    those specs he rambled off don't seem \"low end\" to me at all. First most people are using a 42', not to say that there are those using a larger screen size, but that is not the norm. right now bestbuy has a 42' 3d samsung 720p, 600hz for $599.99. That's a huge difference in \"low end\" pricing, and I'm sure there are better deals now and in the future. I'm not saying all games should or are going to move to this format nor should it be the MAIN selling point of a game, but it would be an added perk to further immerse yourself into a game. Could you imagine playing Batman:AA in 3d? With scarecrow looking and peeking around those corners? That would have been awesome.

    Posted: December 8, 2009 7:34 PM
  • lltheFacell

    I had the 73'' version of that tv. It was very nice highly recommended

    Posted: December 8, 2009 5:32 PM
  • goldenboy319

    I dont like hearing that gaming may go 3D. I say NO to 3D gaming

    Posted: December 8, 2009 3:43 PM
  • AllyoftheForce

    3D gaming may come around in the next 15-20 years when a gamer can afford all this extra equipment from a more stable economy. The big problem with it is Cameron s attitude that he believes his vision of gaming and movies is an absolute way of the future. I will agree to that to some extent. Movies I see happening sooner than games. Imo, film studios are probably not going to throw money into a production just to make it look prettier and say that it is going to be amazing. That s the problem I see with Avatar coming out. It may look great but I don t see anything thrilling about the story and couldn t care less for it. It s the same with games, very few games out there look great and have awesome story behind it and sadly the vast majority are good looking and have crap story. Like I said, the economy is in no position to support this kind of gaming industry for a very long time. Give it another hundred years and we might have our holodecks.

    Posted: December 8, 2009 3:14 PM
  • OneBadMofo

    your right but if your like me you rather have your game on console and 3D would work only if TV's come with 3d and the glasses and there is more 3d games

    Posted: December 8, 2009 12:57 PM
  • PcgamerWithAClue

    PC has Nvidia 3d Vision which is much cheaper and officially supports over 350 games.
    A 120hz monitor is much cheaper than a 120hz HD.

    1. Nearly all games support stereoscopic 3d

    2. It is not new

    3. Games such as Mirrors Edge and Mass Effect work incredibly well.

    Once again G4 completely ignores the pc with casual console crap presented by two people who know absolutely nothing about which they speak.

    Posted: December 8, 2009 5:34 AM
  • dailyartist4

    i think 3D gaming should be used in the next gen consoles. its way to early for that wen not eaveryone has tvs that evan run 1080p. im perfectly fine with 1080p, still looks amazing

    Posted: December 7, 2009 6:32 PM
  • XwingVmanX

    See I disagree, I think that 3D gaming will be the future. It will need to be perfected and obviously become more affordable, but think about it....

    You're playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 5 and the arms of your character look like they are attached to you and are holding a gun that slightly covers the view of your controller. Then as you play the bullets that hit you in the game actually look like they are hitting you. As you hit the reload button, the arms coming out of you move and reload the gun.

    It would be a whole other level of immersion, probably the next step to virtual reality.

    Posted: December 7, 2009 6:31 PM
  • dilpcase

    My TV still uses tubes and flashes when I turn it on, so I don't think it supports 3d

    Posted: December 7, 2009 4:36 PM