Sessler's Soapbox: Will Nintendo Do 3D the Right Way?

Posted: April 6, 2010
Sessler's Soapbox: Will Nintendo Do 3D the Right Way?

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  • buiman11

    Have I ever told you how much I love. love Adam Sessler? This man's genious. :]

    Posted: April 6, 2010 9:11 PM
  • UltimaBlackMage

    I agreee that 3D is just a gimmick that has been around for many years and I hope that like in the past and like yo-yo's, it goes away for a while and then comes back when people start to forget about it. I hate the idea of 3D especially since I wear glasses and I doubt they'll make the glasses to fit over the glasses of someone like me. Also I seem to get a headache watching movies in 3D to the point were I had to puke while watching Avatar. Sure the spectical of 3D technology is appealing but I foresee many problems arriving with it as well. Chances are that they may even forget to add a non 3D feature to 3D games leaving people like me out of the enjoyment and this will most likely start with Nintendo 3DS titles. I don't know how many people would agree with me about 3D gaming but I see it causing a big problem in the future of video games and I know I'm going to try and avoid 3D games and movies as much as possible to save on barf bags and buckets.

    Posted: April 6, 2010 8:23 PM
  • slimmer

    It's nice to have the 3D OPTION.

    Posted: April 6, 2010 8:05 PM
  • RPG-fan

    Movie studios loves the whole 3D technology, as it distracts the audience from the paper-thin plot and one-dimensional characters i.e. Clash of the Titans. I wonder if games will follow.

    Posted: April 6, 2010 7:51 PM
  • P1rate

    I couldn't stop laughing the whole video after the mention of the roommate who pierced himself down thurrrr. XD

    Posted: April 6, 2010 7:45 PM
  • mi_bella_muerte

    i don't see why everyone is all on 3-D's dick. But i do think that without 3-D Avatar would've been a really boring movie. With their hair-penis things they had. Hopefully everyone will forget about this like they did about virtual reality.

    Posted: April 6, 2010 7:26 PM
  • stillfocus

    i only hope that the quality of game itself is most important to them. 3d is well and good, but what is the point if the game is terrible.

    Posted: April 6, 2010 7:24 PM
  • M6000

    I heard the 3DS was a april fools joke by nintendo and it's not really coming. I think I heard from famistu or something like that.

    Posted: April 6, 2010 7:17 PM
  • Juzba

    i love that the plug for mmo report said world of warcraft or one of its clones, its like theyre implying that warcraft was the original its cute even if so far from truth

    Posted: April 6, 2010 7:11 PM
  • tbjr135

    Your hair looks great in HD

    Posted: April 6, 2010 6:42 PM
  • Atavax

    i hope we see commercially successful 2d games made on the 3ds platform, to kinda relieve pressure developers have to make 3d games and show them... yes, we have 3d technology, but you dont need to slap it on to make a commercially successful game.

    Posted: April 6, 2010 6:34 PM
  • lordfoulsbane2

    I hate the thought of 3D as much as I do motion control. I don't want to wear the glasses and I don't want to waive my arms around like I'm helping a 747 taxi in. The fun of gaming is in being able to precisely control the characters so that a sense of flow and mastery is achieved (so much for the Wii). The farther you get away from that with gimmicks and non-gaming elements (I'm looking at you Heavy Rain) the less chance you will ever gain that sense of mastery. I don't care if it's a FPS, a JRPG or a platformer--the key is gameplay and all of these extraneous sideshows detract from that.

    Posted: April 6, 2010 6:28 PM
  • Jg117

    I enjoy the 3D. But I agree that the technology involved becomes the focus so gameplay suffers. Quite frankly, one of the biggest things I've been thinking about the wii is "Man, I can't wait till microsoft or sony does this," because Nintendo did it first, not best, and I feel like most of their games have tried to capitalize on people being infatuated with the motion controls enough not to mind the striking absence of quality.

    My question, is how do you think that gaming will or SHOULD evolve? The one thing about games it seems, is they are going to change. Movies continually get re-released and remade and not much changes, the video effects have, but otherwise movies are largely the same, which is why old movies can be ported (not to say that all ports are good, but I believe they can be kept largely unaltered as far as the story goes, the key element) Now games, games are different because there is the constant "push the envelope" feeling, and games that were great 20 years ago will not be great today, IE Donkey Kong -> Super mario galaxy. Tech has not so much evolved with games as games have evolved with tech, and now I believe we are at a pivotal moment, where gaming will be changed, because we demand something new. It is because we are actively engaged that we cannot have the same thing over and over but with a shiny ribbon like movies.

    I don't believe that changes will occur exactly as people believe, I don't see motion controls as "the future". I see elements like the story of Mass Effect as changing the industry. I'm curious, what level do you think we will push gaming to? What elements would be required to make an in depth and immersive experience? Will we be content looking at a screen and with a controller or will it evolve?

    Posted: April 6, 2010 5:59 PM
  • Luke_nx01

    Until the holodeck makes it's appearance, nothing will really blow my mind when it comes to 3D. I realy don't care.

    Posted: April 6, 2010 5:27 PM
  • E-Xane

    I don't know. Call me an idiot, but i think there is room for 3d interaction in the future of gameing. But the form of 3d currently being spoon fed, in the words of Mc Bain "Mein eyes! The goggles do nothing!"

    I am probably not the first to comment as such, but the 3d as i imagine it has a viable, enjoyable, use friendly future in the head tracking "window view" 3d as explained by Johnny Chung Lee, who knows what hes talking about so i will let him say it here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =Jd3-eiid-Uw. Even head and body tracking isnt always something you would want, but it could potentially make a more interesting game in that it could look like bullets and shells and frag in shooters are flying right at the player, and i imagine it will be part of the "Move" archetecture. Not knowing the exact mechanics its hard to say, but while the end user experience for the move looks like it will be mostly identical to the *cringe* "Wiimote", the mechanics that drive it are completely different. If any readers are unfamiliar with what i mean by that, mister Lee makes the point quite clear.

    A game for the DSi, which i think was on the preview thumbnail i clicked on to see this video, uses the same form of technology. If sony can teach the ps3 camera to recognize the move, it can teach the thing to recognize a human face or body, and i really can see ways that it could change game play for the better, even in third person view games you could lean left or right to change the angle of the camera like you were looking through a window, and that would be neat... but the goggles?...awk, mein eyes...

    I hope my easter candy induced dribble made some shred of sense...

    Posted: April 6, 2010 5:25 PM
  • Snake 3167

    Yea, I don't think 3-D is the way to go either. I like my simulated 3-D; I don't need things to pop out at me while I play Halo or Killzone. See Adam, we can agree. There is no need to call me out at being a douche on The Feedback, because I am indeed not one. *whimper* *feelings hurt* Nah, I don't mind Adam. Keep up the good work!

    Posted: April 6, 2010 5:17 PM
  • Jimi0088

    F 3D. I am on the side of Adam. The side of Adam believes that 3D is crap and that games will suffer for it. NOOOOOO 3D!!!!!!!

    Posted: April 6, 2010 5:05 PM
  • Gamelife1

    I actually strongly disagree with you on this one Adam. Having seen what new age 3D is capable through films such as Avatar I definitely support developers utilizing 3D to further enhance the experience already offered by HD entertainment. To me, that is essentially what new age 3D is. We've reached a point where High Definition can't really be enhanced much further and the only way to improve upon that now is to reveal more of HD picture through the means of 3D.

    I understand your point in saying that this is going to result in the release of some poor quality content. However, I don't see that as a real problem. This has always been the case with any new piece of technology. Thats simply just how technology evolves, it comes out ridiculously over priced has a number of flaws, people complain, it improves and everybody is happy until 5 months later when the newer cooler thing comes out.

    Also, the release of all this new 3D content is going to push HD more to the level of what SD is now and many people such as myself will finally be able to get their hands on some HD TV's. Then, we will sit a wait patiently until some comes in and kicks 3D to the curb at which time we will pick that up too.

    Posted: April 6, 2010 4:14 PM

    Terrible argument about it not adding to the content... if you think that visual tech needs to add significantly to gameplay, why didn't you make a fuss when we all switched to HD? It's not like extra pixels change how games work, they just make them prettier. seriously man, you're the only person i know who actually has a problem with 3D but all the mindless sessler-zealots who leave comments here just agree with whatever you say without thinking for themselves. no offence, guys but come on, 3D tech is very cool these days, even if all we get is extra smoke and sparks coming off the screen or shiny new HUDs. hardwick's iPad argument: i don't need it, I want it.

    Posted: April 6, 2010 4:09 PM
  • smooth_trooper

    Its great that G4tv lets people with mental handicaps make videos. They're so adorable.

    Posted: April 6, 2010 4:08 PM