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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  • Tim_1138

    Glad to see a Prince Albert zing and an Avatar zing within 15 seconds of each other.

    Posted: April 6, 2010 12:22 PM
  • Aegis_Leingod

    The problem with 3D isnt the tech. itself. The tech is there and we all know it works. It is the execution of using the 3D, it has to bring out quality, not something just slap on to raise revenue because this only hurts the quality of the movie even if it is a good movie. 3D is an art that hasnt been grasp by the movie or gameing companys very well at all. Untill they learn how to grasp the concept of 3D and its execution, it will just be a gimmick to most people.

    Posted: April 6, 2010 12:12 PM
  • Notafanboythatiknow

    I also do not want 3D in gaming. I watched Clash of the Titans in 3D the other day. My impression was, so what? is this it? Then again 3D was just added afterwards to this movie. I wonder if Avatar in 3D is significantly better.

    Posted: April 6, 2010 12:11 PM
  • cardinalsfan1122

    I think it can be done well if it doesn't interfere with the art like most do. I think if it gave you a sense of being inside the game instead of just throwing things at you it would be nice. But not for a while.

    Posted: April 6, 2010 12:08 PM
  • topgamer101

    I'm of similar worry with this odd push for 3-D lately. The only thing it is is another tech performance upgrade that can fit into the graphics section. Unlike graphics, which does have SOME bearing on the games quality, 3-D is simply tech thing to get everyone wiped into a frenzy over "the next big thing."

    What I fail to understand is why do we need another big thing? We've gotten to the point that a lot of gamers care more for graphics on their HD quality games over game play or story, so why now are they pushing this 3-D stuff?

    Unless this 3-D tech actually has some kind of impact on game play, it's really only going to be a hook to try and easily impress people. Seeing as 3-D has NEVER EVER worked for me when trying to watch a movie, I've never had any faith in that kind of tech.

    Posted: April 6, 2010 12:06 PM
  • Atavax

    crap, i completely butchered my last post.

    Posted: April 6, 2010 11:52 AM
  • Atavax

    can a game have 3d that is not a gimmick? absolutely. if theres a successful 3d game where 3d is a gimmick will developers make 3d games where the 3d games are a gimmick? absolutely. the best we can hope for is that our favorite developers wont follow a bandwagon to make gimicky 3d games and either stay in 2d or provide quality 3d content.

    Posted: April 6, 2010 11:51 AM
  • eelric64

    I agree Adam Sessler. 3D technology in movies has been and always will be a gimmick.I went to see Clash of the Titans and went out of my way to go see it in 2D instead of 3D.

    Posted: April 6, 2010 11:44 AM
  • lowkevmic

    As long as glasses aren't needed to play it, I'm down to see what they can come up with. Which I'm sure will be more 3D mapping and scaling to give the look and illusion of 3D, just like one of those Magic Eye books. I doubt if the images in the screen are going to jump out at you.

    Posted: April 6, 2010 11:37 AM
  • SkinnyJr

    I have no desire for 3D gaming. Im sure most "hardcore" gamers agree with the fact that its a gimmick. I found that 3D did "interfere with the art" of Alice in wonderland when I saw it. There were so many intriguing things to look at, and the 3D effects not only pulled my attention away but made it impossible to see those things even if I wanted to. I dont want gaming to be the same way. I was going to get a dsi but i figured its worth a shot to see what nintendo has planned

    Posted: April 6, 2010 11:36 AM
  • xL7717

    I miss the Game Boy...screw all of these gimmicks. Give me CLASSIC gameplay. These gimmicks will ruin video games.

    Posted: April 6, 2010 11:31 AM
  • Aurailious

    Glassless 3D is the only right 3D and even then. Its going to have slower adoption rates than HD, in terms of 3D. I'll only end up getting one by accident. I'll always prefer a faster refresh rate than having 3D. Maybe when I'll get a 240hz TV I'll use 3D.

    Regardless, its going to become a standard in TV at least. But with so many industries dying these days, it'd be interesting to see if technology can fix it or any of the others.

    Posted: April 6, 2010 11:29 AM
  • staal12

    Glad to have you back adam

    Posted: April 6, 2010 11:20 AM