3D Gaming Summit NVIDIA 3D Vision Keynote

Posted: April 23, 2010
3D Gaming Summit NVIDIA 3D Vision Keynote
At the 3D Gaming Summit in Los Angeles, NVIDIA general manager of 3D Vision Phil Eisler discussed why 3D is the future of video games.

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  • PreVayl

    poor people making comments. if you want proof that 3d is becoming big. look at all the new movies in theaters coming out in 3d. and people watch it. 3d gives you depth perception, so to say 2d is same as 3d is retarded and you must walk around now thinking the real world is flat. lol. As supply meets demand the prices will drop idiots. samsungs LED tv first came out at 6k and now its 3k. just like hdtv's where thousands and now you got 50" in the hundreds

    Posted: July 1, 2010 1:42 AM
  • InfoPr0nOverload

    Here's where it gets GREAT.

    If you use this 3D stereoscopic game play

    add the MSN Natal technology that recognizes body movements + has realistic AI

    project all that onto VR glasses (Like the StarkHUD, yes it really exists)

    then you've got a 3d world that interacts with your movements as if you're in a VR simulator.

    Imagine walking into a warehouse, putting on the glasses and body camera...waiting for it to boot up and a whole 3d world emerges! A world where you can interact with the environment and characters.

    Using the Natal you really wouldnt even need a warehouse...just maybe about 5 feet square...and no WII pad needed under your feet...the Natal can track that.

    When you add augmented reality to the mix? THAT'S mindblowing. Imagine virtual sales people that only exist on the surface of your goggles. Fake characters in the REAL world...keying off of augmented reality landmarks. (If you're not picturing it...go find the StarkHUD video...then the "matchmaking girl" walking by in real life was only a 3d model. Kind of like the Matrix and the Girl in the Red Dress, no?)

    I'm from the future...and let me tell you...y'all have a lot to look forward to :)

    Posted: April 27, 2010 11:59 AM
  • pixel67

    Interesting thread... Way to start off a topic by automatically focusing on the negative aspects of the technology, G4. Talk about forcing an opinion... I currently have my HT PC connected to an Optoma 3D Projector, which all in probably cost me less than many of the rigs everyone here is using, and the best part is... I have a choice. I can play a game in either 2D or 3D, watch a movie, listen to music, surf the net, etc... Just because the technology is present doesn't mean you have to use it. How many of us have SLI capable motherboards but stick to a single card? How many of us have multi-display capable video cards yet only use one display? Just because you personally don't want to use it doesn't mean that the technology shouldn't be developed and made available. Everyone seems to think that it is either 3D or 2D and only one can survive long term. That couldn't be further from the truth as both have a place and a purpose. If 3D gaming isn't your thing then that is fine. Your life won't change. But for those that do want the option then it is very nice to see all of the attention drawn to the industry. Dirt2 is an awesome game in 3D AND 2D!

    Posted: April 26, 2010 5:59 PM
  • bolo73

    I love tech, but wearing glasses to watch a movie or show is not something I want. Plus buying glasses for everyone to watch a movie or show is an extra pain since people do tend to loose things. One day 3d will rule. Just not today.

    Posted: April 26, 2010 1:02 PM
  • nvserg

    I played MW in 3D. it looks cool and all but most people out there dont have the $$$ to through out for 3D. Best Buy has them and they are not cheap. if you buy a 55' Samsung it comes with a pair of 3D glasses. but if you have guests, extra 3D glasses are like about $80 to $100 each. i see 3D moving but slow because of its price.

    Posted: April 26, 2010 8:37 AM
  • smooth_trooper

    I hope so. I just installed 3gb worth of 3d gaming software for my video card. I really want to delete it.

    Posted: April 25, 2010 4:03 PM
  • Skullz930

    3D isn't impressive to me. It doesn't make me feel anymore involved in the movie and i know it won't for any other type of entertainment. 3D is entertainment's case of "Style over substance".

    Posted: April 25, 2010 10:07 AM
  • Galen20K

    Sometimes 3D in movie theaters is impressive this 3D at home thing? I'm just not buying it and I'm a HUGE tech person so thats really saying something. You can bet the casual consumers are not going to waste the money. I love my Samsung 46" 1080p hdtv and you can bet I'm not getting rid of it for 3D ANYTHING, movies tv whatever.

    Such a stupid concept at this point in time, it still will not fly mainstream.

    Posted: April 25, 2010 9:52 AM
  • tdogg06051991

    I was really enticed to see Battlefield Bad Company 2 But I hate the fact that they added the pointless feathers in. I don't want to see pointless things added for the sake of 3D I want something with purpose. I don't know if I'm going to get it not because I'm against 3D but because there is no possible way to afford it. I NEVER HAVE 3000$ Lying around

    Posted: April 25, 2010 9:23 AM
  • tdogg06051991

    He is doing such a bad job as a speaker but because Im not a jerk I will continue watching to see what hes trying to say.

    Posted: April 25, 2010 8:51 AM
  • ratshady

    I bought a 57inch 1080p 2 years ago for $2000 and they expect me to spend $2000 more $,no way.

    Posted: April 25, 2010 7:26 AM
  • uNCLEsAM098

    Games in 3D?

    Show me Solitaire in 3D, and I'll consider it.

    Posted: April 24, 2010 9:19 PM
  • CALiiGeDDon

    What game is that at the end with the rocket car blowing things up?

    Posted: April 24, 2010 1:04 PM
  • AtticaB


    I'll tell you why 3D won't fly: it isn't in Porn. Most of the innovations that take hold start out or are driven by or quickly adopted by porn. Grant it, I don't follow the porn industry but I haven't heard a lot of talk about how quickly porn is adopting 3D (again, I don't follow it so I may have just not heard yet).

    You want something to take hold and drive demand? Get the porn industry to adopt it.

    Posted: April 24, 2010 8:03 AM
  • sampsell243

    I guess the day i stop buying game consoles and video games is approaching faster then i thought,,,i remember when game devs actually spent their time trying to make a good game instead of wasting time with crap like 3d...It sounds weird but I'd have to say that the advances in technology are the downfall of gaming...

    Posted: April 24, 2010 6:46 AM
  • typhoon_2099

    Why do these new tvs need �100 glasses when the cinemas have �5 glasses? I can't be bothered to research it, though I'm assuming it's something to do with light polarisation.

    Posted: April 24, 2010 6:00 AM
  • San_Pato

    I'm sure many games look great on a 3D screen that big. Avatar was incredible in the theater on a huge screen, but I'm pretty sure on a home tv, even with 3D, it won't be half as good and I'll realize even more, that the story was kinda dumb. Home 3D will never compete with a movie theater screen.
    Seeing that Blizzard is already working with them, I'm sure we'll see Starcraft II and maybe a couple of other games that run great on 3D, but we'll see a lot of games that focus more on the 3D and less and the actual quality of gameplay. So, I'm betting that many game companies are gonna be pushed by the 3D tv companies and whatnot to get some 3D games out. They'll probably look cool, but won't be worth the cost of buying 3D equipment and they'll end up losing money. Then, they'll go back to what sells.
    However, years from now, when the price of a 3D tv is the same as a HD tv today, it will become more mainstream and some company will come out with a great game in 3D, and we'll all go out and buy it like the sheep we are, but it won't be such a big deal, because the tech won't bankrupt you to get it, or you'll already own 3D tech. Then, we'll all expect and demand 3D, like we do now with HD (for the most part, I know some of you are fine with SD).
    I'm sure we all know someone that has to buy crap when it is brand new (especially when you know a better and/or cheaper model will be released soon enough. cough, cough, I-pad buyers). Let them waste the money and test it out for yourself. Odds are you will be just fine playing in 2D for the next few years, until the price goes down. Example is the current consoles. I own all 3 consoles, but waited a long time to buy them. By then, the prices were way down, plus there were plenty of great games, not just one or two good ones that came out with the launch.
    But for you idiots that do buy it new, I hope they do get some good games out there, so when I can afford it, I'll have more than one or two games to enjoy.

    Posted: April 23, 2010 11:50 PM
  • Sam00

    I was never sold on Blu-ray I was just given no other options. I think this is the way it will be for 3-D gaming and televisions.

    Will 3D look kind of cool, yes. Is it worth the thousands of dollars it costs right now to experience, no. Very soon in the minds of businessmen is 5-10 years and looking at the jump from DVD in the late 90s to Blu-ray now I can say they're right. 3D is upon us and we are going to be near forced into it. Prepare to be bombarded with the three liminal messages, subliminal, liminal, and superliminal.

    In 5 years I can see myself owning a cheap 3D tv just like I now own a cheap 1080p tv. It's all about marketing and people can be talked into buying anything.

    Nvidia has spoken. Yvan eht nioj.

    Posted: April 23, 2010 10:55 PM
  • TimeEmit

    I bet most gamers here have never experienced 3D gaming and yet they seem so vehemently against the idea. Personally, I welcome 3D wholeheartedly. Remember kids, its ok to disagree with Sessler! Technology truly is about refinement, and 3D has always been a work-in-progress type of thing. I wouldn't call it a fad as some have claimed because its been around before and it hasn't been faded into oblivion. Good day to you all.

    Posted: April 23, 2010 9:16 PM
  • hunkychops

    Oh come on commentators. Didn't we already cover all of the arguments for/against 3d in games in the comment sections of the last five 3d themed articles? I have yet to see one argument on this page that hasn't already been stated multiple times in the comment sections of articles posted not even a full day ago. I think it's time to agree to disagree on this issue and let time tell us which side is right.

    Posted: April 23, 2010 7:59 PM