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Sony To Launch First 3D PS3 Games On Friday 151

Stoobalou writes "Sony plans to show off the first 3D PlayStation 3 games in the UK on 10 June, with a retail launch on 11 June. If you were wondering why Sony is shutting down half the PSN today for maintenance, then wonder no more. We reckon the company's simply gearing up for the launch of the PlayStation 3's first stereoscopic 3D games. Unfortunately, many game developers are seemingly indifferent to the 3D revolution at the moment. In fact, EA CEO John Riccitiello reckons that it's going to be a good three years before 3D becomes a standard gaming feature. Riccitiello explained that there's a big difference between converting a game to run in 3D mode and properly developing it to take full advantage of the extra dimension."
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Sony To Launch First 3D PS3 Games On Friday

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  • by aepervius ( 535155 ) on Thursday June 10, 2010 @02:45AM (#32520678)
    Those game used a trick to make your brain think stuff looked in 3D when in reality they are all flat. Now they want to gear up to be able to send *stereoscopic* signal to a TV, which is another trick to make your brain seeing a 3D image by sending two different image to the right and left eye. This is theoretically better than the trick 3D we have on 2D TV since actually the eyes are really seeing different perspective. In other word Sony climb up on the 3D TV bandwagon.
  • Oh effing great! (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Opportunist ( 166417 ) on Thursday June 10, 2010 @04:40AM (#32521248)

    Do we now get the same kind of games that we have in movies? I.e. completely content-free, riding entirely on the "IN 3D!!!" ticket?

    Are we going to get games that HAVE to use that 3D feature whether it makes sense or not, as it's been done far too many times with whatever gimmicky new technology was the fad of the day, from the advent of easy three dimensional rendering (in all seriousness, did we really want to have that "free 3D movement" in SimCity-ish strategy games?), to the Wii controller that made sense in maybe 10% of the games that tried to use it as the input device?

    I hope and pray that they manage to keep the feature sensible and it doesn't get abused as the latest fad gimmick to replace content.

  • Re:First 3D games? (Score:2, Interesting)

    by xtracto ( 837672 ) on Thursday June 10, 2010 @06:32AM (#32521664) Journal

    Bah! as always, Sony keeps imitating Nintendo. I played 3D games in the original NES almost a quarter of a century ago [wikipedia.org].
    That's REAL 3D games ... as real as what GP called real (using some type of glasses)

    Now, regarding holographic games, I remember playing such an arcade game around 1991 [wikipedia.org]

  • by Lumpy ( 12016 ) on Thursday June 10, 2010 @07:34AM (#32521930) Homepage

    Do you honestly believe a person with only one eye can perceive depth the same as a normal sighted person?

    Yes. I've seen it.

    One eyed archer. He looks downrange and moves his head side to side. and can tell me the range to target. Same as the two eyed people can.

  • by DrXym ( 126579 ) on Thursday June 10, 2010 @07:37AM (#32521958)
    More likely server maintenance is for something coming up in E3. Perhaps the PSN+ service or whatever. Or maybe they just choose to do major maintenance at this time of year because it's quieter so it's less disruptive.
  • by TimToady ( 52230 ) on Thursday June 10, 2010 @02:25PM (#32526020)

    Sorry, that's bogus. I spent 14 years blind in one eye, in the middle of my life. Yes, there are many tricks that you can use to compensate for lack of binocular vision, and I learned most of 'em, but it is not the same, and I missed my stereoscopic vision terribly. I was fortunate to get my stereo vision back with a cornea transplant, and have never taken it for granted since. Integrating a 2d video signal over time is much harder work for your brain than the relatively instant and effortless 3d awareness that binocular vision can provide when stereo fusion is achieved. If it's not there, it's just not there, and there's only so much you can do to compensate.

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