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CES 2010: 3D TV’s, consoles and funny glasses

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The biggest selling point at CES this year has been the abundance of 3D technology in all shapes and forms.

It appears that 3D is 2010’s Blu-Ray and we are going to be hearing a lot more about it as the year trundles on. Especially seeing as the World Cup is going to be filmed in full 3D thanks to some fancy Sony tech.

Though one of the interesting things to notice from a gaming standpoint is that 3D gaming is coming, whether Microsoft or Sony want it to or not. In fact it will have little to do with them or their consoles whether the 3D gaming arrives or not.

One of the most popular 3D games on show at CES this year is Gears of War 2 and neither Epic or Microsoft had anything to do with it. It was actually being played through a 3D television being developed by Toshiba and was being rendered into 3D on the fly.

Apparently the effect wasn’t as good as something filmed in 3D but it worked none the less and as time goes on it may well begin to work well.

Personally I don’t see it happening in the next 2 years at least and I struggle to imagine the day when we all sit down with silly glasses to watch TV in the lounge, it just doesn’t sound like something I want to do.

I have a feeling this 3D phase is going to end up being a cinema specific technology, or the rich kids down the street.

Source: Kotaku

Last Updated: January 11, 2010


  1. WitWolfyZA

    January 11, 2010 at 09:35

    I can see it all ready, ray ban 3d glasses shaped like police sun glasses lol that will be awesome as a facebook profile pic


  2. Bonk

    January 11, 2010 at 10:55

    I must say that the 3d glasses aren’t all that bad looking. However, when watching avatar in 3d i did get a slight headache in the beginning. I am very undecided about this whole trend. The most important things in games are:

    1: must be fun to play
    2: good story and scripting
    3: good visuals

    I could care less about 3d if it doesn’t fullfil the above criteria. With the exceptions of number 1 above, the same applies to movies. I would like to raise my opinion here and say that i thought Avatar was and is utter tripe.


  3. Milesh Bhana ZA

    January 11, 2010 at 11:10

    a few years ago we debunked the Wii for being stupid cause gamers dont want to jump around their living room. (We were right, but for someone reason the sales say otherwise).

    Anyway, I think it’s a waste, but i’m sure many won’t and it’ll probably catch on nonetheless.


  4. bokka1

    January 11, 2010 at 11:27

    I think it is the future of gaming. I will pay good money for this.


  5. ewie

    January 11, 2010 at 11:44

    Will not pay for this, as i can’t see 3d images, and this probably will just give me a headache. Is i have a slight muscle deformity in my one eye.


  6. uberutang

    January 11, 2010 at 12:50

    Lazer eye surgery: R20k
    New TV: R20k
    3D headshot: Priceless


  7. Luigi Cockerill

    February 3, 2010 at 12:58

    Laptops will revolutionize the US when they are accessible to everyone financially. Think of every man and women, having a personal laptop.


  8. crystal wine glass

    June 8, 2010 at 11:06

    Attention-grabbing detail. Appreciation pro the info!


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