Sony : 3D Will Make n00bs Better at Games

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If the allure of a heightened gaming experience wasn’t enough, Sony, one of the more profound peddler’s of 3D wares has now said that gaming in 3D will make you a better gamer.

While “core” gamers will experience only slight benefits, newcomers will gain great increases in their gaming prowess – but both will get an edge over standard HDTV users.

"If you’re playing a racing game and you’re getting some additional [3D] information you can actually measure distances with your eyes, making it easier to judge breaking," claims Sony’s Simon Benson. "Many of our hardcore gamers are already pretty good at that anyway, so how much of an edge is it going to give them compared to someone who’s only just tried a game for the first time?

"We often see that if you give the controller to someone for the first time they might crash a lot until they get used to the fact that they’ve got to use other cues to perceive distances and breaking and stuff like that, but suddenly you can give a controller to someone to play a stereoscopic driving game and even if they’ve not played it before the cues are more relevant to them because they’re used to measuring things with their eyes and they really do feel like it’s more familiar to them."

There you go. You’ll be a better gamer if you get a 3D TV. If you can make it past the headaches, distorted vision, blurriness and nausea, of course.

Source : Edge

Last Updated: July 15, 2010

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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