Finally coming around to 3D...

I used to absolutely despise 3D, calling it a pointless gimmick, and refusing to ever buy anything related to it.  Well, 3D is a gimmick, but it's not actually a bad one like most everyone says.  Instead of stuff looking flat, it just enables that second perspective that we're used to seeing, because we have two eyes, not one.  It's not a big deal, but hey it enhances the viewing experience that much more.  The main problem for me is how heavily advertised it is, being tacked onto movies and games like it was the main attraction.  Don't get excited because our movie is great, get excited because we made it in 3D!  As if we're all supposed to flock like zombies to anything with "3D" in the title.  That's what turned me off from 3D.  But remember when HD used to be THE reason to buy anything?  And now it's almost totally standard, I mean if you buy a TV that isn't HD, that's kind of a waste.  Looking at the Nintendo 3DS, where you don't need the glasses to see it, and seeing all the 3D TVs in the stores, I'm realizing now that in the near future, 3D will be part of almost everything video related.  It won't be long until it's totally standard, inexpensive to produce, and convenient to use.  That's when I thought to myself, will I still keep up the hate for 3D, even when it is just standard with whatever I buy?  The 3DS sounds really cool, so should I avoid it just because heavy advertising of 3D left a bad taste in my mouth?  I don't have to go out of my way to enjoy the 3D, and I can turn it off if I want to.  That's not so bad. 
 
So I've finally come around to 3D, accepting that it does in fact enhance the viewing experience, and it is possible for it to be done in a non-intrusive manner.  However, it is still just a gimmick, something we don't really need, but it's pretty neat nonetheless.

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Posted by JoelTGM

I used to absolutely despise 3D, calling it a pointless gimmick, and refusing to ever buy anything related to it.  Well, 3D is a gimmick, but it's not actually a bad one like most everyone says.  Instead of stuff looking flat, it just enables that second perspective that we're used to seeing, because we have two eyes, not one.  It's not a big deal, but hey it enhances the viewing experience that much more.  The main problem for me is how heavily advertised it is, being tacked onto movies and games like it was the main attraction.  Don't get excited because our movie is great, get excited because we made it in 3D!  As if we're all supposed to flock like zombies to anything with "3D" in the title.  That's what turned me off from 3D.  But remember when HD used to be THE reason to buy anything?  And now it's almost totally standard, I mean if you buy a TV that isn't HD, that's kind of a waste.  Looking at the Nintendo 3DS, where you don't need the glasses to see it, and seeing all the 3D TVs in the stores, I'm realizing now that in the near future, 3D will be part of almost everything video related.  It won't be long until it's totally standard, inexpensive to produce, and convenient to use.  That's when I thought to myself, will I still keep up the hate for 3D, even when it is just standard with whatever I buy?  The 3DS sounds really cool, so should I avoid it just because heavy advertising of 3D left a bad taste in my mouth?  I don't have to go out of my way to enjoy the 3D, and I can turn it off if I want to.  That's not so bad. 
 
So I've finally come around to 3D, accepting that it does in fact enhance the viewing experience, and it is possible for it to be done in a non-intrusive manner.  However, it is still just a gimmick, something we don't really need, but it's pretty neat nonetheless.

Posted by HitmanAgent47

It's about dimensionality, we went from 2d, 3d polygons, then high def, now we are at 3d with more depth and dimensionality. It's the logical progression, ppl will have to accept that eventually. Haters are gonna hate.

Posted by RiotBananas

I'm a hater. It fucks my eyes up.

Posted by TooWalrus

I'm really looking foreward to the 3DS, what we've seen so far looks amazing, but I'm really underwhelmed with the crap Sony's doing, and really anything where I have to wear glasses in general. That's not the future.

Posted by MaFoLu

I don't know what it was but watching the 3D stuff on Sony's Press Conference actually made me come around to 3D a little. 
It must have been some brainwashing or something going on because before that I was not interested in 3D at all.

Posted by masterpaperlink
@HitmanAgent47 said:
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It's about dimensionality, we went from 2d, 3d polygons, then high def, now we are at 3d with more depth and dimensionality. It's the logical progression, ppl will have to accept that eventually. Haters are gonna hate.

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Not really logical progression, its a nice trick but thats all it will ever be. 
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Posted by masterherocard


I'm way past 3d by now. 

From now on, all games must be made of YARN

Posted by HitmanAgent47
@masterpaperlink: in your limited opinion.
Posted by Damian

I wonder more how we'll have to adjust to it. How many people will it physically sicken? How many people are blind in one eye or otherwise incapable of seeing in 3D? Will our minds reject overexposure to the visual trickery? Crap like that. 
The rest was always an inevitability. Though it's really thrusted into gaming way quicker than I ever thought it would. But I'm fine with it so long as it's optional.

Posted by CookieMonster
@RiotBananas said:
" I'm a hater. It fucks my eyes up. "
I feel your pain, brother.