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Originally Posted by BRAWL*sigh* When you're paying £300+ for a decent graphics card, then christ knows how much for the monitor/tv, I don't wanna' be seeing the 3D glasses "ON SALE NOW!" for £84.99 (think this was on OCUK yesterday). As I said about AMD's 3D thread and article yesterday, nausea, headaches and motion sickness aren't something I suffer with until you give me 3D glasses to wear.
"Is it just a fad?" Yes. Will we all want to play normal games again soon, yes.
"I remember when people said that things like anti-aliasing, tessellation and shader would be niche for game developers, and all those technologies have sort of become the default."
Originally Posted by AjhayterWho knows, maybe they will invent a head tracking system via something like Kinekt and incorporate 3D into that.
Originally Posted by NvidiaYou also get a wider viewing angle with active shutter glasses, which has its benefits if you find yourself looking around. We're also designing our 3D Vision monitors with this 120Hz technology, which has benefits when you're not using 3D – you get the a really fast response time at 120Hz, so if you just want to do 2D you get an incredibly smooth gaming experience, and you simply don't get that with passive monitors today.
Originally Posted by JCBeastiethere's actually an iPad app called i3D that uses face recognition to track your head and calculate its position, it then renders a 3d scene using what it assumes is your perspective. It actually works very well and in my opinion is the best way to make games 'feel' more 3 dimensional.
somewhere in the middle. I you look at the data
doubling from year to year, and will probably to continue to double in sales until about 2014
In fact, the core gaming audience is getting more excited about 3D in some cases than SLI.
Originally Posted by AjhayterWell that's the great thing about 3D. You want to play games normally? Just turn it off, or don't buy a 3D setup.
I appreciate that you have issues with the 3D system (aforementioned nausea e.t.c.), but I think within the next 2-3 years it will become very economical to do 3D in the home. Who knows, maybe they will invent a head tracking system via something like Kinekt and incorporate 3D into that.
Originally Posted by UnknownsockDid i just read this right? People..actually..get..excited..about S.L.I.?
Originally Posted by PureSilverTo be honest, I don't think 3D is going to replace 2D until proper 3D displays arrive - and by that, I mean displays where your eye can focus in the perceived depth plane (unlike current 3D, which no matter how shallow or deep you are looking, requires focus on the screen itself). Prototype holographic displays exist (currently only in one colour, though) so I say we'll get there eventually...
they remember the days of Elsa Revelator glasses and they say: 'Oh I saw it, it was horrible and it was no good.'
Nvidia, bringing out its 3D Vision kits back in 2008
Originally Posted by feathersI have used active shutter 3d since 2004 at least on PC and have never had nausea or headaches. It sounds to me like you have underlying medical issues.
We then take those two images, send them to a monitor running at 120Hz
but the reality was that it didn't work well. There wasn't really a strong motivation to partner together and produce a high quality experience where the glasses worked great with the display and the drivers worked properly, so it kind of all failed.
If I said you'd be playing with a plastic guitar in your living room, ... But Guitar Hero was one of the best-selling games ever
Originally Posted by levellerWhat about if they were using WiiFit, while wearing 3D glasses and playing a plastic guitar? ;)
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