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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

3D love, hate or could care less, it's here to Stay


At this recent CES 2010 we saw an resurgence of 3D, an old technology taking shape in the 21th century. Toshiba a Japanese base company, is using a futuristic approach to bring 3D Technology into our homes with Toshiba's Cell 3D HD Displays. And yes, it's the same "Cell processor" that power's Sony's PS3. 3D technology has come a long way, NanoGeekTech has covered the climb of True HD 3D and most importantly Sony's influence on this new exciting take on an old technology. 

3D is a very important and natural progression of technology. The entertainment industry could be saved by 3D's resurgence with Avatar making a "Making Titantic Splash" proving there is "hope" , the medical profession will be able to benefit tremendously. Can you imagine in the near future doctor's having the ability to perform a pre-surgery using a real time 3D High Definition imagine of the patience using a motion control interface. Game Developers can hop on the Stereophonic HD 3D bandwagon, Simon Benson Sony Europe's senior development manager states on GameIndustry.biz "In the same way, when we're making 3D models for games, making a building or something... our artists need to spin it around, manipulate it on-screen to know how to build it properly. When you've got stereoscopic vision, that becomes far easier - you just see it before you. You can see how big something is relative to something else. It's not a little thing really close, or a big thing far away. I can understand where it is spatially because I can perceive that with stereoscopic vision. It helps the creation process." There may be some side effects associated with True HD 3D images, a small minority are complaining about headaches.



 Let's face it all future new HD definition displays will have a few things standard, first off being HD, SSD slots, Ethernet connection, widgets, some will have app stores and finally the cherry "3D".  Yeah it may suck to wear glasses to watch your favorite action movie or play Killzone 3(D) or LittleBigPlanet 3D.  Our every day interactions are all accomplished in 3D so shit why not wear some stupid ass glasses to bring down Mount Olympus with Kratos riding on top of your favorite titian Gaia's back wielding death,destruction and chaos(God of War 3D).

Will like it or not 3D is here to stay and Sony is pushing this on all fronts.  Full Stereophonic 1080p 3D gaming will enhance our gaming experience as it did when Nintendo ushered in 3D with Mario 64.  When 3D is done right in movies like Coraline 3D and Avatar to name a few we can see how it makes a difference in our.  The same will go for games, for example Stardust HD, Gran Turismo 5, Wipeout HD 3D and LittleBigPlanet 3D are games where 3D and help with the overall game play experience.

According to to Eurogamer technoblacksmith Rich Leadbetter. "The stereoscopic 3D has afforded the parallax scrolling landscapes a phenomenal sense of depth," he said. "In the original LittleBigPlanet there can be an element of confusion about which of the game's platforms 'live' on which of the three planes of depth. Stereoscopic 3D puts an end to that, ensuring each of the parallax elements occupies its own distinct area within the 3D space." This, reckons Leadbetter, is a cool example of how the move to 3D technology does represent genuine gameplay advantages.

Jeff Bakalar of Cnet commented on his experience with Wipeout in 3D "The experience playing Wipeout in 3D is truly immersive, with layered graphics giving you a surreal sensation of being in the cockpit of a futuristic racing ship. The HUD (heads-up-display) felt almost touchable, and its subtle shake was very realistic" Jeff also went on to state "In two dimensions it's probably enough to give you a headache, but zipping around in 3D was surprisingly quite tolerable. The depth of the buildings and environments around the racetrack were all eye-popping and whole effect almost makes your ship appear to be floating in the space in front of your face."

I will have to agree gaming in this generation will be and is very expensive because to fully enjoy 3D you will have to upgrade your current television display. This is a good thing and bad one. They are many early adopters out there that hopped on the HD bandwagon when it was young. There are many out there that has yet to upgrade to HD or has old CRT HD sets and are willing to upgrade soon. HD is still in it's infancy and there is enormous room to grow.

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