3-D Television and Gaming

Paper glasses for viewing Anaglyphs.

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I’m pretty excited about 3-D television. 3-D television! In your living room! And soon we won’t even need to wear the ridiculous glasses! Why are people not on board with this?  Everyone seems so ambivalent.  My wife seems sort of repulsed by the idea of owning a 3-D television, and she tried one, at Harrod’s in London, and thought it was great.  I don’t get it.

Until this post in the NYTimes ArtsBeat blog, though, I hadn’t given much thought to 3-D gaming.  I mean, I was fully aware of the upcoming Nintendo 3DS, but I’m not much of a handheld gamer.  I have no reason to play a mobile device, seeing as I rarely leave my apartment.

If you still think this 3-D thing is a gimmick, though, go read the post.  Author Seth Schiesel got to watch (although not play, unfortunately) a bit of Call of Duty: Black Ops in 3-D.  He says, amongst other things, “I simply have never had an entertainment experience quite like it. In its way it was one of the most impressive 20-minute demonstrations I have seen.”  And, “I immediately felt as if I would be missing something important playing it, or any other game, in the old 2-D fashion.”  The future: we’re getting there!

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