The entertainment and electronics industries keep trying to push 3D on consumers, even though a lot of smart people have caught on to the fact that it’s a scam. It’s time to stop the madness.
I agree to a point. I was not that impressed with Tron in 3D, but Avatar was really cool. I think for the most part if a movie is not envisioned from the ground up to work with 3D I'm not going to waste the money in theaters. Now, when it comes to video games I have to disagree with you. Crysis 2 in 3D is amazing, as is motorstorm. The effects will continue to get better in the videogames as well. I can honestly say I played Crysis in 3d at a friends house, then went home and played it without 3d and it really was missing something. These are rare cases, but the technology is young yet. Give it time and remember something important this article fails to point out. It is your choice to embrace or use, not the companies. It is the same with any product that is new. Either it will sell or people won't buy it. It's all a matter or choice and there are plenty of non 3d options out there still. I say give it time, but don't buy tickets to movies that implement as an afterthought. That will show companies we know it's not ever going to be as good an effect as it was in Avatar.
not necessarily a scam, some people will like it while others wont. Same applies to everything, some people see the Wii as a scam, or gamestop prices, or anything what ever you want. different strokes for different folks.
Yeah definitely down to personal choice. I don't like the way the article's author patronises us though: "a lot of smart people... are avoiding 3D entertainment..." To assume that someone who enjoys the 3D experience isn't smart is ridiculous. Assuming that only the author's opinion is correct is naive. I invested in 3D and love it. I can use it for hours at a time to game and watch movies and have never felt ill because of it. Movies filmed in 3D are superior but even those converted post-production have something to offer. My Samsung 3D TV offers realtime 2D to 3D conversion of any input and I find that is also effective at adding additional depth to the experience. Price is obviously still a barrier, but when it inevitably becomes as cheap to have a 3D as a 2D TV more people will get it as a 'nice to have' feature.
Here is an article I did on the subject. Note, Michael bay was against doing it, but they filmed the new Transformers in 3D. Paramount is trying to get Abrams to do the new Trek this way as well. I am all for it, I hate the lame post filming conversions.... http://sknr.net/2010/05/06/...
scam? just wait full HD 3d porn is reason enough
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I use my 3d tv a lot.
I don't see how adding depth can be a scam.I don't really need it for movies but for FPS games its a great feature.Just try it with Killzone 3 you might find you like jamming that knife into someones skull in 3d.
I think roger ebert wrote an article about the pitfalls of 3D that was fairly similar. Basically the industry is going all out for 3D because they stand to literally make a fortune off it, not to say that it's all bad, but this is the greatest windfall since films began. So for that I can't completely blame them, they want that money, they're gonna push to get it. I think most people are smart enough to opt out if they don't think its worth the extra money, especially with gas prices right now.
I personally hate 3D and I have a really good reason. I can't see it. The fact that so many movies and games are coming out in 3D and stifling the creativity in other ways when it's something that not everyone can see annoys me. Think about it like this. Had all the movies that have come out with 3D and sucked just put that money and focus into making a better movie instead of a gimmick everyone would have been happier. I think it's stupid what both the game industry and Hollywood kinda want 3D to become a standard when not everyone can even see it. I would rather Hollywood focus on better special effects or CGI or new actors or better story telling and all the same things can be said for the game industry and you can add better game design to the list. These are things that benefit everyone. I know it kinda sounds like a stupid argument but it really isn't. While people who can't see 3D are in the minority it's still a rather large minority and while with games you can just not play the game in 3D it's becoming more common for theaters to only have the 2D version of a 3D movie for a week or 2 before ditching that and only having the 3D version(At least this is what happens in the 3-4 theaters around where I live) And with more movies being in 3D it makes it harder for me to see what I want to in theaters.
I'm one of the 25% that gets headaches from even watching it. In my case the various media companies just distance me further with it.
Real 3D is just fine. 2D converted to 3D is the scam that needs to be stopped.
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