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September 2, 2009 // 2:29 pm - It appears the PlayStation company is putting its electronics might behind 3D television technology, with the company expected to start selling fancy three-dimensional displays next year–with 3D PlayStation 3 games being readied to capitalize on the technology.

To quote: According to the Financial Times, Sony boss man Sir Howard Stringer will be announcing the company's plans to invest in 3D LCD TVs at the IFA show in Berlin.

And he'll also be announcing Sony laptop computers, PlayStation 3 games and Blu-ray players that will be compatible with the technology.

With the PS3 already capable of playing 4D games, according to former PlayStation exec Ken Kutaragi, one has to wonder "Why the step back?"

Sony to Ship 3D TVs and 3D-Ready PS3 Games in 2010

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#15 - tommyc - September 15, 2009 // 12:11 am
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If Sony can pull this off and make affordable and look great it will take off. I just hope my new 50" plasma will be able to support 3D games. But if it means I have to go out and buy a new tv then I will say its not going to be worth it. They need to make sure it will work on existing technologies before it will be successful.

#14 - dondolo - September 10, 2009 // 10:05 pm
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in the future we will not need to use bravia technology to play 3d games, we will only need tv with 120mhz working frequencies... that is what sony says...

#13 - Longshot - September 9, 2009 // 12:21 pm
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Well in a german PS3 magazine they allready had hands on Avatar in 3D !

They sounded amazed by how good that experience was. The game uses a stereoscopic 3D effect.Of course you need a special TV for that. After playing they had no headache, no tearings, no flickering nothing. Developers said more 3D capable TVs etc will come end of the year (at least in the US).

Imagine you get into an RDA Helicopter in the game and it hovers some centimeters/inches BEFORE the TV/Monitor.Thats how they described it... and they sounded really amazed because it looks like they didnt expected it to be that good. So i would say its a good course to run with that technology...prices will drop like with any other new hardware over the course of time.

#12 - NetheRealm - September 4, 2009 // 7:00 am
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They need a unified standard for this 3d like is the Sony Tv the only one that will work with this? Will my new 73 inch Mitsubishi 3D Ready tv not work? Who knows theres so many different types of 3d it's just very confusing. Theres no way I'm buying a Sony TV just for 3D PS3.

#11 - Transient - September 4, 2009 // 5:03 am
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I wonder what technology they'll be using?

It looks sort of like these old 3D LCD glasses which I played Duke Nukem with back in the day. I always liked it, but it eventually failed because no games supported it.

With a company like Sony taking it on, maybe they can enforce mandatory 3D support.

I'd buy a set for my PS3 assuming there's a way for it to work with my projector.

#10 - mike1001 - September 3, 2009 // 11:00 pm
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i hope the 3d games work on laser-tv's too.


#9 - Aeonin - September 3, 2009 // 2:01 pm
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Are people really excited for wearing glasses to watch 3D? I know 3D is getting better and all, but all the complaints I hear about the technology - are about the glasses.

This company is something I've been looking at for a while, Sony should defiantly take a look and see what they can do. Apparently glasses-less 3D that looks great:

#8 - ModderFokker - September 3, 2009 // 1:20 pm
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Hopefully i live long enough to have my own holodeck

Ive already seen some amazing stuff being developed as we speak.

combined with some sort of 3d glasses or projection stuff.

#7 - sivalakos - September 3, 2009 // 1:12 pm
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well longshot said most of the part. i'd like to take you back to when the ps3 hited the stores. everyone said that no one would buy it bcs of the high price but look now it's one of the leading consoles. look at blu-ray technology. when the "war" between hd-dvd and blu-ray started sony invested on the "blu" technology and has come on top.

another topic that may not be such a good example is the ps3 hacking matter that is out for years. these 3 years most people said that it won't be hacked bcs of many reasons but look now the ps3 devs have the "tool" in their hands which means that the first hacked ps3 is a matter of time.

so why 3d will fail? many people watch 3d movies why not a play a 3d game?

ps: don't forget almost all new titles are 3d why not take advantage of that?
ps2: n-vidia already did this on pc's.

#6 - Longshot - September 3, 2009 // 12:07 pm
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Why are there always people who think all will fail.... the ps3 will fail...the xbox will fail..the psp will fail...3D will fail....

That are just personal assumptions and wont be something you could know..because it hasnt happen till now.
New technologies or ways that improve something allways have to prove themself and after that one could say...mission failed.

Dont know if SONY ever said they wouldnt support that..because the normal way it goes with SONY they dont say anything till its happen.

PSN Store gets the game : Han Tao: Invincibel Fighter
that game allready utilizes 3D... but only to give it more in depth and a good example of what could happen.

Avatar is also said to be playable in 3D (comes from Cameron itself)

I guess it is the same procedure with all "oh no, wont happen..wont be fun" guys like always....."WII Controler ? ohmfg looks crappy, wont play it..dont need it" after some time everyone seemz to play it and now other consoles get motioncontrolers too.
So why dont give 3D a chance......yeah it will be costy at first...but the ps3 was costy too, a full 1080p HDTV was unaffordable some time back etc etc..

so i say 3d will be the next step to improve gamingexperiences