3D PS3 games getting a visual downgrade

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Apr 24, 2010
  1. Guild McCommunist
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    In the end, is the 3D really worth the price? I'd rather just play the games, honestly. 3D seems to be a gimmick still, outside of movies like Avatar.
     
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    This was to be expected. As developers programme with 3D more and more, the graphics will get better.
     
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    I don't think were ready for 3D media (games, tv etc.). HD can go way farther than it is now and I'd rather continue that path...IMO
     
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    That's what happens when you try to run something on inadequate hardware. I'd say Nintendo is smarter to stick to 3-D gaming only on their handheld platform for the moment, where there's already existing LCDs that can create the effect without glasses, and where you can build the device from the ground up with that in mind.

    Instead of generating just 1 image at a given framerate and resolution, for this the PS3 will need to generate 2 images. Why did anyone expect the resolution or framerate to stay the same, when the most logical way to go about making the game was to reduce them?
     
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    Another Failure for Sony. They should have used their 3D technology for the next gen PSP or better yet the PSPfail.
     
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    Sad and hilarious if they name it that and it a big hit in sells. XD
     
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    guess the ps3 isn't as powerful as it states afterall. it just does everything huh...except 3d in 1080p [​IMG]
     
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    Does this mean we won't be seeing a big graphic upgrade in the 3DS... I hope not.
     
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    lol it only does everything(except play PS2 games...since most older systems that do play them are dying out)
     
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    Of course graphics will take a hit. You're rendering 2 seperate images and laying them on top of each other in just the right way. You need more processing power to do this so obviously something's got to give.

    The 3DS is being designed from the ground up to make a 3D image. They can give it however much of a graphics upgrade they want as they can tailor the hardware to suit. The PS3 usually renders in 2D and is being adapted for 3D
     
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    That's to be expected, at least until 3D technology is perfected by the gaming industry. That could take a while though.
     
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    Sony :facepalm:

    Only 3DS will have stereoscopic 3D (Paper Mario [​IMG])
     
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    I can say I saw this coming, so just to quote myself :
    And that was from a post I wrote about a month ago.
    That's what I've been trying to say all along.

    Stereoscopic 3D needs more processing power, I don't think either PS3 or Xbox360 can handle it right now or in the future without making it feel gimmick or inferior to standard games.
    It's bound to fail, only now people are starting to see that as well.
     
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    why is everybody whining in here?

    its just tie in for their new 3d hdtv's
    they are expensive as hell
    and probably will sell barely any just like every other maker of 3d tv's

    probably will never even see one or know anyone who will have one besides in a store
    I am curious how games like gow3 and uncharted 2 would be like in 3d

    but anyway all this stuff wont affect anyone here, so stop bitching and moaning, slower games and downsized res arnt being forced on people who dont have 3d tv's
     
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    This is the same as when playing PC games in 3D with shutter glasses or 3D monitors since it has to produce two images simultaneously.
     
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    and just so every1 knows 3d gaming has been on pc for years and it has NEVER taken off (been popular).
     
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    It surprises me that the difference is so huge. It's only natural that the resolution for existing games can't be as good, but isn't splitscreen multiplayer at least as hard for the PS3? Still, games like Resident Evil 5 look great. I can imagine that 3D is easier to render, as the images are still largely the same.

    I think this just needs time. I'm sure the games from 2012 or 2013 will all look great and will probably all run in 3D just fine.
     
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    3d or not... something new is what makes things interesting
    is avatar better than LoTR? i dont think so... 3d, but still not as interesting
    the best final fantasy is 7 or 13?
     
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    Why is everyone comparing 3d with split screen?
    What you guys seem to forget, is that in split screen mode, each scene is only HALF the size of full screen.

    Two half screen renders will use about the same resources as a single full screen render. It makes perfect sense that you can not do two full screen renders with the same resources as a current split screen game because its doing twice as much work.

    If you want full 3D, on the same machine, you have to either cut the screen resolution by around half, or drop the frame rate by half. Now assuming that they don't want incredibly choppy gameplay, the resolution is the logical choice to sacrifice.
     
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    I think 3D still will be cool. and if you want high quality gaming you can just turn the 3D off.
     

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