Sony and Their 3-D Conquest

29Dec09

3-D, schmee-dee. I’m not a fan. Sony apparently is hellbent on pushing the technology like no other. Recently they announced that they are aiming to release games for their PlayStation 3 with full 3-D support. The only reason is to give PS3 owners an edge over Xbox 360 owner with a feature that will not become mainstream next year, or the year after that. But what about sports fans?

Sony is set to broadcast the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa in full 3-D. It’s going to be a niche market for those who have HDTVs that even support 3-D, but will it make the game any more exciting? Will it really bring the game right into you living room? Somehow, I don’t think it will at all. Imagine this scenario: You’re wearing these 3-D goggles over your eyes in your own living room, watching Beckham shoot the winning goal. Can you feel the sweat dripping down his face? How about the force of his kick? What will pop out that makes you extend your hands out and try to “feel” it? What? Perhaps running up to your TV with your arms ready to hug all the team members, in the process realizing the reality and fumbling over your TV. Sounds like the future.

First movies, then games, now television? Give me a break Sony. Do you really think 3-D television is the future? Just wearing the glasses makes me want to puke. I’m hoping 3-D will only be a short fad, but with Sony putting so much backing into making it something consumer friendly, I fear the day where I will be forced to wear goggles just to watch something on my monitor…

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One Response to “Sony and Their 3-D Conquest”


  1. 1 Tekunoloji - 24 Hour 3-D Channel in 2011

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