Burnout Paradise preparing for 3D surgery?
- Posted March 14th, 2009 at 00:23 EDT by
- 19 Comments
The Consumer Electronics Show of 2009 brought forth an advanced technology to the gaming world that would allow gamers to don Terminator-like glasses in order to experience their favorite hobby in a 3D atmosphere. The games on display happened to be racers like Gran Turismo 5 Prologue and WipEout HD.
From our eyes-on with the experience, this new form of gaming is worth getting excited for. Thankfully to the latest episode of Qore, the anticipation may have just heightened as the ending of the Burnout Paradise section points out pretty clearly that gamers should expect the game to receive a 3D facelift at some point in the future.
It is believed that you'll need a special TV to pull off this upgrade, though it wouldn't surprise us if the PlayStation 3 was capable of a firmware update in order to make it all possible. After all, if NBC programming like Chuck can offer 3D episodes, we'd imagine so could Sony on its advanced gaming platform. The 3D technology is currently available on the PC platform for Burnout Paradise, but it takes a monitor or TV of 100hz or higher to utilize (thankfully we just picked one of those bad boys up).
- 8:28pm EDT - March 13th, 2009
if this is where video games are going then i cant wait for 3D COD: modern warfare knife kills in 3D FTW!
- 8:42pm EDT - March 13th, 2009
I guess this will be the new fad for video games. Skate 2 already has a 3d mode, but I'm assuming this will be using alot better technology than skate 2. It's gonna be good if all games start doing it.
- 9:18pm EDT - March 13th, 2009
I'm not sold on 3D as anything but a gimmick but I could be wrong.
- 10:08pm EDT - March 13th, 2009
CHUCK rules! But the worst episode ever was their 3D episode. Thankfully, pretty much everything else on the series is awesome. :)
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- 10:32pm EDT - March 13th, 2009
I don't care for 3D, after the island Criterion needs to make another Burnout and stop fooling around with this one because its getting kinda boring .
- 10:41pm EDT - March 13th, 2009
I guess this is why SONY is pushing 200Hz TV's. So they can bring 3D gaming to the masses.
- 2:09am EDT - March 14th, 2009
If you only need a 100Hz TV that would be cool. Tough they are talking about 120HZ on the episode :-s.
- 3:10am EDT - March 14th, 2009
Hum.... I have a 120hz XBR do I qualify?
- 3:54am EDT - March 14th, 2009
I have a problem with 3D. I can't see 3D images useing the traditional 3D glasses as I'm blind in one eye. What then do I do to play the latest games when this becomes available?
- 5:33am EDT - March 14th, 2009
solway why havent you been banned yet?? seriously go to an xbox website
anyway i cant wait, it looks cool
- 5:53am EDT - March 14th, 2009
Some of you younger guys will not remember this, but an INCREDIBLE 3D technology was put out by Sega in the 80's for their 8bit "Master System". I can speak from experience (I owned this gadget and the game Xaxxon 3D) that it actually worked and was amazing. Below is the corny advert from back then, and whereas the effects in the commercial are obviously exaggerated, I can tell you that that's more or less how Xaxxon (the 2nd game shown in the ad) actually looked. IT REALLY LOOKED LIKE THE TRENCH WAS COMING OUT OF THE SCREEN BACK THEN, NO JOKE!
Anyway, if that's where we were in the late-80's, I can't wait to see what can be done now.
- 6:00am EDT - March 14th, 2009
I think thats incredibly dumb that you need a TV at 100hz to make such technology work... cuz I guarentee you 95% of people who own systems A) Don't know at what hz their TVs are and B)Prob have a 60hz set as 100hz seems to be in only the higher quality models.
- 6:55am EDT - March 14th, 2009
i'm interested in 3D gaming but i don't want to get a special TV for it.
- 7:56am EDT - March 14th, 2009
@3, i kind of agree with you, unless its done well, wearing those 3D glasses hurt my eyes so we will see what they can do, as long as there is no side affects like the virtualboy
- 7:59am EDT - March 14th, 2009
99% of all plasma TV's work with this and most of samsungs plasmas advertise these days that they are 3D ready.
As far as LCD's go: Just about any maker offers some kind of TV from their lineup with 120 Hz tech. For Sony: it's any 40" or bigger model W, Z, or XBR. Samsung is any 40" or bigger model 600 and above (i believe 610 or 630 would be the first in that line). Don't get sucked into the uber expensive XBR8 though with the 240 Hz technology in it mainly because it doens't do anything more for humans than the 120 hz. humans only see at a max of 90 frames per second so 240 hz is mildly overkill lol.
i'm pumped to see how this 3d stoofles works out though, it could be really cool or really bad depending on how many devs jump on simultaneously. I don't have a tv that can handle 3d as of right now, but soon I will and I'm anxious to check it out!
- 8:45am EDT - March 14th, 2009
Yea all the PS3 needs is an update, and 3D glasses....no new T.V needed.
- 10:22am EDT - March 14th, 2009
- 11:00am EDT - March 14th, 2009
that would be tight
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