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#1  Edited By nickscho
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@Geminon said:

@KHAndAnime said:

@Geminon said:

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@metalgrinch said:

Well, for the record, I play my PS3 on a 55" Samsung slim LED, and all the games look fantastic. As of late I've been really into films and blu-rays, and really want a 3D TV, and would love to play 3D PS3 games. My TV isn't bad by any stretch of the imagination, but as of right now putting my gift cards towards a TV seems a wiser investment than a new game system that I will only play ONE game on. That would be Killzone, and that's only because I'm a Killzone fan, bc the graphics of what I've seen only look a couple of baby steps greater than the PS3.

Is your TV 1080P? If it's a relatively large 55" TV and you think $500 would get you a better TV from Best Buy, something tells me that your TV isn't that great. 3D is a gimmick and won't add anything substantial to your viewing experience. I wouldn't upgrade your TV for that alone. To me, the graphics between Killzone : SF and anything on the PS3 is a night and day difference. It's just as big of a difference as the leap from the Xbox to the 360 in my eyes.

bullshit it doesnt add anything. games like assassins creed 3, uncharted 3, and several others look AMAZING in 3D. having that extra depth really sucks you into the experience. i dont think there is a single other feature that can have a greater effect on immersion.

I can't think of any other single feature that has been more lauded as a gimmick and/or inducing of headaches. Good sound and picture is key to good immersion. 3D is key for a novelty experience. Good for 13 year old kids and not much else. I've heard the PS3's 3D is particularly weak compared to 3D technology on the PC, which is unsurprising, considering its methods of 3D and weak hardware.

and yet 3D movies still sell very well at the box office.... and nintendo felt it necessary to design an entire handheld around the experience, and it is probably the best selling piece of hardware on the market right now.... and pretty much every TV can do 3D now... and 3D blurays are selling quite well....

such a "gimmick"... sure.

go see Gravity in 2D and 3D.... then come back and tell me which is a better experience. gimmick my ass.

gaming and 3D go together naturally, and provides an extra level of immersion that cannot be duplicated in any other way. 3D is only going to become more prominent... not less.

and aside from all that, there is nothing like experiencing a movie made to be seen in 3D in IMAX 3D. just because it is popular on the internet to call 3D a gimmick does not make it the truth. it just makes you a tool for following along with it.

Do you know the definition of "gimmick?" "A Method used to attract attention, usually for profit."

Method to attract attention: Please look at every movie poster for almost every animated movie rated PG or G for the last 5 years. Or, watch children's TV for about an hour, and let me know if commercials targeted at them mention 3D. Then, go over to Best Buy or Amazon and look at the covers of most blu-rays that have come out and the last year, and tell me what you see plastered across the top. But it's very hard to deny that studios use 3D in most movies as a gimmick.

Profit: This is an easy one. Tell me the difference in ticket prices at the theater, or prices on blu-rays, between the 2D or 3D version of the same film. Then get back to us.

I'm not saying 3D doesn't improve some movies. That's not my argument (Avatar, Life of Pi and Gravity come to mind. And yes, I saw Gravity on 3D IMAX and I was floored by how amazing it was), but it certainly is used to sell tickets for bad movies (Resident Evil). So take the time to open a dictionary before you call someone else a tool, when in fact you are the type of person who will most likely spend double ticket prices after after being advertised to.

Edit: And a movie doing well at the Box Office doesn't make it good. But, if you still want to use that argument, do a Google search and you'll see that 3D revenue in the US has hit an all time low for 2013.

But hey, maybe you're right. I'm sure kids ask their parents to take them to the movies because the ads really sell how brilliant the writing is in a movie like "Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3D." And nothing gimmicky at all about this Spy Kids picture:

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Eeek, about $750 with tax included.

Amazon has sent me everything early, but the PS4 itself. So for the next four days, I'm limited to staring at the boxes, and playing with a controller that doesn't actually control.

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It may help to think of it this way and use an analogy: PS4 and XBOX1 do not raise the level of games, but they do raise the level CAP.

It'll take years for the systems to actually level up. We've seen this before. Don't judge a system based off launch. 360 and PS3 launch titles looked terrible to games today, and were only a small step up from the end of the PS2 era games. The difference between those launch titles and today's titles, is almost 7 years. That's a long, long time.

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I'm sitting here waiting for an update, to lose a feature. Seems backwards.
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The 360. It really comes down to the fact that I cannot live without Nintendo exclusives, and that I like PS3 exclusives better than 360 (overall).
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A worthy addition to owning a 360 or PS3, because of its original, quirky and fun lesser known titles.
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This will go nowhere because arguing personal preference is useless for obvious reasons. Gimmick Vs. Really Awesome. I think 3-D is gimmick. It has been around for decades and it hasn't changed. Sure, the content being presented in 3-D has changed (Avatar was awesome), but the technology itself is extremely limiting. So, my personal preference is that I'm just not impressed by 3-D, and I never have been, even when I was a kid. I'd go as far to say that it's irritating. Most people who are saying it's awesome, are not taking to account WHERE they saw it. Will it be as awesome on your home TV? The 3-D itself is limited to the size of your screen. Anyone who is impressed by 3-D will be less impressed when viewing it on a non IMAX screen. Coraline is a good example for a movie. AWESOME movie, but watching it at home on 3-D was irritating more than impressive. But like i said, it's just an opinion. For some people who are impressed by 3-D, I can see how this would be a good thing.
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I think Wii's online capabilities are better than both PSN and Live.... ... seriously though, it's hard to argue that PSN is better than Live, and most of those arguments talk about cost. Not a factor for me. I really don't mind paying just over a dime a day for a deeper, more reliable, and community building service. I would gladly pay for PSN if it had all the same features.
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In your case, yes, it is. This would be different for everyone of course, but the 360 will offer a richer multiplayer experience for you compared to PSN since you have friends on there, and for other reasons as well... although you pay for it.
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[QUOTE="Ace_WondersX"]

The internet?

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Internet.

Yeah but the internet goes back to the telephone in some ways doesn't it? Shouldn't the greatest invention be the one that influenced others? Having said that, I think it's the wheel. Because the wheel has been used in many ways, including being used as circular machinery parts, that influenced the telephone, which influenced the internet. Wheel FTW.