Friday Flame Wars – 3D Sucks: Discuss

Friday Flame Wars is a recurring feature on GameFront. We present a hot-button issue, and then encourage a no-holds-barred commenting battle royale healthy debate within our community.

Earlier today we learned how a former Sony engineer is suing Nintendo for allegedly stealing his 3D technology, but two people fighting over who invented 3D? It’s like fighting over who invented smellovision. Yeah, we said it. It’s gimicky. It does literally nothing to improve a game or movie. If you’re using those stupid glasses, it’s hard to see. And don’t get us started about 3D games. You have to hold your neck in the most uncomfortable position ever, or else you’ll fall into a death-trap. And that’s ignoring how terrible 3D-rendered characters look in actual 3D. Honestly, the only purpose is to con people into spending way more money than they normally would. Who the hell buys this crap?

People who love awesome looking shiz, that’s who! 3D looks extremely cool. And it does things regular D can’t, like make giant special effects monsters look menacing instead of inserted-in. Plus, let’s be real, sports are so much more incredible on a 3D TV. The fact is, modern 3D shows us entertainment in ways we never thought possible on TV or in theaters, and haters are just old timers who can’t stand the fact that they’re confused by new things. I mean, shit, have you seen Step Up 3D? Move into a home already.

Jesus, we know reasonable people can disagree, but we can’t both be right. So, you tell us, who’s right? 3D haters, or 3D fans?

3D Sucks: Discuss

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6 Comments on Friday Flame Wars – 3D Sucks: Discuss


On July 8, 2011 at 4:30 pm

I went to see transformers 3 in 3d, it was good, there was a few moments where things popped out of the screen at you. Everything in general had depth, that was the major thing. When the ships were flying the smoke trails would come out of the screen at you.


On July 8, 2011 at 4:51 pm

It all depends on the application. 3D movies for example, are either really good, or the effects just seem thrown in at random with no real thought behind it. Thor was a good example of this, and Tron should have been a lot better in 3D than it was.

3D televisions are stupid, because you and the whole family have to look like a bunch of morons with big old glasses on while watching. Now, you have to do the same in a theater, sure. But at least there it is dark, so nobody sees how stupid you really look. If they could master the 3D effect without the use of another device, that would be great. In fact, I think some TV making company is or has done it or will be doing it, by similar means that the 3DS does. Either way, the best bet is to wait for the technology to age and improve before blowing ten large on a good 3D TV.

I haven’t used any 3D stuff for the computers, though in a lot of ways the setup makes way more sense and probably would look the best, due to the allowance of multiple moniters, as well as the ability to wear 3D headgear that makes you look like a Starship Trooper or a joust challenger in american gladiators. AMD’s Eyefinity seems to be ahead of everyone in the 3D department.

And the 3DS…while I plan to buy one, my brief experience with one made me feel dizzy and unwell. I’m sure it is something you can get used to, as the Virtual Boy used to make me queezy as well, until I had my face inside of the thing for a few hours straight and got used to it.

In short, it would be best to wait until the tech improves a bit, but if you have to be that top-of-the-line type of guy, go max that credit card and have a ball.


On July 9, 2011 at 6:09 am

Yea 3D is expensive for the PC right now. You need atleast 1 top of the line videocard, some 3d capable monitor(s), and the 3d vision set, or ati’s offering. right off the bat your looking at over 1000$.


On July 9, 2011 at 9:33 pm


virtual boy!? I had one as well, didn’t play it really at all….they were kinda pricy as well new, so now i feel bad because my mom spent the money on it as a gift……


On July 10, 2011 at 10:51 am

She must’ve really hated you.


On March 29, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Haters, I excitedly put on 3d glasses when I realised COD:Black Ops 2 had a red/cyan 3d setup…

I didn’t last more the a couple of games before I took them off and played as normal.