Dr. Andrew Hogue is an assistant Professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology as well as a Project Director in the iGo3D initiative. In the interview above he explains what iGO3D initiative is as well as talks about what the Battlefield 3 3D research tournament they’ve held at the Fan Expo 2012 a few days ago. Dr. Andrew Hogue also shares some other interesting things about stereoscopic 3D technology, so do take a few minutes to watch the full interview and I cannot wait to see what interesting findings and conclusions will be reached as a result of the BF3 3D research that was done by iGO3D at Fan Expo 2012…
August 30th, 2012 · No Comments · General 3D News
August 27th, 2012 · No Comments · General 3D News
The Fan Expo in Canada is now over and it is time to see some interesting coverage from it in 3D along with what gamers actually think about gaming in stereo 3D and especially playing Battlefield 3 in 3D. Neil Shneider from MTBS3D has some interesting interviews to share and the first one you can see embedded above with more to come in the next few days. The Battlefield 3 competition organized at the iGO3D booth, partly intended for research purposes, and of course to have some fun and give the ability to gamers to experience stereoscopic 3D gaming apparently was also a big success, and hopefully the results from the survey of gamers about their experiences playing the game in 3D would also be interesting. Now the interesting question is why we are not seeing more such researches being made at big events such as trade shows and conventions, giving people the ability to experience stereo 3D content and then providing a short survey where they can share their feedback. Such things can help a lot companies that are already providing some kind of stereoscopic 3D capable products or are interested in that segment, companies such as game developers, hardware manufacturers etc. can really benefit from that…
July 17th, 2012 · 8 Comments · Other S3D Tech
The talk about whether stereoscopic 3D gaming is dead or will die soon continues, I’ve already shared some thoughts on that topic, however there is another interesting article by Neil Shneider from MTBS, published on Gamasutra, that you might want to check out. Neil also does an overview on what and how things are developing lately in regards not only to Nintendo, but stereoscopic 3D gaming and 3D in general, the most important thing however is the conclusion he makes. The fact that the 3D hype bubble is now completely busted as some media is claiming is actually not a bad thing according to him, and I can say that I agree as well, especially considering that too much hype can make things go the wrong way and we’ve seen that happen with 3D in some aspects already.
Bursting the 3D hype bubble is actually not a bad thing, because now people interested in stereoscopic 3D gaming and 3D content in general should be able to get a more clear view without too much hype surrounding it. And most of all the focus will not be the hype surrounding it and everyone thinking that all things 3D are great and deserve the attention and your hard earned money. With everything stereoscopic 3D things follow the same principle as with everything else – something new and trendy gets a lot of hype, but that does not make it good for sure, or bad for that matter. And when you remove the all the hype surrounding it, things become clearer and easy to judge, is it good or is it bad. Not to mention the fact that when 3D is not surrounded by too much hype, the companies and individuals interested in making a quick profit, exploiting the 3D hype should also disappear or at least become a lot less. Now, it is a completely different thing if other big companies that are producing good stereoscopic 3D content and products get scared by the lack of hype surrounding 3D and leave that market, this can indeed be a bad thing, but this is not even close to happening as we can clearly see. So stereoscopic 3D is here to stay, it will not be gone overnight as some people may think, and the users interested into stereoscopic 3D gaming are just getting more and more.