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3D gaming has been described as the next big thing, but according to one game developer, it's "over-hyped".

That's the personal opinion of Loz Doyle, producer of the upcoming LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 game.

He told VideoGamer.com that he didn't like the idea of having to wear 3D glasses to play video games.

"My personal opinion is that it's [3D gaming] over-hyped," he said.

"I mean games are in 3D already. It's like adding another dimension. I don't like the idea of sitting in my living room with a pair of glasses on, watching TV or playing a game. I feel it would detach you from other people in the room. Our games are more about being together and playing together. Having glasses on would be a little bit odd. I wouldn't rule it out, but personally, I'm not into it."

Doyle's comments echo those of Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, who last month told the Associated Press that he doesn't expect 3D gaming to catch on.

He said: "I have doubts whether people will be wearing glasses to play games at home. How is that going to look to other people?"

Others, of course, think differently. Sony's investing in 3D televisions and plans to roll out 3D support for its PS3 later this year, and Ubisoft's James Cameron's Avatar: The Game, released last year to coincide with the all-conquering 3D movie, was the first high-profile 3D video game release.

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renegade@ Stegosaurus-Guy-II

So we know at least Steg wears Glasses this is a start
Posted 19:33 on 16 February 2010

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Stegosaurus-Guy-II@ renegade

As always you're wrong about me. My eyes are fine.
Posted 09:50 on 17 February 2010
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RecoN

Im hoping 3D gaming will kick off, i have alot of PC games that could burst out of the screen, also my pc would stream any movie in 3d if i got the 3D TV and Nvidias 3D tech. :)

So far ive watched 3 3D movies, and wasnt let down tbh. Avatar was incredible :)
Posted 09:03 on 17 February 2010
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Karlius@ renegade

PMSL Speccy-Saurus Guy
Posted 19:54 on 16 February 2010
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renegade@ Stegosaurus-Guy-II

So we know at least Steg wears Glasses this is a start
Posted 19:33 on 16 February 2010
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Karlius

Seems ridiculous that we are talking 3d games in 2010 when the probability of the user owning a 3d tv by christmas has to be in the area of 1-3% seems over hyped to me. Apparently less than 50% of homes in Britain own a Flat Screen TV and of those i'm guessing even less are full HD. Technology is getting pushed too soon.
Posted 19:32 on 16 February 2010
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Stegosaurus-Guy-II

Quote:
Originally Posted by Doyle
"I have doubts whether people will be wearing glasses to play games at home. How is that going to look to other people?"

This guy doesn't know the Video Game audience at all, they're all nerds with glasses already.
Posted 19:24 on 16 February 2010
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MJTH

It can be annoying to wear 3D glass when you need actual glass, because you can't exactly wear both at the the same time, now if they made perscription 3D glasses then that would be a different story.

Actually, that a good idea *write idea down and puts in his pocket*
Posted 19:08 on 16 February 2010
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scaz2244

i agree 3d is sh*te avatar was wank on it and so will games
Posted 18:54 on 16 February 2010
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El-Dev

I'm always amazed by the number of comments on some sites, not here I must stress, along the lines of, "I'm not wearing those glasses they make you look like a knob."
Then in another thread about Natal the same poster writes, "I can't wait to jump about my living room like a pixie on speed."
Posted 18:06 on 16 February 2010
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Woffls

When the glasses look like normal glasses and I have laser eye surgery, THEN I might be slightly half interested. Until then, colossal novelty from my perspective tbh.
Posted 18:01 on 16 February 2010
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clangod

lol.
I don't have to ask my mum if I can watch tv any more.
Posted 17:58 on 16 February 2010
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El-Dev

People who wear glasses must be enraged when see these types of comments. I mean, for fu*ksake, Harry Potter has to wear glasses to watch TV.
Posted 17:53 on 16 February 2010

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