Like many other gamers around the world, I too had not been introduced to the wonders of 3D gaming. Everything I knew about gaming and the future of technology changed during the Sony 3D launch at Future Shop. It’s not everyday that a video game enthusiast like myself gets to play on a Modded PlayStation 3 from Japan, wired to the brand new Sony 3D screen as it displays the futuristic version of Super Stardust in High Definition. After learning about the Sony equipment and specs, it was time to slide the 3D glasses on and blast my way through space. I won’t lie; like most, I was sceptical about the difference between regular 2D gaming and how 3D would differ. Once the glasses were on, and the game started, I was literally transfixed into another world. It was hard to take my eyes off the screen. As I stood there in Toronto’s premier Future Shop location at Yonge and Dundas, I could only marvel at the beauty of 3D technology now available to the world of console gaming. You’re probably wondering what the experience was in comparison to 2D gaming. To be honest, there are too many answers to give to you. But ultimately the layering, depth and shocking fluidity of Super Stardust in the 3D experience is what separates this new style of gaming from the regular console play. Watching asteroids and ice rocks fly through the Sony TV at your spacecraft, which is suspended in midair between you and the screen I might add, while you fire lasers and protect yourself from being hit is literally mind blowing. As a professional player specializing in first person shooters, I believe this technology will one day change the sport of pro gaming but also the rising spectator’s experience. I would love to play my favourite titles and style of games in the world of 3D. The Sony 3D launch at Future Shop downtown Toronto not only provided insight into 3D gaming, but the possibilities of 3D technology in regular television. At the launch I was able to watch a professional soccer match in 3D with the same eyewear technology used with the PlayStation 3 gaming. This was merely the cherry on the cake for me, as a sports lover I can not stress enough how a picture truly does paint a thousand words.
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