3D Video Games Coming Soon! Now Please, Buy a New TV!

This, one imagines, is the mentality behind Sony’s new promotion in Europe, in which you get 4 free 3D video games when you buy a new Sony Bravia 3D TV. I  mean, a few years after we all just bought HDTV’s, companies are going to need some incentive if they want people to upgrade yet again.

Of course, it’s important not to let the really important news be forgotten here: 3D video games are arriving in just a couple of months!

3D (according to the people pushing it) seems to be among the next big thing in gaming, with at least Sony’s PS3 and Nintendo’s forthcoming Nintendo 3DS supporting the new Avatar-inspired push toward three dimensions.

The four games included in the Sony promotion will be WipEout HD, MotorStorm Pacific Rift, PAIN and Super Stardust HD, which, to be honest, actually sounds pretty good. Racing through 3D jungles in Motorstorm might actually be a lot of fun.

Still, so far, reaction to 3D gaming has been mixed, and many are wondering whether it’s either compelling or feasible enough to make a dent in the traditional games – or, as the cynic might suggests, that it’s a gimmick meant to create a stream of revenue.

[Source: Joystiq]

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Navneet Alang is a technology-culture writer based in Toronto. You can find him on Twitter at @navalang