Call of Duty - Black Ops - 3D Gaming
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Ok so November 9th the 1st from the ground up 3D First person shooter arrives.
Sauve asked the question if MS was going to support this format? It looks like the game can be played on both the PS3 and the Xbox360 in 3D. If the trailer info is correct the Xbox supports side by side and the PS3 is top - bottom 3D. It will be interesting to see if the PS3 blueray says 3D Blueray on it?
Here is a link to some of the in game play.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrZOAkEd8cAHere is the official website with FAQ;
I have pre ordered my copy, just in case
Last edited by LesIsTechSavy; 11-06-2010 at 01:21 PM.
Thanks for this news LesIsTechSavy! This is very exciting news indeed - the first true 3D console first person shooter! I'll definitely be picking up one myself.
It's great to hear that the Xbox 360 will also support a 3D mode, although I'm surprised that Microsoft itself hasn't made any annoucements in regards to this (at least to my knowledge). I've heard that Microsoft is leaving it up to the developers whether they want to support 3D or not, at least for the time being. I personally think that if the 360 does make a better effort to support 3D games, they'll quickly get left in the dust.
Let me know your thoughts on the gameplay LesIsTechSavy and i'll do the same when I get my copy
First up, when you first put in the game there is a download for what I am assuming is a 3D patch.
The game starts up and your TV tells you to put on your 3D glasses. Now here is the catch, if you decide later on to get out of 3D mode, the game will restart you at the beginning. I am not sure if you game saves will be there when you switch back to 3D and 2D.
The menus are all in 3D so from the get go. The good news, the 3D is good, maybe too good. I did notice a bit of what must have been like motion sickness after around 90 min of game play during my first play through. That sensation did not return on the following plays but its always a good idea to take a break. The scenes are sometimes so chaotic that it takes a while to learn friend from foe in some of the more intense chaotic scenes, even with name tags of your comrades friendly fire happens . There are times when you use machine gun turrets that you look down the sight to take aim, that's uncanny, realistic and surprisingly accurate.
There is online and a multiplayer Zombies components (Zombies is in 3D) which I think you should play with someone because you will get snuck up on and well it's not nice
There are two versions of the game the regular Blueray for $69.99 +/- $5.00 and the Special Edition for $149.99 you get the game plus a remote control bot like the one in the game. I have not played where this is available but its a small RC droid that you drive up to hidden enemies that is a bomb, you get the idea.
Overall the game looks like hours of fun both in single play or online.
If you have a 3D TV and an Xbox 360 or PS3 then you owe it to yourself to check this game out. Oh and get lots of extra batteries for those glasses or charge them regular. BTW those dollar store CR 2025 work and they are 2 for a $1.00.
I intend to finish the single play through first before going online, but when I do, I will hunt down Suave and show him some love
Last edited by LesIsTechSavy; 11-18-2010 at 08:29 PM.
Okay - I've finally had a chance to sit down and play Call of Duty: Black Ops in 3D Strangely enough there is nothing on the packaging of the game that indicates that it is playable in 3D?!?
Playing a fast-paced, first person shooter such as this is nothing short of sensational in 3D. The 3D adds a whole new level of realism previously not possible from a video gaming system. The overall experience is much more ehanced than playing this game in 2D - the characters and vehicles move realistically in a 3D environment and the building and structures have a true perspective look. I am completely sold on the idea of 3D gaming!
Of course, it does come with one slight issue - like LesIsTechSavy, my eyes do feel a little funny when playing for more than 60 minutes at a time. However, I rarely have more than this to play at any particular time so for me, it's not that big of an issue.
In terms of gameplay, yes the game is sometimes pretty chaotic and it is difficult to figure out who's an enemy and who's a friendly. Overall though, the gameplay is smooth and very entertaining. Fans of the franchise and those who enjoy first person shooters should definitely pick this one up, whether you own a 3D TV or not.
Just a quick addition to my notes above... there is one thing that has been bothering me a little about playing Call of Duty in 3D - namely the amount of image crosstalk (ghosting). I hate to say it but image crosstalk seems to be present all the time during gameplay and does make the overall 3D experience less spectacular than it could be. I can only hope that future software and TV firmware updates will be able to eliminate this.