The good was all the 3DTV deals at the show and Sony putting on a good display, i got to hang out in their 'home environment' again which was nice, they had a 55" 3D screen up this time around and the quality was top notch. Nice to see even this many months later since launch and having a home built 3D rig running PS2 games that the impressions of depth and loverlyness hasn't faded. Samsung had a great entry level package in which you got a 750C series 3D 40" TV, 3D Bluray player, 2X glasses pack and a film for 795 beer tokens. Prices went from that to quite frankly obscene in the Panasonic zone!
The bad was a showing from Trust, they had a great stand with the frontend of a Merc' touring car rigged with force feedback wheels and screens where the windscreen should be. It looked good what with the external monitors showing the race. My hetro life buddy and myself went head-to-head in a timed race, and i felt like the dogs in the car, shame the wheels themselves were just soo bloody horrible with a dead zone that must have been a good 90 - 120 degrees big! the thing was just undrivable, and the game was GRiD, which i royally kick arse on with a joypad. Their force feedback just felt dead and lifeless.
The sexy was the Booth Babe from Sony that i spent a good 45 minutes chatting to/up, i blame the huge Americano i chugged earlier, after a while talking shop conversation turned to GT5 and the racing pods they run with 3D screens, she told me they had review copies of GT5 there, but no amount of begging, promising my external soul, cheap distraction technnics, would get her to give me one (f'nar!) She did admit though they still haven't got a release date for the game and had no idea when they could expect a full copy for the pods, the finger of blame seemed to be pointing at SCEA though.
Happy Halloween peeps, i'm going to roast my nuts now.
Unofficial ThreeSpeech Bloggers Hit The Hi-Tech Trade Show