About a month ago I was sitting on the couch playing Black Ops with my sister and she was totally screen looking. Of course it drove me crazy and if she ever got a kill I blamed it on the fact that I was playing on half the screen size that I usually do and exclaimed “Why can’t we just play on one screen but not see the other player!” While I was thinking more along the lines of taping a piece of cardboard to the tv and making here sit below it and me stand up, Sony had a slightly better idea. I saw this ad and it blew my mind:
This is the answer to all the problems! What a simple, beautiful idea. Sadly this will cost you a small fortune for the television and glasses, but if you are a person who enjoys playing games with others in the same room it might be a great investment. One thing that is a little hard to tell in the ad is the size of the television. As it shows, it is about the size of a large computer monitor, so if you are trying to replace your living room television you might want to consider other choices. Otherwise this would make a great television for a room or dorm room setting! The other thing I would like to comment on is that I tried out the glasses and they are pretty lightweight and fit comfortably over glasses if you already wear them. Anyways, hats off to Sony for coming out with such a cool way to play on the same couch.
Edit: The one downside I did realize is that while this would be amazing for 2 players, it takes anyone else who wants to watch out of the game. That kind of stinks!