Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony, Torchlight, James Cameron's Avatar

The words "movie" and "license" area anathema to gamers when paired and the exception is rare. Fortunately, this week's coverage of Jame's Cameron's Avatar may show us a way to one of said exceptions. We were invited to an event at the Dolby Labs in San Francisco to experience the game hands-on (in 3D no less). Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony ratchets up the excitement and the better-than-Diablo Diablo clone Torchlight receives some much deserved face time.

Is 3D gaming a gimmick? Does anyone expect to actually own a "3D Ready" television soon enough to give a care as to whether Avatar is in 3D or not? We're on the fence on this one, but that didn't stop us from accepting an invitation to put on some goofy looking glasses and try it out for ourselves.