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Nintendo (NTDOY.PK) sheds some light on its recent warning that its 3-D games could cause...

Nintendo (NTDOY.PK) sheds some light on its recent warning that its 3-D games could cause eyesight problems in young children, saying it doesn't actually believe the product is dangerous but prefers to be proactive about informing consumers and wants to fend off the risk of possible litigation.
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  • kmi
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    About time someone brought this up.

     

    I am tired of all the hype surrounding 3D TVs, a lot of the tech revolves around either tricking the brain or the eye muscles into seeing two different images.

     

    When I was younger I had to do eye excersizes to recover control of one of my eyes which had a tendency to "shut off" and the muscles would relax and my eye would wander. Basically, 3D TV technology seems to me to encourage the creation of that problem and I am absolutely uninterested in bringing the tech into my house.

     

    i'm no luddite, I like technology, but I don't believe the trend to this type of 3D is good. There are other technologies out there that are interesting.

     

    www.zebraimaging.com/
    9 Jan 2011, 04:12 PM Reply Like
  • Bouchart
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    The potential eyesight problem with the 3DS reminds me of the problems with the "Virtual Boy" from the mid 90s. I never used the device, though.
    9 Jan 2011, 06:29 PM Reply Like
  • inthemoney
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    Isn't all technology bad for eyesight , though? Just look around. It seems 50% of todys kids have bad eyesight, when just 20-30 years ago it was my be 10%.
    Almost everybody who works with/ on computers has some eyesight problems.
    9 Jan 2011, 06:48 PM Reply Like
  • TimTrade24
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    As with anything (enjoyable) in life, moderation is the key. I don't see the harm with 3D games as long as parents are responsible in monitoring their kids while playing such video games.
    9 Jan 2011, 08:22 PM Reply Like
  • Charlie Anderson
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    The question really becomes whether or not Nintendo is serious about saying that it "doesn't actually believe the product is dangerous." Is this just a sneaky way of getting out of a dangerous PR situation or are they really being as proactive as they say?
    9 Jan 2011, 08:33 PM Reply Like
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