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Nintendo warns of 3DS hazards

Young kids should not play 3D games
Wed Dec 29 2010, 10:51

GAMING CONSOLE MAKER Nintendo has warned that kids under six should not use its 3DS in 3D mode.

On its website, the outfit warns that the vision of children under the age of six is still developing.

Nintendo's 3DS consoles' 3D, including 3D movies and television, which deliver 3D images with different left and right eye images can impair the development of childrens' vision processing.

The outfit said that it was aware of the problem and has allowed parental controls to shut off 3D display to keep their young children safe.

Nintendo also recommended that all players take breaks from 3D content every 30 minutes or when they start to feel sick. Apparently this does not just apply to games having soundtracks that make anyone over the age of 12 nauseous.

It is not the first time that Nintendo has warned about the perils of 3D, but it is interesting to see how concerned the Wii maker is over the potential health effects of watching 3D projection. This sort of concern is curiously lacking from the makers of other 3D display products. µ




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