With 3-D Blu-Rays and 3-D video games preparing to make their way into homes, what health risks can we face with this technology?
I would assume Sony and Samsung and other 3D tech developers have tested this product and have determined that it is safe... ..if not...yikes...
I got around to reading the article, but still. Read a game manual it'll say Play for 45 minutes and take a 15 minute break, how many of you actual pay attention to that.
i c wut u did thar
"Is 3-D Gaming Bad For You Eyes?" only if you are a 360 fanboy
of course its not good, but i dont care. Watching tv in general is bad for your eyes. THis is just more crap spewed from lazy fat kids that were never taught how 2 find a real job.
lol Monolith so true....
This is kinda off-topic but my vision have been decreasing faster since I got an HDTV and now I get headaches more easily when playing for too much time compared to when I had my old CRT tv.
Newsflash Eyesight Deteriorates as we get older, no matter what you do or don't do so I don't give a shit! Might as well enjoy yourself. Fucking hate is strong on the net. And why is this tagged under xbox 360? Unless I am missing something here.
My vision has deteriorated as I have increased my time using computers and staring at various screens, but I think that's common across most people these days. Hell, looking at your cell phone will make you nearsighted if you do it too much. What I try to do is look at distant objects whenever I can, be they out a window or across the room. The key is to try to exercise your eye so that it slides in and out of sight patterns fluidly. Unfortunately, being glued to screens for extended periods of time has taken its toll already.
Well, correct me if I'm wrong but isn't 3D tricking your eyes into doing something your eyes aren't supposed to do? That doesn't seem healthy. Plus, it's a big headache for a lot of people.
Yeah and guess what? Our two eyes are working in conjunction to "trick" our brain into thinking things in the real world has depth. Does that mean looking at stuff is bad for our brains?
the difference between games and movies (well FPS anyway) is the crosshairs in the middle of the screen. you direct the focus yourself compared to a movie director who directs your eyes unnaturally for your brain. Games are better than movies for 3D BUT any fast moving 3D is going to look choppy until the refresh rates are greatly improved. one eye sees a slightly different image stage (coupled with a slightly different angle) than the other eye because the image has moved on slightly so this is when it can strain the eyes more-so.
Yea and I remember back in the hay day news were telling people how cell phones could cause brain tumors. OH look at us now! 4G's coming and nobody's complaining. Give 3D awhile to settle in and nobody will care about the 'side effects' whatever they are. At least we don't have to wear those funky blue/red glasses anymore to watch the annual rose parade. Now we got them funky cool xmen glasses! Maybe oakley should get into the 3D glasses business. =P
Oh god more propaganda articles. HDTV is worthless, nobody wants 1080P, HDMI isn't needed, blah blah blah. I wonder who's really behind this crap
Nobody's complaining, except the people with brain tumors. If the 3D has "Side effects" I'm sure the success of it will wholly depend on what said side effects are. I'm sure if it destroys your vision to the point that you'll never see your first pair of real breasts, then I'm sure many people on this site will be put off by it.
I don't think any such study is done by Sony or Samsung. It simply isn't feasible for a company to do so other than wait for the results to come in after consumers have used it for a long time. All I know is, my eyes get fairly tired quickly when watching a 3D movie in the theather which suggest that the eyes are straining a lot. Another thing is there are studies that suggest that your eyes are able to pick up much more detail than your brain is able to process. This effectively means that your eyes are far more sensitive to strain and other potential effects.
I couldn't help but notice in your first para it sounds like you are talking about MS and the RROD fiasco. GG (Killzone 3 Developer) has already said that certain high level 3d would cause your brain to malfunction. This is common knowledge but who cares? Eating strawberrys from Cali can give you cancer in the long run, to much fat and cholesterol can cause heart attacks, too much stress from work or life will make you depress and in some cases burnt out, over working out in the gym will make yiou aggressive, etc, etc. Get the picture yet? Everything has trade offs, it's part of life.
Well the trade-off is tired eyes after 2 hours of viewing? Watching a 2-hour movie that can cause significant eyestrain with immediate effect is rather serious compared to the long term effects of questionable studies. Not eating vegetables and fruits have much more damaging effect than eating it immediately. Not working means you have no income to support yourself. Overworking in the gym will make you aggressive? I never heard of that before... I'm not sure how that relates? I also have no clue why you are talking about MS/RROD unless you have some ulterior motive....
Know how I got into gaming? Opthamologist told my parents that focusing on video games are good exercise for the eye muscles. True story and best damn doctor ever lol. Of course eye strain is bad, but in moderation, gaming and even 3d gaming won't cause damage.
prolonged used of computer, watching TVs for many hours, reading books for hours and playing consoles games for hours on your regular TV is bad for your eyes. Just use common sense and rest your eyes when you feel tired and don't forget to blink too.
@Alcon- I may like Sony's and Samsung's products, but I don't trust a multinational corporation to test things and conclude that they are 'safe' in the long run. Corporations aim to make relatively short term profits, and if that has a negative effect on the consumer, too bad. I actually think the government should do some research into this matter. It would be nice to have an objective account of the effects of 3D on spacial awareness. After all, it is the job of a government to protect its people.
Just remember everyone, doctors and scientists are all wrong, the makers of these products have your best interests at heart, I mean it's not like they will tell you "it's perfectly safe" just to get morons to sign 24 month interest free repayment plans on a $4000 tv.... Sony,Samsung: "Go back to bed everyone, we have everything under control"
Let alone these products check out the fuji camera that uses the same tech the 3ds is using for its screen that can really make you walleye
Cause im damn sure getting a 3D tv.............Some Day:-)
I tried some 3d glasses the other day... and my eyes felt very wierd once I took them off...maybe some long term effects if worn too frequently...
Lol my eyes were numb after Avatar. There might actually be long-term effects to wearing 3D glasses.
Bad for your wallet too.
You never lie.
Bad for *you* wallet.
I don't know I haven't tried it yet. Conclusions will only really be reached after a large number of people have actually played that way. Personally I don't think it will be good for you on long sessions, 2 hrs is enough for me in a cinema, I can only guess how it would affect my eyes in gaming for a prolonged period of time.
Sit in front of a bright screen all day can hurt your eyes too. Or too close to the TV etc sure there will be some people with weaker eyes etc who have bad after affects. If this was dangerous then there be no IMAX theaters sounds just like the doom articles of blu ray back then in 2007.
But with a film you are only going to be in there for 3 hrs tops, and most films aren't that long. I don't know about you but after a while I'm glad to get out of there. It's great for a while but eventually your eyes hurt. Obviously the longer you game normally the more strain it puts on your eyes, but I don't think its in the same league as 3d gaming. I think eye strain will likely be quite a big problem with 3d gaming.
then we will be having health authorities queuing for this tech to be banned, the fact that big players(sony,panasonic, disney, ESPN, SKY to name a few) are involved and beside 3D has been around in the form of IMAX cinema for quiet a long time, and in all this time there haven't been any serious attempt to ban 3D can only allow us to assume that 3D is safe, unless if you believe this flame bait
I'm not saying 3-D gaming is bad for your eyes, but there is plenty of things that have made it to the public without health authorities calling for them to be banned that were unsafe. 3D in the cinema and 3D in your home are very different. You likely won't be going to the theater multiple times a day every week to watch a movie in 3D. Some people will use it a lot in the home. If the glasses cause any problems with peoples eyesight, we'll see lawsuits bigger than the 1979 class action lawsuit against Navin R. Johnson over the Opti-Grab glasses.
That's true; especially in the U.S. there is a laissez-faire attitude toward health and safety regulations. People don't like being told that the hottest new gadget can have dangerous side effects, just as they were angry when cigarettes, penicillin, fertilizer, and hydrocortisol were found to be dangerous to long term health. Still, I think some objective government research into the use of 3D would be welcome, especially since this seems to be the wave of the future.
cigarettes alcohol aspestos pork the list goes on of course everything in moderation....even looking at a monitor for too long can be damaging. Ill be getting a 3dtv but i wont be using 3d all of the time. If anything feels funny after extended use then ill stop. Personally i wouldnt lest the kids play on 3d for long periods at home because im not 100% sure if there are or aren't any side effects
Whatever you do dont mention the technology that people carry around in their pockets all day, a 3g phone with wifi, GPS, bluetooth going all day is absolutely fine it wont do anything to you at all, really it wont, its totally safe, get your kids to wear one round their neck. /s 3d is the least of ur worries.
my thoughts exactly, i mean supposedly eating too much red meat can give people cancer
I get a massive headache when I play upscaled 3D over 30 minutes I dont know about full 3D though
been a beta tester for over a year now http://farm1.static.flickr....
but it'll sure hurt my pockets.
It's a good thing I'm waiting a bit before getting a 3-D TV. :)
Well Avatar gave me headaches
eek i hope its not the same sensation as getting a new pair of glasses because that sensation is a massive head ache!
i guess alot of you have never seen a 3d movie? if you have you would know this article has some point...and for the other ppl taking about if its unsafe health authorities would have done sum thing about it, lmao where do you live in magic land? if the health authorities care about your health smoking would have been ban years ago.
fanboys mad cause there system doesnt do it
I won't speak for the cell phone arguments and other problems, but when I came out of Avatar, my eyes were plenty irritated. If you watch the movie without the glasses, you can see what you are really being tricked from. I can understand that this might have long term effects because I can barely stand 2 hours of it.
Whether or not 3D movies hurt my eyes depended on the movie, really. I remember a Freddy movie that was 3D and didn't. Beowulf did, but Journey to the Center of the Earth, did not. Maybe it'll depend on the game.
walking across a street is unsafe but where's all the articles on that on the net? none except a couple lonely people in basements mentioning it or something. what's next,holding game controllers is a health risk too? bah!!
how could it be bad? do we not already exist in a 3D environment? this viral fud is getting out of hand.
The PS3 has been dreadful for my eyesight. I have downloaded enough scandinavian porn to sink a battle-ship on my FREE WEB BROWSER that it has made me go nearly blind. On the upside, i now have arms like Popeye!
I know that Avatar made my eyes sore (like wearing glasss >.>) My eyes are fine though. I just think the 3D technology needs to improve so our eyes can better except it, that's all. Hopefully the 3DS won't be too bad in longer play sessions.
i love sony and all their innovations but i just dont think losing your sight is worth it even if chance is very small. so i will skip the whole 3d thing even if gt5 comes in 3d. ill just enjoy it normally on my new 46"hx700
If you SIT TOO CLOSE TO YOUR 3D TV then yes.
there is a health risk if you play any videogame and don't take 15 minute break every hour. But if its awesome, then we'll do it anyways.
This is the only thing thats on my mind about 3D gaming, sure we watched Avatar which was like 3 hours long, but what about everyday?
i remember, it was years ago watching spy kids in 3-d and i got head aches and my eyes would hurt. i kinda agree but i gotta see with the actual product
Eye doctor told me its your vision is completly up to your genetics, tv and stuff can't hurt yr vision for life! (temporarly worse vision can be due dryness etc)
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