A British eye expert claims the Nintendo 3DS could cause permanent eye damage to anyone, no matter their age - contradicting information from Nintendo and the American Optometric Association.
This isn't lookin' good. * Region lock * Friend codes * Low battery life * and now this Meh, i'll probably give in and buy it anyways.
i really don't see what the big deal is its probably gonna be about as damaging as tv is i mean if this is supposed to be bad for your eyes then 3D in general is bad for your eyes
What do you mean by 3D in general? Theres a difference between 3D in real life, and the 3D through glasses and 3D in the 3DS screen; because the 3D in those things are an optical illusion to your eyes, since the screen itself is flat.
I am removing this previous. I'd rather not argue it. Just based off some articles I have read over the last couple of years. Until I see some hard evendence that 3D is bad for you, then don't make a mountain out of a mole hill. I get kids who are developing, but it hasn't been proven that 3D is harmful. At the rate of it's adoption, I would of assumed someone would of blessed it off. 3D is everywhere, so it may not be a danger after all.
They say gaming for extended periods of time causes damage to your eyes........we still do that anyway.
the turn off the 3D effect thingy
I don't know how the 3DS work to achive the 3D capablities, but if if forces it's users to adjust their eys like a autostereogram (magic eye), then I can't say it will be harmful, those magic eye pictures have been around for a while now, and I never heard of anyone getting premenate eye damage for staring into it.
I think I will let you guys buy it. If in a few years nothing happens to your eyes, then I will consider letting my kids have one. As it is right now, NFW. I am not one to stick my head in the sand. I think this warrants some caution.
it will cause a boom in the corrective laser eye surgery market. Time to buy stock in that.
@godshands I dont think you thought the magic eye comparence through. The big difference.... when has anyone spent hours starring at a magic eye image. Its the prolonged exposer that could be a problem, if there is one.
@FrankMcSpank "The british have been against 3D for years now. Who cares what they have to say about it.". ?????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ????????????????????. I hope that comment was sarcastic otherwise you have no idea
My point being was all the articles I have read about the UK not wanting or being able to support 3D leads me to believe that they won't ever change their minds. Not meaning to make an arguement, and I am not making some idiotic statement.
I have not read anywhere about 3d not being supported in britain. I own a 55" 3d samsung and watch 3d SKY digital tv daily.
who cares about all that pedrami91 its avant garde tech and it'll sell the rest is irrelevant./s
@ FrankMCSpank Games with alot of bright colors can cause seizures and you think this new 3D tech won't harm the eyes in some way?!
everyone is just jumping to conclusions i will wait till the 19th before i come up with anything to sway my opinion on the 3DS.
Complete histaria for something that has yet to be tested for long term use. A 3D screen with no glasses. Awesome. Wait what? I don't have that red/blue plastic to protect my eyesight? OMG I will go blind!!!! Just a bunch of crazy talk. I know there is another version of 3D glasses now. Still though do I care about 3D? About as much as I care about a single lost penny. Not very much. I have heard for years TV and computer screens damage your vision. Yet my vision has stayed relatively the same. No amount of gaming I have ever done has caused my eye vision problems. I expect the same from 3DS technology in the 3DS. Some things actually suggest it helps your vision. Which is the case I believe.
I have been saying this since it was announced...
...but nobodies been listening. Sony and all the rest have already updated their terms and services to include eye damage in " some " people after a vague amount of time playing games in 3d. At the very least if you are a concerned parent, don't let your kids under the age of 10 anywhere near 3D anything. The technology forces your eyes to look separate ways and the chance of developing lazy eye is real among other things. It should also be noted that as you age your eyes begin to wear down, this is the last thing you would need. They should all be sued and imprisoned because THEY KNOW THIS and it's the kids that will pay the biggest price because people are under the false impression that they would never do anything to harm us...especially the kids...it's all lies. I have looked into 3D technology and spent some time watching and playing various tech demos and it looks fantastic...BUT...I also heard the the high you get from crack cocaine is insane and it won't hurt you because it's natural...makes games look incredible too just don't do it all the time...O_o Do your own research...everybody in the industry know's it's a ticking time bomb once people catch on. This has been reported on for YEARS.
And we have a link to all this research? Somewhere? If you are arguing against glassless 3D and the damage that it could potentially do I would assume you have either personally researched, or have read some peer reviewed studies on the effects of these devices on our eyes. Your long post is absolutely irrelevant with no links to back up your stance.
Doesnt extensive periods of time using the computer and watching TV in general do the same? Although Im pretty sure 3D can be much more harmful.
Nobody is fool enough to use 3D for hours and hours.
I think you'd be surprised at how many fools there are. Shocked, even.
I thought this only applied to 3D with glasses. Not good if true.
He is British therefore he must be right.
Yeah just like Vaccinations right?
Now I am confused. Then again the Euros are smarter than Americans.
Please explain this, as most of us are from the same genetic stock. I would like an explanation for this comment. My ancestors are Swiss/German/Scottish/English and I doubt there is much difference with my genetic potential and someone that actually lives and was born there today. My family has probably been in this country for about 150 to 220 years (depending on the side of the family). Is that enough time to see some kind of Darwinian change big enough to make a difference?
Guess I should be more specific that educational wise most kids here sucks than over there.
@Star http://www.timesonline.co.u... Riiiiiight. If you say so. Even WITH cities like Detroit and an EXPLODING illegal-immigrant/anchor-baby populous, the US STILL has a lower dropout rate average. Don't believe all of the anti-US propaganda you hear, boy.
the funny thing is even if all the listed problems with the 3DS are not true, parents are going be cautious and not buy it time will tell i guess
Present the statistical data from a quality study based on this subject and then I'll change my opinion, but until then claims such as these hold as little water as the claims of MSG causing headaches. Everyone is always ready and willing to shout epidemic, I wonder why.
>Don't let younger children play it >Problem solved Besides, doctors have already approved the 3DS for usability by all age groups.
Yeah... Doctors... so smart. I know doctors who won't tell their elderly patients that they are diabetic, because it would be "too hard on them".
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I think he likes me, he keeps on batting his eye's towards me.
I'm still weary of 3DTV. If you see a 3D film, that lasts only 2 hours or less, watching 3DTV for extended periods every day could be damaging to your eyesight. How many gamers actually take a break in the heat of the moment and hit pause for a half hour? They sit there and play for hours on end. I'm sure 3D will turn out to be harmful in the long run. People used to think cigarettes were safe, what about asbestos? Give it time, everything becomes harmful. In 10 years everyone will be cross-eyed and near-sighted.
ironiclly nobody points this out with other consoles. Staring at any TV for too long is bad.
"..everything becomes harmful." You live in a plastic bubble don't you? If so I suppose this mindset is reasonable, but otherwise this statement is sheer ignorance. It's people with this mentality that think the world is going to end tomorrow.
I am NOT getting a 3DS for my kids... ever. This is, basically, the reason why.
meh doesn't bother me, ive seen arguments that say it won't do anything and it damages your eyes. Ive also seen one that says it might improve your vision. I guess we will just have to wait and see.
I've read the assertion countless times now that 3D visuals somehow "damage" the eyes and not once has a mechanism for how this supposed damage occurs been explained. I don't understand how 3D can "damage" your eyesight any more than reading. It's akin to claiming that taking a picture can damage a camera.
I have seems the games that will launch with the 3DS and they did not impress me. Nothing original when compared to the launch games that came for the DS. To have to play the 3DS without 3D then it loses 60% of the fun about having this machine. Not to mention that the 1st year after launch we will only see remakes ... Was expecting the 3DS to have that Tegra 2 card from Nvidia so it would oe very well multu tasking... well, will wait for the PSP2 .
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