FURIOUS gamers made ill by Nintendo's new 3DS console have been REFUSED full refunds. Record return levels were reported after thousands suffered headaches and dizziness. Many only got some cash back from shops - or nothing at all.
lol jus turn da 3d off they say.. but hmmm isnt it a 3ds lol.. u get what u pay 4...
I've played my 3DS for 1-2 hours straight without any dizziness or headaches, this is on max as well. I've given it to a friend to play and he couldn't handle the 3D very well, but simply turned it off and had a blast playing with it. All in All, if you have to return a 3DS just cause of 3D, then you got it for all the wrong reasons.
I can't believe what i am reading. Purchasing 3DS for its 3DS abilities is the wrong reason to by one??? Are people serious? Who's buying the 3D TV for it's impressive size alone? In that case why not cop a DS XL or DSI? The graphics are only marginally improved on the 3DS anyhow. Frankly i've played the 3DS on several occasions and did have some strain, but it was nothing i couldn't handle. If i had poor eye sight however, or if it were giving me headaches i WOULD want a refund. And no one's wrong for wanting their money back on the system's main draw...3D without glasses!!!! Especially if you'll need glasses afterwards
Ummm,the 3D gaming part is the main selling point of the handheld.
I got it for the graphics, and some of its coming out titles, 3d was just a plus for me
What thousands? what is with these bogus articles. I know hundreds of people (online and in person) who have a 3Ds and nobody is complaining about headaches or being ill except one guy said he had a slight headache, but he also went to a loud party that day, so it could be that. This is getting ridiculous.
If you are in the UK & you no longer want your 3DS.. Best thing to do would be to trade it in to HMV then, They'll give 'ya £200, no questions asked. Good deal if you ask me...
I knew this would happen.
The SUN is the worst news paper in the UK. calling it a newpaper is actually a compliment. Its pretty much the FOX news of the UK but in paper form. Want proof disagree? here is a delightful article apology they published. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol... "IN an article published on The Sun website on January 27 under the headline ?Gollum joker killed in live rail horror’ we incorrectly stated that Julian Brooker, 23, of Brighton, was blown 15ft into the air after accidentally touching a live railway line." Hahaha if the writers didn't have jobs they would probably just Troll on the internet. heres another bit of gold: "His parents have asked us to make clear he was not turned into a fireball, was not obsessed with the number 23 and didn’t go drinking on that date every month."
The Daily Mail are just as bad. They wrote a 2 page article on one of my mates, because he stupidly got a drunken and disorderly charge. People are getting mown down everyday in Libya and the Ivory Coast, and they're writing bullshit about a 21-year old.
I experienced a severe headache and dizziness, when I saw the price tag in Europe (it is like 370USD), never mind 3D.. They be smoking some Mario mushrooms at Nintendo,..and I would have problem giving Sony so much money for NGP,.. and that shit will be a technical beast,.
best handheld coming later this year,w8 till it comes and enjoy in ultimate gaming experience!!!
correction, ultimate mobile gaming experience.
Nintendo included a slider for a reason. If 3D makes you sick just turn it off.
its the 3DS....their slogan is "Take a Look inside" 3d is a big selling point with this device if not the biggest, if you dont want 3D why buy it ?.?
cus of all the things it does and new games thats why and i think ppl are shoving there face into the 3dsi seen one guy do that in the bus i was like o.0?
"but, but... whats the point of owning a 3DS if you aren't gonna play games in 3D?". Better online service(1 universal friendcode system), the ability to play original DS titles, and a boatload of 3rd party support.
Dont mention the online its terrible. PSN and XBOXlive offer way better online services than the 3DS. And dont use the excuse because its a handheld because the NGP will have an online similar to the PS3. Anyways everyone knows by now that most people buy Nintendo handhelds for the games not for the gimmicks that it offers. I mean seriously who would buy a 3DS just for the 3D when the games from Nintendo are a lot more important?
Masterchef2007 although the services aren't actually there yet I can still find a game of super street fighter IV about 10x faster than on xbox or ps3 and yes i have street fighter on both of those systems.
let me guess, the person who disagreed doesn't have a 3DS. ITS TRUE.
You have to take into account that Street Fighter 3D was just recently released so theres bound to be a ton of people playing it right now. So its normal that the console version takes a while to find games because it was released a long time ago.
But why call it 3DS for? Isn't that its main selling point? Its like ms with kinect, you're the.controller than imagine them releasing an add on controller. Now what would that say to the consumers buying this product? Whatever the case there seems to be a fair amount of negativity surrounding this handheld. If its not the price, its the line up if not that its main selling feature 3D. Dont want to drag this on, but maybe, just maybe these are signs. At this point i wouldnt be surprised if the NGP ends up having a better launch. But at the same time it wouldnt surprise me to see this device do better later on the year when a few key games come out.
I would be surpirsed if sony had several big titles for launch. I am pretty sure that LBP will be one of them. And we should see COD (i dont like it but it sells) at Sonys E3 Presentation so if its a launch title it should sell plenty of units.
Whats the point then? This thing is supposed to use 3D...ITS THE MAIN FREAKING SELLING POINT!!!There were already testers saying that this would happen but the faithfull (fanatics that they are) said it wouldnt be a problem......yeah right...say that to a mom who will have her little angel with head ache because of it....do you know how annoying is a children when he/she is uncomfortable??? These moms know....
if you don't want blu-ray why buy a ps3?...just get a ps2. Um....Last time i checked ps2 can't play ps3 games as well as having less features! Enjoy playing UC3 on ps2. And enjoy playing Mario Kart 3DS on DS. LMAO...Haters fail
But you can play metal gear solid 3 for a friction of the asking price on a ps2? Sf 4 on a 4gb360 again for less. Zelda,star fox ect on the n64 and the virtual console as well. So again if its about it being unique, than you're not saying much because the dsi already gives you those inputs and half of those games only slightly lighter on graphics and what not. And this isnt hate but merely an obvious fact.
you know i'm right...lol...3DS software will take over retail and DS software will get fewer new releases. Ocarina 3DS will be massive and the draw is HANDHELD Ocarina, not HOME Ocarina.
Why are people complaining? This was reported as a possible problem BEFORE the launch, and customers are able to try a 3DS in store before buying them. Personally, ive had no problems. "but, but... whats the point of owning a 3DS if you aren't gonna play games in 3D?" - New, unique games that arent on any other system is the big point in my opinion.
I was being sarcastic.
Ive been on a few sites, where they ask that question without sarcasm... But those sites are frequented by Xbox owners that are biased against portable games.
"FURIOUS gamers made ill by Nintendo's new 3DS console have been REFUSED full refunds." I get FURIOUS when I see people RANDOMLY using CAPS-LOCK for no apparent REASON other than to make the reading voice in your head SHOUT.
So let me get this straight, using it's main selling feature causes nausea and headaches in random people, you should only play it 30 minutes with 3D on, and it isn't recommended for anyone 7 and under. Plus we have no long term studies showing its effects on the eyes. LOL Hell, even if these people represent a statisticly insignificant number, bad word of mouth and/or something like a health scare could kill the system dead. Moms have been going on about games ruining your eyes since I was a kid, so they're prone to believe this type of scare no matter how rational/irrational. And what if it does cause eye problems down the road. Imagine masses of cross eyed gamers comming after Nintendo's and its big ol piles of cash. LOL, it's the optigrab from the movie the Jerk!!!
I just think thatif unique amingis what one wants than the dsi could suffice since its the same device minus the 3D and some dowgraded specs. But asides from that a simple fw could easily make the other features on the dsi cost you less in the process. Thus making 3D the main selling point in this device. In additin to this with all the inputs the NGP has there really isnt much that the DS can play that the NGP cant. Again i am not trying to knock Nintendo here as they are a ver repectable company. However for all the hype and history lessons endure by everyone else looking for something different. I say the ngp is a much better proposition given everything in the box. 2 camers, 5inch oled screen, back touchpad, trophy support, psn support, playstation suite, dual analog sticks, gps,wifi, gps, microphone, built in surround sound as for... games? Yeah those i am sure would be there and with cloud features as well. 3DS is a great handheld for sure, but in my opinion the ngp is my go to handheld. But each to its own i guess.
*Reads source* Really?
I used one yesterday, and I could not handle the 3d either after 30 seconds of playing SSF4 3d my eyes felt like they were burning, and I was dizzy for a whole hour afterward. Later on playing it without 3D I had a blast.
are your eyes bad?? cause my eyes never "burned"
yes actually my eyes are very bad almost close to legally blind with out glasses. but i had glasses on
well, that explains it then. i guess people with glasses have a higher ratio of reported eye problems with the 3DS.
i tried the 3ds at target and when i first looked into it was like dam my eyes were trippin man but then they adjusted i didn't really like the effect gotta say it turned me off a little on picking one up i felt that after a while of gaming my eyes probably wuld be super sore aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh lol
i know ima end up buying one anyways im a handheld freak haha
I played the 3DS at walmart and its was messing with my eyes in the first 5 minutes of gameplay.
yea why didn they just focus on the console they HAD to add a dam gimmick like always i wasn't impressed gotta say hope it don't backfire on them can you say virtual boy haha naaa just kidding 3ds is great has some flaws tho
Just take it back to the store and say it is defective and you want your money back. That is what I did at Best Buy. They didn't refuse me. too few features+too few games+worthless 3d effect+overpriced+build quality sub par=defective If you like it, so what, if you don't, so what. Sometimes I feel like this website is just a place where people come to cry and get others to pat there back and tell them "it's ok, don't listen to those poopy heads, your system is the best and everybody's sucks. Now go back there and tell how stupid they all are." Lame.
what a bunch of little bitches
Bubbles for saying exactly what i was thinking
Some people are just fucking dumb asses. TURN OFF YOUR 3DS and play with the lights on or out side.
Ive had absolutely no problems with the 3DS. None at all. It is the exact console i expected and i got exactly what i wanted out of it. Can't wait for all the great games to come out later this year.
The real sad thing is its affecting the share price. Again, the bad news sells, the good news makes barely a whimper.
Source: The Sun Tabloid HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHA
I'd quite like to see where their numbers came from. And naturally, there will be people that complain and try to get a full refund, but it is in the health and safety guide included, not only in paper form with the console, but on the console itself. You shouldn't moan about your own ignorance.
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