Nintendo 3DS gets a health warning for children
3D is the snake oil of 21st century entertainment. Enjoy the cinematic experience, but would rather it was several shades too dark to enjoy properly? Want to patch up that lazy, ten-thumbed plot by forcing the audience to wear glasses? Need to a new gimmick to flog your home television subscriptions?
Nintendo are also keen to reinvent their Nintendo DS with three-dimensional nonsense, and so world awaits the Nintendo 3DS - the console that promises a 3D gaming experience without the glasses.
But there's a hitch. While the console is due to hit the shelves of Japan next month, the manufacturers have had to issue an advisory notice to the parents of young children. A health warning has appeared on Nintendo's Japanese website to state:
"There is a possibility that 3D images which send different images to the left and right eye could affect the development of vision in small children."
Parents have been told that children under six years old should only play games in 2D mode - and the same goes for adults who feel ill while using the console.
Thanks to avid Bitterwallet readet Kevin