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Sony adds to Samsung’s warning about 3D TV

Sony adds to Samsung’s warning about watching 3D TV. http://bit.ly/cMpV58

Funny that Sony should add it’s warning to that of Samsung a while back – More Good News for 3D? back in mid April. Now ArsTechnica reports that both Nintendo and Sony are placing warnings:

“Some people may experience discomfort (such as eye strain, eye fatigue or nausea) while watching 3D video images or playing stereoscopic 3D games on 3D televisions,” the 3D section of the PlayStation 3 Terms of Service reads. “If you experience such discomfort, you should immediately discontinue use of your television until the discomfort subsides.” The other paragraphs consist of standard warnings: if your eyes hurt, stop playing until they stop hurting. Ask your doctor about younger children using 3D devices.

Reggie Fils-Aime, the President and COO of Nintendo of America, issued a similar warning when talking to Kotaku. “We will recommend that very young children not look at 3D images,” he said. “That’s because, [in] young children, the muscles for the eyes are not fully formed… This is the same messaging that the industry is putting out with 3D movies, so it is a standard protocol. We have the same type of messaging for the Virtual Boy, as an example.”

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