Sony: 3D Gaming May Cause Eye Fatigue Or Nausea


A strange post this but its still something we thought we share. Today Sony changed the Playstation’s Terms and Conditions with a warning regarding 3D gaming. In the new revised terms and conditions on the official US Playstation website, they state that it may cause eye fatigue and also nausea. Also they mention that you should not let children under the age of six view 3D material until a doctor has been consulted as their vision is “still under development”. The new changes to the terms and conditions can be found in full below –

“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. If you experience such discomfort, you should immediately discontinue use of your television until the discomfort subsides.

“SCEA recommends that all viewers take regular breaks while watching 3D video or playing stereoscopic 3D games. The length and frequency of necessary breaks may vary from person to person. Please take breaks that are long enough to allow any feelings of discomfort to subside. If symptoms persist, consult a doctor.

“The vision of young children (especially those under six years old) is still under development. SCEA recommends that you consult your doctor (such as a pediatrician or eye doctor) before allowing young children to watch 3D video images or play stereoscopic 3D games. Adults should supervise young children to ensure they follow the recommendations listed above.”

Thanks to vg247 for the article.

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