Sony Updates PSN Terms of Service to Reflect PS3 3D Gaming
Just a few weeks back Sony revised their PSN Terms of Service for PlayStation Plus, and this weekend Examiner.com (linked above) reports that the PlayStation Network TOS have been updated once again to reflect PS3 3D gaming.
According to Forum user TheShroomster, Sony is also sending out the new Terms via e-mail for registered users to review.
"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."
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More than one in ten people has a visual impairment that means they can't see 3D films properly, according to a British eyecare charity.
The Eyecare Trust says its been seeing an increasing number of people who complain that they can't perceive 3D images.
And the reason, it says, is that 12 percent of people suffer from a minor impairment that means their brains can't correctly process the individual images that are transmitted to them via the left and right eyes.
This leads to an inconsistency in viewing the three spatial dimensions (height, width and depth) required to enjoy 3-D films in all their glory it says.
If left untreated, binocular disorders such as amblyopia can affect peoples' ability to read well, and cause a greater propensity to screen fatigue when working at a VDU or watching TV for long periods of time.
And while these disorders can be easily detected in an eye test, many sufferers are not aware that they have them, as the brain can often compensate for the visual inadequacy in day to day life.
Sufferers will find that they may experience headaches and visual discomfort when watching 3D movies. Glasses or visual therapy may help.
The report is bad news for manufacturers, who are already twitchy about the health effects of 3D. Samsung recently issued a health warning about its 3D televisions, saying they could cause everything from headaches to epileptic fits and strokes.