3DS Will Have 2D Toggle Feature

Posted: May 10 2010, 2:52pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 9:01pm CDT, in News | Gaming


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After reportedly hearing concerns that its 3D screen could create eye problems for marathon gamers, Nintendo decided to incorporate a feature that will disable its upcoming handheld's 3D projection.

The new device, which is expected to be the biggest hardware announcement at next month's E3 trade show, can display 3D images without the need for the user to wear special glasses.

In a recent interview, Nintendo head Satoru Iwata said that there were issues raised in the development process that the persistent 3D imaging could cause eye strain, especially for children. So the decision was made to put in some sort of toggle that will disable the 3D functionality.

It's not the first time Nintendo has faced concerns over the hazards of a portable gaming system. The abomination known as the Virtual Boy caused gamers all over the world to get migraines from its black-and-red display.

People have already jokingly compared the 3DS to the Virtual Boy with their similar focus to provide a more immersive portable gaming experience. The 3DS stands a much larger chance for success, though, especially with everyone in such a 3D tizzy right now.

Via PC Mag

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