Sony's new TOS warns against too much 3D


In Sony’s recently updated Terms of Service agreement, the company warns users of its 3D products (both televisions and the PlayStation 3) that overexpose to the technology may cause discomfort.  Most anyone who’s gone to the movies lately can attest to the sometimes straining sensation of 3D. While I’m personally not sold on the prospect of three-dimensional content in the home, Sony, on the other hand, see’s it’s potential. If the recent obsession with 3D movies is any indication of where the entertainment industry is heading, they might just have a hit on their hands.

Check out the official TOS update below for all the eye-popping details.

"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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