"Nintendo 3DS arrives with kid warning"
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Nintendo 3DS arrives with kid warning
-We're all familiar with 3D movies and even 3D TV's, but now 3D handheld gaming devices.
-This is the first time it's a glasses-less 3D technology on a device that already has a lot of popularity.
-CNET's Senior Editor, Donald Bell, has been reviewing mobile technology for years and says the Nintendo 3DS will raise the bar on what people expect from 3D.
-It's definitely living up to the technological
promise of the device.
The 3DS is packed with new features and among other things, a feature called "Augmented Reality."
-So, it looks like this game is playing out on your desk in front of you and it can look like the table is warping.
-And then, there's the 3D camera.
-I can take a 3D photo, nice, and then send it out to all of my friends with the same device.
-It's definitely for a younger audience that can put up with and be excited about the novelty.
it's not geared for all audiences.
Nintendo has made it clear that this device in the 3D mode is not suitable for kids age 6 and younger, sighting possible harm to the eyes, and for older kids, doctors say, "Use caution."
-Right now, we don't have data to suggest that it would necessary harm a child.
However, having said that, like any activity that adults and children do, moderation is probably a good idea.
-Good thing, there are parental controls and a switch where you can turn the 3D capabilities on and off.
For CBS News, I'm Kara Tsuboi, cnet.com, in San Francisco
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