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By DERRIK J. LANG, AP Entertainment Writer – Fri Apr 23, 4:19 pm ET

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UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – For movie goers, watching a 3-D film is a relatively easy experience. Audiences didn't need to do anything other than pay a few extra bucks and slip on a pair of special glasses to see 3-D versions of "Avatar" or "Alice in Wonderland." For gamers, however, enjoying a 3-D game requires a bigger investment on their part.

For example, to play the popular online fantasy game "World of Warcraft" in 3-D, an inhabitant of Azeroth would need hundreds of dollars worth of gear: a robust computer setup with a compatible graphics card, monitor capable of displaying 3-D and a pair of 3-D spectacles. At this early stage, it's an expense that many virtual adventurers have yet to adopt.

Dozens of game developers, business executives and other stereoscopic 3-D gaming advocates converged at a Universal City hotel this week to explore that very conundrum and witness the latest in 3-D games at the first-ever 3-D Gaming Summit. The consensus was that whether gamers push play on 3-D or not, the home 3-D revolution is already in motion.


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The more I read about the current generation of in-home 3-D technology, the less I am interested in it.


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3-D television could be harmful to your health

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April 24, 2010

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Attorneys for Samsung actually put together a warning against prolonged exposure to 3-D TVs for teens, pregnant women, the elderly, the sleep-deprived, the intoxicated and kids, while kids under 6 are not advised to watch at all. The company even warns that people at risk for strokes or epileptic seizures, or those with ocular conditions such as weak eye muscles or lazy eye, should actually consult a medical professional before watching 3-D TV.

Samsung warns that too much 3-D TV can cause motion sickness, depth perception problems, disorientation and "decreased postural stability." Watching 3-D images strains your eye muscles in order to keep all of the images in focus. Accordingly, when many people stop watching, they get headaches or disoriented and lose their balance from the eye strain.

To prevent injuries from falling, Samsung tells viewers, "DO NOT place your television near open stairwells, cables, balconies, or other objects that can be tripped over, run into, knocked down, broken or fallen over." Also, viewers should take frequent 30-minute breaks from watching 3-D TV. Finally, Samsung warns that wearing its 3-D glasses when you're not watching 3-D TV, "may be physically harmful to you and may weaken your eyesight."


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