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Nintendo Warns Parents To Shield Their Kids Eyes From 3D Games

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Now this is something you don't see every day - a major corporation telling its prime consumers to be wary of their product.

But with good reason.

Soon, lovers of their Nintendo DS will have a new way to play with the upcoming, 3-D handheld gaming system called the Nintendo 3DS.

The company is pretty stoked about it, but has sent out a vital warning to parents of gamers under the age of six. The company has released a statement through its Japanese website, urging parents to keep their children away from the gaming system until they are 6-years-old as the 3-D games may stunt the growth of their eyes.

Remember how when we were kids our moms didn't want us sitting too close to the T.V.? Same kind of thing,

Nintendo is taking all kids of precautions to protect their kiddie consumers and is being more than upfront about how parents can ensure their kids don't do any permanent damage. Their warning explains that parents can turn off the 3-D functionality, as well as set passwords that keep kids from using that feature. The statement also sends caution out to older gamers and implores them to "take periodic breaks from the games as often as every hour or 30 minutes."

We hear Nintendo's getting favorable reviews for the 3DS system, but their getting two thumbs way up from us for being responsible and letting people know about the health risks of using their product.

This way, everyone stays safe and healthy.

Play on!

[Image via AP Images.]

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