Nintendo Fanboys Suppress Doctor’s 3DS Warning


Nintendo fans have forced an ophthalmologist to remove material explaining the possible dangers the 3DS poses to small children through a campaign of harassment.

After the doctor published the article, 2ch-based Nintendo fans were infuriated at what they regarded as an attack on their favourite product.

Accusing him of slandering the 3DS, they proceeded to post the contact details of his clinic so their brethren could launch a campaign of harassment against him.

The doctor soon buckled and removed the article completely, giving the usual grovelling display of contrition the Japanese are so sickeningly fond of.

The doctor’s apology:

I have deleted the above blog entry.

[He explains at length how the entry was not intended as an attack on the 3DS but rather as a warning as to the potential dangers in light of Nintendo’s own advisory]

As regards Nintendo, Sony and anyone else involved in the development of 3D display products, I’m afraid I have greatly inconvenienced them, so I will delete this entry.

With the peddlers of 3D display technology paying for the creation of favourable studies on the one hand, and their cultish minions enforcing orthodoxy with intimidation on the other, it seems the safety of 3D devices is not in doubt – though the safety of their users is quite another matter.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    14:36 13/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    why can't they just use that energy to fight against ishihara, teachers, rapest, murders, etc.

    geez, talk about double standards and misplaced priorities. japan will fall if they continue this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:10 30/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hey now, this isn't the Japanese as a whole; This is a 2ch raid.
    You wouldn't judge the whole of America based on the actions of some 4chan raid, would you?
    Because really, I've seen a lot of stupid 4chan raids the energy for which could've also been put to much better purpose than this.
    I don't see how this has anything to do with Japan's priorities as a nation...

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    Comment by Lonesnipa
    13:31 14/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I would certainly like to see that. Especially considering nintendo had already come out and said that children under the age of 6 shouldn't use it. Kinda seems a bit retarded jumping onto info that someone said saying its an attack considering nintendo HAS said that children under the age of 6 shouldn't use this with the 3d.!5719485/nintendos-3ds-warning-for-kids-under-six-years-old

    Link if anyone wants to look at that. Pretty sure that showed up on sankaku too but I was unable to locate it with a quick perusal.

    Kinda makes nintendo fanboys look even dumber then they usually are. No offense to the people who like nintendo and, you know, don't overreact to rational statements.

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    Comment by AlucardsQuest
    15:35 13/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    The thing is the good doctor is trying to take away Japan's virtual girlfriends, and that's a no-no. Typical of 2ch's mindless fanatics to get all butthurt over someone who's actually trying to help them. They're probably closet Virtual Boy fans.

    Japan is doomed anyway. Don't worry 2ch, we Westerners will take good care of your women when you're gone!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:37 14/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    does 2ch otaku ever care about the others?

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    Comment by Artefact

    2ch doesn't have any women?

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:14 14/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    They do, but you have to play that against the odds of them being 3Dpigs. ;)

    Comment by Anonymous

    What about the self-proclaimed goddesses?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:44 14/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    $250 to destroy your vision for the rest of your life

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    Comment by Holy One
    14:43 13/02/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Their attacks were uncalled for, because the doc was just trying to let the public know of the potential risk it carries.

    2ch will always be 2ch.


    Comment by Anonymous
    16:01 13/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Unfortunately this isn't a cast of 2ch being 2ch, it's 2ch being Nintendo Fanboys.

    i.e. Nintendo fanboys being Nintendo fanboys.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:21 13/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    It's probably more along the lines of

    Japanese 2ch Nintendo fanboys being Japanese 2ch Nintendo fanboys

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    Comment by demonhaseo
    16:53 13/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oi... i'm a nintendo fanboy but I don't believe in going to those extremes -.- don't lug all of us in with those insane nitwits.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Yeah, one good fanboy (oxymoron) out of a million idiots sure makes a fucking difference.

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    Comment by obro
    17:17 13/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    ye nintendo fanboys are one of the worst fanboys out there.

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    Comment by alidan

    here is the thing though. this is a band new type of 3d for consumer market.

    this type of screen is actually better for you than passive glasses, and is possibly a benefit to children.

    didn't a study recently, and not just a 3ds study, but a study on these types of screens say its possible to be beneficial to kids to watch them?

    now here is how i see this, and correct me if i am wrong.

    this is a doctor, who wants to have more business, so he says every negative thing associated with 3d in hopes to get more people to look at him. people seen it as an attack (i see it as more of him using the 3ds as a cheap marketing tool) and they bitched him out for it.

    now either he caved and decided the pressure wasnt worth the (im assuming) minimal gains he was getting so he recanted.

    but what if he was only telling the truth (as he saw it) with no thought as to this could increase business? the way i see it that would be irresponsible in the same way telling people that condoms protect against std's, than recanting your statement.

    if he was telling the truth, he is a bad doctor, if he was lieing for publicity, he is a bad doctor.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:11 13/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    plausible. however my eyes ache after 10 minutes of testing on this device, so i assure you that, regardless how attention craving that guy is, the warnings are far -VERY FAR- from baseless.

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    Comment by alidan
    23:37 13/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    i cant wait till they can give a 1 out of XXXX warning for these.

    you say it hurt after a while, however i think this is more of a normal people finally know how i feel kind of situation.

    ever sense 3d came out, ever new 3d engine has given my a headache until i got use to it.

    i anticipate at least a 20 hours of headaches for me until i get use to this.

    now finally, when ever you work out muscles they get sore... can same apply to eyes.

    and because there is contradictory reports on both sides, before the launch of the console, i'm still saying i'm right, that he just was in it for a marketing campaign preying on parents fears.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:21 13/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    this type of screen is actually better for you than passive glasses, and is possibly a benefit to children.

    [citation needed]

    didn't a study recently, and not just a 3ds study, but a study on these types of screens say its possible to be beneficial to kids to watch them?

    Right, and you want me to believe you have a study that basically says Nintendo products are perfectly safe and was not sponsored by Nintendo in the back room?

    now here is how i see this, and correct me if i am wrong.

    Well, if you insist...

    this is a doctor, who wants to have more business, so he says every negative thing associated with 3d in hopes to get more people to look at him.

    Right, because somehow stands to gain money from people who read a random article of his on his free blog, instead of people turning their eyes in pancakes and needing his professional overpriced services? When was the last time you read an article by a certain medical professional and went out of your way just to go to their clinic?

    the way i see it that would be irresponsible in the same way telling people that condoms protect against std's, than recanting your statement.

    Your analogy is bogus, because it misses the fact that the doctor was forced to retract his blog post. A better analogy would be of a journalist who writes a story on a corrupt politician, only to write an apology letter later on, after receiving threatening phone calls and pictures of his children with red X marks over their faces.

    if he was telling the truth, he is a bad doctor, if he was lieing for publicity, he is a bad doctor.

    And you are a sham. This is a logical fallacy known as a false dilemma, because you assume only two possibilities, both disadvantageous to the party you oppose, while there are many others.
    He was clearly forced to retract the statement against his will. You cannot conclude that he is a bad doctor just because he values his own safety above a mere blog post, and you cannot conclude he was lying because he may have made a honest mistake.

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    Comment by Artefact

    Alidan's questionable logic aside, Nintendo themselves are notable for going in for the "medical claims" style of marketing for the Wii (fitness) and DS (anti-dementia), which usually involves dubious research ethics.

    With a history of commissioning medical research designed to show their products in a favourable light, their statements deserve intense scrutiny.

    That they have already started to tout supposed health benefits to their display should be a major red flag for any sceptical observer.

    Distorting technological developments with dubious medical claims is one thing, but actually encouraging and discouraging research (as would inevitably happen if the direction of research started to indicate that, for example, no children should be using such displays) is quite another.

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    Comment by H.exe
    14:34 13/02/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Angry Nintendo Nerds

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:06 13/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    future angry nintendo cross-eyed/blind nerds

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    Comment by Lannando
    14:43 13/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    N fans are blind cuz dont wanna see the truth

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    Comment by Sodium Chloride
    15:17 13/02/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Well, I suppose then N-fanboys don't really need the warnings, they are blind already anyway.

    /ducks for cover

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    Comment by HouseLife
    15:21 13/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I was hoping I was just generalizing my assumption in the previous article that 'some' fans would try to go against it due to fanboyism. I honestly thought I was just being paranoid... I honestly did.

    Fuck these people their blind, ignorant, pointless stupidity. We lose nothing by listening with awareness to the potentials involved in how new technologies, especially those that cause/require physical strain will affect us.

    I do not like humanity right now.

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    Comment by Megidola
    21:40 13/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Nintendo Fanboys ≠ Humanity

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:14 13/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Then you will never like it. :-)

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    16:25 13/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    You need a vacation, doctor.

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    Comment by Shaolan-kun
    20:30 13/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Alas, no. Fapping doesn't make you blind.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:15 14/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Obviously you haven't jerked it enough then.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:06 14/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    those fanboys give nintendo a bad name

    even nintendo themselves say that you shouldnt give the 3ds to children uner [insert age i've forgotten]

    what are they going to do with that?

    force nintendo to shut up?

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:18 13/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Imagine when they can see in 3D....

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:32 13/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Perhaps I may be abit strange but i would really like to play CSS or CS or Delta Force or smth like that in 3D. Or even ARMA. Combat Simulators FTW!

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:20 13/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Thats weird it's like people who smoke forcing tobacco companies to remove the warning lables from there products.
    These are the kind of people where you could pile a mountain of evidence contrary to their beliefs and it wouldn't budge them a inch

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:31 13/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    They should start a cult religion.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:19 13/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    The old saying "It's all fun and games till someone loses an eye" has never fit better.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:06 13/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Didn't nintendo themselves already say that it's not a good idea for kids <6 to play the 3DS with 3d on?

    You'd think that maybe they'd implement a parental lock that completely disables 3D regardless of slider position so the kiddies can still have their 3DS.

    Comment by GodMan
    14:17 13/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.3)

    Yeah don't mess with Nintendo Power!
    Also I heard somewhere that the 3DS is region-locked, say it isn't true!

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    Comment by Godot
    14:27 13/02/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    It true. Sucks for importers. Don't worry with Nintedo's record it can be easily circumveted months after its released. Maybe sooner than that even.

    Comment by GodMan
    14:47 13/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    T-T and I was looking forward to horrifically attempting to play Love Plus

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:16 14/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    How do you consider 3ds HD?

    Comment by Wisteria Berlitz
    23:58 13/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    same...wanna play Love+ in HD

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:06 13/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    idk about that. Nintendo is supposedly going security nuts with their next-gen products. 3DS and wii 2.0 are supposed to have Sony-level protection so it might be a year or more before it gets cracked.

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    Comment by Artefact

    This is a red herring. OtherOS was removed in direct response to hackers being on the verge of breaking the protection, so how can that be a cause? It's also a matter of record that piracy groups were trying to hack it since it came out.

    More broadly, it most certainly did work - the objective is not to make uncrackable protection, but to delay and discourage it as much as possible.

    Since Nintendo has stopped short of removing the physical media (which would give some extremely effective anti-piracy technology), it's anyone's guess whether their protection will be any good or not. Their track record is none too impressive, relying mostly on proprietary formats...

    Comment by Anonymous

    Yes, of course, it didn't work the last 100 times when (insert corporation) went security nuts, but it will somehow work now because Nintendo went security nuts?

    And since you mentioned it, Sony only managed to keep it's console uncracked for that long because homebrew devs were perfectly satisfied with OtherOS and the hardware features expired to the community. Mere months after blocking this feature, the PS3 GameOS was hacked to play unsigned, and later on people gained access to it's hypervisor.

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    Comment by Karoshidrop
    15:28 13/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    i give it weeks. What with the SD card slot :-D lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:44 13/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    FOOLS!! I eat YOU!

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:50 13/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    What the fuck is this shit? The people on 2ch are all man-children anyways. They can play their Pokemon 3DS and Love Plus 3DS just fine. They don't need to threaten doctors trying to help people with facts.

    The truth is children's eyes ARE still developing, and using Stereoscopic 3D will harm the natural and healthy development of their eyes.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Maybe these were actually anti-nintendo fanboys who're planning the destruction of Nintendo products by allowing children the world over get long term permanent damage so that their hated company would have to deal with the controversy that could've been avoided by doctors being out and open with the matter at hand.

    Naaah. It's just a bunch of stupid fanboys who don't know jack shit.

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    18:54 13/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Nothing more sickening than extreme console fanboyism that goes so far as to say genuine opinions and concerns regarding a console are fake or a virulent lie or what have you.

    Honestly, you don't need doctors. Many game editors in 3DS events have openly said they got eye strain with the 3D effect. And children shouldn't be steeped in 3D with 3DTVs to begin with for the sake of eye development.

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    Comment by nightcolored
    15:58 13/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    the doctor doesn't do anything wrong...

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