A Failure of Vision

A Failure of Vision

A Failure of Vision

by Steve Napierski to Comics

There’s been some reports out that say the Nintendo 3DS’ 3D technology can be harmful to your vision and that it’s advised to take breaks every 15 minutes [1]. Didn’t they say a similar thing about staring at computer screens all the time? And it’s not like that impaired anyone’s vision… Oh, wait. Nevermind.

I also created a CSI Miami version of today’s comic after the fold.

Nintendo 3DS - CSI Miami

Props goes to Desomnd Seah from Bigger Then Cheeses for creating this meme in the first place.

Discussion (19)¬

  1. David Herbert
    David Herbert says:
    February 28, 2011 at 12:28 am #

    I played it at a booth a couple of weeks ago. Holy shit it was awesome.

    • odderz
      odderz says:
      February 28, 2011 at 4:26 am #

      This. My local GAME store got one in and the manager let me have a go of Face Raiders and Augmented Reality, I didn’t realize how immersive it was until I noticed I was backing away from the AR card. It’s incredibly effective, if not immediately obvious.

  2. AndrewFoose
    AndrewFoose says:
    February 28, 2011 at 6:39 am #

    Does Caruso have sunglasses on under his sunglasses?

    • Infernova
      Infernova says:
      February 28, 2011 at 7:21 am #

      More like he’s putting sunglasses on his sunglasses. *cue Xzibit*

      • Xzibit
        Xzibit says:
        February 28, 2011 at 10:00 am #

        Yo dawg I heard yo like sunglasses, So I put Sunglasses on your Sunglasses so you can Pun while you Pun!

        • Xzibit
          Xzibit says:
          February 28, 2011 at 10:02 am #

          Alternative Version:
          Yo dawg I heard yo like sunglasses, So I put Sunglasses on your Sunglasses so you can Meme while you Meme!

    • PorkRoll
      PorkRoll says:
      February 28, 2011 at 11:15 am #

      Aren’t those smoked spectacles used by the blind?

      • Katherine
        Katherine says:
        February 28, 2011 at 1:54 pm #

        Well you know what they say…
        Justice is Blind. YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

        • Tommy
          Tommy says:
          March 1, 2011 at 8:31 am #

          I think what you mean is…

          “You know what they say, ‘Love is blind.”

      • Scott
        Scott says:
        March 2, 2011 at 12:01 am #

        Horatio fails to see any problem with it.
        Fail to see = BLIND

  3. Randomgamerdude
    Randomgamerdude says:
    February 28, 2011 at 7:26 pm #

    Let me say something as obvious as this:
    The sky is blue.
    Whee now make a comic about it!

  4. MediaDuke
    MediaDuke says:
    February 28, 2011 at 7:33 pm #

    Hmm…that sounds an awful lot like Nintendo’s last three-dimensional experience. Virtual Boy, anyone?

    • Nick
      Nick says:
      March 1, 2011 at 2:59 pm #

      I agree with MediaDuke on this one and honestly am going to wait before even thinking about buying one. It’s like with the dsi camera function. Where are all the games that were to come out of that? Plus with the cost of the unit and the incrased price in games makes you wonder how much more people are going to want it. Tim will tell.

      • Tim
        Tim says:
        March 1, 2011 at 9:19 pm #

        They are rereleasing a lot of really good 64 games with better graphics and in 3D for this. The wikipedia page on 3DS games is fairly long. The price will be way cheaper than the NGP/PSP2

    • PunkrawkBbob
      PunkrawkBbob says:
      March 2, 2011 at 2:59 pm #

      Nothing remotely like Virtual Boy. Virtual Boy was toted as a “portable” system that was heavier than Nintendo’s consoles at the time, ate 6 batteries every 2 hours, only had two colors, and only 14 games released in the US, EVER.

      The 3DS has the entire backlog of DS games to support, will release more than 14 games at launch, has built in rechargeable batteries, selling momentum from the DS, and key things – It has Nintendo supporting it. By the time the VB hit the states the Big N had already declared it DOA.

      3DS will be something entirely different, especially given the recent announcements today regarding Netflix streaming, LIVE style friends list, and just an overall awesome approach to modernizing their system. Good luck finding one once Zelda comes out and you desperately want one ;)

      • MediaDuke
        MediaDuke says:
        March 2, 2011 at 3:24 pm #

        Oh, I’ve already got my 3DS preorder down. There’s merely the “Christmas Story” comparison between the two systems: “You’ll play your eyes out!” I’m still not sure whether it will be gimmicky or not (totally agree with Nick on the DSi; Nintendo has a habit of introducing some “revolutionary” new thing and then never following up with it), but my original DS is about dead and I figure if it DOES goes somewhere, it’s worth it.

        Also, I totally own a Virtual Boy and never have had a problem with seeing things. Even when I wish I hadn’t…damn you, Internet, and your array of goatse and two girls with one cup!!!!!!

  5. Ido013
    Ido013 says:
    March 1, 2011 at 12:56 am #

    I just hope this doesn’t mess up my eyes too much cuz I need to play MML3 and by the time it gets here I’ll have had my eye surgery.. Wouldn’t want this to worsen them up..

  6. Nick
    Nick says:
    March 1, 2011 at 2:59 pm #

    Sorry that should have said time will tell darn it no delete button.

  7. bidoopoo
    bidoopoo says:
    March 2, 2011 at 1:36 am #

    You know all the times my mom said I’d go blind, playing video games wasn’t what I was thinking.