Thing about the warning from Nintendo is this: It doesn’t actually make your eyesight worse unless your viewing it in the first couple years of your life. Even then, their is little scientific evidence that show any lasting side effects. All the side effects of 3D gaming are the same as they have always been watching anything in 3D. Some people experience headaches because their brain is having a hard time processing what you are seeing into 3D.

It’s just a fact of the technology that for some people the 3D just won’t be a realistic gaming option. Nintendo had that foresight, which is why you can turn off the 3D, and control how intense the 3D experience is with the slider. Obviously though, given that this is going to most likely cost at least what the Wii did at launch, this particular hand held isn’t for kids under the age of 6.

As for when you can finally get a chance to play the beast and make your own judgment? Try January 8th through the 10th. Of course you will only get your hands on this if you live in Japan. This event, along with two others following it up, are happening exclusively in Japan as they get their first public look at future. Unlike at E3, many games will actually be in playable form, not just a video showcasing the graphics. Included in that playable list are much anticipated titles such as Ocarina of Time 3DS, Kid Icarus, Resident Evil Revelations, Metal Gear Solid, and Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask. There will of course be a slew of video-only show offs of several future 3DS titles that we will most likely see later in 2011.

When are we going to be able to get our hands on it stateside? Well, there is still the media press event happening at “our” Nintendo World in New York on the 19th of this month, and given how things are going down in Japan it’s a given the 3DS will be playable for the public. Expect a slew of 3DS news this month from the 8th through the 20th.

What excites me most is that Kid Icarus is going to be in playable form this month, which furthers the speculation that it, along with Ocarina of Time and Metal Gear Solid, could make it in as launch titles.

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