Odd side effect of using the 3DS for a while

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  1. TwinRetro
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    Has this happened to anyone else? I played Super Mario 3D land for a few hours today and used the computer straight afterward. I know I wasn't looking at a 3D screen anymore but it seemed like the text was floating off of the page as if it were. I'm not really concerned, I just found it kind of amusing.
     
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  2. Warrior522

    Warrior522 "In all things, balance."

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    Yep, same thing happens to me. It's kinda cool, honestly...
     
  3. syko5150

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    Yeah it happened to me just 2 days ago when i went from playing Super Mario 3D Land then to Skyward Sword i could see the text floating around a bit on Zelda ;D.
     
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    ive never had that happen.. i will for sure try it though.
     
  5. Godson777

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    This happened to me as well, I was playing my 3DS for a while, then I switched to my DSi, played a Zelda game (don't remember which one....) and I saw some stuff floating out the screen. I got worried at first, but now I see other people are having the same experience, so I'm not worried anymore.
     
  6. awssk8er

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    Yeah, that's happened to me too. Mostly when I first got my 3DS (At launch).
     
  7. philip11

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    I would call A ambulance if that happened to me!
     
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    i did that once or twice when i played. it was weird. but coool.
     
  9. alphamule

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    I sometimes have an effect like that with really bright red/blue combinations. Put "HEB store logo" into Google images for an example. That one sometimes really messes with my perception. I blame the 3D glasses for color TVs and printed stereograms, heh.
     
  10. mysticwaterfall

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    There was a similar thread about this at launch, happens to me too.
     
  11. Mondegreen

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    Yeah that used to happen when I first got my 3ds but it doesn't anymore. Maybe it's because I don't play it as much now. It mainly happens when the text is over a solid colour.
     
  12. SolidMario7

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    Yeah I remember that, although for me it happened more with signatures. For example, with philip11's sig both the the text and part of that pokemon would be popping out. I miss the effect really.
     
  13. Janthran

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    When I first got my 3DS I spent hours playing Face Raiders and AR Games.
    Went to DSSingleCard to find some good games to play with my friends, and it really happened there.
     
  14. overlord00

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    hate to be a dull person, but you should really take regular breaks if you are seeing things like this.
    dont get me wrong, I dont.
    I _WORK_ with 3D on a day to day basis and i've never got this, but then again, i wear the glasses, but rarely take breaks... but i should, and so should you.
    peace.
     
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    Thats just like when you look at those optical illusions and then you look away (in fact thats how some of them work)
     
  16. the_randomizer

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    It could be the fact that the eyes were tricked into seeing unconventional images (as 3D works by the eyes making two images into one). I wouldn't worry about it, as it will more than likely go away after a little while. If it's a major concern for you, I'd go see an eye doctor as soon as you can. I do see weird quirks like that (after reading white text on a black background on a website), I still "see" the text floating around for two or so minutes after looking at it (faded, but still see what looks like text). Things like that kinda freak me out, but I'm weird anyway.
     
  17. tigris

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    Why are people so complacent about this?
    It is *NOT* normal!
     
  18. Thesolcity

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    I used to see this before the 3DS with red text on a black background and textbooks if I focused enough. The 3DS didn't do anything to your eyes, people. :/
     
  19. Luigi2012SM64DS

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    it happens to me randomly i never used a 3ds in a year!
     
  20. ProtoKun7

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    I managed to achieve this effect earlier; it's quite fun.

    Of course now, I might be able to reproduce it more easily without it.