Whatever You Do, Keep Your 3DS Straight At All Times

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The fancy no-glasses 3D tech Nintendo's latest handheld is packing comes with a few caveats, one of which is the fact you have to try and keep from having the thing shake while you're playing it.

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Because the 3DS' effects are only workable if you're in a viewing "sweet spot", you've been reminded that any sudden movements can cause "issues" with its 3D effects. That warning, by the way, comes not from a sterile Nintendo legal document, but some Tweets from Kid Icarus director Masahiro Sakurai.

Keeping the unit steady may sound ridiculous, but it'll be a concern to people playing on public transport, especially buses. I remember when I used to catch the bus in Sydney and on a busy morning I'd have enough trouble hanging onto my DS at all, let alone keeping its screens still!

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DISCUSSION

Does anyone know if the games coming out for 3DS are exclusive to the system? Or will they work on, say, a regular DS or DSi, just obviously not in 3D? My apologies if this was posted in an earlier article - I don't have a DS at all, so I rarely keep up on news about it. I just happen to be curious.