The Sun continues attack on Nintendo 3DS

British newspaper The Sun has been accused of continuing its attack against the Nintendo 3DS, following the device's release in the UK a few weeks ago. Journalist Rob Fahey has gone as far as to dub the attack a "vendetta" through his Twitter account, and MCV editor Ben Parfitt has also expressed his anger at The Sun's inaccurate reports.

According to MCV, the stories began with a claim that the 3DS had seen a record number of returns, following customer dissatisfaction with the new console. Retailers Game and HMV were quick to deny the report, with Game claiming that they had "fewer than five complaints", and HMV not having offered any refunds.

Today's new story carries the headline "Nintendo 3DS is game for a barf", and features a doctor carrying out an experiment on a 22-year-old as he plays a selection of games. "If this was your resting rate, I'd recommend you saw a GP about high blood pressure," expert advice recommended. An increase in blood pressure and a faster pulse while playing were pointed to as being indicators of serious health issues linked to playing with the console.

Previously, Sun Business Editor Steve Hawkes hinted at a link between Head of Communications Rob Saunders' departure and the supposed health risks associated with the 3DS. On his Twitter account, he asked "surely he can't be blamed for gamers being made ill by the new 3D DS?!" While it is unclear if The Sun have any reason behind their 3DS attack beyond sensationalist attention-grabbing headlines, the inaccurate reports appear to have been ignored by the wider media.

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JamesWeb said,
Ohh, the newspaper. I thought this was an article about not being able to see the screen in sunlight.

Same! I was expecting some breaking news on how the sun interferes with LCD screens or something

JamesWeb said,
Ohh, the newspaper. I thought this was an article about not being able to see the screen in sunlight.

Well, as odd as it would be that the star would be on a continuous attack campaign against the device, I have to say at first glance I thought the same thing (maybe that's because I'm not living in the UK and did not remember that "newspaper")

sviola said,

Well, as odd as it would be that the star would be on a continuous attack campaign against the device, I have to say at first glance I thought the same thing (maybe that's because I'm not living in the UK and did not remember that "newspaper")

*grin happily*

When the trouble occurred with the football match , it was due to all that died coming from Liverpool, this reminds me of the same crap.

shinji257 said,
Sounds like "The Sun" is the UK version of "The Onion"...

It's more like the equivalent of Fox news.

Meph said,
Who likes The Sun, anyway. It's a rubbish newspaper.

The millions of people that buy it everyday I guess?

(dude who's name messes up the tags) said,

The millions of people that buy it everyday I guess?

Don't they mainly buy it for a certain page, rather than the actual news stories though?

Meph said,
Who likes The Sun, anyway. It's a rubbish newspaper.

The irony is, the majority of people who buy it are the lower paid classes, even though Its propaganda clearly favours lowering taxes for the rich, preventing electoral reform to maintain the status quo, and the continuation of wars in the middle east.

Actually, Satoru Iwata, Nitendo's president, has foreseen several of these issues, that's why he stated, highlighting it, that the company was not to be responsible for the damages that may cause using the device.

He always said that, to prevent being sued (which has become very fancy these days).

Ugh I hate it, for one no one there ever bothers to listen. They don't realize that you can turn the 3D off, they built the slider for a reason. You don't play on it all day long, and you did not have to buy it in the first place.

"The Sun newspaper, owned by Rupert Murdoch, who also incidentally runs FOX news, unsurprisingly, always has an agenda." Hate to break it to you but ALL media outlets have an agenda. It's true. That's why they do what they do and why anyone with a brain doesn't listen to them. But, there's always going to be lemmings to try and pursuade no matter what. News organizations have the right to court them any way they wish. CNN, MSNBC, ABC and CBS spew just as much garbage but mainstream leaning people are to uneducated to know that they're being sucked into their agenda. That's why the Internet is a great tool to decide for Yourself what is to be belived and what is not based on reading Both sides of the arguement and not just listening to some pompus, arrogant news anchor who is fed every word like a trained chimp. (Chimps, btw, are way smarter than news anchors!)

I get that from lifting weights in fairness. I'm far from fit but I've played it and all I've gotten is frustrated from the lack of games to be honest. Thats the only thing that'd raise my blood pressure. Its a load of crap? Thats one kid, maybe, out of how many?

It sounds to me like they took 'the expert's' words and used them very selectively. The 'expert' is not stated to be a doctor here nor are they named.

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