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The Sun stepped up its slagfest towards Nintendo's 3DS today, subjecting a self-less volunteer to two hours of 3DS gaming to show just how bad the console may be for your health.

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After yesterday's spat in which the tabloid claimed retailers had received huge levels of 3DS returns - heavily disputed by Nintendo and retailers alike - The Sun appeared to have backtracked by updating its online version of the story.

Today however, the paper has struck again, this time with the headline "Nintendo 3DS is a game for a barf".

In the article, the tabloid's in-house medical expert runs a few tests on 22-year-old Lee Price as he plays Super Street Fighter IV 3D and PES 2011 3D.

After playing for four 30 minute periods, Price had a high pulse and increasing blood pressure. "If this was your resting rate, I'd recommend you saw a GP about high blood pressure", said doctor Carol Cooper. "If this rate is sustained for a long period it could damage circulation".

Who has a "resting rate" when playing videogames? Surely, the whole point is that they stimulate and excite.

In response to the paper's earlier claims, Nintendo said "when viewing any kind of 3D images, including movies and on TV, some people might experience minor discomfort. The effects are short term and have no lasting effect; most people can continue after taking a break."

It seems The Sun really has Nintendo in its sights over this one, though. There is only one way to settle this… ®

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