Slashdot Games Sony Patents Reconfigurable Controller

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Slashdot Games Sony Patents Reconfigurable Controller
By News Bot - 10-30-2008 07:11 PM
Originally Posted at: Dead Parrot Tavern


1Up reports on a patent recently awarded to Sony for a game controller that fits together in several different ways to accommodate different types of gameplay. It also appears to make use of motion-sensing technology, much like the Wiimote. "This new controller isn't just another revision of the Sixaxis; rather, it looks like a complete overhaul of the form and function of the device, resembling a pair of ice cream cones more than Sony's ubiquitous Dual Shock. The images accompanying the patent display two Wii-like remotes with removable button faceplates, topped off with strange, bulb-like shapes. These glowing, spherical structures house LEDs and ultrasonic sound emitters, which would allow the PlayStation Eye camera to determine the controllers' positions in three-dimensional space."pa href=";from=rss"img src=";op=imageamp;style=h0amp;sid=08/10/30/2248255"/a/ppa href=";from=rss"Read more of this story/a at Slashdot./p pa href=""img src="" border="0" ismap="true"/img/a/pimg src="" height="1" width="1"/



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