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Sony Files Patent For Developer Interfaces For Editing Videos In VR

By Alistair . July 9, 2019 . 5:00pm

In something a bit different from the usual, Sony filed a patent for a use of VR intended for developers to take advantage of, making it easier to create 3D scenes and environments with a UI out of a futuristic movie.

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Sony Wants To Add Your Friends As Spectators In Sports Or Other Versus Games With This Patent

By Alistair . April 13, 2019 . 5:30pm

Sony has filed yet another patent on VR technology, this time focusing on increasing the player’s immersion by swapping out generic spectators with friend avatars captured in real-time.

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Sony Files Patents For VR eSports Live Viewing, And More

By Alistair . April 10, 2019 . 5:00pm

Sony has been busy filing patents for ways to use their VR technology, and some of it is actually quite interesting, such as several that describe virtual live eSports competition viewing via special audience seats at the live venue.

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Sony Files Patent For VR-Use Prescription Glasses That Can Track Your Eyes

By Alistair . April 7, 2019 . 3:30pm

It seems that Sony has come up with a (perhaps inelegant) solution to the problem of using glasses with PlayStation VR. That is, glasses that track your eye data instead of VR head-mounted displays doing so.

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PlayStation Motion Controller Patents Return With Two New Inventions

By Alistair . February 9, 2019 . 5:30pm

Sony Interactive Entertainment has patented two new functions in relation to an upgraded motion control device for home game machines, which first surfaced last year.

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Did Nintendo Patent An Improvement To A Passive Walking Apparatus?

By Alistair . January 2, 2019 . 5:00pm

In late December, a Nintendo patent was published that delves into the passive dynamics field of robotics, a far cry from Nintendo’s usual fare.

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Sony Applies For Patent For New Way Of Sorting Games

By Alistair . October 30, 2018 . 5:00pm

A recently published Sony patent, which was filed in 2017, shows off a new way of sorting through your PlayStation 4 content by suggesting games based on what your friends are playing.

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Could Sony Finally Be Adding A Wish List Feature To The PlayStation Store On PS4?

By Alistair . May 28, 2018 . 4:00pm

A Sony patent, filed back in November 2016, suggests that wish lists may be coming to PlayStation Store on PS4. Currently, wish lists are only available on the web browser version of PlayStation Store.

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Nintendo Patent Reveals Accessory That Turns A Wii Remote Into A Touchpad

By Spencer . November 3, 2011 . 1:34pm

A Japanese patent application filed by Nintendo reveals an accessory you slide on to a Wii remote and turns it into a touchpad.

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Ever Think About Playing Browser Games On PS3? With Move? Sony Has

By Spencer . June 3, 2011 . 4:16pm

Flash games… for PlayStation 3? Sure, you can hook up a keyboard to control them, but Sony has another idea. A patent application reveals control schemes using a PS3 controller, Move, and gesture controls.

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Unreleased PSP Accessory From Sony Would Have Added A Touch Screen And Cell Phone Service

By Spencer . May 18, 2011 . 6:38pm

Sony’s NGP and PSPgo style Xperia Play tout touchscreens and cellular antennas as new features. Did you know Sony was developing an accessory to add both features to the PSP?

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Nintendo Patent Reveals Unreleased "Wii Light" Accessory

By Spencer . April 5, 2011 . 4:02pm

Nintendo was (and perhaps still is) working on a mood lighting accessory for the Wii that reacts to how you play a video game.

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Namco Bandai Patent Details Ghost Tapping Alternate Reality Game

By Spencer . December 1, 2010 . 3:50pm

Namco Bandai, it seems, is working on an alternate reality game. A patent filed in the USPTO details a ghost tapping game played on a device that looks a lot like a Nintendo DS.

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Sony Patent Unveils Kinect-Like Device For Consoles

By Spencer . November 15, 2010 . 2:19pm

Sony Computer Entertainment America may have a Kinect rival. Not a controller-free environment, but a new device that tracks the location of players and has voice control.

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Sony Japan Files Patent For New Generation Console To Previous Generation Console Adapter

By Spencer . September 14, 2010 . 5:37am

Most PlayStation 3s are not backwards compatible, but Sony may be investigating an external adapter to act as a bridge.

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