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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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Nintendo Investigating Wii Hard Drive System

By Spencer . July 2, 2010 . 12:08pm

The Wii, currently, does not have a hard drive. However, Nintendo appears to be considering one since they filed a patent for a process that transfers Wii games to a hard drive.

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Sony Patent Shows PlayStation Controller Plugged Into PSP

By Spencer . April 30, 2010 . 6:54am

PSPgo lets users control PSP games with a PlayStation 3 controller. Nifty, but what if you have a regular PSP? Well, there’s this idea.

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These Schematics Are From Sony’s Tony Hawk Ride Board

By Spencer . March 24, 2010 . 10:42pm

Sony was, possibly still is, working on a skateboard controller of their own. We found a device similar to Activision’s Tony Hawk Ride controller in a patent application filed by Sony Computer Entertainment.

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Nintendo Patent Application Hints At New DS Cartridge Design

By Spencer . March 5, 2010 . 1:47pm

Nintendo filed a patent application for a new kind of cartridge, which appears to be for a Nintendo DS or Nintendo DS-like device.

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