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Sony Controller Patents

Dee Yun Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2009-12-11 06:17:49

Controller Arms Race

It's just gotten silly. The Wiimote with its attachable faux tennis rackets, baseball bats, and gun casings were bad enough. Every ridiculous descriptor I used in today's comics is apparently a potential accessory that Sony filed patent applications for. I continue to have significant reservations about Microsoft's Natal system (I do appreciate Sony's argument that the tactile response of an actual physical controller is necessary), but I don't want any of this junk. Game developers need to dial this back and stop peddling expensive, limited-use items like this and this. It's bad enough I have a set of fake plastic instruments for Rock Band, there's no way I'm spending hundreds of dollars for products of such dubious quality.

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