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Submitted by Gekko 945d ago | news

Nintendo Granted Patent for Multi-display Panorama View Feature on Wii U

Sarah Silbert:

Nintendo lays claim to one of the more advanced implementations of dual-display gaming; its Panorama View Feature lets you move around the Wii U controller to see a different perspective than what's shown on the external TV screen. The company was just granted a patent for this very technology, and the document goes into great detail about the gyrosensors used to determine the controller's change in position. It's a lot simpler in practice than in theory -- just take a glance at the image above or peek at our hands-on demo of the concept at E3 2012 (embedded below the break). (Nintendo, Panorama View, Wii U)

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gmgarciam   945d ago | Off topic | show | Replies(1)
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Zhipp  +   945d ago
A patent that isn't completely retarded. I never thought I'd see the day...
Blackdeath_663  +   945d ago
i have to say while i don't like the idea of the patent (or patents in general) at least this one makes sense i can understand why nintendo would want to keep dual-screen panorama as a signature feature. lets hope nintendo make the most of it as patents have a tendency to limit a products potential to the creativity of just one company.
Griffin4871  +   945d ago
Wow, that's awesome.
specialguest  +   945d ago
That's actually pretty cool. Knowing Nintendo, they'll actually use this neat function which is what matters at the end.
Septic  +   945d ago
Precisely. With Nintendo, you can almost always remain confident that not only will they utilise the tech, but also strive to use it in original and innovative ways.
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Ben_Rage_3  +   945d ago
I want to see this used in a game like Mario Kart where one person is driving and the other is using panoramic view as weapon/special item turret. Can you imagine shooting shells at karts that are right behind you or beside you! That would be awesome.
rainslacker  +   945d ago
Something similar was done on the Zelda game on NintendoLand. Don't know if it was fully panoramic, and the other person wasn't controlling the character(was on rails), but it's not much different than what your saying.
GreenRanger  +   945d ago
Didn't Sony do this on the Everybody's Golf game on the Vita?
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rainslacker  +   945d ago
It wasn't multi-display. The premise behind this is that you would have one display on the TV, and then a different, panoramic view on the gamepad. The Vita was just a panoramic view on a single screen, something that's used in more than a few mobile games.
zebramocha  +   945d ago
I don't see how that's different,Sony's version is done with in a game and nintendo is using a pre-recorded footage that is streaming to the pad,it doesn't seem like it would be difficult for Sony to do this with the vita.

For the disagrees,atleast explain why you think my assumption is wrong?because I don't think it would be difficult for any device to have this feature.
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ElectricKaibutsu  +   945d ago
Zebramocha, you're right that it is easy for any device with a screen and a gyroscope to do panarama: Vita, 3DS, iPhone/iPad all have games and apps that do it. The patent is specifically for a device showing the same visuals as a TV while allowing you to look "outside" what the TV shows by moving the handheld around.
tre  +   945d ago
Yes they did but this is different. Nintendo patent lets you move around the Wii U controller to see a different perspective than what's shown on the external TV screen. Must have two screens.
mamotte  +   945d ago
This + the Fatal Frame franchise = Win. Can you imagine scanning your room using the WiiU controller as the obscure camera, since you cannot see ghosts in the tv screen? Madness.
Kennytaur  +   945d ago
This is a very strong patent. But both Sony and Microsoft will find a way around it.
millzy102  +   945d ago
not unless they invent different methods of movment than gyroscopes, the patent protects it through gyro technologies so even the vita and ps3 is locked out as psvita uses gyros, very clever really, so this means the vita can do it on its own games but not when connected to ps3 or 4 as its a dual screen patent.
lilbroRx  +   945d ago
Looking at the first three comments to get the "troll" rating, its clear that this site has turned to shyte.

You can talk as much trash as you want about Nintendo here and get praised for it. Point out a single negative thing about Sony or defend Nintendo in any way, and you get nuked.

They may as well delete the entirety of Nintendo news from this site, because it just gets bashed and trolled into oblivion by actual trolls. Anyone with anything good to say becomes labeled a troll by the actual site itself on top of having their commenting capability destroyed for not contributing to the hate. The site owners are clearly not going to address this either.

The commenting system on this site is broken. Whether or not you get bubbles or agrees depends 100% on how much of a fanboy for Sony you are.
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ElectricKaibutsu  +   945d ago
I still like the comment system here. It's better than any other site, even with its flaws. Yeah, those couple people up there didn't deserve to be bubbled down as trolls, but look at Akuma. If your right that people who constantly bash Nintendo get praised for it, why is he down to one bubble? I've found that on the whole, the people with 5+ bubbles tend to be worth listening to and people with one do not. So the system has to be working in some way.
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wiiulee  +   945d ago
nice nintendo should get that...they are the ones that innovate
ChickeyCantor  +   944d ago
When the article hit about the Google maps app, people went ape-s**t. " Why do you need a google maps app". All sorts of negativity.
This feature people seem to praise now could be used in google maps street view as well.

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