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Submitted by MaideninBlack 935d ago | news

New PlayStation Move Design Discovered In Latest Sony Patent

A recent patent filed by the conglomerate reveals a sharp new design for the peripheral that could provide gamers with a better handle on the Move wands. (Playstation Move, PS3)

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LOL_WUT  +   935d ago
That looks even worse ;)
wishingW3L  +   935d ago
indeed... Sony should update the camera in a way that can read a much more smaller orb instead of making it bigger and uglier.
TheGamerDood  +   935d ago
Why are so many concerned with the way it looks? Isn't it more important to be concerned with how it improves gameplay. lulz
kneon  +   935d ago
A smaller ball will be less accurate and makes it more likely that some other object in the scene could be confused for the ball.
rainslacker  +   935d ago
Technically the orb could be as small as a pinhead and still work, although dpi of the camera may require something bigger.

In order to determine the distance the ball moves towards the camera, it calculates the size of the ball in relation to the camera...if it's bigger it's closer. It then calculates the difference in size to determine how far it's moved. Using the time it takes to move between those two points gives you the displacement variable associated with motion. It also calculates rotation and other fun mathematical stuff.

However they have to take into account the size of the handle itself, and make sure that the ball doesn't ever get obscured. Something that could happen if say you turn the controller sideways and the handle hides the actual globe.
pixelsword  +   934d ago
Form follows function.
IAMERROR  +   934d ago
No gamer is going to strap on some controller to his legs and get on the ground just to kick a virtual Soccer ball. lol
ChrisW  +   934d ago
At least it looks less like something you'd find in a single woman's bed stand...
G20WLY  +   934d ago
^^ At least you'd know she's 'game' :P
SilentNegotiator  +   935d ago
Article from 2008: http://arstechnica.com/gami...

Not new at all.
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GribbleGrunger  +   935d ago
It doesn't matter what it looks like, it's all about comfort and ergonomics.
GribbleGrunger  +   935d ago
I'd also like to point out that this is a really old patent that was revealed BEFORE the Move was released.

Check out the date of this same patent:

http://gizmodo.com/5070985/...

Oct 30, 2008

This is NOT news. If anyone disagrees then I'd suggest they have some kind of problem and should seek help
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Lord_Sloth  +   935d ago
I'm a little worried about the location of the Analog sticks but as long as I can still use a Dual Shock then I don't really care.
It's scoops Ice cream! win!
Godmars290  +   935d ago
Dooku's lightsaber?
guitarded77  +   935d ago
My initial thought was more perverse.

Oh, and I'm not buying Move all over again... Sony just needs to make the Move we have now work with the PS4.

EDIT: I guess I have nothing to worry about since koehler83 took the time to Google it. :D
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Quadrostacker  +   935d ago
I'm still waiting on my star wars first person lightsaber game. They need to make it happen with the move.
zerocrossing  +   935d ago
It may be best to make steps away from the motion sensor gaming for this coming gen... It hasn't bode well for either Sony or MS respectively.
zerocrossing  +   935d ago
Ok apparently Im getting some disagrees here, so allow me to elaborate a little.

Motion sensor gaming since being implemented by Sonys Move and MS Kinect hasn't really made many waves in the industry, Im not saying motion sensor gaming is a dead end gimmick but its pretty evident that no games or franchises from either company has really given us much of an excuse to think it's the way forward for how we play games and heck even Nintendo who pioneered motion sensor gaming is moving past it into tablet territory, the controller is still very much king.
zebramocha  +   935d ago
The reason why they haven't made a impact is ,some dev do not know how to use either tech,move tech is established but not to many care to us it,kinect tech is not mature enough to be implemented in any game where it makes sense other than casual stuff.
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UnholyLight  +   935d ago
I can't help but always do a Facepalm when I read things like this. Without trying to be rude I just think that saying something like that is silly really. The whole point of motion this gen was almost like the start of a looooong term project. It's highly unlikely anyone will come up with the "perfect motion gaming solution" any time soon but in the mean time we can strive to find ways to make this tech work and in great ways. We can only do this through learning and experimentation.

It's like North Korea with their rocket launches LOL...It make take failure and error but we can take that failure or that experience from learning and eventually someday we will find new ways to reach success.

Nobody ever succeeds when they believe they truly will fail or that everyone that says "Dead On Arrival! or "you will always fail!".

That's just my take on it, progress for the sake of progress, I'm glad Microsoft at least went out on a limb to try and make pure motion work, and that Sony tried to perfect the motion controller.
zerocrossing  +   935d ago
@UnholyLight

So you're happy paying full retail price for prototype tech that's barely gotten any support this gen?

Like I said motion sensor gaming isn't a dead end, it may well add something useful eventually but let the R&D do the testing.

In reality the move and Kinect are just cashing in on the Wii's success, the Move isn't improving on the Wii-mote and the Kinect hasn't added anything interesting to the harcore demographic except maybe voice commands.

Yeah, they have some mildly entertaining gimmicks and interesting party games, but they aren't justifying their existence, I don't feel the defence that they are "experimental" holds much weight, motion sensor gaming currently offers little to the medium but fleeting novelty and it damages the experience in certain circumstances.
koehler83  +   935d ago
A very quick google search of "Sony Motion Controller Patent" shows these same images from as far back as 2008.
Qrphe  +   935d ago
Yet someone out there is actually writing these type of articles. It's a blog though.
thaking155  +   935d ago
I am a Everything Sony Playstation fan but Sony doesn't get it, The move was not successful. Just Stop! I don't understand why they never really utilized the motion controls in the six axis. Give it up just like 3D gaming! Please!
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thaking155  +   935d ago
I enjoy seeing the disagree's but tell me why there are disagrees? What games has the PS Move produced?
BitbyDeath  +   935d ago
'What games has the PS Move produced?'

4 Elements
adidas micoach
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
The Amazing Spider-Man
Ape Escape Fury! Fury!
Auditorium
Beat Sketcher!
Beyond: Two Souls
BioShock Infinite
Blue Toad Murder Files
Book of Spells
Brave
Brunswick Pro Bowling
Buzz!: The Ultimate Music Quiz
Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2011
Carnival Island
Champion Jockey: G1 Jockey & Gallop Racer
Child of Eden
Counter Strike: Global Offensive
Create
DanceDanceRevolution
Dance on Broadway
de Blob 2
Dead Space Extraction HD
Deadliest Catch: Sea of Chaos
Disaster Report 4
Disney Channel All Star House Party
Dungeon Hunter: Alliance
Dungeon Defenders
Dust 514
Echochrome II
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
Everybody Dance
EyePet
EyePet and Friends
Fast Draw Showdown
The Fight: Lights Out
Flight Control HD
Funky Lab Rat
Gal*Gun
Get Fit With Mel B
GoldenEye 007:Reloaded
Grand Slam Tennis 2
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Hasbro Family Game Night 4: The Game Show
Heavy Fire: Afghanistan
Heavy Rain
High Velocity Bowling
The House of the Dead III
The House of the Dead 4
The House of the Dead: Overkill
Hustle Kings1
Infamous 2
Infamous: Festival of Blood
John Daly's ProStroke Golf
Just Dance 3
Just Dance Kids
Killzone 3
Kung Fu Rider
Lemmings
Little League World Series 20101
LittleBigPlanet 2
London 2012
MAG
Medieval Moves: Deadmund's Quest
Michael Jackson: The Experience
MLB 11: The Show
MLB 12: The Show
Modern Combat: Domination
Motionsports Adrenaline
NBA 2K11
NBA 2K12
NCIS
Ninja Gaiden 3
No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD
Order Up!!
Pain1
PixelJunk 4am
Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension
Planet Minigolf1
PlayStation Move Heroes
Portal 2
Racket Sports
Rapala Pro Bass Fishing 2010
Resistance 3
Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles
Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny
R.U.S.E.
Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves
Sesame Street
SingStar Dance
The Sly Collection
SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs
Sorcery
Sports Champions
Sports Champions 2
Start the Party!
Start the Party! Save The World
Swords & Soldiers
The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest
The Shoot
The Unfinished Swan
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13
Time Crisis: Razing Storm
Top Spin 4
Toy Story 3: The Video Game
Tron: Evolution
Tumble
TV Superstars
Under Siege
UFC Personal Trainer
Until Dawn
Virtua Tennis 4
Wanted Corp
We Dare
Yoostar2
Zumba Fitness

Just them so far...
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Hicken  +   935d ago
It was successful enough for them, obviously.
thaking155  +   935d ago
Yeah I guess so. Still sucks
akaakaaka  +   935d ago
do you even have a 3dtv?
3d is a whole new experience while you play the game everything look cool and more beautiful and immersive..

Move is more like a gimmick but some people like it and it helps Sony to win some market shear(casuals) and cash in some extra $
Sony should stop forcing it on hardcore games and focus it on casual only games, thats their mistake with it so far.

next gen you will see 3d how was meant to be with the new 4k tvs
and it will become somehow irrelevant by 2020 once the 8k tvs comes out sine the quality is so good that it looks like 3d already .
maniacmayhem  +   935d ago
I think you may want to read this article:

http://www.extremetech.com/...
akaakaaka  +   935d ago
Lol i can give you 100 article that say PS3 is death and your point is?

4k tvs I believe they all have 3d (Sony ones, toshiba, lg does)
and most 1080p have 3d, how is that death? many games and movies are in 3d today (most konami, sony games do) it's just not boost any more because its out there already and they don't need to hype it any more..
so how is 3d death?

3d will become irrelevant one 8k the new toy to have, by 2020 8k will be relevant and make 3d irrelevant, sine the picture quality like been there alive coming out of the tv.
maniacmayhem  +   932d ago
3D is hardly out there the way it was promoted heavily last year as the next big thing at CES.

It's not hyped anymore because it failed to catch on, not because it's already out there.
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BABYLEG  +   935d ago
Sony loves ugly designs
joeorc  +   935d ago
THIS IS SO OLD
IT WAS FILED IN PROV. (60) APPLICATION #61/057,783 FILED MAY 30TH 2008

http://www.freepatentsonlin...
OhReginald  +   935d ago
Larry what the fuck is this shit?

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LOOK_AT_THIS_I  +   935d ago
The biggest problem with move was the awful camera. They put a lens on a potato and just basically threw the tech away. If it included a higher resolution camera it could be a different story. It looks like a webcam from the late 90's early 2000 with the garbage ass resolution.

The tracking is fine and only assume it will be better with a higher quality camera. If they wanted to make a worthwhile change to the move controller add a small analog stick similar to the vita to allow two hand use of wands instead of the nunchuck.

Game like res evil you have one hand with the flashlight the other holding a gun while you can use both items AND move thru the level. Gets rid of the on rail titles and allows more freedom with others.
elhebbo16  +   935d ago
I rather have the move+DS3 hybrid.
DivineAssault  +   935d ago
i cant wait to see whats really comin nx gen. Im tired of all this add on bs..
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Yehshuah  +   934d ago
LMFAO at using the move to attach with feet
kesvalk  +   934d ago
i have a question:

how does it track rotation if it's color is uniform and the ball is completely round and have no marks?
Orionsangel  +   934d ago
Okay, motion control was a cute little experiment and lives on in silly dance games. Can we move on now and get back to making good games controlled with a gamepad?
FernandoMartinez  +   934d ago
I hope this will stay as just patents and not get implemented in a product.

I wish Sony would realize that the Move controller was just a gimmick to fight Microsofts Kinect. Move is practically dead right now and i just don't see a way it could sell a second time around (in the next gen), no matter how precise it is.

I bet Microsofts next gen motion system will be a combination of Kinect and Move. A full body sensing Kinect with optional controller for more "hard core" games.

And Sony should work in the same direction if they wish to stay competitive in the motion sensing part of the console business.

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