It seems Sony has been working on a variety of controllers for PS4.
Lol, the "Eyepad"...
I think it's a cool name. The PDF states that it will work with PS3 and any new console.
This is almost certainly going to be used for a next gen PS console (if it comes out). Edit: Also, I do not think the document actually called it the 'Eyepad'. ... But it sounds better than the lookytablet (which is would I would like to call it!) :)
Thanks to neogaf, I found out it was called "EyePad" in the .pdf, "...hereafter reffered to as the EyePad..." :D http://www.neogaf.com/forum...
Apple closing in for a lawsuit!
lol, yeah, I love it when a company has a sense of humour. They must have chuckled to themselves in the board room when naming this.
funny you mentioned that Originally called the iToy (short for "interactive toy") by the London branch, the webcam was later renamed to the EyeToy by Phil Harrison.
I doubt that they would use that name for a final product. Here we go....Playstation haters are here in full force (not you, Snookies), once again pretending that Nintendo invented the patent (tablets with controller bits, yeah, that didn't exist before Wii U /s) and acting like every patent is a Ps4 feature or something launching on Ps3 tomorrow. Don't these guys ever get sick of kidding themselves? Playstation haters are boringly predictable.
lol, so are we going to now say that Sony was developing this long before Nintendo? I mean how many times do they have to come out with a strikingly "similar" product to a previously released Nintendo peripheral before we can call them copiers?
No, I'm saying that Nintendo didn't invent the idea. Oh noes! Sony is copying the company with an unoriginal idea! And besides, all half-credible rumors are saying that the Ps4 will have a small touch PAD, not a touch SCREEN. I know some of you would love to see Sony "copy" a "Nintendo invented" idea so that you can continue on about SONY HAZ NO ORIGINAL IDEARS, but that's 95% likely not even the case.
I like the Vita because it has physical buttons as well as the option to touch. I use the touch to navigate the live screen but basically when it comes to games, i've always preferred the physical buttons. I hate games on the iphone because of that reason. touch just isnt as responsive and always feels kinda awkward.
Not to confuse 'eye' with 'i' in any way, of course :P Tehe.
The Playstation Eye Pad LMFAO! What next Sony Eye Tunes. Poor Sony, being at the bottom in every department must have them going mad.
Wii u? Sony copying once again
It's not copying if you can do it better... That's just innovating. You take an idea and build upon it. If it sucks, by all means call it a copy, or a rip-off.
@Snookies12 Actually it is still copying, regardless of whether it's done better or worse, it's still copying/imitating/mimicking. Ironically if you look at the Move next to the Wii, Sony didn't "innovate", they just imitated but used better technology than Wii's controls and somehow Wii was still more successful by a ludicrous amount. Even by your own logic (where did you come up with that anyway?), it's still copying because commercially they didn't do any better :/
Apple will try to sue them for making it sound like Ipad lol
When will people learn that not all patent will go into production? This will be just like millions of other patents...remain as a patent or a lawsuit weapon!
Sony are on a roll patenting everything they can.
Companies tend to patent a lot of things, even if they have no intention of ever making them. Just in case, you know?
Sony tablet controller confirmed. It's move all over again. In before "chicken and egg" arguments over Move and Wiimote tech.
Why bother if you know better?
Nothing is confirmed you idiot.
So you're saying that the Wii U controller is not an IPad?
not sure if stupid...
@ginsunuva sorry but nintendo didnt innovate the tablett, nor a touchscreen
That's right, Nintendo invented Tablets with controller bits on it. There TOTALLY wasn't a bunch of devices doing that before Nintendo. /s And worst of all, you actually suggest that this confirms a tablet controller for the Ps4. When will you people learn that 90% of patents aren't used?
I agree with you silentNegotiator this is a move to block apple from using dual cameras for 3D video/pictures and allow Sony to came out with a 3D tablet
Nintendo were the first company to make a touchscreen controller on a video game console though.
@quantae06 Except the devices with touchscreens AND controller parts WERE the controllers to that hardware. So, no, Nintendo really weren't the first to do that for a controller.
Just like blocking used games was confirmed in the PS3 by that patent years ago.
I do have to say the tech for the "Move" was shown/recorded before the Wii was announced. But i'm not sure when Nintendo patented or made up the Wii's motion controls. If anyone knows let me know.
2001 is when Nintendo first started their design. In that year, Nintendo licensed a number of motion-sensing patents from Gyration Inc, who they used to help build the Wiimote.