Submitted by Smurf1 391d ago | news

Microsoft patents "Fortaleza" glasses, here's what it does

New patent for Fortaleza has been uncovered. This was registered by Microsoft. (Microsoft, Xbox One)

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Docknoss  +   391d ago
I saw thIs awhile back but the name of the project wasn't known. This is good stuff and I could see this being a real game changer. If it actually works properly.
dboyc310  +   391d ago
Seriously what are the chances of it working?
edonus  +   391d ago
This is why I mess with MS... they want to enhance and change. There is nothing MS that hsant worked.... You may think kinect didnt work but thats because you never use it or hae never mastered it. IU can play kinect games as fluent as controller based.

Anyway this has so much potential I hope they do bring this to the table and illumiroom.
maniacmayhem  +   391d ago
You underestimate the magic of science!
GrownUpGamer  +   391d ago
"Seriously what are the chances of it working?"

Seriously None. Here for the majority of the PS fans around here NONE BUT!!! in the hands of apple, or SONY this will be awesome rrriiiight???
HammadTheBeast  +   391d ago
Seems like Google Glass.... so much for innovation.
The_Con-Sept  +   391d ago
Available 2020. I wouldn't buy it. Having a screen that close to your eyes would make you lose eyesight faster than being to close to a tv in the first place.

Looks cool, but not really worth it. Like a half million other projects that are currently being worked on by every other company in America this one will remain a theory.
Saigon  +   391d ago
I don't get it MS fans are rampant because some say good luck or they don't think it is going to work. I have followed the computer industry my whole life and though I am a programmer, degree wise, (I don't do it for a living). I noticed that MS has a habit for innovation but seems to fall short each time. I can't remember what it is called but MS had a tech that was in works for years that allowed users to interact with a computer from any table. For example you could go out to eat, order from your table, request additional information for your table, see your bill as you include items at your table, as well as pay at your table by placing your CC or cash on the table. The tech, was implemented with T-Mobile to test and there were a lot of errors. I wish that tech did survive, but if I am not mistaken they are still testing it out in small scale now. People seem to think MS is allows pushing something forward, when it is not true. This tech MS is coming up with is pretty cool. But they need to work out the bugs and maybe the reason why it will be a while before we see it nationally. Google glass will be out sooner than most think, and lets hope MS doesn't fall too behind because of that.
MarkusMcNugen  +   391d ago

You know that was never more than a myth right... sitting close to a television is not going to ruin your eye-sight. Cant believe people still believe that drivel.
Docknoss  +   391d ago
Probably enough to woo over millions like the wii did this gen using motion controls.
Hicken  +   391d ago
It has to be simple, cheap, and effective enough. That's how the Wii did it: it worked, it was easy, and it was cheap. I dunno that all three of those things will be present, if it's aiming for the same crowd.
SilentNegotiator  +   391d ago
Isn't this like...all stuff that Kinect is supposed to be able to do?
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PSVita  +   391d ago
There's been head tracking and VRs for a long time. Lets stop trying to push these ridiculous things on consoles and leave them to the arcades where they belong.
Docknoss  +   391d ago
I'm gonna hold you to that bc I believe don't will try do the same thing if this tech catches on. One reply by you prasing this type of tech if it comes to ps4 or vita will result in you being rediculed by me.
Docknoss  +   391d ago
Don't should mean Sony* in that sentence
PSVita  +   391d ago
God, why do fanboys alway try and turn everything into a Sony/MS bashing contest... FYI Sony and many of other companies already have this type of tech OUT now lol



And don't get me wrong there's nothing bad about VR but without a controller it's useless.
MarkusMcNugen  +   391d ago
Dont forget the Occulus Rift PSVita, but yeah, without a controller it would be an exercise in futility.
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   391d ago
More gimmicks.
SignifiedSix91  +   391d ago
Yes, more gimmicks. Lets not invest into the future, guys! /s

Have fun living in the past, bud.
elhebbo16  +   391d ago
He never said, he just said its a gimmick. If MS actually creates these and people enjoy it than whatever, more power to them I guess. but from a gaming stand point I could just hit a couple of buttons to send a game invite, no need for some high tech glasses. I could see it being used in other fields though.
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edonus  +   391d ago
More gimmicks

translated out of your native tongue of FANBOYnese.

More innovation.

You are welcome
AngelicIceDiamond  +   391d ago
@Edonus Please don't call me that I'm not a fanboy.

I call it gimmick because I don't know what it is yet. Kinect imo isn't since it works, and widely liked by casuals.

Though I personally don't care to buy Kinect, I don't mind having it bundled with X1 and using it.
M-M  +   391d ago
Innovation can only go so far until it gets out of control. If you want more stuff that helps big brother out, then be my guess. If I was still young, then this would have sounded cool, but with way companies and governments try to control things nowadays, I don't think this is an option for me.
ArmrdChaos  +   391d ago
Kind of like Wonderbook? They each have their gimmicks. Corporations are like that.
PSVita  +   391d ago
Wonder books actually cool IMO it's a game for kids same with the wii and kinect sports.
ALLWRONG  +   391d ago
Next week "Sony Announces Glasses For Gaming"

Greatest thing ever!
kneon  +   391d ago
Actually they have already released 2 iterations of their glasses, though it's a different kind if approach. I expect a third version sometime after the launch of the ps4.
PSVita  +   391d ago
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Xsilver  +   391d ago
what u think is new with Ms Sony was already doing so calm down and do some research.
ALLWRONG  +   391d ago
So you guys are bashing something Sony has already done?

Hypocritical don't you think?
Bigpappy  +   391d ago
cool. Hope it works
Jagsrock  +   391d ago
Why do gamers always call new ways of playing gimmicks? New technology is good, learn to keep an open mind.
KwietStorm  +   391d ago
For the same reason that innovation is the magic word these days. Some are going to call something a gimmick, while others believe, or at least act as if, "innovation" or new is automatically a good thing.
PSVita  +   391d ago
It's trial and error. When people can tell something wont last they call it a gimmick and if it does its innovation. For example motion controlled games are a gimmick. It exploded but burnt out quick and is just being dragged along now. While two analog sticks was an innovation.
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AceBlazer13  +   391d ago
I swear to God what the fuck do you people have against controllers.I'm all for innovation but until VR is a reality and done right I'm good with my controller everything in between can burn.
Rivitur  +   391d ago
Oculas rift + treadmill is the closest thing we go right now.
Jakens  +   391d ago
JamieL  +   391d ago
How is it ever supposed to become a "reality and done right" if they don't start somewhere? This could be a step in the process of it becoming a reality. What do you think that kind of thing is just going to "POP" into existence? They have to start somewhere. Man I’m glad the Sony crew on N4G isn't in charge of gaming in reality; we would be playing the prettiest version of Pong ever right now. Anything unfamiliar on N4G is bashed as a gimmick by these clowns, unless it’s about ANYTHING Sony does. A light on the controller, put there specifically for a camera that’s no longer included in the system, “Oh that’s revolutionary, but MS still sucks, it’s getting f$%#ing pathetic.
AceBlazer13  +   391d ago
I understand that an I was cool with both of them releasing whatever toys they wanted for their consoles but when it reaches the point that they force them onto us that's where the line should be drawn.Now I'm stuck with a retarded light atop my ps controller that I could care less about and a camera bundled with the Xbox that not much people bought in to in the first place.If they have to drag us into the future kicking and screaming then don't you think that means where fine right where we are?
JamieL  +   391d ago
You say drag "us" kicking and screaming, when only one of us is crying about it. It's the popular opinion on this sight for gaming to stay just how it is only prettier. If that’s how you feel then the PS4 is for you. All its doing is improving the exact some things we've seen over and over gen after gen, and making them look better. That is what Sony does and there's nothing wrong with that when you're as good at what you do as Sony is, but I'm ready for something new. If all I cared about was power I wouldn't even game on consoles. I thank MS for trying new things and cranking the competition up to get the best out of Sony as well. I guess this will come as no surprise but N4G=keeping everything the same=Sony's PS4.

Edit: I wanted to add one more thing so I don't come off too bias. I am not saying the XBone will be better, different, revolutionary, or any of that, I don't have any clue, but they are obviously trying new things. Sony tried new things last gen and it backfired; now they HAVE to play it safe. I feel MS has a LOT to prove, but I think they are going in the right direction, and we will have to wait and see anyway.
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AceBlazer13  +   390d ago
I really hope these devs prove me wrong and make use of these features but I truly and honestly don't see their capability to be practical towards gaming in any way.
level 360  +   391d ago
The word " ACCOUNT " sure got mentioned a lot of times..

..I worry.

Another way of gathering personal info/data.
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50PcntMoPowaFool  +   391d ago
I feel like sony is forcing that stupid touchpad on coz thats just a gimmick.Same goes for that light thing.
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AceBlazer13  +   391d ago
Yh would've preferred if they stuck with the original ds design all these gimmicks popping up lately leave that shit for Nintendo.
Xsilver  +   391d ago
actually be more realistic that touch pad can be more buttons which is a plus for any game especially rpgs don't be quick to call it a gimmick and the light well idk about the light if the playroom is anything to go by the light can be nice in horror games because if u cover it everything gets dark. imagine running away in from creature and hiding in a room and u cover the light so the creature cant see it just a thought.
AceBlazer13  +   390d ago
Only purpose I can see in the touchpad is as a mouse but hey I hope devs prove me wrong
BattleTorn  +   390d ago
I personally think they introduced the touchpad so that developers will make game features that will easily transfer to potentially using a Vita as controller.
sincitysir1  +   391d ago
Seems interesting but expensive!
raytraceme  +   391d ago
Seems like a great idea imo. It could even act like a portable illumiroom where the glasses can detect ur tv and add what illumiroom does directly to the lenses. At the rate tech. Is evolving This won't be too expensive in the next 2-3 yrs. Hopefully m$ has people who wear glasses in mind too.
JohnCartenper  +   391d ago
BIG BEN COD limited edition is the best PS3 controller hands down
Phoenix76  +   391d ago
Google Glasses anyone??
WitWolfy  +   391d ago
Reminds me more of Terminator vision.

*looks at person
-compiling data-
-compiling data-
-compiling data-
-compiling data-
"they are sexually active"**
NarcolepZZZZZZ  +   391d ago
so whatever happened to "illumiroom"? That looked pretty awesome.
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Spoons  +   391d ago
This is actually a little scary. The last step in this master plan of domination uses the cloud to serve up the Xbox experience instantly from anywhere. I feel like the cloud is much more than were led to believe.

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