New patent for Fortaleza has been uncovered. This was registered by Microsoft.
Site is down, but I've added a cached copy of the page as credit URL. ~cgoodno
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.
Seriously what are the chances of it working?
You underestimate the magic of science!
@dboyc310 "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???
Seems like Google Glass.... so much for innovation.
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.
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.
@The_Con-Sept 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.
Probably enough to woo over millions like the wii did this gen using motion controls.
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.
Isn't this like...all stuff that Kinect is supposed to be able to do?
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.
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.
Don't should mean Sony* in that sentence
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 http://youtu.be/ThRVZMRQNKc http://youtu.be/_KG8OsNUTFw And don't get me wrong there's nothing bad about VR but without a controller it's useless.
Dont forget the Occulus Rift PSVita, but yeah, without a controller it would be an exercise in futility.
Yes, more gimmicks. Lets not invest into the future, guys! /s Have fun living in the past, bud.
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.
Kind of like Wonderbook? They each have their gimmicks. Corporations are like that.
Wonder books actually cool IMO it's a game for kids same with the wii and kinect sports.
Next week "Sony Announces Glasses For Gaming" Greatest thing ever!
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.
2012 buddy http://youtu.be/LMwsMaSxZDU http://youtu.be/bZgqv04ZTbg
what u think is new with Ms Sony was already doing so calm down and do some research.
So you guys are bashing something Sony has already done? Hypocritical don't you think?
cool. Hope it works
Why do gamers always call new ways of playing gimmicks? New technology is good, learn to keep an open mind.
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.
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.
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.
Oculas rift + treadmill is the closest thing we go right now.
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.
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?
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.
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.
The word " ACCOUNT " sure got mentioned a lot of times.. ..I worry. Another way of gathering personal info/data.
I feel like sony is forcing that stupid touchpad on coz thats just a gimmick.Same goes for that light thing.
Yh would've preferred if they stuck with the original ds design all these gimmicks popping up lately leave that shit for Nintendo.
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.
Only purpose I can see in the touchpad is as a mouse but hey I hope devs prove me wrong
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.
Seems interesting but expensive!
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.
BIG BEN COD limited edition is the best PS3 controller hands down
Google Glasses anyone??
Reminds me more of Terminator vision. *looks at person -compiling data- -compiling data- -compiling data- -compiling data- "they are sexually active"**
so whatever happened to "illumiroom"? That looked pretty awesome.
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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