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Project Natal was not invented by Microsoft...Another case of MS buying technology

baggio1000000 | 2154d ago
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     I am one of the many who thought Nintendo had a gimmick  when they announced motion control for the Wii. I really didn't think it would work, but work it did, and Nintendo is once again, after a ten year absence the #1 kid on the block.

     Nintendo invented the technology put into their motion controls, and while the technology was not 1-1 as we had hoped, the motion plus add on has made it much more so.

     Sony and Microsoft naturally want a piece of this pie, who wouldn't?  Nintendo has managed to capture the casual fan like no one else. The Wii is in Senior Citizen Homes for bowling! Good on Nintendo!

     Sony has had very limited motion control games with the original Playstation Eye for the PS2, and the Sixaxis controller (which was very limited, but I enjoyed a few games that supported the tech). Sony has designed the Playstation Move, which will support full motion control, much like the Wii does. I need to say this again, SONY designed the tech for this.

     There are many people who say Project Natal will be superior to the Wii and Playstation Move. We don't really know if this is true or not at this point, as the hardware and games will not be released until this fall. What I do know, is that as opposed to Nintendo and Sony, Microsoft did not invent the technology that is in Project Natal. Microsoft did what they usually do, and purchase the technology they want. Why make your own technology when you can simply buy someone elses?

    Some of you may remember, in early 2009, Microsoft purchased 3DV Systems, an Israeli company that invented the motion technology that Microsoft wanted in their own motion control system. Hence, project Natal was born.

     If you are fine with this, then no worries, but I would rather put my dollars and loyalty to the companies that used their own money and resources and built their own tech, rather than a giant who simply buys whatever they want.

    Will Natal be better than Wii or Playstation Move? If it turns out yes, it won't be because of Microsoft, it will be because of a little Isaeli company that happened to be bought out.

     Food for thought.

HolyOrangeCows  +   2154d ago
Microsoft doesn't create a better gaming world, unlike Nintendo and Sony, they go around looking for those who have already started and buy them out.
Venomous  +   2154d ago
Nice, but how about some truth?
I wonder if the fact that Sony didn't even develop or manufacture the eye toy make any difference to you?

The first batch of camera games were made by Intel for their Intel Pro PC Camera in 98-99. These games were amazing and caught the attention of Richard Marks who then had the idea of making his own version for home consoles. He and logictech made the eyetoy which was directly ripped from Intel and then made it for the playstation.

What about Sony buying a developer? Is that also considered buying technology? And if so, who cares? A lot of companies make a wonderful product, but cant take it any further due to fiances, so they sell it.

Make no Mistake about it, the Natals software is unique and is 100% new, its not like its already out and they just slapped there name on it.

Microsoft doesn't make cameras, they write software. So they buy the company and all the technology that comes with it. Now they own it. Some people call that an investment.
GiantEnemyCrab  +   2144d ago
HolyOrangeCow you got owned! You post some really zingers when it comes to stupidity.. What ignorance.
ToothWhiteningFairy  +   2153d ago
it's a little bit confused here
don't forget to leave your teeth under your pillow whenthey fall out ...
ubiquitious  +   2153d ago
I agree
it's just like...why make your own games when you can buy someone elses?

Naughty Dog, Guerrilla Games, Zipper, and Media Molecule...all developers that were bought out by SONY. So next time you play Killzone 2, LBP, MAG or Uncharted 2, remember that you are simply supporting a giant who buys whatever they want.

Microsoft rarely does this, that's why more people are loyal to them.
butterfinger  +   2152d ago
That has to be...
the most moronic comment ever. The difference is Sony buys the developers and provides them with more money, resources and help than they ever had before while they get to retain their name and put it on all of their games. Microsoft just blatantly copies others and tries to pass it off as their own work. I know if I came up with something, I would rather someone pay me to work on it and make more or better things than to just copy my idea and lead everyone to believe that they came up with it. In terms of gaming, I don't know ANYONE that is "loyal" to Microsoft on consoles. Microsoft won't have a true "loyal" following for the XBOX until next gen.
dktxx2  +   2152d ago
There is one difference in Sony and Microsoft buying developers. Sony buys developers who have yet reached their potential, and provides them with the tools necessary to do so. Microsoft buys developers who already have had success (Lionhead, Rare)and make them worse.
digoutyoursoul8  +   2152d ago
more fanboy garbage
loanshup  +   2151d ago
Top Grade Acai
Hi friends Now-a-days You can see many Technologies features reflated some home-thing, some office base. Every Company want to popularity in their work in this worlds..
ThatsGaming  +   2149d ago
The Article is factually wrong
If you go to the following web site:

You will notice that Nintendo also "bought" their technology from Gyration who has done motion controllers for years previous to the Nintendo asking for it. Nintendo didn't invent squat. They paid someone to invent it for them.
Venomous  +   2149d ago
wow good job
Thats a good point. Nintendo buys technology all the time because the make videogames. Thats it. They buy the lcd screens for the the DS, they dont make them. Its also like car company's, they lease technology all the time that they never own, but built it into there car.
ChozenWoan  +   2148d ago
Good find
and people wonder why Nintendo doesn't sue Sony over the PSMove... they can't cause it's not their tech. Sony was moving toward this tech with their research with the EyeToy/PSEye, but why reinvent the wheel if you don't have to.
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GiantEnemyCrab  +   2144d ago
Fanboy FUD
The 3DV acquisition came after Natal was already being worked on. They bought the company for its patent's and trademark's. While I'm sure they used some of the tech, to say they outright bought the tech and just slapped a Natal sticker on it is ludicrous.
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darkequitus  +   2133d ago
Seeing a Natal does not use 3DV tech, end off...
Silver360  +   2116d ago
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