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Who Wants to Peruse Another Bonkers PS Move Patent?

Posted by Sammy Barker

Urgh

Sony is more prolific with patents than Mario Balotelli is with controversy. Following last week’s divisive anti-used games registration, the platform holder has now concocted an updated PlayStation Move set-up that uses the current controller’s light-tracking technology in conjunction with sound detection to provide greater “depth” accuracy.

The filing includes a handful of pictures which demonstrate the wand-like controller’s interchangeable face buttons, as well as its ability to snap together in interesting ways. Examples include two units connected at the base to create a Darth Maul-esque lightsaber, in addition to a person performing a bicycle kick with devices strapped to his arms and legs. Yeah, this is never coming out.

Update: As has been correctly – and somewhat forcefully – pointed out in the comments section below, this patent first emerged a long time ago. We’ve left the article in tact so you can laugh at the image. We still reckon that the idea of performing a bicycle kick in front of a television is pretty funny.

[via freepatentsonline.com, engadget.com, joystiq.com]

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User Comments (7)

tulaib_100

#2

tulaib_100 said:

its a patent from 2008, u know 2 years before move came out ?? so beat it push square. You guyz are really bad journalists seriously report something decent dun confuse the readers

charlesnarles

#3

charlesnarles said:

You mean you can't pull off a no-handed bicycle kick within a few feet of your tv? I thought y'all were soccer enthusiasts. But srsly, ankle and sound sensors? I'm scared of what Japanese devs will do with this : )

Autobot-69

#7

Autobot-69 said:

Keep digging my good man. Regardless of this being from a while back.... you're bound to come across something good that will feed the fire of excitement we have regarding the upcoming PS4.

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