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News: This Patent May Shed Some Light on Sony's Plans for Gaikai Streaming

This Patent May Shed Some Light on Sony's Plans for Gaikai Streaming

The sky's the limit

You may remember early last year when Sony revealed that Gaikai technology would be used to allow streaming of PlayStation 3 games on the PlayStation 4. You'll probably also recall that, since that time, details surrounding the proposed services have proven as illusive as information regarding The Last Guardian. However, we may...

Rumour: PS4 Virtual Reality Headset Could Track Your Pulse, Brain Waves, and Eyes

PS4 Virtual Reality Headset Could Track Your Pulse, Brain Waves, and Eyes

In the game

We know that Sony is almost certainly working on a virtual reality peripheral for the PlayStation 4. Rumours seeping out of the platform holder earlier in the year suggested that it's deep into development on an Oculus Rift-esque peripheral that will allow you to physically examine virtual worlds by moving your head for real. Reports...

Rumour: Sony Working on Touch Powered PS Move for PS4?

Sony Working on Touch Powered PS Move for PS4?

Move it, move it

Sony has recently patented a new controller design, hinting at some form of revamped motion device for the PlayStation 4. Similar in form to the PlayStation Move controller on the PlayStation 3, this fresh peripheral includes all of the same core functionality as its current generation counterpart. However, there is one area...

News: Who Wants to Peruse Another Bonkers PS Move Patent?

Who Wants to Peruse Another Bonkers PS Move Patent?

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”...

News: Sony Patent Plots an End to Used Game Sales

Sony Patent Plots an End to Used Game Sales

Like it or lump it

Before you dive off the deep end, it’s worth noting that Sony patents a lot of things, but very few of them turn out to be genuine products. As such, a new document outlining anti-used game technology may just be another of the platform holder’s experiments. At least, we hope so. The patent – filed by Sony Computer...

News: Sony Patents Bizarre Break Apart DualShock Controller

Sony Patents Bizarre Break Apart DualShock Controller

Shake it all about

Sony has patented a product called the Hybrid Separable Motion Controller. While it may sound like a fancy gizmo, it actually amounts to little more than a DualShock 3 controller that snaps in half. Oh, and it’s got PlayStation Move bobbles bunged on top. The registration – which was filed in May last year and published on...

Rumour: Capcom's Planning a Mascot Mash-Up of Its Own

Capcom's Planning a Mascot Mash-Up of Its Own

Fighters megamix

Industry attention may be laser focused on PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale this afternoon, but that’s not stopping Capcom from quietly formulating some crossover plans of its own. The company has filed a patent for a game named Fighters of Capcom, which suggests that it’s looking to leverage its impressive stable of...

News: This PlayStation Move Controller Turns Hot and Cold

This PlayStation Move Controller Turns Hot and Cold

In the game

It looks like Sony’s taken inspiration from Katy Perry for its latest controller patent. The platform holder’s most recent off-the-wall idea proposes a PlayStation Move-esque motion controller that could turn hot or cold depending on gameplay feedback. According to Kotaku, Sony’s got a slew of applications in mind for the p

News: Sony Patent Details Advert Delivery Mechanism for Games

Sony Patent Details Advert Delivery Mechanism for Games

Uh oh

We can already hear your blood pumping from the other end of the Internet. Don’t worry, Sony may have filed a patent for an advert delivery mechanism in games, but we doubt it’ll ever actually be implemented. The patent – spotted by the always eagle-eyed masses over at NeoGAF – discusses a system that would interrupt gameplay in order...

News: Sony Patents Bizarre Move Controller Holder

Sony Patents Bizarre Move Controller Holder

Reinventing the wheel

Sony hasn't released quite as many plastic add-ons for the Move controller as some may have expected, but according to a patent found by PlayStation Lifestyle it could yet release a very versatile-looking plastic shell. The patent shows a plastic housing into which the Move controller would slot, but with handles and face...

News: Sony Patents Kinect-like PlayStation Eye Technology

Sony Patents Kinect-like PlayStation Eye Technology

You are the controller

We suspected that the next version of the PlayStation Eye camera would come with Kinect-like depth tracking abilities, and it looks like we might have been right. A patent filed by Eye Toy and PlayStation Move visionary Dr. Richard Marks has hinted that Sony is toying with controller less techno

News: Sony Patents Biometric DualShock Controller

Sony Patents Biometric DualShock Controller

Our first glimpse of the PlayStation 4, perhaps? Probably not, Sony tends to patent a lot of stuff

But this one is genuinely cool. The patent pertains to a biometric DualShock controller, able to read: galvanic skin resistance, electrocardio data, and electro-muscular data. In English, that's: moisture, heart rhythm and muscle movements. The information would be sent via the new DualShock..

News: Sony And LG Are No Longer At Loggerheads Over Patents

Sony And LG Are No Longer At Loggerheads Over Patents

Cast your minds back to March and you might remember that Sony and LG were not getting along

In fact, LG even halted a shipment of PlayStation 3 consoles, claiming a patent dispute in Sony's Blu-ray technology. According to a report on Reuters, the two companies have now kissed and made up, signing a cross-licensing deal. Hopefully this puts a stop to the corporate in-fighting between the two..

News: Sony Patents Interactive Toy For PlayStation 3 & PSP

Sony Patents Interactive Toy For PlayStation 3 & PSP

Look, we don't want to frighten you ok? We're just reporting the news

And this seems kind of relevant, seeing as Sony actively patented the monstrosity being projected onto the back of your eyeballs above. What you're actually seeing is a patent filed by Sony. The patent is for an interactive doll, that has various features such as articulated limbs and pressure sensors. The idea is that the doll..