Well until just about an hour ago I never knew when the TGS was! But now I know it runs the weekend of the 16th which is in 2 weeks from tomorrow. This means there might be new about Revolution's Controller! Even two weeks away I'm very excited about any new news from Nintendo. Also some rather humerous information from IGN:Question:
What do you think the special hook of the Nintendo Revolution controller will be?Trackball
- 4.2% - 648 votesSquishy feel
- 4.5% - 704 votesGyroscope
- 12.8% - 1974 votesBrain wave control
- 11.6% - 1802 votesTouch screen
- 24.6% - 3790 votesWheel
- 0.7% - 111 votesGlove form
- 4.6% - 714 votesReconfigurable layout
- 12.8% - 985 votesNo buttons
- 7.0% - 1083 votesNothing
- 16.8% - 2595 votesTotal Votes
- 100% - 15406 votes
Personaly I believe either Glove Form, Reconfigurable Layout, or maybe squishy feel. Possible even a combination of the three. Out of those anyway, I've got other ideas though. One based off the saying "Touching is good but feeling is better." and that one is a controller that shifts to feel like whatever you're "touching" in the game, that could go along with the "squishy feel". After all, Nintendo does hold patents on we'll just have to wait and see.
For the total article for the poll follow this link
and take your first page.
A little insert! w00t! About the TGS even >_>
Check out the Tokyo Game Show offical site.
There isn't a whole lot of info there but hey, who needs info, we're all just droolling right? (heh heh, I typed drolling ^^;)
I really wanna go! and only 1,200 yen per person! That's like $1.20 here! (a buck twenty for all y'all Texans and Coloradins out there) Too bad airfair is like.... a lot more than that! Oh well, I'll just listen in second hand with IGN
Anyway! More about the controller!
The writer of the poll article said:
"Of all the theories buzzing around the Web these days, it looks like the inclusion of gyroscopic control is most viable, if only because Nintendo has used simple forms of the technology in previous efforts."
This is backed up in part by the patents Nintendo holds for gyroscopic technology. Those could just be for the current uses they have out there today but you never know.
Nintendo also holds patents on (to quote)FeelTexture morphing process provided by the preferred embodiment of the present inventionHaptic sensations for tactile feedback interface devicesDirectional tactile feedback for haptic feedback interface devicesCursor control using a tactile feedback deviceData filter for haptic feedback devices having low-bandwidth communication linksInterface for controlling a graphical imagePosition sensor with resistive elementController interface for a graphics systemMotionGame system with tilt sensor and game program including viewpoint direction changing featureGame device changing sound and an image in accordance with a tilt operationInteractive electronic game having gyroscopic output effectMisc.Video game controller with integrated microphone and speaker
OK, there are a few of the patents I found, mind you I have no clue what so ever what most if not all of them mean so if some smart person comes along and figures out that every single one of them have nothing to do with a gaming system's controller please let me know ^^;
So yeah, if some of those are connected with Revolutions Controllers it would seem to indicate that it'll have something to do with the sense of touch!
Anyway! That's all my rambling about Revolution for today! I hope some of this made sense and was in some way useful if not please disreguard it and just worry about the first half! ^^; Untill next post, Sayonara!
:: posted by Hawk-McKain @ 9/01/2005 05:43:00 PM
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