Nintendo's new patent will make you look like a tool
I'm honestly at a loss for words with how silly this looks, but I'll try diligently to remain as unbiased as possible.
Nintendo has applied for a patent for
this abomination this fusion of Wii U features on a traditional Wiimote.
Some sort of medical instrument? No. The proposed device adds a touch panel for the controller
and will make you look like a giant tool.
As Joystiq reports, it works by combining the use of infared LEDs and mirrors to send your finger's position to the Wiimote IR sensor- much like using a mouse pointer
or an asinine, inverted periscope.
While the controls will be similar to any kind of touchpad drawing interface, it differs from the WiiPad in that it strictly works as a controller and not as a screen.
There's no word if this is actually planned as a future Wiimote add-on to be used with the WiiU, or if it's just a concept.
Either way, they need to take this foolishness back to the drawing board and forget it ever happened.
Is this really as far as technology has brought us?
Well... It's a patent because of something
That looks like some kind of fucked up sex toy... me no like.
This looks like shit WTF is this
Um so it like uh... but why would you... what purpose does.... *enters infinite loop due to lack of logic*
Most of these patents never become real, so it's safe to say we can ignore this entirely.
Nintendo, have mercy.
--t-h-i-s--a-b-o-m-i-n-a-t-i-o-n-!-a--s-u-p-e-r--a-s-i-n-i-n-e--d-e-l-u-x-e--i-n-v-e-r-t-e-d--p-e-r-i-s-c-o-p-e-- Emosewa si siht(?)
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH EH EH EH EH EH EH EH EH EH EH EH EH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA *chokes to the death*
From the makers of the 3DS wheel attachment, comes...
I'll be really impressed when they add a cup holder
if lauren is the one making the jokes in these stories....
you're alright, moore.
nintendo needs to focus less on gimmicks and make more/better games (besides 3rd party/cross console games.)
that and they need to make a real controller :)
Well...at least it's not a vitality sensor, I guess?
I heard they also are making a sandwich made of out plastic for Eating games!??!?!
believe it or not I am curious about what kind of gameplay can you enable with this device, the "screen" would be more like a trackpad and yet why would you want one when you have the infrared capabilities of the remote? I mean pointing a shooting is still ages better than a pseudo trackpad, would it recognize multiple fingers? I still can wrap my mind about this.
and yes it looks really bad
Come on people, this is just a toss-up idea thats pitched and shot down by the big wigs (I hope). So we shouldn't have to worry.
Just when I thought Nintendo couldn't think of any more bad peripheral ideas (like the 3DS steering wheel), they manage to prove me wrong. If this is "creation" is going to be produced, I sure hope the final designs will look nothing like this.