Sony patents a new Move controller that changes temperature as you play
Editor's Note: It's a neat idea and all but there's going to be news stories about this controller burning people isn't there?
Two years ago, Sony introduced gamers to the "Playstation Move". Unfortunately the accessory was poorly received and it seems as though Sony and gamers alike have forgotten about it all together. However, Sony filed a patent this week for a new controller with bands wrapped around it which become hot or cold depending on the in-game experience.
The patent's description says the controller will become hotter as your gun in the game overheats. Once the gun is cooled down, so will the controller, indicating the gun is ready for use. The controller's color will also change depending on the status of the in-game weapon.
The patent also showed off another example, saying the temperature will change when the player is engaged in combat. Explosions and gun fire from the enemy will activate a "thermal grill illusion", which also occurs when a player is hit by a electric shock.
Temperature will also change when the player is looking for objects hidden in the game. The controller will heat up when players are near the hidden object and cool down when they are further away from it.
Another feature the patent states is described as a "biometric sensor", which will cool down the controller whenever it detects "a decrease in galvanic skin resistance". This means the controller will cool down when is finds out you have hot and sweaty hands. Gross...
What do you think g1s? Will you give the PS Move a second chance? or should Sony just stay away from motion gaming all together? Let me know in the comments below!
Check out the patent's PDF here!
Kinda gimmicky but having a warmer controller on a cold day or vice versa could go a long way.
The new Playstation move: it dil-does everything!
If they fix the responsiveness and drifting problems in the current model, I would probably get this. But just going a step beyond a rumble pak, won' t sell to anyone with intelligence. The first one was pretty much unfinished, and worked like shit compared to the Wiimote in the most important category, overall control. I have Goldeneye 007 for the Wii and PS3, and it's much easier to aim steady on a dude's head on the Wii than on the PS3 because of the stupid drifting problem. Sony seems to think people will buy anything, even if it doesn't work how they say, as long as they have our money before we found out.
So....basically making it even more like a penis...
Sony,I love ya but...no
To be fair, I do wish my Wii controller could cool itself down sometimes, but I guess it heating up and your hands getting sweaty is a good sign to just take a break.
This isn't going to go well for anyone. Least of all sony.
Weird how they can afford something like this when it should have been directed into making gamers want to buy the Move through better games.
Calling it: It's so that when you play Mass Effect and your weapon overheats, your controller gets so hot you chuck it across the room, and that ejects your thermal clip.
My controller is better than this. It becomes sweaty as I play.
That sounds dumb.
you know, this is the same thing as replacing the ball with a colour-coded laser. it's cool and all, but at the end of the day, what the fuck?
Now now let's not jump the bandwagon and say it sucks, yes the Move is a Wii Remote with a shiny ball at the end of a stick. This Thermal sensor has no use what so ever other than to cool your hand if you hold the Move controller to long. Also don't forget this is a patent, no prototype or whatever has been created as of yet (Patent Office really needs to accept patents that have an actual prototype only.)
If this happens, it would be a less shitty idea
Hopefully burninate the hands (or whatever other body part happens to be touching the controller) of any 12-year-olds caught calling anyone a faggot on mic...
Dear sony.... What are you guys doing? Oh wait, that's right. Thinking of stupid ideas.... Sorry, as you were...
Wow, that is the dumbest idea I've ever heard. Congratualations Sony, you've acomplished absolutely nothing!
"increases in temperature"
As if it wasn't enough of a dildo already.
I read about this earlier. I would have liked for it to be on a real controller so that my hands didn't sweet when I played a fighting game.