A Shigeru Miyamoto patent shows up..

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Jan 8, 2009
  1. Rock Raiyu
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    Apparently, this patent is under Miyamotot's name, but if its old or new is beyond me!

    So what exactly is this patent we're dealing with?

    News Source: GoNintendo
     
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    Maybe it's that HDD alternative thingy for Wii?
     
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    If it's an older patent, my guess would be the hard drive for the N64 (you know, that add-on they hyped up, and then never brought over to america?)

    The Asian market tends to get a lot of fancy gadgets that the rest of the world won't (unless we pay a premium to import them, and in some cases they won't work unless we also import an Asian console). For example, one of the older gameboys had a sonar cartridge (!) with an attachment that you drop in the water to see where the fish are. And the PS2 had a headtracking 3D headset, which (from what I read) would work on an American PS2, but the head tracking and 3D was only supported by certain games so you'd have to import those too, if you wanted to get the full $500 worth out of it.
     
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    Is that even English? I can hardly understand what the text means [​IMG]
     
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    HDD do want. [​IMG]
     
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    Apparently these are some screens of the suggested content:

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    From what I understand, it's a hint system using movies to show you how to solve the puzzles. It also let's you skip through chapters so you can play any part of the game. Seems like a way to make the game more accessible to non-gamers while keeping the difficult for gamers looking for a challenge. Of course, it could be a patent that will never be used, and it could be using Zelda just as an example..
     
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    That's kind of what Gamasutra says. They said its something for In-Game Walkthroughs
     

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