Move over six-axis, nine-axis is here.

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  1. soulx
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    http://venturebeat.com/2012/11/27/forget-six-axis-gamepad-nine-axis/

    But ultimately pretty useless for games. I dunno, gyro-aiming might work I guess.
     
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    I assume that's what they used in that E3 video where they show off the WiiU gamepad on a gun?
     
  3. KingVamp

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    Well, we know what the PlayStation 4 controller is going to be. 12-axis! :P

    Will we be seeing a wiimote ++?
     
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  4. Alexrose

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    I thought the whole point of the six axis was that it could measure height, width, depth, pitch, yaw and roll. There are no other quaternion quantities to measure.
     
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    Controller uses magnetic field of the earth.
    Hello, Neodymium magnet of mine ;3
    Meet the new "Nine-Axis" controller
     
  6. Alexrose

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    Neodymium wouldn't affect it at all unless it was extremely close. Despite the Earth's pathetic magnetic field, it's still proportional to 1/r^2, so once you're half a metre away from your magnet it will barely affect it, while the Earth still has a reasonable effect.

    The only time I've ever seen a magnet overpower the Earth's magnetic field from the other side of a room was when I was working with Lecher lines and radio antennae in the same room as some people using a mass spectrometer with a massive electromagnet. Made it impossible for me to use a clinometer when measuring polarity, but its field was something ridiculous like 0.04Wb/m^2.

    That's like saying "Oh I'd better watch out for my hard drives, I have a neodymium magnet in my room". Neodymium is crap.
     
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    Lol.
    Harddrives have neodymium magnets in them for the read/write arm.
    And yeh I paid attention in school in physics/chemistry class, even on the magnetics subject ;p
     
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    you're trying to hard to be emigre
     
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    Where have you been? Awful puns are strictly my domain; biting wit and class are emigre's thing.

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    haha :lol: so that's how it works 'round here
     
  12. Felipe_9595

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    So nine-tendo is really serious about motion controllers huh?

    Oh god Gahars you infected me aswell
     
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    Only thing that was odd about the article was talking about "hardcore" with motion controlling in FPS. Not that I don't like motion controlling, but how many people have played FPS games while holding the controller in the air instead of having it rest in your lap? Most people I know who own a Wii (me included) play games like Zelda while sitting. Almost everything that can be done while sitting is done by that. I can see that the motion controller is a cool addition, but it's probably not as usable in FPS games as the company would like it to be. Regardless of the number of axis'.

    Driving is superior with a wheel (GT5 without a wheel is near impossible to beat), but the flying thing sounds cool. I doubt many people have a fully operational cockpit in their apartment? :P
     
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    Wait, so the nine axis is already being used by WiiU and iPhone 5?? Why hasn't anyone said that before, isn't that a big deal?
     
  16. shakirmoledina

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    everywhere numbers are increasing
    playstation 3 -> 4
    xbox 360 -> 720
    six axis -> nine axis
    iphone 4 -> iphone 5

    but with this other numbers are increasing
    $250 - > $350
     
  17. chartube12

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    Hmmm. I liked the controls of re 4 Wii edition. Probably would have been better with a tiny bit more accuracy.