Nintendo Wii U: New Nintendo Patent Adds

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  1. Zekrom_cool
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    Zekrom_cool I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an edu

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    Siliconera has found out that Nintendo has patented an accessory that you slide onto a standard Wii remote which turns it into a touchpad. Interestingly enough the rumour I posted a few days ago regarding a new Sonic game for Wii U mentions this exact patent.
     
  2. LightyKD

    LightyKD Future CEO of OUYA Inc.

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    Now THIS, could be interesting! I'll be damned if I have to use a standard controller on a Nintendo system for first person shooters. I deal with it on OnLive because it's my only option but I refuse to loose pointer controls on the Wii-U
     
  3. misteromar

    misteromar GBAtemp Regular

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    Looks crazy.
     
  4. pokefloote

    pokefloote GBAtemp Addict

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    lol nice periscope nintendo.
     
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  5. XtremeCore

    XtremeCore GBAtemp Regular

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    That's what I thought of when I first saw that image as well lol :D
     
  6. junkerde

    junkerde Banned

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    damn thing, doesnt look innovative at all.
     
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  7. Nah3DS

    Nah3DS Madre de Dios! Es El POLLO DIABLO!!!

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    ... and it will be implemented in the upcoming game: "Touch Mii"
     
  8. KingVamp

    KingVamp Haaah-hahahaha!

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    Kinda hard to imagine as a final product even with the other images. I can't really make a judgement on this.
     
  9. Hyro-Sama

    Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

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    I cannot buy another Wii add-on. I am done at the Wii remote Plus. Screw you, Nintendo.
     
  10. Heran Bago

    Heran Bago Where do puyo come from?

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    I'm out.
     
  11. omgpwn666

    omgpwn666 Guy gamer and proud!

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    The Wii Crowbar. But for real though, crowbar.
     
  12. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    that thing is hideously huge! down periscope ninty!
     
  13. RoMee

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    lol...Nintendo is king of the add-ons
     
  14. Costello

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    does Nintendo make more off games or accessories?

    I like my 360 with my wireless controller :ninja:
     
  15. Sicklyboy

    Sicklyboy ~I have crippling depression~

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    And you'll end up sticking the Wiimote end right between your legs when you're sitting down, of course, so when your parents walk in behind you, it looks like you're playing with yourself. Because buying a Wiibrator wasn't bad enough.
     
  16. JoshuaS153

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    What is this I don't even
     
  17. spinal_cord

    spinal_cord Knows his stuff

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    It seems more likely to me that this device would look more like that uDraw tablet than that crazy drawing...

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    It probably works exactly the same way (touch pad attached to wiimote)
     
  18. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    Yes but not a standard touchpad. The attachment doesn't have any electronics apart from an IR LED. The touch surface is semitransparent, and illuminated from the inside by an IR LED. When you touch the surface, the Wiimote sees the light reflected off your finger, and that's how it knows what part of the pad you're touching.

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    And the Wiimote will have to be in a fixed position relative to the touch surface.


    Looks like Nintendo is trying to give all players touchpads without requiring every player to buy a Wii pad controller, but why would every player have a touchpad? The Wiimote has a pointer function, why not just point? Apart from drawing I can't imagine where a touch pad couldn't be replaced by other Wiimote functions, but what game asks all four players to draw stuff at the same time? I doubt there's that much demand for a simultaneous Pictionary game.
     
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  19. bowser

    bowser Mwa ha ha ha!

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    Maybe they're making a first party Bingo game :lol:

    Remember the news about big N wanting to make more casual first parties? :)
     
  20. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    Now that's... incredibly pointless.

    Infrared sensors work perfectly fine as the mouse controllers, why improve on something that doesn't need improvement?

    As far as a drawing pad is concerned, uDraw, anyone?



    FAR better shape for this particular use.
     
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