Sony patents the "EyePad"

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Feb 16, 2013

Sony patents the "EyePad" by IBNobody at 9:16 PM (5,234 Views / 2 Likes) 106 replies

  1. IBNobody
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    http://www.joystiq.com/2013/02/16/sony-patents-eyepad-a-move-enabled-ps3-tablet-controller/

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    Awesome! Sony managed to copy Nintendo AND Apple in one fell swoop! Hats off to you, Sony.

    Good luck with calling it an "EyePad".

    EDIT:

    Here's a quote from the patent...

    And remember folks - Something patented may never see the light of day.
     
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    Did they actually name it that?
    Since when are Sony THAT stupid?
     
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    Its obvious it wont be called the EyePad.. its probably just a placeholder name and when did Nintendo own the designs for analogue based tablet?
     
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    well a controller with screen for gameplay is nintendo idea
     
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    Where's the L1/R1 and L2/R2?

    Also it's a patent people. There's about a thousand of them and most of them are nothing.

    Also the name: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PS_Eye

    EDIT: Or it's predecessor: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EyeToy

    Minus multiple other analog tablets.
     
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    I don't care about the whole Sony copying thing. I just had to salute them. Someone in their R&D department has huge balls. "I patented the EyePad!"
     
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    surprise surprise $ony once again ripping Nintendo's ideas off. I hope apple sues the fuck out of them for using that name :lol:

    they've always been
     
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    You just defined almost every single handheld portable gaming system and said it was Nintendo's idea
     
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    Maybe this is them finally giving up on the gaming industry
     
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    not likely as long as nintendo keep coming up with ideas they'll be there to steal them. They're fucking scum and I will never buy a playstation ever again. It's getting real close to I won't ever buy $ony products ever again too.
     
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    The name wouldn't fly - they'd lose the very first trial against Apple (as such trial would be inevitable) simply because "iPad" and "EyePad" sounds exactly the same.

    As for copying claims:
    • Who cares?
    • It's just a patent.
    • Everyone is entitled to manufacture a tablet with gaming-related controls except Sony - in their case it's copying.
     
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    God why the fuck do these threads even exist.

    Like seriously, they're patents. I can't remember the last patent that actually turned into anything tangible.

    Before complaining about the name, it's probably based off the (as I previously posted) EyeToy line, so having a tablet EyeToy type product is called EyePad. It makes sense.
     
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    As for the patent, who gives a shit? As said, there are thousands of patents released all the time and half of them don't mean shit.
     
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    problem apple? [​IMG]
     
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    But Sony's putting advertisements in our games! And blocking our used games! It said so in patents!

    They're worse than Hitler; at least Hitler had nothing to do with DRM.
     
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    Does this already exist on PS3? Called the uDraw tablet?

    Yes, yes it does exist.
     
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    Now where is my eye phone? Just make sure you guys are not momsters when you release it.
     
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    STOLEN FROM NINTENDO EVEN THOUGH IT PREDATES IT.
     
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    There were some patents for the Wii U before it was announced
     

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