Sony Working on Kinect-like Hardware

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So, it looks like our snoopy friends over at Kotaku have discovered a patent filed by Sony late last year and published just recently for a device that seems to exhibit similarities to Microsoft's Xbox 360 Kinect device.

"An invention is provided for affording a real-time three-dimensional interactive environment using a depth sensing device," lists the website for U.S. patents.

The patent for the device lists Richard Marks as the inventor, also credited for the creation of the Playstation Move. Sony has yet to comment on the patent.



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Sources: Kotaku, U.S. Patent Website
 

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Technically they're not really "stealing" anything, not even the concept. Pretty much ALL systems are eventually going to be 3D-oriented virtual reality games.
 
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i love how people seem to always bash sony for "stealing" ideas, when in fact they are not that similar to the products they compare them too. do you guys know what the word innovate means? because sony is an innovating company

Becaue the PS Move doesn't look anything like the Wiimote at all...
 
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uses a different way to perceive moement and how it detects on the tv. therefore, sony is innovating the idea that nintendo used

That's not innovation, that's refinement. There is a big difference between the two. You said they weren't similar at all. They look almost exactly the same and for practical purposes, work the same. If you really want to defend Sony, the move is so not the way to do it. Guild has a better argument with the eye toy alone.
 
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uses a different way to perceive moement and how it detects on the tv. therefore, sony is innovating the idea that nintendo used

That's not innovation, that's refinement. There is a big difference between the two. You said they weren't similar at all. They look almost exactly the same and for practical purposes, work the same. If you really want to defend Sony, the move is so not the way to do it. Guild has a better argument with the eye toy alone.

PlayStation Move uses the PlayStation Eye camera to track the wand's position, and inertial sensors in the wand to detect its motion.
Wii: pointingthrough the use of accelerometer and optical sensor technology

as i said. they use different ways to detect on tv and movement. so they are not the same. and how it looks. well, it could be maybe because of how our hands are designed, its more comfortable on the hand than having some other form, figure on the hand. and if we are going that path that they copied the design. well, nintendo did copy the design of a tv controller after all
 
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if this is stealing then google are the biggest stealers
picasa, chrome, android, google+... u name it

its above taking ppl's ideas and making them better. if this is stealing then every mobile produced today is a "stolen" idea of the very first mobile phones.
 

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Pretty sure some iPhone apps had AR before the 3DS
Ok but the Iphone is a mobile and we are talking about game systems.

You can play games on the iPhone :P
Anyways, what's stopping another company taking ideas from things which aren't gaming systems.

Like the Camera on the DSI - that could be 'stolen' from cameras on mobile phones....
 

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