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Viper1 said:
Raze said:
Do we have any confirmation of a Sony "nunchuck"? Thus far, Ive not seen anything.
Viper1 said:
Raze, it's coming. You'll see it at GDC.

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buzzard said:

Nintendo should totally sue

they just didn't have the money for marketing so they just photoshoped the thing



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Bamboleo said:

 

How come this isn't plagiarism and it doesn't go against Nintendo patents?

Nintendo did all this work and took a very risky stance by bringing motion control as standart control in home consoles, and now others just copy them again and jump in the motion control war just like that?

I don't get it..............

 

 

Because Nintendo isn't even the first company to utilize motion control technology.  Motion control technology has been used in the film industry for at least a decade before even the Wii came out.  Nintendo owns the patent to the name and design of the Wiimote, but they don't own the patent to the actual motion control technology itself.  Any company can build devices that utilize motion control. 

 



answer is simple: they didn't invent motion controllers....just because the shape is similar doesn't mean it uses the same tech and as far as I have seen the Move is much more responsive as well...so no they can't sue Sony and if they do they will lose easily.....



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I am pretty sure Nintendo can't sue, the Ball part of the PS Move probably differentiate it enough from the WiiMote and the Sony counterpart to Nunchuk have no Motion Sensing capabilities... You need two PS Move Ball Mote thing to play any two handed game, such as Motion Fighter.



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Reminds me of:

They looked different enough aestetically, so Sony could'nt sue for s***.

Likewise, Sony Motion+addon and Wiimote+addon look aestetically different enough, so Nintendo cant sue for s***.

When it comes to the technology itself(the innards) of the two competing motion controllers, they're completely different designs. Again. Nintendo cant sue for s***.

Nintendo knows this, Sony knows this, Nintendo's army(literally) of lawyers knows this and so does Sony's lawyers. (Altough im sure Nintendo management and employees are having a laugh)

Case closed.



Bamboleo said:

 

Despite initial trolling against the Wiimote & Nunchuk combo, Sony unveiled it's own motion controller, very similar to the wiimote, and now their coming up with their very own nunchuk knock off.

 

How come this isn't plagiarism and it doesn't go against Nintendo patents?

Nintendo did all this work and took a very risky stance by bringing motion control as standart control in home consoles, and now others just copy them again and jump in the motion control war just like that?

I don't get it..............

 

 

I guess it's like the D-pad. As long as they can find a way around it, like using different tech, they can get away with it.

Not the end of the world though. Nintendo will just have to come up with something completely different next gen (which I'm sure they were gonna do anyway), at which point Sony will just copy it once again, and the cycle of life continues...

In a way this is good for Nintendo, because maybe the quality of 3rd party games on the console will now go up, and Nintendo themselves can be challenged to create some better core games that utilize the motion controller.



definately sue



 

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M.U.G.E.N said:
answer is simple: they didn't invent motion controllers....just because the shape is similar doesn't mean it uses the same tech and as far as I have seen the Move is much more responsive as well...so no they can't sue Sony and if they do they will lose easily.....

Huh? Much more responsive than what? Wii Motion Plus is 1x1, you can't have something better than 1x1. The "Move" is similar to the Motion Plus or worse, but it's impossible to be more responsive.



Hisiru said:
M.U.G.E.N said:
answer is simple: they didn't invent motion controllers....just because the shape is similar doesn't mean it uses the same tech and as far as I have seen the Move is much more responsive as well...so no they can't sue Sony and if they do they will lose easily.....

Huh? Much more responsive than what? Wii Motion Plus is 1x1, you can't have something better than 1x1. The "Move" is similar to the Motion Plus or worse, but it's impossible to be more responsive.

Ok so I HAVE played Wii games...plenty of times...but there are times the moment I move eve nthe slightest away from the range the whole game messes up....we already got testimony on how the camera can guess and act acording to sudden changes in movement in such situations...Wii just can't do that



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