Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Nintendo files new, interesting patent

What is it?

New dedicated handheld 3 13.64%
 
New way to utilize multiple Switches 10 45.45%
 
Nothing. It's just a patent. 9 40.91%
 
Total:22

Source: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/04/nintendos-new-multi-screen-multi-touch-patent-concept-is-very-very-nintendo/

The patent describes a system of multiple screens and real-time recognition of any panels' Z-axis orientation ... interesting

 

Last edited by Kristof81 - on 15 April 2018

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Looks like an incredibly useless feature.



twintail said:
Looks like an incredibly useless feature.

It could potentially solve the lack of dualscreen, but few people would buy a new system (or even a new version) for VC.



You know it deserves the GOTY.

Come join The 2018 Obscure Game Monthly Review Thread.

twintail said:
Looks like an incredibly useless feature.

Thx  exactly this. Why not just a single screen with good power and thats it. Oh nintendo. You will always be nintendo.



Sounds like a good gimmick for a local multiplayer (multiple consoles) party game. But other then that...



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Pagan said:
twintail said:
Looks like an incredibly useless feature.

Thx  exactly this. Why not just a single screen with good power and thats it. Oh nintendo. You will always be nintendo.

This from what we see has nothing to do with more demanding games but rather curiosities.  It's likely nothing in all honesty.  Similar to the oval screen device patent.  Probably something they came up with and patented more or less to keep in their back pocket.  Lots of companies do that.  



That looks neat! I thought it was a folding smartphone



Pocky Lover Boy! 

Looks like it's Switch multiplayer without the joycons...



Looks like 2 switch tablets, held up against one another, and the "angle" of one with say a ball, will effect how it rolls down towards the 2nd one.

This is gonna be used for party games right? between switch owners.
Atleast thats what I got from looking at it.

Maybe the "idea" of being able to old up 1 swtich tablet to another, and "push" something on 1 switch screen, over to another's switch screen can be used for something usefull.... but im just not sure what atm.



Pagan said:
twintail said:
Looks like an incredibly useless feature.

Thx  exactly this. Why not just a single screen with good power and thats it. Oh nintendo. You will always be nintendo.

Thank god, they're still like themself. I thought for a second they would try to replicate others :)

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