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darthdevidem01 said:

Sega patents controller?

 

This is a bit of a curious post.  We have been directed to look at this patent filed by Sega Japan, which shows off plenty of images of a Sega controller.

The curious thing is that the controller looks just like the Saturn’s NiGHTS into Dreams 3D controller, but the patent shows off lots of unique functions and attachments for the controller, such as; infra-red, arcade stick add-ons and even motion control!

 

At first look, it seems that the patent is just Sega’s original concept/design for the NiGHTS controller, but the patent was, apparently, filed “June 14th 2005″ and issued “February 10th 2009.”

One possible idea that springs to mind could be a new title for the PS3 or Wii (hence the motion control) and Sega wants to make a unique controller to go with it.  But I really doubt that is the case.

The chances are that these are just the original concepts for the 3D Saturn controller, not a brand new controller, and that Sega is just re-registering the patents.  But even if that is the case, then it is very interesting to see some of the ideas Sega had, especially the concept for motion control in games.

http://www.seganerds.com/2009/03/02/sega-patents-controller/

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I still think SEGA is hatching an EVIL plan to make all their franchises successe's this gen then STORM the next generation with all those franchises exclusive to their system....hence stealing fans of SONY, MS, Nintendo

muwhahahahaha

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I asked Yuji Naka about the Nights controller years ago because I wondered why the top which connected to the cable had a connection port and was detacheable and he told me they had plans for the controller like motion control and add ons which never went anywhere because of the failure of the Saturn(one of the things planned found its way into the saturn controller, an LCD screen showing data and mini games, it became the saturns VMU memory card).

 



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thekitchensink said:
disolitude said:
dib8rman said:
I hate Sega controllers as much as I hate the original xbox controller. They aren't meant for sane humans much less our hands.

While its ok to personally dislike a controller...Sega Saturn controller is the best 2D controller you can get. most people think so...

 

Um... I think you're confusing it for the SNES pad  

 

 

 

Not even close, the second revision of the Sega Saturn pad simply destroys the snes pad.

The best 8 way controller EVER5snes is only 4 way) and 6 face buttons ensured that even to this day it is the preffered joypad for fighting games.



just imagine a new sega console with games like valkyria chronicles 2 a new panzer dragoon a new guardian heroes .skies of arcadia 2, sega gt, ecco.. crazy taxi.. jet set radio ,shenmue 3

i know its not going to happen but for once in my life i would be one of the idiots to actually wait in line for hours and days to get one on launch day



I would buy a Sega console if something was done about Team Sonic.



What is is with Sega and making controllers with a circular plan view... the Saturn, Dreamcast and this controller all look astonishingly ugly.



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Is that a waffle maker?



i see now why sega consoles were so unsuccesfull "zomgs teh controllers are teh uglies"



terislb said:
i see now why sega consoles were so unsuccesfull "zomgs teh controllers are teh uglies"

 

 lol...I know what youre seying. The thing is, Sega fans had to fend for themselves after dreamcast and have learned to enjoy all other consoles controllers. Sony and Nintendo fans however didn't have to do this, so they can still claim sega controllers are horrible.

However, anyone that has played both for a long time should understand that

Snes controller ~= 6 button genesis controller

Master system ~= Nintendo controller

Saturn controller > anything else for 2D games

As far as 3D games, neither Sega nor Nintendo made very good controllers. Sony had the best 3d controllers up until the 360 which is the current king.



thekitchensink said:
disolitude said:
dib8rman said:
I hate Sega controllers as much as I hate the original xbox controller. They aren't meant for sane humans much less our hands.

While its ok to personally dislike a controller...Sega Saturn controller is the best 2D controller you can get. most people think so...

 

Um... I think you're confusing it for the SNES pad

 

 

Nope. Saturn controller > SNES controller



If Sega releases a new system I'll buy it, ugly, hand cramping controller or not.