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=/ LEAVE THE WII ALONE, YOUR BEEF IS WITH MICROSOFT

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20061215-8434.html
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Yea, Sony, stay away from the Wii, your just mad that their making money on their consoles and your not...

BTW: I don't think that the patent (if they get it) will cause Microsoft to develop a motion sensor controller. I think Microsoft right now just wants to keep people happy and let them save money for Vista.
    
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I tried the motion sensing on the PS3 at Best Buy and it sucks. Better off using the thumbsticks.
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nah, I say let them have their crappy controller, if it work like it did at E3 the wii has nothing to worry about. Oh ya and Sony eats babies!!!
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sony's motion sensor on the ps3 controller sucks big time. Why the hell are they trying to patent over the wii anyways. O wait its sony, nevermind.
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Their motion sensing sounds like it sucks (actually read the article people)

It's 4 leds..and a camera captures the movement....

So basically it's like a new version of the eyetoy with lights...

oh yay.

what if my hands block these LEDs?
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post #7 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sideburns View Post
Their motion sensing sounds like it sucks (actually read the article people)

It's 4 leds..and a camera captures the movement....

So basically it's like a new version of the eyetoy with lights...

oh yay.

what if my hands block these LEDs?

The Wii works in the same way...

They are likely infrared LEDs.
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sideburns View Post
Their motion sensing sounds like it sucks (actually read the article people)

It's 4 leds..and a camera captures the movement....

So basically it's like a new version of the eyetoy with lights...

oh yay.

what if my hands block these LEDs?
I read the article lol, 4 LEDs don't sound like much. Doesn't the Wii have the LEDs or w/e on the console itself?
    
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The Wii has a thin bar thingy that you put infront of/on top of your TV.

Whereas sony put the 'camera' near the TV, and the LEDs on the remote, Nintendo put the lights in the bar you put by your TV and the 'camera' in the Wiimote.

Least thats what the article says. I think...

Whatever, dont quote me on it.

And Sony can do whatever they like. If someone is a Sony fanboi and wants a PS3 they will get one regardless.

If your not a fanboi, you wont get one. Mainly because its not affordable (not for a console atleast)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by noxious89123 View Post
The Wii has a thin bar thingy that you put infront of/on top of your TV.

Whereas sony put the 'camera' near the TV, and the LEDs on the remote, Nintendo put the lights in the bar you put by your TV and the 'camera' in the Wiimote.
Ahh, I see. I don't have a Wii myself, but I read somewhere about a bar with the LEDs with the Wii.

If Sony did get the patent, the Wii motion sensor wouldn't be affected would it? (I know nothing about patents )
    
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