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Throwable Game Controllers 92

Posted by Zonk
from the klonk-owww dept.
dptalia writes "In trolling recent patents, Barry Fox found one for a throwable game controller. This controller would be shaped like a football or a frisbee and be connected wirelessly to a console. The user could then play digital games like catch, or have a distance throwing competition. The controllers have embedded GPS, an altimeter, and an accelerometer to be able to determine the accuracy of the throws."
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  • Re:Or you could... (Score:2, Informative)

    by coaxial (28297) on Monday October 30, 2006 @05:32PM (#16649905) Homepage
    First. The puck did not change colors. That was a digital effect.
    Second. Yes. The puck did have ir leds in it, so it could be automatically tracked, but not by the television cameras. It was so that the digital effect could be applied correctly.

    A quick search for "glowing puck" would shoot down this myth.

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