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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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Throwable Game Controllers

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  • Or you could... (Score:3, Insightful)

    by jfclavette (961511) on Monday October 30, 2006 @04:28PM (#16647527)
    Go outside and play football for real instead ? FP
  • Re:Or you could... (Score:3, Insightful)

    by wuie (884711) on Monday October 30, 2006 @04:32PM (#16647651)
    Seconded.

    Honestly, if you have a football-shaped controller that you throw to see how far you can throw it in a video game, why not get a *real* football and see how far you can throw it in real life? Throw a couple of friends in the mix, and you have yourself a fun game of football!

    Things like this make me lose my faith in humanity.
  • Re:Or you could... (Score:3, Insightful)

    by cowscows (103644) on Monday October 30, 2006 @06:53PM (#16650211) Journal
    Ultimate Frisbee is a great game. Simple rules, very light equipment requirements, and if you've got a pickup game going in front of your dorm, you can keep adding people without messing up the game (within reason for the size of your playing field). It "scales" well with a player's experience and athletic ability. Just about anyone can learn to throw and catch a frisbee halfway decently in just a few minutes, but an experienced player can make the disc do amazing things.

    *sigh* I miss college.

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