Thursday, July 26th 2012

Apple Patents Game Controller and Console Remote

Apple might be diving into the world of console gaming yet again according to Shacknews and GI.biz The patent application shows a staggering similarity to Sony's DualShock controller and what seems to be an iPhone interacting with a Microsoft Xbox360. This might be an Apple style preemptive attack against future endeavors to create apps that interface with current generation consoles or it could be something new that Apple has in the works. With the current growth in Apples market share and the growing popularity of Apple TV it shouldn't come as a surprise it would want a piece of the console pie. Whether the big three (Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo) give any leeway to Apple has yet to be seen.

Source: Shacknews
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56 Comments on Apple Patents Game Controller and Console Remote

#1
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
by: BumbleBee
now give me a dollar /holds out hat
I have not a dollar but I do have a slightly used cookie. :D
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evulmunk33
BitFenix Rep
apple didnt patent a game controller at all, cmon, read the patent :P
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/20120188052.pdf

page44 makes it 100% clear in case all the other pages dont.
the idea is to use a controller to play games on your iDevice, and they probably displayed a dualshock ps3 controller cause its the best bluetooth controller available.
thats what everybody is using right now to play emulator games on android devices...

the patent is about using iDevices as a controller for others, and to use other controllers to interact with iDevices.
sounds like apple realized a closed system is pretty boring and might open up interactivity with other devices and standards? fingers crossed!
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#3
Oxford
by: Mussels
our usage of the word gay is pretty gay.



according to the dictionary, gay means happy. so people cant get offended by that word anyway.
That's comforting if you're not gay and don't know that the derogatory usage of the word comes precisely from anti-gay sentiment. People didn't replace the word "bad" with "happy". They replaced it with gay referring to social disapproval of gay people.

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#4
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: Oxford
That's comforting if you're not gay and don't know that the derogatory usage of the word comes precisely from anti-gay sentiment. People didn't replace the word "bad" with "happy". They replaced it with gay referring to social disapproval of gay people.

People can pretend it has nothing to do with gay people if they want to. Not intending insult is all well and good, but it's still there, like if a little kid uses the n word without knowing what it means. Worse is refusing to understand the facts, which everyone who uses the word does. I've yet to see a single person say "Oh, I didn't know about that. I won't do it again."

People are lining up at Chick-fil-A to tell the news media they're tired of having things "shoved down their throats". I suppose that's about being force-fed Chick-fil-A, not having to cope with the horrific idea that someone might just be treated fairly in their country... It gets old. That's what I'm trying to let people know. It gets very old.

I don't go looking for battles. They come to me practically every day. I can ignore them like most do, or I can waste time talking. Either way, I'm the loser.
Thats the most un-gay post I have ever read. You should try being more gay.
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#6
lyndonguitar
I play games
by: evulmunk33
apple didnt patent a game controller at all, cmon, read the patent :P
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/20120188052.pdf

page44 makes it 100% clear in case all the other pages dont.
the idea is to use a controller to play games on your iDevice, and they probably displayed a dualshock ps3 controller cause its the best bluetooth controller available.
thats what everybody is using right now to play emulator games on android devices...

the patent is about using iDevices as a controller for others, and to use other controllers to interact with iDevices.
sounds like apple realized a closed system is pretty boring and might open up interactivity with other devices and standards? fingers crossed!
Thanks for the info. if thats really gonna happen then Apple's going in the right direction on that patent.
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