A SONY See-Saw controller trigger patent.

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  1. j^aws

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    Game controller

    I haven't seen this posted anywhere...fairly old patent...but sounds interesting. :)
     
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    OMG, it's teh Sony R3v0lut!on!!!11!!! :)
     
  3. j^aws

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    I suppose you can use the See-Saw analogue control as kinda like a driving wheel/handle input, similar to the Namco GCON twisting pad...
     
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    It sounds cool , only problem i can see with it is the durability , sounds like it will be easy to snap it or bend it if you apply to much force on both sides
     
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    yeah this sounds like GCON. Was it any good apart from racers?
     
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    Good for that old Konami Track & Field game.
     
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    I don't see a NeGcon type twisting controller in that patent.
    I see something like this
    [​IMG]
     
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    I see something like that but inside the controler .... where one set of shoulder buttons would go currently , would be good for racing games for gase and break as you'd get resistance when breaking and power sliding
     
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    Of course inside the controller, I didn't think the controller would be just that :)
    It'd be better suited for steering, if it were made so large that youd press the other half with for example left thumb, and the other with right.
    Also flying games and games like Monkey Ball would suit well for it.
    For gas and brake two independent long throw analog triggers are better.
     
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    Hehe :) I know but the picture was to funny not to play dumb :)

    And i guess , i wouldn't want to stear with it though. i would rather brake and go .

    However i still think it will be easily bent and broken inside the controller in a heated gt4 match
     
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    How would it bend and break if it were a solid design like that i draw?
    It wouldn't be any more fragile than the analog sticks in current controllers.
     
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    depends on the thickness . I've actually snaped a dreamcast controller in 2 by applying to much presure going in to diffrent directions one night . I can see this doing the same esp since it wont be very thick . Snaping may be a bit much but it will def bend
     
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    i dont see how this would differ much from a regular d-pad, it just limits you to 2 directions
     
  14. j^aws

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    It's not a d-pad or analogue stick replacement. They replace the shoulder buttons with basically a see-saw counter-balance action trigger. It seems you can have left-right rocking motion aswell as fore-aft rocking motion.

    Check out fig. 6-7 in the patent. If you can't view the images, you prolly don't have a TIFF viewer installed for your browser...
     
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