Friday, June 24, 2005

Gamesradar claims Full Revolution controller details finally revealed

Check out this Gamesradar article. They claim they have got it all figured out. I´m not so sure, but see for yourself.

I have tried to trace this story up and I must come to the conclusion that Gamesradar has been a tad over-zealous here. Of course, I can´t be sure. But I have tried to find the patent on the U.S. Patent Office site, without any luck. Also, why don´t they simply link to the patent in question or, at least, mention either name or number? It´s very suspicious and not much to do with journalism I must say.

Lastly, it mentions a touch-screen. This has been specifically ruled out by either Iwata or Reggie at the press conference. Haptic screens fine, but no touch-screen. I just don´t see the revolution in this patent.

24 comments:

not that anonymous said...

You know, the controller just sounds like a GBA SP that has gyroscopic capablities. This might just be a nice way of saying that the system can hook up to a GBA (or a DS).

I'll wait until i see pictures to believe anything.

pn18 said...

i think, it's not revolutionary enough to reduce the technical residue.

bad desicion from nintedno, i think.

i hope, they have another joker like AR or VR...

runnin_blue said...

Those morons at Games Radar got a bit excited, they just blew the lid on the new Gameboy (not GB Micro)without even realising it! That's definately not the controller.

Falafelkid said...

Yeah. I´m really sceptical. Especially becuase it mentions a touch screen. That has been ruled out specifically by either Reggie or Iwata.

Anonymous said...

Hello! here's the link to the patent ;)

http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=/netahtml/search-adv.htm&r=1&p=1&f=G&l=50&d=ptxt&S1=nintendo&OS=nintendo&RS=nintendo

But when I read it I have the impression it deals with an handheld game system instead of the revolution!

Anonymous said...

gameboy evolution - not micro

especially if it was 'leaked'

Anonymous said...

http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=/netahtml/search-adv.htm&r=1&p=1&f=G&l=50&d=ptxt&S1=nintendo&OS=nintendo

Raphael said...

Ha! GamesRadar realised their mistake and the article has benn destroyed!

IDIOTS!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I don't understand - it is a fake patent or been misinterpreted

???

not that anonymous said...

real patent that was just misinterpreted. everyone is screaming fake, but the patent is real, it's just applicable to the GBA and NOT the revolution's controller.

Anonymous said...

is that for definite

is it related to Nintendo at all

Anonymous said...

could it be to cover up the fake

not that anonymous said...

the patent information is posted above, check it out for yourself.

Anonymous said...

i'm really stupid - I have checked the patenet

what do you mean - what does it relate to - gameboy micro, a new device

I don't understand, please help!

not that anonymous said...

it applies to the GBA (original model) and the GCN connectivity. After you go to the patent site, examine the images (there are links at the bottom and top of the page). I think it will make more sense after that.

Raphael said...

"Full Revolution controller details finally revealed?"

That`s the new news on www.gamesradar.com

Falafelkid said...

Thanks for all the constructive posts while I was away. Thanks especially for the patent link. How silly can this site be? It´s filed May 19, 2003. That would have been a bit too early, I guess. Well, that´s Gamesradar off the map. Thanks once again for all the constructive posts.

Googleplexer said...

It's really too bad that Gamesradar published this without thinking (enough). It caused quite a fury on the Official Nintendo Forums, with people going as far as claiming the patent was fake.

On a different topic, Falafelkid, I saw that your most recent posts didn't make any mention to the news you were waiting for. Are you still waiting?

Anonymous said...

My clue is as follows. I believe that it is new, for i have never heard of it around of the multiple sites,blogs and boards that i frequent. Remember a while back when people from the Nintendo boards (mentioned on an earlier post on this blog) gathered information on a site known as http://www.neurosky.com/ . While digging around on that site, i remembered the quality of past viral marketing sites based on one of Nintendo's IPs(Metroid). From that site I followed to the site of http://www.mediapainter.com/ which is the site designer of the neurosky site. In that site, i stumbled across a portfolio page which showcases the work of that guy, http://www.mediapainter.com/portfolio.html. And it is there that i believe i see the current logo of the nintendo revolution on a brake pad! look closely. Above that is the word "Revolution" on a title. Either i need my head checked or i see a clue.

Falafelkid said...

Hi goggleplexer: Still waiting, I am afraid.

Hi anonymous: I´ve done a bit of research on Neurosky here: http://nintendo-revolution.blogspot.com/2005/06/some-thoughts-on-thoughts.html I´d say they are legit. You see that logo under the heading "Jasper Performance", on that red block, right? Well, good research and good eyes. But I´m not convinced. Check out their Korean parent company. That site seems authentic.

Falafelkid said...

No, this is all legit. The first site he mentions in his portfolio is Revolution Motorsports here: http://www.rmstuning.com/home.html, the one with the apparent logo is Jasper Performance here: http://www.jasperperformance.com. Couldn´t find a large version of that pic, but there´s nothing there. No N-game, sorry ;)

Anonymous said...

don't look to hard

:)

DlphnMod said...

I'm afraid that looking up patents is not going to to anyone any good. Companies file patents on anything and everything they come up with and not nearly the majority of them ever get used. There is a Nintendo patent for a gameboy/cellphone.....i bet you didn't know that. There are even pictures. It was obviously nixed. Not to mention that patents get approved 2-3 years after they are filed, so you won't find any revolution info in there. BTW dont you think Nintendo knows that patents are public info? They are not about to give away all of their ideas before they announce it.

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