Sony licenses videoconferencing tech

Collaboration Properties reaches an agreement with electronics giant to use patents in PC and PlayStation products.

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Collaboration Properties, Inc. today announced that Sony has secured the rights to use a number of its patents to be used in videoconferencing products, video-enabled PCs, "and Sony Computer Entertainment PlayStation products." It seems Sony is going to be increasingly integrating the use of video into its games. The company has patented a new game system control interface built around a camera attachment, and has committed to bring the EyeToy line to the PlayStation 3 with games like Eye of Judgment.

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48 comments
noxian
noxian

SM2099 Man if they pull out a Yu Gi OH or Magic... Eye Toy type of game... put a server load all made cards info and detail and let people load their own deck´s info and let them play with the real cards... don´t make a new set of cards to be made specially for this eyetoy things... no more money sucking --------------------------- so every new CCG should just use Magic or YuGiOh cards??? cause that would be the same idea.

SM2099
SM2099

Man if they pull out a Yu Gi OH or Magic... Eye Toy type of game... put a server load all made cards info and detail and let people load their own deck´s info and let them play with the real cards... don´t make a new set of cards to be made specially for this eyetoy things... no more money sucking

KuroiOokami45
KuroiOokami45

Vulpis, if you think like that, the Wii isn't innovating either, because the same exact technology has been used since FPS arcades first came to be. Now if you go to "Dave & Busters" they have surround systems, precision aiming, and Xbox 360 graphics in arcades now that will probably NEVER be matched anytime soon (as in a Wii-llike experience that is gory, offers state-of-the-art surround sound, and Xbox 360 graphics, all for $1)

Vulpis
Vulpis

Ummm..where's the innovation in this? While not mainstream, systems that interpret web-cam images to use them as control inputs have been around a looooong time. Heck, I remember a couple of Nickelodeon shows that used such a system, with the kids doding fireballs in one game, and riding a river raft in another where they had to leap for coins and duck under obstacles. Now if Sony wanted to *innovate* in the slightest, they'd make a home version of what was demonstrated at this one conference--combine the EyeToy with a projection system to allow real-time interaction with the projected images. In the case of the Eye of Judgement, don't make the Yu-Gi-Oh refugee monster appear on a screen, make it appear over the *actual card*.

spoogan
spoogan

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Charlie2688
Charlie2688

They probably copied it from the Wii right? Oh I forgot THEY DIDNT !!!!! GO SONY!!!

abelmaestro
abelmaestro

Ehm...600$...dunno, better play with my pc

IgnatiusX
IgnatiusX

Why would I blow $600 on a game system? Cause I'm a gamer. Nuff Said. It's not a game system, don't you listen to the cows?

poliveto
poliveto

:shock: :shock: who gives a flying ****. you guys can bash Sony and the PS3 all you want, but it won't change my mind and probably won't change anyone else's either. I would gladly pay $600 for a system that can do just about everything all the competitors can and more. Why would I blow $600 on a game system? Cause I'm a gamer. Nuff Said. You can remain a follower, follow the rest of the herd of sheep who keep crying "Copy-Cat"... or just be a gamer in the industry enjoying what competition has brought us.

khamsaiumn
khamsaiumn

(in total sarcasim) thank you!!! sony for trying to innovate. =)

roadrunner1178
roadrunner1178

I will not be getting a PS3 but it might be a neat idea.

doomed51
doomed51

seems intriguing, lets wait and see where sony takes this

Hellisunreal
Hellisunreal

sony is really getting a lot of patents, guess there's gonna be big news this TGS

benny_da_hudd
benny_da_hudd

I always liked the idea of navigating through my computer and using it like a orchestra conducter - you know minority report styles. Maybe this technology could be used for that :) But hey don't mind me on your 360 vs PS3 battle, I'm pretty sure you will never agree which is best.

THESEVENTROLLS
THESEVENTROLLS

ALL YOU F-ING IGNORANT FREAKS. IF YOU ONLY HAVE NEGATIVE COMMENTS DON'T EVEN BOTHER TO POST ANYTHING.

1SleepyGit
1SleepyGit

Finally, Sony are at last developing their system so that it offers something different from the competition. Now show us how where you're going to go with this and if it is good and offers a new experience then I may add the PS3 to my list.

gamenux
gamenux

Who cares if the idea is not original... it is how sony plans to develop the idea or made better use of it in their console. Unless you people don't want copies, then these ideas will probably just sit in a dark corner somewhere for 50 years. Personally I rather sony include the feature than not include it. The more features the better.

Fallout_red
Fallout_red

Well these are not some dumb card games! Try Eye Of Judgement.

lobotomies4free
lobotomies4free

here's to hoping ps3 powers better video recognition than the eyetoy stuff

Platyphyllum
Platyphyllum

Ugh, about time someone made a card game with "holographic monsters" that pop up instead of a card and it's picture being flashed.

megaunit
megaunit

No one said you had to care about card games, if you dont then dont post negative about it.

Tidus8
Tidus8

awaits hate more hate comments

assassinX01
assassinX01

i do not care about card games. I'm not going to pay 600 dollars to play FRIGGIN CARD GAMES.

rynmls
rynmls

this game i think is great, a card game full of holograms monsters...

megaunit
megaunit

Woot I can see yu gi oh type tournaments all over japan using the feature, each store would have a PS3 setup for tournaments and make the matches much more interesting.

Devilwillcry
Devilwillcry

"TO anyone who thinks Sony's latest announcement is an original idea - three words Xbox Live Vision, debuting about the same time the PS3 launches. " Dude, everyone knows that MS wouldn't even have a camera if it wasnt for Sony itnroducing the Eye toy to Console gaming. So please do not give myself or any one else on this board the displeasure of hearing that S***. No one cares but you. I personally am happy that Sony is doing this, they hinted at doing it with the PS2. nice to see that it is finally happening.

jayntampa
jayntampa

Personally, I don't want to see some stranger while I'm playing a video game, and I don't want them to see me. I play games to enjoy a different world -- I don't wanna be fighting Chun-Li and see a fat plumber named Ralph staring back at me. It's too much of an intrusion into the fictional world, imho. I don't plan on buying any of the camera add-ons.

Scotteric
Scotteric

TO those who say rip off, the first video camera was made about a century ago. Get used to rip offs. My webcam on my computer comes bundled with games. Rip offs happen, get used to it. TO anyone who thinks Sony's latest announcement is an original idea - three words Xbox Live Vision, debuting about the same time the PS3 launches.

Kazuma56
Kazuma56

Although I'm not a fan, but I agree that Konami ever made a Yugi-oh game with the feature (eye of judgement comes to mind) it would be one step in making the card game as "cool" as the T.V show makes use of it.

Jared_Vegeta
Jared_Vegeta

May actually be worth something if some strong developers commit to making titles that are well intergrated with it. This does have huge potential, but if Sony just drops this like they did the Eyetoy, well...it would be a waste I guess.

Disinfo
Disinfo

This is great news for the PS3 Eyetoy. Looks as if this time they will give it some serious support. The gameplay options it opens up is really exciting for gamers.

jdknight21
jdknight21

PolyCom owns this sector of the information technology industry.

KuroiOokami45
KuroiOokami45

Evilmonkey... shut up. Its good news; why must you try to inject the oh so cliche "Another thing Sony copied!" into a article thats actually good news for us gamers? AND its specifically built around Sony's own original innovative device, the Eyetoy. No one is ripping off anyone, for the THOUSANDTH time. Anyway, good news that Sony is finally giving the Eyetoy more much deserved help. To tell you the truth, I was hoping the PS3 would be centered around the second generation Eyetoy as their "pull-in" (can't think of the word), but this is a good start!

thepeter
thepeter

second! pretty cool if you ask me.

onthe_dl
onthe_dl

i'd rather see more useful things to do with the system other then the fact they will be using a camera.

evilmonkey998
evilmonkey998

the sony guys were probably saying " hey I got an idea lets rip of our competitors again and change it a little than license it."

BYS2
BYS2

nice.... better video games for me