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Subject: Sony's Next Magical Controller
You might remember Sony from such NFGcontrols articls as The MagicCon

Well, they've just patented another all-singing and all-dancing device.  GoRumors found the Sony patent and, basically, it's an LCD screen with configurable soft-keys.

I'm not impressed by touchscreen controls that pretend to be d-pads.  Having now played a few iphone games, I can't help but believe it's a poor substitute for real controllers.  Yeah, it works, but it's far from ideal.

I wonder what Sony plans to do with this patent.  And, I wonder if the different iphone controls schemes count as prior art.
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