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ShanetheFreestyler

Sega should sue Microsoft!

Take a look at this old instructional video for the Sega Activator.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql-UZv3AS-E

At 2:30, does that sound familiar to you?
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Added: 6 years, 4 months ago
 
Thanatos
6 years, 4 months ago
For further questions, call 1-800-USA-SEGA
ShanetheFreestyler
6 years, 4 months ago
WOW! I'm kicking, and the guy on screen kicks too! *Mind blown*
trashbunny
6 years, 4 months ago
I don't think they can. It seems like the phrase was not trademarked by SEGA.
CosmicMutt
6 years, 4 months ago
i dont think he was talking about the phrase as much as the general idea of the  whole thing. or maybe im wrong, who knows
ShanetheFreestyler
6 years, 4 months ago
It's the slogan. (That's why I pointed specifically to where it comes in at.)
CosmicMutt
6 years, 4 months ago
oh shit, you can tell im smart! -_-
ShanetheFreestyler
6 years, 4 months ago
Too bad they didn't. Even if it was a coincidence. x3
KelperFoxWolf
6 years, 4 months ago
Actually, if there ever was one to sue for, that would be Sony first and then Microsoft. Remember the EyeToy, lad.
ShanetheFreestyler
6 years, 4 months ago
Why does no one get the joke!? *Flails*

But honestly, it was Sony that got people's attention in motion-based games with the EyeToy, Nintendo only popularized it with the Wii (which of course still uses a controller for input.)

Then came the PlayStation Move, which people call a Wii Remote ripoff. That's not true (half true maybe at least), Sony actually experimented with the Move platform almost as soon as the EyeToy was released. Originally experimenting with a two-camera setup for 3D image tracking, not too unlike Kinect, except the Kinect uses IR to track depth rather than judging the seperation in a 3D image. They moved to a wand setup when they determined that the two-cam setup would be too clumsy. (Both cameras would require to be set on a bracket and individually focused. Though this wouldn't be likely with its successor, the Eye, it's still not as easy to implement.)

Lastly, the Eye can also detect IR, so in a way it can work like the Kinect sensor too. (If you don't believe me, point an IR remote at the Eye while its video is being displayed. You'll see a white spot flashing from the remote!)
KelperFoxWolf
6 years, 4 months ago
You're wrong about Sony pioneering the motion-based gaming with the use of controls. Remember the Fishing Rod for the SEGA Dreamcast. Or the Dreamcast Remote experiments. Those were the prelude to the EyeToy experiments or even the Wii. In fact, if there ever was one to sue the rest, that was SEGA, they pioneered the majority of things we today find amazing or just plain different in videogames; ranging from a very effective Online portal, one that actually worked and had great content to play (SEGA Channel), to the motion-based gaming experiments I've just mentioned. BTW, the Fishing Rod actually works better than the WiiMote; another prop to give to SEGA.
ShanetheFreestyler
6 years, 4 months ago
I said "GOT PEOPLES ATTENTION", not "PIONEERED MOTION GAMING!"
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