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Rumor: Patent Reveals PS3 Fitness Exercise Gaming Device

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259w ago - Today PlayStationLifestyle.net (linked above) has uncovered a [Register or Login to view links] ([Register or Login to view links]) which may be for an upcoming PS3 fitness exercise gaming device.

To quote: The fitness controller is described as such:

"The present invention embodiments promote performance of exercise by users during a computer simulation or game. An embodiment of the present invention includes an exercise device with a plurality of effector or gripping members in the form of handles to be manipulated by a user.

A coil steel spring provides the resistance for the handles that may be compressed together or pulled apart for resistance-based exercise. The device further includes additional input devices to interact with a simulation or gaming scenario.

The user applies forces to the handles to interact with the scenario, thereby requiring the user to perform exercises during the simulation or game play."

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#5 - Raze1988 - 259w ago
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Oh wow. I hope this will have a good end for sony.

#4 - Warrorar - 259w ago
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This system is to fitness orientet.. the fitness system of nintendo can also be used for games.

i dont think that this system from sony will ever be used in a game

#3 - heartagram62 - 259w ago
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This was an inevitable step for Sony to take what with Nintendo having the current grip on fitness related console games. I totally support the idea and will probably invest in this or Sony Fit?? equivalent.

#2 - PS3 News - 259w ago
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When I saw the illustrations of it the first thing that came to my head was... it's the Bun and Thigh Max infomercial device!

#1 - B4rtj4h - 259w ago
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Lol ... first they make a Wii- alike gun in Time Crisis 4... now they make a complete copy of a Wii Sports tool.

Well... i like TC4! So go on Sony! Good shot! Wondering though how to operate the device...


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