Even if it's not real, it's well worth looking at.

The PlayStation 4 will usher in a new generation of gaming, but you haven't seen anything like this controller. Designed for Sony's new console, the Pulse Controller is a marvel of modern technology and innovation. …again, if it's actually real.

Supposedly a prototype design by Industrial/Interaction designer Tamar Fleisher, it combines motion sensing with physical and visual feedback. It attaches to your wrist and projects a visual display of the user's arms and palms. And apparently, this can be used "for countless kinds of new action buttons and visual indicators for a game." There's also a vibration mode so we get some physical feedback. The projected images aren't just static, either, as some are interactive, such as reloading a gun by touching the magazine icon.

And here are the features:

Okay, well, I wouldn't touch this thing in a million years. But I'm maybe set in my ways; perhaps a younger generation would be interested in this wackiness. I just get the sneaking suspicion that this wouldn't work at all sometimes, and that would be immensely frustrating.

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gumbi
gumbi
8 years ago

Does it also have a Move sensor of some sort? Imagine a media application for managing/viewing photos and videos with a Minority Report style UI using these! Far fetched, sure, but would be way cool.

Dreno
Dreno
8 years ago

Minority Report was the VERY first thing i thought of after reading this.

it would be pretty epic if you could traverse the xmb menu with this thing.

Huey
Huey
8 years ago

What's wrong with pushing a button. I for one don't want to have to jump up and down or wave my arms around to play games.

Xzer0
Xzer0
8 years ago

I want that kind of device and I prefer to move in action and sport games and relax when playing jrpgs.

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
8 years ago

I can only imagine how awesome it would be to play mass effect with this thing

jugheadjones
jugheadjones
8 years ago

I actually like the Move controller, but we're starting to get like the fitness industry. The gadgets of video games' past is littered with this stuff. They have a new "mouse" for the PC that reads all of your fingers and motion for $79.99. Why can't we head towards something like that?

kraygen
kraygen
8 years ago

If it worked great it could be loads of fun sometimes, but that's a big if. also not something I would want to use all the time.

matt99
matt99
8 years ago

I'd definitely like to give it a try…I think it could be great with the right game.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Will it make me a fal'cie?

Kryten1029a
Kryten1029a
8 years ago

Nintendo laid down the template for the modern controller with the N64 and Sony perfected it. Even Microsoft didn't mess with a basic concept that worked when they did the XBox in 2001. The Wiimote, Move and Kinect are solutions looking for a problem when the basic controller does everything you need. Move seems like the best of the bunch and I don't know why I would need it.
This thing might be really cool, but what exactly does it add to the experience that a controller with rumble can't deliver?


Last edited by Kryten1029a on 3/25/2013 10:16:34 PM

SaiyanSenpai
SaiyanSenpai
8 years ago

I still haven't gotten over my disappointment with the Nintendo Power Glove when I was a kid – you have no idea how many lawns I mowed to get that thing!

I don't think I'll be getting another controller that goes on my wrist. Ever. Again.

DeathOfChaos
DeathOfChaos
8 years ago

Watch Dogs could utilize this perfectly!

CH1N00K
CH1N00K
8 years ago

Mix this like a wrist watch with google glasses and sync it via Bluetooth to all your devices…could be interesting….

Jakintosh
Jakintosh
8 years ago

There is no basis in reality for this product. If you go to the source, you can see that this is just a silly concept render, not even based on sony leaks or patents. It's 100% pure wishful thinking, but you posted this here as if it was an actual product. I am disappoint, Ben.

Caanimal
Caanimal
8 years ago

Where did Ben say it was a "real" product? He simply points out that IF it was a real product some people might find it really cool…

Caanimal
Caanimal
8 years ago

I'm w/ you Ben… Wouldn't… touch… it… EVER…

The ONLY possible place I could see this being put to "good" use is in health games, something to monitor your movements and "correct" them for optimizating your workout.