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Wii U Tablet Patents Surface on Internet

It looks like gamers have been given the chance to see what the Wii U tablet may be capable of. Over at NeoGAF, patents of the new controller for Nintendo’s next generation have surfaced, revealing that the controller will have built in flash memory and a magnetometer, among other features.

The built in flash memory seems to be implemented for Mii transfers, similar to the Wiimote for the Wii. The magnetometer, however, could be used for motion calibration. The Move, for Playstation 3, uses similar technology to talk with the Playstation Eye in order to function properly. Other features include a microphone, speakers, IR communication port (possible to talk to the 3DS) and camera functions.

Sounds like Nintendo have quite a few tricks up their sleeve for their next console. It will be very interesting to watch what they do reveal closer to the Wii U launch. Maybe something at TGS?

Check out the patents below. (click on the images to view in full size)

Joshua Spudic
Joshua Spudic
Josh is the name, writing is my game... well my degree will say that. But, when uni gets me down (and it does), there is no better way that to grab a chair, sit back and slicing up some DarkspawnI started my gaming interest back in the good old 16 bit era with the Sega Mega Drive and Sonic The Hedgehog 2. I was roughly five years old. To this day I still try to fire up the dusty companion and speed through the wacky and bright levels, jumping on some Badniks, collecting those damn Chaos Emeralds. Then I moved onto Sony's disk based console the Playstation (thanks to my uncle). Since then I have picked up each of Sony's consoles from the 5th to current generation that has been released in Australia (with more to come).In terms of writing about games, I am quite new to the field. I started out late last year with my own blog before deciding to move to greener pastures. I have written a few reviews for the Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable. Features as well. I hope I can flex my muscles while writing with Capsule Computers.If I'm not gaming, however, I'm writing narratives. I am currently trying to kickstart a high fantasy novel (which, hopefully, turns into a complex RPG) that I want done in five years or so. My passion of writing has been there for a long time and has flourished as I grew. I'm into the fantasy genre, both games and novels, and thoroughly enjoy a deep and complex RPG, whether it comes from the East or West.Oh and anime is awesome!