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Tuesday, 23rd February 2010
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Nintendo file touch screen patent for DS2

Japanese gaming giant Nintendo has filed for a patent for a new rumble screen on its DS2 model, it has been reported.

According to a number of gaming sites, while the firm has so far declined to comment on the "rumble rumours", it has filed for a patent that could see rumble technology used in the model when a character in a game is damaged.

"The DS saw a poorly executed rumble pack add-on that no one used, but this patent seems a lot more specific than that. It refers to more of a haptic feedback technology that could apply varying levels of physical sensation to either on-screen actions, or the use of peripherals," Pocket Gamer further explained.

Meanwhile, fellow Japanese gaming firm Sony has also put in a patent application for a universal controller, it has announced.

The patent has been filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office and is linked to a controller which can work with all types of consoles, including retro gaming models and ones from other firms, such as Sega and Nintendo.

Written by Kimberley Homer.

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