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Ainze

Ainze

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Ainze

#1

Ainze commented on Wii U GamePad Offers Nine-Axis Controls:

The Gamepad doesn't register only it's spacial position in 9 dimensions, it registers ALL of its properties. Just like a Aeroplane with altitude, longitude, latitude, roll, pitch, yaw, and a 3D vector velocity (or if you're really nerdy, you could consider the myriad of quantum numbers needed to describe a particle). There is lots of information needed to fully describe an object's position and movements in space, and all the different axes are different and independent. If it wasn't the case, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between Wii Remote and Remote Plus.

So yay for 9 (real) axes. And frankly, here's for even more in the future, making gaming even more realistic.

Ainze

#2

Ainze commented on Wii U GamePad Offers Nine-Axis Controls:

@b_willers
Still 9 axis. The magnetic sensors don't tell you where on Earth the Gamepad is, but they do tell the Gamepad what direction it is facing relative to magnetic North. If you've ever used a 3D compass app on a smartphone, you'll see a complete spherical motion tracking (i.e. tracking all 3 axes).

@Jackrov
Exactly my thoughts. No more pointing at the sensor bar to recalibrate. How many boss fights went screwy because of that?