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Rumor: Project Cafe to have touch screen you can feel

Tuesday, 3rd May 2011 03:10 GMT By Nathan Grayson

Have you ever wanted to stroke your game controller? Like a cat? Er, us neither. That would be weird. But – hypothetically – that angelic dream might be possible with Nintendo’s next console thanks to the wonders of technology and some good old-fashioned Nintendo insanity.

According to Swedish site Loading, Project Cafe will get a few holes in its Nintendo Kookiness punch card (Redeemable for millions of dollars. And a free smoothie!) by sporting a touch screen with changing textures. The site also calls the device the “Nintendo Feel,” though the site makes no indication if that’s Nintendo’s handiwork or just its own wishful thinking.

Apparently, the cornerstone of the touch screen that touches back will be haptic technology, which will allow players to “move their fingertips across a surface and clearly feel the difference between soft, smooth or rugged textures.” We fear for our sanity when the inevitable WarioWare game comes out. And we fear for your health if Nintendo approves our killer (mwahaha) app: Pet Sharkz Backwardz.

Perhaps even more out of left field, Loading also reports that the Wii Vitality Sensor (minus the “Wii” part) will “make a comeback at this year’s E3, though not as a peripheral for Wii, but as a key feature of Nintendo Feel.” Which, uh, ok then.

It all sounds a bit zany, but then again, this is Nintendo we’re talking about. June 7. Save the date. Whatever it is, it won’t be boring.

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11 Comments

  1. Phoenixblight

    “Apparently, the cornerstone of the touch screen that touches back will be haptic technology, which will allow players to “move their fingertips across a surface and clearly feel the difference between soft, smooth or rugged textures.”

    Uh…. and then you lost it for me Nintendo.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. mojo

    combined with the vitality sensor it could make sense. for someone somehow at least

    IM STILL MISSING THE SADDLE!!
    http://www.popsci.com/entertainment-amp-gaming/article/2009-08/wii-saddle :D

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    So basically if a character shit you will feel that shit. That soft little ugh :D

    Fantastic idea if true. Day one. LOL

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Blerk

    So this will let you fondle virtual breasts, right?

    #4 3 years ago
  5. JonFE

    If that is true, I can hardly wait to see what Japanese developers come up with for it.

    /was tempted to misspell “come”…

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Nozz

    @5 oh dear god!

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Zana

    Just another gadget.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. 2plus2equals5

    Combined with 3d could be really immersive….
    But we are talking of a tablet with poor hardware components, where probably will be displayed minigames, maps or other non cpu-intensive things, so i’m not expecting anything really exciting.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. kingofscotland

    Well out the window with the ‘Nintendo trying to recapture the non casual gamer.

    Because the controller just sounds like a crazy Nintendo family friendly – ‘ohh look you can clap the dog – its fur is so soft’

    Snooze!

    Nintendo – RIP

    #9 3 years ago
  10. SOMI

    I hope Nintendo dies of cancer, they really suck nowadays just like they did in the 80′s and 90′s. All Nintendo E3 are boring as fuck.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. ManuOtaku

    Well to tell you the truth this will be like and enhace rumble pack,iam in lets just hope that developers find good use of this tech like they did with the DS touch screen,sounds like the back screen of the NGP device, well like i said i hope they find ways to use it like the DS.
    Sounds Good to me.

    #11 3 years ago

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