Weapon shaped virtual reality character controller

CAFC
  • US 6,569,019 B2
  • Filed: 07/10/2001
  • Issued: 05/27/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/10/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A weapon shaped game controller to be held in the hands of a game player for use with a computer that is programmed create a virtual reality game space and a virtual reality game character that moves and uses a weapon within said virtual reality game space comprising:

  • a weapon shaped body, said body having a stock, a barrel having a forearm and at least a first trigger switch and a second trigger switch, first said trigger switch being adapted to fire the weapon within the virtual reality of the computer game and the second trigger switch located in front of and in tandem to said first trigger switch and adapted to change an aspect of the virtual reality game space;

    a first multiaxis controller and a second multiaxis controller, both said first and second contollers being attached to the weapon shaped body near the position of the users thumbs when the weapon shaped body is held by the user, and including means for sending commands from said first multiaxis controllers to the computer to move the position of the character within the virtual reality of the computer game and including means for sending commands from said second multiaxis controllers to the computer to move the point of view of the character within the virtual reality of the computer game; and

    a plurality of control switch means for controlling aspects of the virtual character or virtual reality within a computer game, said switch means being mounted proximate to and behind the game controller'"'"'s multiaxis controllers within the distance that may be reached by the game player'"'"'s thumbs without repositioning the player'"'"'s hands on the controller'"'"'s weapon shaped body.

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