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Accelerometer and a gyroscope?

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I read the 3DS will have these, what are they? And what do they do?

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The measure your acceleration (I think) and a gyroscope is a balance level thing. Like when you have those smart phones. You can hold them vertically or sideways and their screen will stay right side up.

EDIT- I'm kinda wondering why you were too lazy to google this.

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Basically they'll just track the way you move the device. Like maybe in a game you tilt the 3DS to the left, gravity in the game would shift that way.

I think they might use these things to make the device work like a steering wheel in Mario Kart. Some racing game surely will, anyways.

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Apple is an innovator of media devices, and Nintendo of video game consoles.

Good stuff, yo.

Also yeah, you could have so Googled this.

Not only that, but there is a thread for 3DS discussion. You could have posted there.

Basically, though, an accelerometer would be able to track how fast you're moving the device, and a gyroscope would be able to sense which direction you're moving it, I think. The gyroscope is actually a simple device that is used for orientation. (If you've ever handled a gyroscope, they stay right side up no matter what position you place it in) So yeah, it's like smart phones, pretty much. You turn it to one side, it registers it, then acts accordingly.

Sahaqiel

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Yoshi Topsy-Turvey for the GBA had a gyro sensor.

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And there was a Wario game too.

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Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble is also a user for the Gameboy Color. AND ONLY ON THE GAMEBOY COLOR. Advance and SP just does not work. : (

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Ok, thanks everyone. And i don't remember why I was so lazy :P

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