Apparently Microsoft's J Allard is back in the gaming business, according to a two-year-old patent filed by Microsoft and released publicly this past week. Now a CTO at the company, Allard (along with a couple other folks) is credited on the patent for a motion-based controller from way back in November of ... 2007
Given Microsoft's recent purchase of Big Park
and the vast array
of motion-sensing camera rumors
, we're betting this patent is old news. That being said, it would lend credence to the "Newton" rumors
from last year surrounding the company -- a rumor we lent credibility to at the time based on the reputable source
. All we can do now is hope that Microsoft isn't dead set on pulling a "Wii-too!"