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New Sony patent could turn anything into a controller

Sounds bananas to us.Sony has devised some cool new tech that could turn anything into a PlayStation controller.That’s going by an application with US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) – as spotted by GamesIndustry.biz – which outlines how PlayStation reckons it could turn a regular non-electronic object into a game controller. In the filing, Sony uses, um, a banana (below) as one such item that could be used as a gamepad using this tech.The way this apparently works is that a camera takes images of whatever object a user is holding and tracks inputs onto the surface. The item cannot…