It’s safe to say that amiibo has been nothing short of a massive success for Nintendo and it looks as though rival competitor Microsoft wants some of the pie. The Redmond based company has recently filed a patent for an amiibo-like device that works with video games. One would have to wonder what franchises they would use other than Minecraft and various Rare IP, but it’s certainly an interesting move if it comes into fruition.
There are many ways that a user can interact with a computer game and typically a user controls the game via a keyboard and mouse, games controller (which may be handheld or detect body movement) or touch screen, dependent upon the platform on which the game is being played (e.g. computer, games console or handheld device). A number of games have also been developed in which gameplay is enabled (or unlocked) through the use of physical character toys which are placed on a custom base connected to a games console. By placing different toys on the custom base, different gameplay is enabled.
Thanks, PC Master Race Agent Narud