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For some time now, Nintendo has been locked in a legal battle with Philips over patents registered back in 2011 regarding gesture recognition and motion control. Philips claimed to have patented these ideas long before Ninten...
Remember when Nintendo kept getting sued over the Wii remote? Fun times. One such suit was filed by Triton Tech of Texas, LLC in 2010. At that time, the Seattle district court dismissed the suit, deciding that ...
Philips is making an attempt to get the Wii U banned from sale in the US on the grounds of patent infringement. The electronics giant has accused Nintendo of replicating specific technology concerning navigation via "pointing...
Licensing companies Technology Properties Limited LLC, Phoenix Digital Solutions LLC, and Patriot Scientific Corporation had a case against Nintendo for infringing on three of their patents relating to processors an...
Nintendo acquired the entire patent portfolio of IA Labs in a sheriff's sale this week in Montgomery County, Maryland. The transaction came about as the result of unsuccessful litigation on the part of IA Labs. In 2010, IA La...
A new patent from Sony points to pumping new content into emulated classic games. Titled "Suspending State of Cloud-Based Legacy Applications," and published this week, the patent suggests that new objectives can be added "in...
Back in September, we reported on a juicy little rumor that Sony had initial plans to reveal a virtual reality headset for the PlayStation 4 at gamescom, but instead was pushing the announcement to the Tokyo Game show. While ...
A newly discovered patent, filed in 2011, points to a new anti-piracy measure under consideration by Sony -- a method of challenging illegitimate software by comparing load times.  According to the filing: "A system and ...
A patent for a device called the EyePad was filed by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe last year and has since gone public (via Gamechup). The description for this tablet is as follows: "An input device for an entertainment...
Happy New Year! We're back, and boy did we miss you! We have a lot of news today, starting with that semi-legit fan-trailer of The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct that probably made it look a lot worse that it'll actually be....
We're only a few days into 2013, but Sony's already vying for the Asshole of the Year award in a competitive fashion. It's been discovered that the company has patented a method of "tagging" games played on multiple systems, ...
SEGA is taking Level-5 to court over its Inazuma Eleven soccer games, claiming they infringe on a patent the larger publisher holds.  The bone of contention is the ability to move characters via a finger or pen on a...
We were live earlier today for The Destructoid Show, and if you missed it... Shame on you. But here's a recording anyway. Sony patented a new controller that's kinda cool, but also stupid-looking. THQ's in the latest Humble ...
A new patent from Sony has revealed a unique little idea that potentially hints at future PlayStation plans -- a hybridized controller that blends both the DualShock and PlayStation Move into one gestalt beast.  The quir...
See that image above? That's from a new Microsoft patent for an "environmental display" to be used for gaming. It's a display tech that would project a game's environment onto the walls of your living area, letting you intera...
Hey gang! It's that time again. Today, we've got a great video showing off Dishonored's stealth kills, some more Grand Theft Auto 5 screenshots, showing off cropdusters and cars and stuff, a review of Counter-Strike: Global ...