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SEGA to sue Level-5 for patent infringement


Another day, another lawsuit
Dec 12
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... read

The DTOID Show: Sony's New Controller, God of War & THQ


Also: The Wii U is awesome now.
Nov 30
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 ... read

Sony patents DualShock/Move hybrid that breaks in two


Something about how it looks like testicles
Nov 30
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... read

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... read feature

The DTOID Show: The Border Lands, CS:GO, and Dishonored


Aug 24
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 ... read

Sony patent points to playable mini-game advertisements


Aug 24
Imagine broadcasted or streamed advertisements that are playable as mini-games, with an online element so that you could play with other viewers. A new Sony PlayStation patent, found by GameNMotion, seems to spell out how thi... read

Patent troll sues Mojang, EA, Square over copy protection


Jul 23
Patent troll Uniloc is suing Minecraft developer Mojang, as well as EA and Square Enix, for infringing on a form of copy-protection it "owns." Uniloc's goal is to "Look at many ideas. Pick an outstanding one. Patent... read

Sony patents plan to interrupt games with commercials


May 25
You can't count on a publisher to be original or inventive when it comes to our entertainment, but they always seem brilliantly innovative when it comes to selling us more crap. Sony is today's bright little star, having pate... read

Ruling by ITC judge says Xbox should see ban in US too


May 23
Last month, Administrative Judge David Shaw at the US International Trade Commission decided that Xbox had been in violation of four Motorola patents in relation to the H.264 video compression codec technology. He did not hav... read

Nintendo patents emulation of handhelds for other devices


Apr 18
Nintendo got the go on a patent for the emulation of handheld game systems on other devices recently, though it was applied for back in late 2003. The patent was for emulating some Nintendo's handhelds on devices with built-i... read

Sony patents a Kinect-like device


Feb 21
A patent for a "user-driven three-dimensional interactive gaming environment" plugs into a PlayStation to read players movements in a 3D space. Does that sound like some other TV-topping peripheral you know? 1 Zing Point for ... read

Patent points to next Xbox having DVR functions


Jan 04
A new Microsoft patent shows a device that would be both a game console and a digital video recorder.  I'll pause so you can make the same face I did. Tighten your lips and look off to your upper left and hold for a few ... read

WTF?! Nintendo's patent for a Wii Remote touchpad


Nov 04
A new patent from Nintendo Japan shows an accessory that attaches to the Wii Remote to add a touchpad. Why in the hell would we want a touchpad on the end of a Wii Remote? Wouldn't fisting a remote with one hand to diddle the... read

Sony patents biometric controllers and handheld


Nov 02
A new patent application from Sony shows biometric surfaces applied to standard and wand-style controllers, as well as something that kind of looks like a PS Vita. Biometric tech -- which measures heart rhythm, muscle movemen... read

Kinect patent for tech that can guess a woman's age


Oct 03
If Microsoft's Kinect were a person, I'm guessing it would be a socially busted nerd, so it wouldn't know any better. I'm imagining that it would blurt out its guess for a woman's age without hesitation. Then you'd facepalm a... read

Nintendo in patent suit over Wii motion controls


Sep 10
Nintendo's lawyers are going to be earning their keep once more as Nintendo are being sued over the Wii yet again, Law360 reports (reg. required). This time the lawsuit comes from ThinkOptics, creators of the Wavit remote. Ac... read

WTF: Nintendo patents Massively Single Player game


Aug 12
Nintendo. You. YOU. Nintendo filed a patent back in 2010, and it was just published last week. It was for Massively Single-Player Online Game. Read that again: a Massively Single-Player Online Game. Mind blown? Imagine a... read

Wii U patent shows mic, speaker, IR port, magnetometer


Aug 12
Magnetometers, how do they work? Or: Mag-fu*kin'-ometer! Yeah, so I'm not quite sure what a magnetometer is. I Googled it but it's still not clear to me how it would work in a controller. One NeoGAF reader trolled, "Hope... read

PlayStation Move dock for PSP Go? Why?


May 24
What a strange combination! A patent fro 2009 from Sony gives an illustration for a dock for a PSP Go. This isn't just some charging dock, though. This dock contains a camera that works like the PlayStation Eye, and would det... read






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