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Is this the next PlayStation Vita?


Sure looks that way
Apr 21
A Twitter bot may have spilled the beans on as-yet-unannounced new PlayStation Vita design. The tweet, published on the weekend by @trademark_bot, shared details of a patent filed recently by Sony Computer Entertainment for "a portable LCD screen game machine controller." That's right -- LCD. Not OLED.  read
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Philips comes out victorious in Nintendo legal patent battle


A UK court rules that Nintendo did indeed infringe on Philips' patent
Jun 20
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... read
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Federal appeals court on Nintendo's side in Wii remote patent case


This whole damn courtroom is out of order, the vending machine is out of order!
Jun 16
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 ... read
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Philips is out to ban the Wii U from sale in the US


Patent infringement is a powerful thing
May 15
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... read

Nintendo wins patent infringement case


3DS and DSi cleared
Feb 20
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... read
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Nintendo obtains IA Labs' patents in sheriff's sale


Lawsuits ain't cheap
Jan 09
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... read

Sony patent points to adding new content to classic games


Retro no longer sacred?
Jan 03
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... read
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Sony filing patents for VR headset technology


PlayStation 4 headset rumor may not be rumor after all
Nov 09
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 ... read

Sony patents way to fight piracy using disc load times


Compares legit loading to evil THIEVED loading
Feb 25
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 ... read
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Sony EyePad patent looks as ridiculous as it sounds


That's not going to be the final name, right?
Feb 15
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... read

The DTOID Show: The Walking Dead, Bioshock & Evil Patents


Man, I forgot we even had a show.
Jan 04
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.... read
Company of awful ideas has awful idea
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, ... read feature

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






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