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Unused Patent Shows That Nintendo Had Interest In Mobile Phones 15 Years Ago

By Sato . May 4, 2016 . 12:00pm

A recently shared Nintendo patent from 2001 shows that the company had interest in mobile devices for a good while now, and it it appeared to have had options to purchase classic Game Boy titles to play on the device.

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Capcom Suing Koei Tecmo For Patent Infringement

By Sato . August 26, 2014 . 4:25am

Capcom are suing Koei Tecmo Games due to the patent infringement in games such as Samurai Warriors: Xtreme Legends and 49 other titles.

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Jury Rules Nintendo Infringed On Patent With Nintendo 3DS Technology

By Ishaan . March 13, 2013 . 4:30pm

A New York federal jury has ruled that Nintendo infringed on the patent of an inventor, Seijiro Tomita, pertaining to 3D display technology.

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Level-5 Says Inazuma Eleven Does Not Infringe On Sega’s Patents

By Spencer . December 12, 2012 . 1:30pm

After examining the discrepancies, Level-5 responded with a statement saying Inazuma Eleven does not infringe on Sega’s patents and Level-5 is prepared to fight their case in court.

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Sega Suing Level-5 For $11 Million, Says Inazuma Eleven Infringes Two Patents

By Spencer . December 11, 2012 . 12:15am

Sega filed a lawsuit against Level-5 and their popular soccer RPG series, Inazuma Eleven. Yomiuri Online reports the lawsuit is for 900 hundred million yen ($11 million) and to stop sales of eight Inazuma Eleven titles.

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Nintendo Patent Reveals Accessory That Turns A Wii Remote Into A Touchpad

By Spencer . November 3, 2011 . 1:34pm

A Japanese patent application filed by Nintendo reveals an accessory you slide on to a Wii remote and turns it into a touchpad.

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Sony Patent Reveals Biometric PS3 Controller And Handheld

By Spencer . November 1, 2011 . 1:00pm

Sony has a list of biometric gameplay mechanics too like difficulty levels that change depending on how stress a player is and characters that sync up to your physiological state.

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Nintendo Patent Reveals Unreleased "Wii Light" Accessory

By Spencer . April 5, 2011 . 4:02pm

Nintendo was (and perhaps still is) working on a mood lighting accessory for the Wii that reacts to how you play a video game.

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Namco Bandai Patent Details Ghost Tapping Alternate Reality Game

By Spencer . December 1, 2010 . 3:50pm

Namco Bandai, it seems, is working on an alternate reality game. A patent filed in the USPTO details a ghost tapping game played on a device that looks a lot like a Nintendo DS.

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Sony Patent Unveils Kinect-Like Device For Consoles

By Spencer . November 15, 2010 . 2:19pm

Sony Computer Entertainment America may have a Kinect rival. Not a controller-free environment, but a new device that tracks the location of players and has voice control.

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Nintendo Patent Shows Wii Vitality Sensor Game Example

By Spencer . October 7, 2010 . 3:55pm

After announcing the Wii Vitality Sensor, Nintendo hasn’t said much about the accessory other than its still in development. A Nintendo filed patent application we found shines some light on what kind of games we may see for it.

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Sony Japan Files Patent For New Generation Console To Previous Generation Console Adapter

By Spencer . September 14, 2010 . 5:37am

Most PlayStation 3s are not backwards compatible, but Sony may be investigating an external adapter to act as a bridge.

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Sony Patent Shows PlayStation Controller Plugged Into PSP

By Spencer . April 30, 2010 . 6:54am

PSPgo lets users control PSP games with a PlayStation 3 controller. Nifty, but what if you have a regular PSP? Well, there’s this idea.

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Nintendo Patent Application Hints At New DS Cartridge Design

By Spencer . March 5, 2010 . 1:47pm

Nintendo filed a patent application for a new kind of cartridge, which appears to be for a Nintendo DS or Nintendo DS-like device.

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Sony Patents Degradable Video Game Demos

By Spencer . March 4, 2010 . 6:16pm

Sony appears to be working on a new kind of video game demo. A patent filed by SCEA details a system that gives users a full or nearly complete game to play with, but slowly removes features until you buy it.

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