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Sony Patents Method to Award PS3 Tophies Based on Disc Access 250°
109w ago - Today an online Sony patent has surfaced that outlines a method to award PS3 Trophies based on disc access, possibly to be used with the upcoming PlayStation 4 / PS4 console as well.

Below are the details, as follows: Called "Method and Apparatus for awarding trophies", the patent explains a way to award...

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Sony Patent Uncovered That May Suppress Second-Hand Game Sales 650°
120w ago - Previously it was rumored that Sony was planning to combat PS3 piracy with Blu-ray disc serial keys, and today gofreak uncovered a patent (PDF File) which may suppress second-hand game sales on PS4 as well.

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Sony Files Interactive Content In-Game Advertising Scheme Patent 650°
152w ago - Today onQ123 has uncovered details on an interactive content patent that Sony has filed for an in-game advertising scheme presumably for PlayStation Network.

To quote from GamePlox.com...

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Sony Patents Degradable Video Game Demos Like PSN Titles 650°
268w ago - Similar to what was done with PSN titles including Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, a recent patent filing by Sony has been found for a new demo system that slowly degrades the game as it is played.

Essentially this means the more hours you put into a downloaded PSP or PS3 demo, the more the demo's gameplay diminishes.

For example, as you continue to play a video game demo, your weapons might decrease in...

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SCEA Patents Mystery Science Theater 3000 Style Interactive TV 100°
286w ago - It appears Sony's recent PS3 Netflix conquest was in the cards after all...

Today Siliconera.com (linked above) have uncovered a patent...

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Sony Patents Motion Control System, Uses Objects as Controllers 200°
303w ago - We saw Sony unveil an LED wand during their E3 press conference.

The device in conjunction with an EyeToy camera brought motion control to the PlayStation 3. In addition to that Sony developed another motion control system that uses everyday objects.

A recently published patent from Sony details a system where a camera...

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Microsoft Patents 'Magic Wand' Motion Controller 50°
309w ago - An application was filed in 2007 for a motion controller, dubbed Magic Wand, that interacts with "a collection of sensors".

Microsoft says it will not "comment on speculation" about a possible launch.

Gavin Ogden, from gaming site CVG, told the BBC that Microsoft needed to "jump on the motion sensor bandwagon".

"We thought they were going to show something off at the E3 Expo in 2007 - some sort of waggle...

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Microsoft Sued Over Patents on XBox Console and Halo Games 50°
320w ago - Microsoft Corp., the world's largest software maker, should pay a New York company $90 million for using its inventions in the Xbox video-game system, a lawyer told a federal jury yesterday.

To quote: PalTalk Holdings Inc. says Halo games and the Xbox console on which they are played infringe two patents for inventions developed by MPath Interactive Inc. PalTalk bought the patents for less than $200,000, Microsoft lawyer David Pritikin...

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Sony files Hand-held Touchscreen & Digital Tactile Pixels Patents 50°
356w ago - Panajev2001a posted on NeoGAF (linked above) that Sony was recently granted a patent for what many think could be the next PSP or PSP phone. The patent is for a 'hand-held device with touchscreen and digital tactile...

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Adams: Game Patents Will 'Terrorize Us Into Mediocrity' 50°
373w ago - As part of a longer opinion piece published on Gamasutra today, designer and educator Ernest Adams has taken a strong stance against patenting video games, suggesting that the entire concept is flawed and encourages "patent trolls".

Explaining his argument into why patenting gameplay concepts - something done by major companies from Namco Bandai to Midway and beyond - is bad, he suggests:

"The US Patent and Trademark Office...

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