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Patent Shows PS3 to PS2 Backwards Compatibility - No PS2 Chips!

Patent Shows PS3 to PS2 Backwards Compatibility - No PS2 Chips! 750°
300w ago - PlayStation 2's use the emotion engine as a processor, which was removed from PS3s to save money.

This killed off PS2 backwards compatibility, but Sony has a new software solution.

A patent filed by Sony has a method for the cell processor to emulate the emotion engine which can bring PS2 backwards compatibility to all PS3s.

To quote: There are two main ways to emulate hardware. Interpretation is when target...
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Speculation: Is Sony's PS Cloud Patent for the PlayStation 4?

Speculation: Is Sony's PS Cloud Patent for the PlayStation 4? 250°
312w ago - Sony has patented the 'PS Cloud' with the US Patent and Trademark Office, following the announcement of a number of new 'cloud gaming' services such as OnLive and Playcast Media at this year's Games Developers Conference.

To quote: The patent has lead to speculation that Sony Computer Entertainment may well be looking...
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Microsoft Settles Patent Infringement Lawsuit Over Halo & XBox

Microsoft Settles Patent Infringement Lawsuit Over Halo & XBox 250°
315w ago - Microsoft Corp. said Thursday it settled a patent-infringement suit in which a New York company was demanding $90 million in royalties on the Xbox video game system.

Financial terms weren't disclosed, Microsoft spokesman David Bowermaster said, adding that it was an "amicable agreement." The settlement cuts short a trial that started...
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Sony, Nintendo, and Nokia Sued Over Wireless Patent

Sony, Nintendo, and Nokia Sued Over Wireless Patent 100°
318w ago - Sony, Nintendo, and Nokia are currently infringing on patents related to the connectivity of handheld gaming devices, a new complaint says.

To quote: A court filing obtained by Edge from February 13 shows that Plano, Tex.-based Wall Wireless LLC is suing Sony, Nintendo, Nokia and related companies including Sony Computer Entertainment America and Nintendo of America for allegedly infringing upon U.S....
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Nintendo Patent Reveals 'Kind Code' Game Hint System Coming

Nintendo Patent Reveals 'Kind Code' Game Hint System Coming 50°
324w ago - Nintendo is working on a gameplay system meant to ease the pain of completing a difficult game, without watering it down so much that it turns hardcore gamers off.

The new system, described in a patent filed by Nintendo Creative Director Shigeru...
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