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Wii U Music looks like it might be on the way

One of Nintendo’s less successful IPs could very well be on track for a Wii U resurrection. Patents unearthed by NeoGAF look very much like Wii U Music and show how a player can assume the role of several musicians within a composition. Specifically the documents outline a method via …

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Nintendo wins DS patent challenge

An attempt by a Texas company to sting Nintendo for an alleged patent infringement with its DS design has been dismissed. CVG reports that in 2009 Wall Wireless LLC tried to sue Nintendo regarding one of is wireless communication technology patents. However, some five years later both the Japanese Patent …

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Philips is trying to halt Wii U and Wii sales in the US

Electronics firm Philips has asked the Delaware courts to force Nintendo to stop selling Wii U in the US. The demand is part of a lawsuit, as reported by Game Informer, in which Philips is claiming that Nintendo’s console and some of its accessories have infringed two of its motion …

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King reaches out to defend ‘Candy’ trademark drive

Candy Crush Saga make King is reaching out to the press to clarify its attempt to trademark the word ‘candy’. It was revealed this morning that the company has received approval from the US Patent and Trademark Office over the trademarking of the term and that if it is successful …

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Amazon wants to ship you products BEFORE you order them

Online retailer Amazon is planning to ship orders to customers before they have even pressed the ‘buy’ button’. Wall Street Journal reports that the company has applied to patent for a method called anticipatory shipping”, the function of which is to minimise the wait between ordering and receiving to such …

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New Sony patent tackles cloud-based emulation

Could 2014 be the year that streamed PS3 games arrive on PS4? A new Sony patent entitled ‘Suspending State of Cloud-Based Legacy Applications’ spotted by IGN that was filed in 2012 but published yesterday details the process of introducing new content” into classic games that are being streamed from the …

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HTC One Mini banned in the UK

Retailers will not be permitted to sell the HTC One Mini smartphone as of this Friday (Dec 6th) in the UK. Nokia has triumphed in a patent dispute with rival HTC, ruling that the handset infringes some Nokia-owned patents. HTC had tried to argue that Nokia was not one of …

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New Xbox Glasses patent discovered

Fresh evidence suggests that Microsoft is indeed planning to release some sort of head-mounted display for Xbox One. A patent called ‘Multiplayer gaming with head-mounted display’ has been spotted by Engadget. The tech combines facial recognition, eye-tracking and depth analysis along with voice recognition and activation. Much of the patent …

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New Sony pre-owned block tech patent unearthed; Bound for PS4?

Could physical retail about to be dealt a fatal blow? We’ve heard the rumour before, and now a fresh patent from Sony has once again hinted that the platform holder is looking for a way to block pre-owned games on the PS4. The tech-heavy document describes a process that sees …

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Patent Office rejects Microsoft’s Killer Instinct trademark application

Microsoft has failed in a bid to renew the trademark for Killer Instinct. The Killer Instinct IP debuted in 1995 when Midway debuted Rare’s fighter in the arcades. It was later ported to the SNES and Game Boy. A sequel followed in 1996. Rumours of a resurrection of the franchise …

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