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Microsoft patents online FPS co-op

Microsoft has reportedly registered a patent for a drop-in/drop-out feature in an online co-op shooter. The application was made to the United States Patent and Trademark Office during the reign of the original Xbox in December 2002, according to Kotaku. The patent has now been approved, and refers to: A …

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Gibson fails in Guitar Hero lawsuit

Famed guitar maker Gibson has seen its lawsuit against Guitar Hero publisher Activision Blizzard thrown out of court after it ruled that Neversoft’s game does not infringe any existing patents. Edge reports that Gibson had claimed its US Patent 5,990,405 for a system and method for generating and controlling a …

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Apple remote to get motion-sensor

As Apple continues to cement its position as a serious contender to the likes of Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft in the games space, it has emerged that the company has filed a new patent for an Apple remote control that bears more than a passing resemblance to Nintendo’s own Wii …

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New tech to target Xbox Live potty-mouths

Xbox 360 platform holder Microsoft has reportedly filed a patent for a new type of audio filter that can detect and scramble abusive language muttered by online gamers in real-time. Anyone familiar with Xbox Live will all too used to some of the foul language used by many gamers, which …

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