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Apple Patents Game Controller and Console Remote

Discussion in 'News' started by TheMailMan78, Jul 27, 2012.

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    Nintendo signed a contract with Sony to make a CD-ROM addon for the SNES and a SNES with a CD-ROM called the Nintendo Playstation but Nintendo backed out when Sony wanted 25% of the profits so they went to Philips and signed a contract for the units in exchange for the rights to license Nintendo properties. Nintendo ultimately decided not to release a CD-ROM addon but still honored the contract with Philips. Philips launched the CD-I with Hotel Mario and a couple Zelda games that were terrible.

    now give me a dollar /holds out hat
     
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    I have not a dollar but I do have a slightly used cookie. :D
     
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    apple didnt patent a game controller at all, cmon, read the patent :p
    http://www.freepatentsonline.com/20120188052.pdf

    page44 makes it 100% clear in case all the other pages dont.
    the idea is to use a controller to play games on your iDevice, and they probably displayed a dualshock ps3 controller cause its the best bluetooth controller available.
    thats what everybody is using right now to play emulator games on android devices...

    the patent is about using iDevices as a controller for others, and to use other controllers to interact with iDevices.
    sounds like apple realized a closed system is pretty boring and might open up interactivity with other devices and standards? fingers crossed!
     
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    That's comforting if you're not gay and don't know that the derogatory usage of the word comes precisely from anti-gay sentiment. People didn't replace the word "bad" with "happy". They replaced it with gay referring to social disapproval of gay people.

    People can pretend it has nothing to do with gay people if they want to. Not intending insult is all well and good, but it's still there, like if a little kid uses the n word without knowing what it means. Worse is refusing to understand the facts, which everyone who uses the word does. I've yet to see a single person say "Oh, I didn't know about that. I won't do it again."

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    I don't go looking for battles. They come to me practically every day. I can ignore them like most do, or I can waste time talking. Either way, I'm the loser.
     
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    Thats the most un-gay post I have ever read. You should try being more gay.
     
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    Thanks for the info. if thats really gonna happen then Apple's going in the right direction on that patent.
     

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