Dragon Nexus posted... GoBiZkU posted... Nintendo patented the D pad. Like the actual t shaped one.
So which direction was sacrifised in their T-shaped control pad? I vote for Up, I mean how many times do you press Up anyway?
(Would have made more sense if you said their + (plus) shaped pad) Lowercase T has four directions. Would have made more sense if you could read.
Winternova posted... Then they should have thought of it and patented it first. A good analogy made on reddit in regards to this would be like patenting using a door to enter and exit buildings. Namco wasn't the first company to think of minigames during a load screen. The concept that you can even patent that is beyond stupid.
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From: GoBiZkU | #024 A good analogy made on reddit in regards to this would be like patenting using a door to enter and exit buildings.
That's not a good analogy, as that would've been excellent to patent. Patents only last 20 years, meaning that the original inventor would've made his money in that time, and then the idea was open to all.
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