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How in the f*** did Microsoft get away with this BS?

#21DerekRossPosted 8/13/2011 7:36:08 PM
Cry somewhere else. This place for positive energy on the 360.
#22Dragon NexusPosted 8/13/2011 7:37:57 PM
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)
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#23WinternovaPosted 8/13/2011 7:50:38 PM

From: Dragon Nexus | #022
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)


he said t, not T. t is a cross shape, albeit not exactly + shaped.
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#24GobizkuPosted 8/13/2011 8:25:27 PM(edited)
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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#25paulinkPosted 8/13/2011 8:06:18 PM
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#26WinternovaPosted 8/13/2011 8:23:12 PM

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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#27DarknessR18Posted 8/14/2011 2:38:24 AM
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#28TNF4LifePosted 8/14/2011 3:12:57 AM
I thought PS3 let you do custom music?

But yeah some patents are stupid. Why do you think MS had to make those disc d-pads? The transforming d-pad is ingenious though. That's why Playstation uses arrows.

The most stupid one is Namco's patent of mini-game while loading.

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#29CapwnDPosted 8/14/2011 9:59:28 AM

From: TNF4Life | #028
I thought PS3 let you do custom music?

But yeah some patents are stupid. Why do you think MS had to make those disc d-pads? The transforming d-pad is ingenious though. That's why Playstation uses arrows.

The most stupid one is Namco's patent of mini-game while loading.


You need the music to be on the PS3 HDD for custom music in some games. It's like last gen with the Xbox. On the 360 the music streams right over everything,
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#30SODISPosted 8/14/2011 10:11:32 AM
elkamaleon21 posted...
Read "Freedom of Expression" by Kembrew McLeod. It'll show you how truly insane this whole process is from page -0. Seriously though, it's a great read.

Interesting. What place would you recommend?
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