holy shit it just goes on like this
It degenerates into a bizarre hundred page ramble about violent games and fiat currency, like some bizarre lovechild of Ayn Rand and Jack Thompson. :lol
Originally Posted by Drkirby
Hey, wait a second, they are trying to patent branching story paths based on schizophrenia D:
I would love this game :lol
Frighteningly enough, I think you're proving his point :lol
Originally Posted by EmCeeGramr
THE FEMINIZED FIATOCRACY FANBOY MEDIA
Was this written by Denis Dyack's cousin or something?
 This invention is dedicated to Fifty Cent, Eminem, Harlan Elison, Kid Rock, George Lucas, Puff Daddy, Lars Ulrich, Aimee Mann, Kristin Hersh, Scott Weiland, Kristen Hersh, Chris Robinson, toby Keith, Lou Reed, Victoria Shaw, Art Alexakis, the Beatles and Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, DMX, and every other artist who started off as an indie artist, and all the indie artists to come. The present invention salutes Abraham Lincoln's eloquence, the spirit and words of the United States Constitution and The Declaration of Independence, Johnny Cash, and the Creator they all served. For it is creator's Natural Right to protect and profit from their creations.
 The present invention will provide tools of vast use to artists, creators, and entrepreneurs on their Hero's Journeys, where they answer the call to adventure to build a renaissance. Luke Skywalker had his light saber, Neo had his martial arts, The Man With no Name had his 45 Revolver, and so too will tomorrow's creators have their 45 Revolver.
Originally Posted by Stumpokapow
what the fuck
Oh shit guys. We better buy his game, or he's gonna go Galt and take his retina chips and go home!
McGucken received a B.A. in physics from Princeton and a Ph.D. in physics from UNC Chapel Hill where his dissertation on an artificial retina chip for the blind received a Merrill Lynch Innovations Award. The dissertation was titled "Multiple unit artificial retina chipset to aid the visually impaired and enhanced holed-emitter CMOS phototransistors," and the appendix contained an early treatment of McGucken's Moving Dimensions Theory. McGucken received several "Fight for Sight" grants for his retina-chip research, and it appeared in publications including Sensors Magazine, Popular Science, Business Week, and the National Science Foundation's Frontiers  .
I wonder why he put it into the form of a patent?
Originally Posted by EmCeeGramr
Dude read it, he's not patent trolling, this is some kind of crazy manifesto.
MORALITY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VIDEO GAME: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATING STORY, DEEPER MEANING AND EMOTIONS, ENHANCED CHARACTERS AND AI, AND DRAMATIC ART
:lol :lol :lol
Murdering psychiatrists and people who don't accept the gold standard? Finally, a game both Tom Cruise and JayDubya can enjoy.
This sounds like a pretty rad game, bro!
So for my game idea, we kill all the atheist doctors because the women won't stay in the kitchen:
Killing prostitutes is the idiot feminazi fiatocracy, killing hipsters for cursing is the Classical Ideal of The Founding Fathers:
For some reason I'm going to include a c/p of a conversation I had on the BioWare forums, is that okay? That's part of a patent, right???
Reminder, this is a patent about video games.
I think this guy has golden humour :D
No, they are just published . . . that doesn't confer any rights.
Originally Posted by Saiyar
I don't know what is funnier. The patents or the fact that they seem to be getting granted :lol.
The patent office has to accept anything that people submit & pay the fees for.
That said, he may be able to get some claims allowed . . . but they'll cover something no one would even want to infringe upon.
Did you forget where you were?
Originally Posted by mattiewheels
do you guys read video game patents?
is that like something that people do now?