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Mr.Awesome
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(01-04-2013, 08:21 PM)
http://m.cnet.com/news/disney-secure...nsole/57562108


This just hit the wire. I wonder if anything comes of it. Can't imagine anyone wanting to get into the console business right now.


Edit: CNET changed its title.
Last edited by Mr.Awesome; 01-04-2013 at 08:49 PM.
IdreamofHIME
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(01-04-2013, 08:23 PM)
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Looks like a 3DS.....
Mushroomer25
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(01-04-2013, 08:23 PM)
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Patents have never, and will never - mean jack shit.
TeethMummy
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(01-04-2013, 08:23 PM)
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Launch title: Winnie the Pooh Home Run Derby.

Make it happen!
GameE
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(01-04-2013, 08:24 PM)

Originally Posted by Mushroomer25

Patents have never, and will never - mean jack shit.

.
I dont know why so many people make a big deal out of like every patent, usually nothing happens
Perkel
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(01-04-2013, 08:24 PM)

Originally Posted by Mr.Awesome

http://m.cnet.com/news/disney-secure...nsole/57562108


This just hit the wire. I wonder if anything comes of it. Can't imagine anyone wanting to get into the console business right now


cheap hardware for 99$ all Disney games from now on will be exclusive to this platform.
neshoba78
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(01-04-2013, 08:25 PM)
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That will go great with that lucasarts acquisition
Kopyii
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(01-04-2013, 08:25 PM)
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As if that fucking baseball game couldn't get any more challenging.
sakipon
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(01-04-2013, 08:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Perkel

cheap hardware for 99$ all Disney games from now on will be exclusive to this platform.

I'm okay with this. They can keep their glitchy Mickey games and ugly Universe characters.
Ingueferroque
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(01-04-2013, 08:27 PM)
I can't look at Warren Spector anymore. :(
GAMERG0D
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(01-04-2013, 08:28 PM)
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They could probably make a lot of money with this. Disney is already so huge and so many kids would want this.
jaypah
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(01-04-2013, 08:28 PM)
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If it ever comes to fruition I expect it to be Leapfrog handheld tier. But I thought 3D was bad for young children? Oh well, whatever. I used a view master extensively as a kid and my vision is fine.
Arabian Mage
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(01-04-2013, 08:29 PM)
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Disney buying Nintendo confirmed ?
radioheadrule83
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(01-04-2013, 08:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by jaypah

If it ever comes to fruition I expect it to be Leapfrog handheld tier. But I thought 3D was bad for young children? Oh well, whatever. I used a view master extensively as a kid and my vision is fine.

One of the little gifts I got my 3 year old nephew at Christmas was a Toy Story View master! They're still goin' strong

Reading the actual patent it sounds more like they're patenting the capturing and rendering method.. 'An augmented reality device' in the wording could be any device: a phone, a 3ds, a vita...
Last edited by radioheadrule83; 01-04-2013 at 08:33 PM.
JaseC
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(01-04-2013, 08:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mushroomer25

Patents have never, and will never - mean jack shit.

While demonstrably false, I assume what you mean to say is that patents aren't by themselves a suitable launching pad for conclusions.
Acrylic7
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(01-04-2013, 08:31 PM)
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Mickey must feed
HyperCubed4
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(01-04-2013, 08:32 PM)
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So they've patented the 3DS?
massoluk
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(01-04-2013, 08:32 PM)
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I was about to say augmented Duck Amuck sequel, then I remember that was Warner Bros', not Disney.
Foshy
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(01-04-2013, 08:34 PM)
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Could they somehow retroactively sue Nintendo?

Especially as Apple might be involved in this in some way.
Dark Octave
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(01-04-2013, 08:34 PM)
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Disney has really let their 2D art department go.
Hale-XF11
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(01-04-2013, 08:35 PM)
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I thought this patent was just for a device they're making that interacts with the 3DS or other existing gaming consoles, like Skylanders or something.
Totobeni
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(01-04-2013, 08:37 PM)
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Disney to enter the handheld market and go face to face with Nintendo? it will be interesting and Disney have the money and IPs to do it.
Alx
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(01-04-2013, 08:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mushroomer25

Patents have never, and will never - mean jack shit.

Sony patents mind reading/writing device !
PsychoRaven
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(01-04-2013, 08:37 PM)
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I'm shocked. Nobody let fly some hyperbole yet. I'll start. Disney to buy Nintendo confirmed! No doubt with that 3DS in the pictures. Disney is without a doubt buying Nintendo. Call Kotaku. Call IGN. Call the Dorito Pope. This has to be reported.

Seriously though that doesn't sound much like a console to me. Sounds more like a device for playing around with things. Almost like a child's toy.
sky
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(01-04-2013, 08:39 PM)
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More like a handheld.

Console = hooked up to the tv, mang!
Paches
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(01-04-2013, 08:39 PM)
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IGN headline:

RUMOR: Disney Buying Nintendo?
PsychoRaven
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(01-04-2013, 08:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by Paches-EJ-

IGN headline:

RUMOR: Disney Buying Nintendo?

Oh you joke but I guarantee you we'll see that headline from them. Just you watch.
Baron_Calamity
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(01-04-2013, 08:42 PM)
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Coming to a Target Clearance isle near you!
Violater
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(01-04-2013, 08:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mushroomer25

Patents have never, and will never - mean jack shit.

Till apple sues you for infringing on it.
fallagin
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(01-04-2013, 08:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by HyperCubed4

So they've patented the 3DS?

Looks like it.

Watch out nintendo.
SuperPac
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(01-04-2013, 08:47 PM)
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I saw this on Patently Apple today. I didn't think this was a patent for a game console but for their upcoming multiplatform game/toy/cross-media thing, Disney Infinity.

http://www.polygon.com/2012/12/20/37...isney-infinity
emag
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(01-04-2013, 08:47 PM)
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Disney has filed an application for a patent. I wouldn't say that they've "secured" patents on 3D gaming on that basis.

Actual claim that Disney is attempting to patent:

A method for displaying content using an augmented reality device, comprising: providing a visual scene for display, wherein the visual scene is captured using one or more camera devices of the augmented reality device; adjusting one or more of: physical display geometry characteristics of the visual scene based on a viewing pose of a user of the augmented reality device; illumination characteristics of the visual scene based on environmental illumination data; and display characteristics of the visual scene to improve tone mapping output; and outputting the adjusted visual scene for display on the augmented reality device.

Looks like a method of adjusting color and geometry in an augmented reality scene based on environmental factors and the user's physical orientation. There's no mention of additional hardware beyond the augmented reality device (the 3DS or the like).
ElectricBlanketFire
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(01-04-2013, 08:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dark Octave

Disney has really let their 2D art department go.

I lol'd.
Mr.Awesome
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(01-04-2013, 08:48 PM)

Originally Posted by emag

Disney has filed an application for a patent. I wouldn't say that they've "secured" patents on 3D gaming on that basis.

Actual claim that Disney is attempting to patent:


Looks like a method of adjusting color and geometry in an augmented reality scene based on environmental factors and the user's physical orientation. There's no mention of additional hardware beyond the augmented reality device (the 3DS or the like).

CNET changed their title on me.
slit
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(01-04-2013, 08:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Metalic



Disney buying Nintendo confirmed ?

http://http://www.neogaf.com/forum/s...d.php?t=506003
shagg_187
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(01-04-2013, 08:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by HyperCubed4

So they've patented the 3DS?

I'm curious if this patent is granted or not since it already exists (right?!).
nofi
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(01-04-2013, 09:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mr.Awesome

Edit: CNET changed its title.

And still completely misunderstands what Toy Box is.
Arabian Mage
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(01-04-2013, 09:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by slit

http://http://www.neogaf.com/forum/s...d.php?t=506003

Yeah I commented on that thread.
Apoc87
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(01-04-2013, 09:18 PM)
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Why do they file patents if they dont plan on doing anything with them?
Karsticles
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(01-04-2013, 09:20 PM)
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Considering Epic Mickey 2, Epic Mickey: Castle of Illusion, and that this thing might be called the "Toy Box", I'm not interested or worried.

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