On July 27, 2016, an Issue Notification regarding Nintendo's Supplemental Computing Devices For Game Consoles patent was published, stating the patent would be issues (granted) on August 16, 2016. Today, on August 16, 2016, the patent was as expected issued.
I can't provide a direct link, but search application number 14/294704 and you will see the entry.
Source: https://www.uspto.gov/learning-and-...ts/issued-patents-patent-grants-data-productsIssued Patents (Patent Grants) Data Products
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Small summary of the SCD patent:
- Supplemental computing device(s) configured to detachably couple to a game console in order to provide processing resources for an increase of speed or quality of a user's gaming experience.
- The supplemental computing device includes one or more processors, memory and one or more communication interfaces.
- In some instances, the functionality of the device may be basic in order to keep a cost of the device relatively low. As such, the device may be free from drivers, video cards, user-control interfaces, and the like.
- Users may share processing resources. Doing so can compensate a user in form of access to other supplemental computing devices maintained by other users, discounts on games, access to certain game content, points for redemption for digital or physical goods, social network badges, any form of value really.