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[GI] Microsoft Sued Over Kinect

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Impulse Technology says it created the technology first, and the company would like the courts to do something about it.

The Ohio-based firm claims that Microsoft's motion tracking sensor violates seven of its patents, include those that cover a "wide variety of games where the movement of a player is tracked in three dimensions…and certain exercise games where the motion of the player is tracked to effect movement of a virtual avatar, and the exertion of the user is monitored, including where the tracking of the player is done by the use of a camera.
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You know...I've been moving around pretty much my whole life. I should sue Microsoft over Kinect too.
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so many patent trolls lately it is just annoying.
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Jesus christ. I need to hurry up and patent a bunch of stupid things. "Virtual reality beer pong, where a user is immersed in a digital surrounding in which the user is able to throw digital pong balls into a digital cup filled with digital beer"
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Why did it take them so long to file?
    
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The American patent system is hilarious. Next thing you know we'll be able to buy shotguns without a license and drive under the age of 18.
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The American patent system is hilarious. Next thing you know we'll be able to buy shotguns without a license and drive under the age of 18.
You can already buy shotguns without a license. Unfortunately for you that you have residence is one of the least gun friendly states in the US.

I started driving when I was 15.
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You can already buy shotguns without a license. Unfortunately for you that you have residence is one of the least gun friendly states in the US.

I started driving when I was 15.
owned

But yeah, here too.

I'm surprised the Wii and PS3 Move aren't affected. The article states that patents "include tracking body motion by camera" but nothing limiting it to the camera.
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The American patent system is hilarious. Next thing you know we'll be able to buy shotguns without a license and drive under the age of 18.


lolwut? You can do that. You can buy shotguns at walmart, and you can have your license @ 16 and a learners permit at 15. And a farm license at the age of 10 or so.
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lolwut? You can do that. You can buy shotguns at walmart, and you can have your license @ 16 and a learners permit at 15. And a farm license at the age of 10 or so.


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