Nintendo and Microsoft Sued

According to theInquirer, Nintendo and Microsoft are being sued for infringing on a crap-load of patents by the company Anascape Ltd. They claim that Nintendo and Microsoft have breached the following patents with their controllers:

5,999,084 “Variable-conductance Sensor”
6,102,802 “Game Controller with Analog Pressure Sensor(s)”
6,135,886 “Variable-conductance Sensor with Elastomeric Dome-cap”
6,208,271 “Remote Controller with Analog Button(s)”
6,222,525 “Image Controllers with Sheet Connected Sensors”
6,343,991 “Game Control with Analog Pressure Sensor”
6,344,791 “Variable Sensor with Tactile Feedback”
6,347,997 “Analog Controls Housed with Electronic Displays”
6,351,205 “Variable-conductance Sensor”
6,400,303 “Remote Controller with Analog Pressure Sensor(s)”
6,563,415 “Analog Sensor(s) with Snap-through Tactile Feedback”
6,906,700 “3D Controller with Vibration”

A closer look at the “leaked” Wii specs

ARS Technica has an excellent article analysing the recently posted Nintendo Wii specifications by Max Console. The article essentially blows their credibility out of the water. In it they compare the leaked specifications to the GameCube and find they are nearly identical word for word except for a slightly raised clock speed. I agree with ARS and I doubt that the “leaked” specifications are the actual specs for the Wii processor. Looks like we’re going to have to wait a little longer for that information.

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