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PEW, PEW!!! New Sony patent lets you use you fingers as a gun.


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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2012 11:57:41 PM PST
user22 says:
I will gladly file a patent Tuesday for a hamburger today.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2012 10:03:24 PM PST
Well the thing is "hamburgers" are probably too general.

Also, you need the money to sue.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2012 9:59:45 PM PST
It's been ages since I tried out The Gunstringer so correct me if I'm wrong. Didn't that game require you to point your finger at enemies then an upward gesture to fire (simulating recoil?) Sony's patent application shows the player using the thumb to fire which is completely innovative.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2012 9:20:10 PM PST
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DVvM says:
So can I file a Patent for the Hamburger tomorrow? I figure if I can get half a cent for licensing on every hamburger sold, I would be rich in a hurry!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2012 8:00:46 PM PST
Something like 30% of all patents are redundant, similar to something else either already made or already patented.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2012 7:20:52 PM PST
DVvM says:
I mean, I'm not a patent lawyer. But it's my understanding that you can't patent something somebody else has already made. So this has to be different somehow, or the patent should be rejected by the patent office.

Posted on Dec 30, 2012 7:18:34 PM PST
Lol There goes sony being original again

Posted on Dec 30, 2012 6:14:04 PM PST
user22 says:
Oh boy, finger controls! I can't wait for Magic Fingers Presents: Massage Hero.

What's next, is somebody going to patent the air guitar?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2012 5:55:20 PM PST
Frank says:
Yeah they got the fun cornered but didn't know what to do with it.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 8:16:14 AM PST
Sony already has the market for fun in gaming cornered. People that play other systems are just doing it to be contrarian.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 8:13:03 AM PST
So what?is Gunstringer being pulled off the shelves for violating Sony copyright? I'm just waiting for Sony to copyright having fun while playing video games, that's a thing you can copyright right?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 7:35:18 AM PST
Flores. says:
The difference is that this is just a patent, and will most likely never see the light of day.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 7:32:15 AM PST
Uncle Ulty says:
STILL waiting for motion controlled games to take off like Sony and Microsoft thought.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 7:23:48 AM PST
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Posted on Dec 27, 2012 7:21:34 AM PST
They've had this patent since the mid 1700's if my memory serves me. Everyone only steals from Sony.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 7:19:42 AM PST
got mayo?™ says:
Now Butler is going Pew!Pew! to Sony.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 5:40:39 AM PST
This implies that everyone uses their minds...

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 5:33:27 AM PST
When the Wii came out and everyone jumped on it because it was so easy to use. Everyone can use their hands. Next up, gaming with our minds.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 5:29:51 AM PST
This is exactly why it's funny.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 5:26:42 AM PST
Ice King says:
The first time you touched yourself.

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 11:09:28 PM PST
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Posted on Dec 26, 2012 10:25:07 PM PST
AndrewA says:
When did the controller become the enemy of video games?

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 10:05:59 PM PST
Frank says:
Feinstein files a bill banning fingers.

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 9:55:36 PM PST
No, Sony.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 9:50:02 PM PST
Pick 34 says:
I don't know, Ive never played the gunstringer. I thought it was funny because of that Kevin butler commercial making fun of kinect when move came out.
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