Nintendo sued over the JoyCon controllers

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  1. Felek666

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    Game Gear was first so Sega can sue everyone's ass /shrug
     
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    You don't "slide" a tablet into the Wii U GamePad, though :P
     
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    Design looks like... Gba, psp ps vita, gp32x, ngage....
     
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    Similar idea, different concept. If it goes to court and I were the judge, I'd laugh wikipad out of court and give it to nintendo.
     
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    buttons and a screen? if anything wikipad ripped off the original gameboy
    it doesn't look similar at all
    nintendo can't even steal a design from someone they've never heard of
    fuck those guys
     
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    Oh, is it that time of the year again?
    Why sue Nintendo over the Switch MONTHS after it was announced? Sounds like another bullshit company trying to get rich off of Nintendo again.
     
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    The Switch always did remind me a bit of the Phonejoy which came out in 2014, however it's not really anything like the Wikipad.

     
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    None of those have removeable grips. That's the key design feature. To say it looks like those is really farfetched.
     
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    I wish that controller was available for Android and iPhone.. BOTH! :) :teach:
     
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    ...he didn't say he wished it was available for Android only.
     
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    Nintendo's Game Boy was a ripoff of Epoch's Game Pocket Computer.
     
  13. Abcdfv

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    It does. See above. Gamevice isn't suing because of the wikipad, it's "gamevice, the company that makes the wikipad, is suing"


    It's an iPad mini. With gamevice 3rd party controllers.


    Side note: my phone wants to correct gamevice to gamecock.
     
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    N are going to be forced to share profit over them
     
  15. grossaffe

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    Epoch's Game Pocket Computer was a ripoff of Nintendo's Game And Watch.
     
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    Nintendo's Game And Watch was a ripoff of Milton Bradly's Microvision.
     
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    I Think that if something we've learned about nintendo is that they have a capable legal team, and it's not likely for them to release a high legal risk product, that not a nintendo behavior.
     
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    Ouch super high chance Nintendo will lose then, seeing as the switch is just an android tablet :/
     
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    Nintendo lawyers are no idiots (or sony) i doubt if nintendo gets the switch C&D'd they'll recover slowly but on the bright side devs might have more breathing room hacking it if sales are banned (it would be deemed an illegal product so i think nintendo can't do shit with suing scene devs also their bounty program will be invalid meaning we're free to do as we please with what switches are already out
     
  20. TotalInsanity4

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    Honestly if they didn't have the resources they did I could see Nintendo losing but a) they have better lawyers and b) the Joycon are capable of using a hardwired communication protocol, something that is explicitly stated in the NX patent and something that I doubt Gamevice included in theirs