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mewpudding101
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:28 am Reply with quote
...You're kidding. So Sony is copying both Nintendo AND Apple? Sony, I'm a loyal customer, and I'm very disappointed...
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Hagaren Viper



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:00 am Reply with quote
...Eyepad? Really?
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zendervai



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:11 am Reply with quote
Subtle. Almost as subtle as the Playstation Move.
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:23 am Reply with quote
They could have at least been clever and called it the Ai-pad in an announcement yesterday.
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Megiddo



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:46 am Reply with quote
I'll just munch on some popcorn and watch the hilarity ensue. Thank goodness PC gaming never had to rely on such gimmicks.
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NoremaC-_-



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:24 am Reply with quote
mewpudding101 wrote:
...You're kidding. So Sony is copying both Nintendo AND Apple? Sony, I'm a loyal customer, and I'm very disappointed...


it's less about copying other companies and more learning about what sells by observing other companies success, and what everyone has learned is that complex and intuitive mechanics sell. it's like how companies observe how customers like quality products, it's not information or ideas that anyone can call their own.

and for the record nintendo copied sony first.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbSzmRt7HhQ
although the tech is different the basic premise is the same which is motion technology and plays no differently than a wii remote
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Utsuro no Hako



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:49 am Reply with quote
mewpudding101 wrote:
...You're kidding. So Sony is copying both Nintendo AND Apple? Sony, I'm a loyal customer, and I'm very disappointed...


Do you think Sega was copying Nintendo when they decided their consoles should use control pads instead of joysticks?
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Cecilthedarkknight_234



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:55 pm Reply with quote
Utsuro no Hako wrote:
mewpudding101 wrote:
...You're kidding. So Sony is copying both Nintendo AND Apple? Sony, I'm a loyal customer, and I'm very disappointed...


Do you think Sega was copying Nintendo when they decided their consoles should use control pads instead of joysticks?


Sega originally did use joysticks with their first console/controller with the SG-1000. The said console was released in 1983 on the same day as the nintendo famicom in Japan.

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DTJB



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:43 am Reply with quote
Hee hee, the creativity department needs some restructuring.
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Chagen46



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:45 am Reply with quote
DTJB wrote:
Hee hee, the creativity department needs some restructuring.


Businesses do not run off of creativity, they run off of profits. That's not a criticism, by the way: that's how they work.
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DTJB



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:26 pm Reply with quote
Chagen46 wrote:
Businesses do not run off of creativity, they run off of profits. That's not a criticism, by the way: that's how they work.


Oh yeah...how easily I've forgotten.
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Ortensia1980



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:00 am Reply with quote
They're calling it an Eyepad? Apple is never going to let them get away with that.
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Cecilthedarkknight_234



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:57 pm Reply with quote
Ortensia1980 wrote:
They're calling it an Eyepad? Apple is never going to let them get away with that.


well if they do it in Europe only they might be able to but I need to look up international laws. Again with sega every where else in the world the genesis is known as the "mega-drive". This includes japan, south america, Europe etc. However they could not trade-mark that name in the united states because it was already registered to something else.
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