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Nintendo's patent for tilt controllers gets approved

Ryan Block, @ryan

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We're not sure if someone forgot to send Miyamoto the memo, but even May 19, 2003 was a little late for Nintendo to be filing a patent for controllers or devices with tilt input—but what do you know, their patent was approved, and now we'll probably see a few dozen peripheral companies sued or settle for patent infringement. Ok, maybe not, but someone get a pen and paper before we forget this idea: Engadget is officially filing to patent a method of input control wherein a device's microcontroller receives digital signals based upon kinetic impacts made on an implemented form or surface. It's all about gaming the patent system, yo.

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