GC: Sega has sued Level 5 for infringing on their patents.
Sega can burn for all i care what a d!ck move.
I don't know what the fuss is all about but I just realized that you are down to 1 bubble too? That's strange since iirc your comments are great all round. You piss someone off? LOL!
hmm I say settle outa court for bout 5 sumn give or take a few hunned.
Gave you a bubble , i hate this bubble thing ..
Sega is doing the Apple now? WTF Sega??
From original source: "Game but a mechanism to manipulate the characters by touching the screen with your finger or pen, the claim in the complaint Sega "two patents acquired by the company has been compromised" and. I have sold more than 300 million has 8 series in the works, and about 900 million yen was supposed to enter as royalties." Have they been paying attention to the WiiU or Smartphone games. This is already a feature that has been out there for years.
it relates to the platform but specifically to the game. otherwise (as you say) they could try and sue every company that makes a touch type game. It is something specific in how the person and the onscreen action are manipulated not just simply the manipulation.
Same elements, different situations... Apple didn't need to sue Samsung, they just did that to remain on top / make the competition look bad. Sega is doing bad financially, so I wouldn't be shocked if they went with this reach to stay alive for a little longer.
man this sucks, both are great companies.
Sega's gone way downhill. Instead of a proper Sonic game, they give us garbage over and over.
I have a feeling that this will backfire and put Sega into some deep s****.
I hope so, it's pretty disgusting thing to do by Sega.
Our beloved games industry is already suffering in some quarters, so this class suit action is particularly saddening. With all the developer/publishing houses closing over the last few years, this activity doesn't help, but merely serves to erode the industry, and sadly if continues...our gaming industry is in danger of self-consumption. Remember the big industry crash of the late 80's & early 90's? Too young? ...Go Google ;0
I want Dark Cloud , i beg you level 5 T_T ...
First of all, who the hell is Level 5? Second of all, let's get mad as the victim here (Sega) and not these clowns who are infringing. Good for Sega. Use that money wisely.
Firstly, Level 5 is one of the best/most original Japanese developers in the world. Secondly, the patent is absolutely bullshit.
@grassyknoll Secondly, you are basing Sega's right to sue based on a 'rough translation' There's no real detail, if this 'original Japanese developer' has infringed on a patent that is a big aspect of their games (never played em so couldn't say) and could be attributed to its success in anyway then Sega have the right to pursue this.
"A mechanism to manipulate the characters by touching the screen with your finger or pen" Idk, could go both ways really. Might just be them trying to get easy money. But Level-5 are one of my fav. studios, and hope they get out of this. they are a small studio, so this would hurt them really badly if this goes through.
You backed Apple in their stupid lawsuit, didn't you...
Must be a Call of Duty playing Xbox'r. You don't know who Level 5 is? Go play some more CoD.
scumbag sega, idk wtf is going on with them.
So how much are Sega going to pay Nintendo for ripping off their D-pad design? Seriously Sega, you're trying to sue over a touchscreen interface? Wasn't aware you owned the patent on that. It was the same thing with the ludicrous lawsuits brought by Apple which sought to trademark rounded edges and shapes on buttons....utter crap in the extreme. "Manipulating characters by touching the screen with your finger or pen", it's so vague as to be utterly ridiculous. I know Sega are desperate for money, but this is just sad.
yet you may be wrong on the first part. look back at the master system and even the genesis. Neither of which had the d-pad like nintendo. if anything...sony copied the d-pad design. Just look at comparison shots of the nes/snes d-pad and see how they look to the ps1. also, they arent suing over the touchscreen interface. It is specific to the way the individual and the onscreen action are manipulated. NOT the simple manipulation in general. it could be like...the particular style of swiping something as opposed to just swiping in general. edit: i got to thinking that maybe you didnt mean the "d-pad" specifically but the controller in general. The original rectangular controller with the 2 buttons and d-pad...etc. My bad
So rather than try and make good games, market them, and increase their market share that way Sega goes after Level 5. Seriously Sega.
Sega is copying the apple silly trend . Screw them , i hope Level5 not only wins but sues them back .
Sounds like Sega is just jealous that someone else figured out how to make better games than them. It's like the wrong persons at the wrong place said "Ni no Kuni is the best RPG since Skies of Arcadia." and it escalated from there.
then again it's not like they were even trying rpg wise ... seriously Shining Wind , tears and Ark ? urgh ...
You forgot about Valkyria Chronicles, though, which are great games. Tears and Wind are last gen, and why not mention Force NEO? If they wanted money, they should have localized VC3, which fans have been wanting since it released. Even more, they could have ported both 2 and 3 to PS3, and people would buy it up quick. This is a stupid suit.
I indeed forgot valkyria , my bad . And i didnt mention all shining F games . Neo is rather awful .
Die Sega! Dieeee!! lol
Sega - The same company that tried to patent 3D camera angles in games (around the beginning of the Saturn launch IIRC). Anyway, hopefully this will backfire and will be just be another incident to add to the long list of Sega's spectacular failures.
Sega havnt been doing to well recently, maybe this is just some lame attempt to grab some cash. Not cool sega...not cool...
I was wondering why ppl didn't jump and defend Sega, because I know there are a lot of Sega fanatics out there lol. It's because of how much of a fanbase Level-5 games have ahhaah. Man if Sega were sueing Activision or EA I bet everyone would be "Yeah Sega! Go for the gold!" Anyways, seems like bullying companies is the new trend. Thanks Apple for exploding the new trend! Apple Trends: Iphone, Imac, Isue!