• @Blamemeta
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    1315 months ago

    Isnt this done by many games already?

      • @schmidtster
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        5 months ago

        Sometimes, just sometimes a company also patents it so no one else can use the terrible idea, not even them. Sony has done it a few times in the past. They patented yelling at ads to do something iirc.

      • @weariedfae
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        105 months ago

        ;_; TIL…that would have been awesome.

        • Omega
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          35 months ago

          It’s kinda like the dinosaur on Chrome when your internet goes out. It’s plays a little minigame until it comes back online.

      • @cosmicrookie
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        35 months ago

        Sony is making sure they can’t do it in the future

        • @[email protected]
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          65 months ago

          Only if no one challenges it, which is a big problem.

          Patents are supposed to be given for new ideas, and also a certain degree of non-obviousness.

          In the event that something has been done before by others, it should be open and shut to challenge the patent, but it still costs money. So it’s often easier not to, and the patent doesn’t get challenged.