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Patent Suggests PS5 DualShock May Check the Player's Heart Rate

Bart Swiatek, 26 February 2020, 10:55

A patent registered with the U.S. Patent Office reveals a technology that may appear in DualShock 5 - a function that would enable us to measure the heart rate and sweat rate of a player in order to better adjust the gameplay.

Riot's FPS Known as Project A May be Called Valorant

Adrian Werner, 25 February 2020, 12:17

Fans discovered that Riot Games, known from League of Legends, registered the Valorant trademark. It will probably be the official title of the online shooter, for the time being known under the temporary name Project A.

Sony Patents System That Will Help Us Complete Games - Perhaps on PS5

Adrian Werner, 10 February 2020, 12:38

Sony has obtained a patent for a hint system to analyze gameplay of the player and other users, and then provide advice to help them succeed in games.

Dino Crisis and Darkstalkers; Capcom Registers Trademarks

Michael Kulakowski, 18 December 2019, 22:49

Capcom has registered trademarks in Japan related to the Dino Crisis and Darkstalkers franchises. Although this fact may be only a formality on the part of the company, fans of the games hope that it announces the arrival of remakes or completely new installments of both series.

Nvidia Hopper - Next-Gen GPUs Revealed

Laty, 10 December 2019, 15:48

Nvidia has patented a new GPU line called Hopper. We might have just learned of the successor of Ampere series, which has not yet had its offcial launch.

DualShock 5 Renders - PS5 Controller Looks Great

Konrad Serafinski, 10 December 2019, 13:15

LetsGoDigital has shown graphics with the 3D model of DualShock 5, the controller for PlayStation 5. The first thing that stands out is the small screen on the gamepad instead of the touch panel.

Rumors About Removable PS5 SSDs Were Bogus - Patents Concerned Toys

Konrad Serafinski, 23 November 2019, 15:20

Reports that PlayStation 5 will have removable SSDs have turned out to be false. That's what TweakTown says, which proved that Sony's patents were related with Toio toy parts.

PS5 Owners Will Make Their Own Demos? Intriguing Sony Patents

Jacob Blazewicz, 22 November 2019, 13:56

News of another Sony patent, most likely associated with PlayStation 5, are making rounds on the internet. The company has registered a feature that enables gamers to send their friends game states saved in the cloud as de facto demo versions. Another patent application suggests that we will get access to these 'mini-games' even without the console, directly through the new controller.

PS5 With Removable SSDs? Sony Registers Another Patent

Bart Swiatek, 19 November 2019, 13:22

Sony has registered another patent for portable SSDs/SSDs with the Japanese Patent Office. It seems that the company is actually working on a technology called „PlayStation Cartridge”. It is possible that it will be used in PlayStation 5.

We Know What PlayStation 5's DualShock 5 Will Look Like

Laty, 18 November 2019, 21:58

Today, for the first time officially, we had the opportunity to see the new DualShock 5. The Japanese patent office has published the graphics, which were supplied by Sony along with the documentation. At first sight, the new model does not differ much from its predecessor.

Removable SSD Like Cartridges? PS5 May Have Some Interesting Patents

Laty, 12 November 2019, 19:36

Sony has registered a new patent in Brazil called „PlayStation Cartridge”. It is highly likely that the new PlayStation 5 will have replaceable SSD.

EA Abandons Skate Franchise

Agnes Adamus, 08 November 2019, 22:11

Skate franchise was abandoned by Electronic Arts. According to data from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the rights of the American giant to the trademark have expired.

Sony Applies for PS6, PS7, PS8, PS9 and PS10 Trademarks

Konrad Serafinski, 29 October 2019, 10:00

Sony has applied for trademarks in Japan for PS6, PS7, PS8, PS9 and PS10. There are of course only placeholders, but it is worth noting that the company only once registered more than one trademark. It was in 2006 with PS4 and PS5.

Riot Games May Create a Social Networking Website With Mods

Paul Wozniak, 16 October 2019, 15:39

Riot Forge trademarks registered by Riot Games indicate that the studio works on a social networking website that would brings together people playing games from the developer. Most likely, you will also be able to create and share mods.

Sony Creates Its Own Version of Google Assistant on PlayStation

Agnes Adamus, 30 September 2019, 21:57

Sony is working on its own intelligent assistant. Information about Sony's new patent, PlayStation Assist voice alarm system, has appeared on the Internet. It is supposed to help us in difficult moments, proposing solutions to a given problem.

Mafia 4 in the Works? A Trademark was Registered

Paul Wozniak, 25 September 2019, 13:48

Take-Two Interactive has registered a trademark that most likely refers to the new installment of the Mafia series. However, we did not get any more details on this subject.

Switch Gets Bent Controllers? Nintendo Patents New Joy-Cons

Bebop, 09 September 2019, 16:18

Nintendo may introduce new, more ergonomic Joy-Cons for the Switch console. May, but it doesn't have to, because so far the patent for bent controllers has only been filed online.

Sony's New Patent Reveals the Appearance of PS5? [Updated]

Conrad Hazi, 22 August 2019, 11:20

An infographic included in Sony's new patent, showing the potential appearance of the upcoming PlayStation 5 console, has been published on the web. This is probably not the final design of the device, but it shows the overall concept adopted by the manufacturer.

Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville Trademark Registered

Adrian Werner, 10 August 2019, 22:10

Electronic Arts has registered the trademark for Plants vs. Zombies in Europe: Battle for Neighborville. Fans bet that it will be the title of the next shooter from the devs of the Garden Warfare series.

Total War Saga - New Installment Set During the Trojan War

Michael Kulakowski, 09 August 2019, 23:14

Creative Assembly Studio has registered the Total War Saga: Troy trademark, which is associated with the next and unannounced spin-off of the popular strategy game series. As the title suggests, the game will take place during the mythical Trojan War. The title may be revealed during the upcoming gamescom fair.

Valve is Probably Working on Steam Controller 2

Bart Swiatek, 04 July 2019, 18:05

A patent registered by Valve introduces a new version of Steam Controller, featuring pressure-sensitibe buttons in the grip. The device also appears in the Steamworks Developer Toolkit files.

Samsung Copyrights Smartphone With Foldable Screen

Konrad Serafinski, 13 June 2019, 15:41

Samsung is planning to produce a smartphone that we can fold and put on like a watch. The world has not forgotten about the infamous case of Galaxy Fold, and the Korean giant is already patenting new technology.

Valve Registers Dota Underlords Trade Mark

Jacob Blazewicz, 15 May 2019, 23:31

Valve has registered the name Dota Underlords as a trademark of a computer game. We do not know the details yet, but it seems that Gabe Newell and the company are preparing to announce a new game.

Diablo on Netflix not Far Away? Blizzard Registers Trademark

Michael Kulakowski, 15 March 2019, 18:09

Will Diablo join the other video game adaptations and become an animated TV series on Netflix? Blizzard registered a relevant trademark, thus confirming some of the rumors about such a project, which were lately making rounds on the Internet.

Unannounced Google Game Controller Leaked?

Jacob Blazewicz, 10 March 2019, 23:26

Google has registered a patent related to notifications in the company's original game controller. A gamepad equipped with this function will not only send notifications but also offer a bunch of various facilitations.

Until Dawn Devs Register House of Ashes Trademark

Bart Swiatek, 27 February 2019, 10:00

The developers of the adventure game Until Dawn, Supermassive Games, have registered a House of Ashes trademark. The game may be a part of The Dark Pictures Anthology, which the developer announced last year.

Bethesda vs The Book Breeze - Battle Over Redfall Trademark

Jacob Blazewicz, 20 February 2019, 23:13

Bethesda argues with The Book Breeze publishing company. The publisher objected to Bethesda's attempt to register the Redfall trademark, referring to its rights to a book series under the same title.

Fortnite Dance Affair - US Goverment Denies Carlton Dance Claim

Jacob Blazewicz, 17 February 2019, 19:14

US patent office responded to Alfons Ribeiro's claim of alleged copyright infringement in Fortnite using the Fresh emote. According to patent examiners, a short, simple dance does not fall under copyright law, rendering the claim invalid.

Watch Dogs 3 on Next-Gen Consoles?

Jacob Blazewicz, 11 February 2019, 18:45

New rumors on Watch Dogs 3 are surfacing on the web. This time, the gamers have noticed the freshly-revealed request from Ubisoft to register a trademark.

Online Jade Empire is Coming? EA Registers Trademark

Pawel Krysiak, 03 February 2019, 19:47

Electronic Arts registered a Jade Empire trademark, related to a 2005 BioWare RPG. According to the description, the trademark will be used for an online game.

Sony Registers a Backward Compatibility System for PS5

Michael Kulakowski, 02 February 2019, 13:51

Sony patents a backward compatibility system for PlayStation 5.

The Pinkerton Agency threatens Rockstar with court

Frozen, 15 January 2019, 12:36

Pinkerton does not like the way their agents were depicted in Red Dead Redemption 2. The company seeks redress from Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar Games.

Life is Strange 2 in the Xbox Game Pass and other news from the world

Milosz Szubert, 03 January 2019, 18:43

Today we are writing about more games in the Xbox Game Pass service, the new ZeniMax registered trademark and the time needed to unlock everything in Ace Combat 7. Welcome to the news from the world - a daily portion of short news.

Alien: Blackout trademark registered. New game on the way?

Michael Kulakowski, 26 November 2018, 14:07

The 20th Century Fox has registered an Alien: Blackout trademark, which will only be used for games and software. A potential new title could be shown to the world in two weeks, at The Game Awards 2018.

The Elder Scrolls 6 is called "Redfall", trademark suggests

Mathias Zulpo, 19 September 2018, 14:02

"Redfall" may be the official subtitle for The Elder Scrolls VI game, a new trademark owned by Bethesda's proprietor suggests. But even though it does make sense for a variety of reasons, confirmation is yet to come.

CD Projekt wants to trademark the term "cyberpunk"

luckie, 31 March 2017, 16:18

A trademark application has been found on the Internet, proving that CD Projekt had tried to register the trademark of the word "cyberpunk". Apparently, the company hasn't been successful in securing the term for themselves.

Spear-throwing arcade game Lichtspeer coming out next month, watch a new trailer

luckie, 11 August 2016, 15:32

Have you always dreamed about being a spear-throwing Germanic hero who fights off hordes of fantasy enemies? If so, Lichtspeer will soon help you make that dream come true.

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game may be announced soon. Will Hearthstone meet a worthy competitor?

luckie, 09 June 2016, 13:28

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game trademark and logo have been spotted in the European Union Intellectual Property Office. This most likely is a standalone version of The Witcher 3's mini-game, to be announced soon.

Agent trademark extension requested by Take-Two

Meehow, 06 June 2016, 16:09

Take-Two has filed a request to extend the trademark rights for Agent, an espionage action game which was announced in 2009.

Metal Gear Online PC open beta starts today

luckie, 12 January 2016, 12:52

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain fans will be able to play Metal Gear Online on PC later today, when open beta servers become live.