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Noticed from:

 

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/

 

 

More detailed story at:

 

http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3172094

 

http://www.massively.com/2008/12/29/worlds...t-infringement/

 

http://www.massively.com/2008/12/30/the-pa...tole-christmas/

 

 

Here's the so-called "patent":

 

http://www.google.com/patents?id=wv5-AAAAE...mp;dq=7,181,690

 

 

Can you believe that shit?

 

How greedy can some bastards get?

 

God I hope Blizzard takes attention and helps out NCSoft to bitch-slap this pathetic attempt at fucking extortion down.

 

Who the fuck is Worlds.com anyway and how hard can we fuck them up for this little stunt?

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How silly is that, some money hungry people out to make a buck.... Pathetic humans, i seriously wonder how old the patent is?

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2000.

 

Which is a year AFTER EQ came out.

 

 

Not that is matters. It doesn't matter if the patent was filed in 2000 or 1000. It's fucking vague shit that's designed to catch a core concept or technology before it becomes widely used without actually having to invent it.

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See that’s the whole shit thing about IP's is how broad you can make the descriptive fine text to generalise over emergence technology or idea that could potentially create a cash revenue is ridiculous. I can understand if you have developed the technology and it’s the backbone of your companies revenue stream but come on, some of the IP's people have patented are just plain stupid and or greedy.

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A patent on multiplayer gaming using a 3d engine.

 

PRIOR ART!

 

however they do specify connecting to a centralised server through clients.

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Blizzard and such could probably just buy out world.com anyway. Goodbye problem.

 

But seriously that is the most retarded thing I have ever heard. It's like trying to get blood from a stone with these people.

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