04710873 is referenced by 195 patents and cites 13 patents.

Video game apparatus and method includes an arrangement for acquiring and storing data representing an image of the face of a game player or other entity and for selectively incorporating the image of the entity throughout the play of the game at predetermined locations on the video game display and in coordination with the video game graphics. In accordance with the play of the various games controlled by the video game apparatus, the stored image of one or more persons is utilized as the head of a video graphics generated body, as a portion of other generated graphics representations, as a functional game object representation, or as a controllable playing object. The video game apparatus also provides for the display of the game player image in a scoring display format wherein the images of a predetermined number of previous game players attaining the highest scores are displayed at the beginning or end of a play of the game.

Title
Video game incorporating digitized images of being into game graphics
Application Number
395353
Publication Number
4710873
Application Date
March 9, 1984
Publication Date
December 1, 1987
Inventor
Russell G Rasmussen
Skokie
IL, US
Steven P Hanson
Winnetka
IL, US
Howard J Morrison
Deerfield
IL, US
Jeffrey D Breslow
Highland Park
IL, US
Agent
John S Pacocha
Assignee
Marvin Glass & Associates
IL, US
IPC
G06F 15/44
A63F 9/22
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