06022274 is referenced by 214 patents and cites 60 patents.

A video game system includes a game cartridge which is pluggably attached to a main console having a main processor, a 3D graphics generating coprocessor, expandable main memory and player controllers. A multifunctional peripheral processing subsystem external to the game microprocessor and coprocessor is described which executes commands for handling player controller input/output to thereby lessen the processing burden on the graphics processing subsystem. The player controller processing subsystem is used for both controlling player controller input/output processing and for performing game authenticating security checks continuously during game play. The peripheral interface includes a micro-processor for controlling various peripheral interface functions, a read/write random access memory, a boot ROM, a coprocessor command channel interface, a player controller channel interface, etc. A peripheral interface macro may be executed to start a read or write transaction with each peripheral device and thereafter transfer the transaction results stored in the random access memory to the game microprocessor main memory.

Title
Video game system using memory module
Application Number
8/562288
Publication Number
6022274
Application Date
November 22, 1995
Publication Date
February 8, 2000
Inventor
Satoshi Nishiumi
Kyoto
JP
Shuhei Kato
Kyoto
JP
Genyo Takeda
Kyoto
JP
Agent
Nixon & Vanderhye P C
Assignee
Nintendo
JP
IPC
A63F 9/24
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