06306039 is referenced by 47 patents and cites 11 patents.

By enabling exchange of information relating to players, apart from game data, “communication” between the players is increased, and the sense of rivalry and level of interest generated by a game are raised. The communication game system

1

forms a network comprising a plurality of game devices 2

a

-2

d

connected mutually by communication media

3.

The plurality of game devices 2

a

-2

d

respectively comprise a communications system

31

for receiving data transferred over the network and transferring the received data and data generated by the home game device onto the network, and a host system

32

for accessing the received data. By this means, data comprising a game packet, sound packet and video packet can be transmitted by conducting broadcast communications based on the communications system

31

and host system

32

between the plurality of game devices 2

a

-2

d.

Title
Communicative game system
Application Number
9/672017
Publication Number
6306039 (B1)
Application Date
September 29, 2000
Publication Date
October 23, 2001
Inventor
Naoki Fuse
Hachioji
US
Yoshinori Harada
Tokyo
US
Toshihiro Nakane
Tokyo
US
Toshiyuki Kaji
Tokyo
US
Agent
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L
US
Assignee
Kabushiki Kaisha Sega Enterprises
US
IPC
A63F 13/00
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