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Robert M Best: Video games with voice dialog. Graybeal & Cullom, April 24, 1984: US04445187 (136 worldwide citation)

A video game system by which human viewers conduct simulated voice conversations with game characters or cartoon characters in a branching story game shown on a television screen. The characters and cartoons reply responsively with lip-sync sound to words input by viewers. Different audio and video ...


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Scott Eliott: Security system for video game system with hard disk drive and internet access capability. Nintendo of America, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, October 22, 2002: US06468160 (136 worldwide citation)

An existing video game system is modified to include additional communication and storage capability via a modem and hard disk drive. In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, the primary system security features are incorporated into a video game system expansion device having a h ...


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David J Asher: Joystick with membrane sensor. November 18, 1997: US05689285 (134 worldwide citation)

A joystick for generation of directional control signals for computers, video games, remote controllers, and other electronic devices and instrumentation. The present invention comprises a resistive membrane sensor and an actuator for coupling directional forces onto the membrane sensor. The resisti ...


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Stacy Friedman, Jon Muskin: Video games adapted for wagering. Muskin & Cusick, November 13, 2012: US08308544 (133 worldwide citation)

A method, apparatus, and computer readable storage to allow players to wager on video games. The method disclosed herein can allow players to win or lose money while partaking in any video game previously played for entertainment purposes. A player can purchase play time on a game, play the game and ...


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ARNONE MILES: Enriched game play environment (single and/or multi-player) for casino applications. ARNONE MILES, Cire Frank L, September 9, 2011: WO/2011/109454 (132 worldwide citation)

A gaming system is provided. The gaming system provides players a rich (i.e. akin to leading home- and arcade-based video games) single-player, multi-player cooperative and/or head to head environment in which the participant(s) win cash and credits as a result of their play activity within the envi ...


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John W Houriet Jr, Kevin A Hassan: System for creating menu choices of video games on a display. Merit, Panitch Schwarze Jacobs & Nadel P C, November 19, 1996: US05575717 (123 worldwide citation)

A system for allowing a game operator to individually tailor parameters of a video game machine provides a plurality of user interactive video screen displays for selecting the parameters. The parameters include the selection of menu choices of video games from a library of video games which are ava ...


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Yugo Ohno, Masataka Inoue: System for providing audio and video services on demand. NEC Corporation, Laff Whitesel Conte & Saret, July 14, 1998: US05781734 (118 worldwide citation)

A system comprise a management section, a plurality of terminal sections and a coaxial cable. The management section is provided with a predetermined number of video game units and video recorders. The management section further comprises a memory for storing a plurality of video game programs. Each ...


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Leon P Stoel, David M Bankers, Vernon E Hills, Prentice J Plucker, Christopher A Cinco: Entertainment system and method for controlling connections between terminals and game generators and providing video game responses to game controls through a distributed system. LodgeNet Entertainment Corporation, Kinney & Lange P A, October 7, 1997: US05675828 (114 worldwide citation)

A hotel room entertainment system enables video games to be played in each room of a hotel without providing a video game generator in each room. The entertainment system includes at a head end system portion in which the video game audio and video signals are generated and a plurality of guest term ...


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Oleg B Rashkovskiy: Providing advertising with video games. Intel Corporation, Trop Pruner & Hu P C, September 9, 2003: US06616533 (113 worldwide citation)

A video game may be associated with advertising such that when the player mouse clicks on an image element in the course of play of the game, the game play may automatically be paused in one embodiment. Once the game play is paused, an advertising graphical user interface may be displayed that enabl ...


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Louis B Rosenberg, Bruce M Schena, Richard B Gillespie: Force feedback interface devices providing resistance forces using a fluid. Immersion Corporation, James R Riegel, Guy V Tucker, August 7, 2001: US06271828 (108 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for interfacing the motion of an object with a digital processing system includes a sensor for detecting movement of the object along a degree of freedom. A passive pneumatic or hydraulic damper is coupled to the object to provide a damping resistance to the object along the d ...