Nintendo Wins Overturned Court Battle Over Wii Remote

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Nintendo has announced that a federal court in Dallas, TX has overturned a $10.1 million patent lawsuit from back in 2017 regarding the Wii Remote controller.

Nintendo was sued by iLife Technologies way back in 2013. They asserted Nintendo had used their patented motion controller technology for the Wii. ILife Technologies had tried to assert six patents, but five of them were found invalid in 2016. The last one led to the lawsuit. A jury found it credible in 2017, awarding iLife with $10.1 million from Nintendo.

Nintendo appealed, and the recent new ruling by the federal court asserted that the final patent was not valid: “iLife Technologies Inc was impermissibly trying to cover the broad concept of using motion sensors to detect motion.”

Ajay Singh, Nintendo’s Deputy General Counsel, did not mince words after winning the lengthy court battle: “Nintendo has a long history of developing new and unique products, and we are pleased that, after many years of litigation, the court agreed with Nintendo. We will continue to vigorously defend our products against companies seeking to profit off of technology they did not invent.”

The Nintendo Wii is one of the best-selling consoles of all time, selling over 100 million units and helping pioneer and popularize motion controllers.

5 Amazing Co-op Games to Play When You Want to Get Mad at Your Friends

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One of the many amazing things about games is how they can bring people together. Working together to overcome challenges gives you a warm fuzzy feeling, and makes you believe in the power of friendship and love.

On the other hand, nothing is more hilarious than games that force you to work together while simultaneously providing opportunities for your co-op partner(s) to throw 50 monkey wrenches into the works. Read More

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How To Decide Which Video Game System Is Right for Your Family

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If you’re thinking about buying a video game system, what are your best choices this year? It’s hard to say; there are so many good systems! But we’re going to go out on a limb here and say for most family gamers, we think it boils down to eight choices (in alphabetical order): a computer, the Nintendo Wii U, the Nintendo 3DS, the PlayStation 3, the PlayStation 4, the PlayStation Vita, the Xbox 360, and the Xbox One. Many gamers buy more than one system; some gamers buy them all. Read More

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Disney Infinity Is Now Free to Download for Wii U

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But don’t be deceived—if you don’t already own the game on Wii, you will still be spending money.

Starting today, Disney Infinity is available as a free download for Wii U from the Nintendo eShop. Disney Infinity lets gamers play as characters from various Disney movies, including “Frozen,” “Fantasia,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “The Incredibles,” and “Toy Story.” Read More