Sony lost 90.7 million in damages by Immerson Corp! o_0

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Very sad news for Sony fans! According to RPGamer, the company lost 90.7 million dollars in damages by the Immersion Corp. for patent infringement on the Dual Shock controllers for the PS1 & the PS2! Immerson is expecting Sony to stop selling PS1s and PS2s that are in danger of violating the infringement! 40 other games including Final Fantasy X (PS2), Kingdom Hearts (PS2), and The Legend of Dragoon (PS1) are also in affect by this lawsuit! Here is the full article on this shocking news story, provided by RPGamer! I recommend all gamers to read this! o_0

Sony's loss by Immerson Corp.

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whoa...sucks to be sony right now...
oh well thats life...i hope it doesn't affect any releases they were going to do....

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  • Mar 29, 2005

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I read it on a news site... It seems that Plastation sales are going to be forbidden... :x ... But Sony can still appeal... XO

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OUCH!!thats bad.........but im sure sony will do something bout it soon .....sony shall rise again....lol

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I've read this, yeah that pretty much sucks...another good reason for me to move to europe XD

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Yeah - over 40 games. Can you believe that?

That's a tough loss - Final Fantasy X, and Kingdom Hearts as well? Double ouch indeed. At least Sony didn't bite the bullet as hard as many other companys have in the past, but wow - a shocking move indeed.

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I've read this, yeah that pretty much sucks...another good reason for me to move to europe XD

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too bad .... too bad ..... the story of legal fights return again :nya:


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I'm suprised. ....Generally patents are easily broken by folks who have so much $$$. I'm disappointed that Sony took a hit, but I'm kind of glad to see the integrity of a patent validated.

  • Mar 29, 2005
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This sucks, but if Sony did jack it then they deserve to lose money. But I do hope that Sony will win the appeal or at least work out a good settlement (which I'm pretty sure they will) :)

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  • Mar 29, 2005
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although it does suck for ps1 and ps2 fans, I don't own either, so I dont really mind :)
but they better not get near the PSP or its games that I'm going to be getting soon >=(

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  • Mar 29, 2005
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Quote by Chopstickzwhoa...sucks to be sony right now...

Haha~ that was most succinct. XD <lol> And I fully agree.. seems Microsoft did the smart thing, getting out early. ^_^' Heheh~ good luck, Sony! *huggles her precious kingdom hearts XD*

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Thats the most retarded thing i have ever heard. They actually expect Sony to stop selling Ps1's and PS2s? That brings stupidity to a new level. Immersion should pick their fights wisely.
The Ape Escape series is one of my favorites u_u.... Fight Sony, Fight!!!!!

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Sony will triumph once more! Just like the Beta-max case!
Damn corporate bastards drowning innovation >=0000000~~~~~!!!!!!!!

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90 million dollars? A Sony director could pull that out their car console XD. I share the bewilderment of the rest of you. Looks as if everyone is against Sony

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  • Mar 29, 2005

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O_O Ouch... just visited Immersion Corp's site: no mistake. They apparently created a bunch of "computer immersion" stuff (makes sense, doesn't it?)for the computer. Basically a bunch of computer rumble packs... Tsk tsk tsk...

Oh, here's a link, if y'all wanna see. http://www.immersion.com/products/

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  • Mar 29, 2005

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Quote by SharinganKnightI've read this, yeah that pretty much sucks...another good reason for me to move to europe XD

Ehem, what would that change? I hate living in Europe if it comes to that *lol* We get all consoles and games last...

But to topic: Yeah, that's pretty bad for Sony. Maybe I should buy me a PS2 with KindomHearts and FF X before it won't be selled...

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Never mind... I got it!

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I don't get it ^_^' Why are they getting screw again? Break it down for me any one I'm still alittle lost.

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  • Mar 29, 2005

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I read a similar article in USA Today (3/29). This was a big case but it's far from over. Sony will appeal it and it'll take another 1yr to 1yr and a half to settle. Cases like this is just another day at the Sony office. If anyone should be concerned it should be Immersion. Can a small company like that stay afloat to last that long. Just because judge rules that amount doesn't mean Sony pays it right now.

I'm sure this will be like all the other cases and somewhere down the line Immersion will have to settle outside of court. As for the figure 90 some million that's nothing compared to how much Sony has made from the system and the fact is Sony should pay Immersion more for their work.

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  • Mar 29, 2005

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They can't do that >_< .that sucks like crud.I love sony games they cant :angry:

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  • Mar 29, 2005
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Ah..by the time this case settle...Playstation 3 would probably be out...

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