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Rock Band dev seeks to block sales of rival music game

Rock Band developer Harmonix is suing Konami, alleging that the Japanese firm's Rock Revolution violates a patent for game controllers that simulate musical instruments.... read more

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Harmonix sues Konami over Rock Revolution

Postby AJB123644 » 13 Feb 2009, 16:15

How interesting. Wonder who will win the court case. To be fair though does GH not use the same concept?
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Harmonix sues Konami over Rock Revolution

Postby WHERESMYMONKEY » 13 Feb 2009, 16:20

I think Konami have just a little bit more of a case considering they started making rythum games way before harmonix showed up.
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Re: Harmonix sues Konami over Rock Revolution

Postby leefear1 » 13 Feb 2009, 16:32

AJB123644 wrote:How interesting. Wonder who will win the court case. To be fair though does GH not use the same concept?


Plus Nintendo Released the Bongos ages ago and Sega obviously had the Maraccas for Samba De Amigo. How do these patents ever get passed.....?
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Postby heedbaw » 13 Feb 2009, 17:13

Surely it's a gameplay element type thing. Does Rock Revolution not use wither GH or RB guitars? Don't think it comes with one of it's own.
And GH uses the same concept, but it was Harmonix who first developed GH then went onto EA and RB.
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Postby Miss Marvellous » 13 Feb 2009, 20:27

Block sales of Rock Revolution!!!!!!

You mean someone may buy it!!!!
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Postby platinumplayer » 13 Feb 2009, 20:38

Miss Marvellous wrote:Block sales of Rock Revolution!!!!!!

You mean someone may buy it!!!!

They would?! Wow that is something new that i learned. Anyway lol dont act suprised that they aint going against activision. They both got the top music series games and since their hardware goes hand in hand(you knwo i can use the drums from WT on RB2 and vice versa) so why go agaisnt someone you actually got support from. Oh yeah backstabbing and screwing their market stocks to become the monopoly.
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Postby drummer4breeze » 14 Feb 2009, 02:12

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Activision vs. Konami

Postby okiwa002 » 15 Feb 2009, 22:50

I say let the companies release their games and let the MARKET decide who's product is superior... There should be no lock on instruments looks as long as they do not use the same interface as the other one's.
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Postby Domin666 » 16 Feb 2009, 08:17

pistol's at dawn should sort out this out.
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