Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Professor Pat Pending

There's an interesting article on Gamasutra about video game patents.

Generally I'm in the 'do away with them' camp for industry patents - things like the Crazy Taxi arrow just help players enjoy that and other games, so forcing other developers to remove them is essentially forcing them to spoil their game (unless they come up with a different solution, of course). Yeah, I know it's a business, but overall it seems to be the game's players who would suffer.

I'm sure my tune would change fast enough if I invented something worth copying, though!

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