Bandai Namco's Mini-Games Patent Will Expire Soon


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    Couldn't the FIFA loading mini game/training be classed under the same banner?

      I guess it depends on exactly what the patent covers (I haven't read it and can't be bothered reading it :P). I suspect it may be different in the case of FIFA because you're still just playing FIFA during loading. It's different to Namco's stuff where you could play a completely different game while waiting for your game to load.

    US Patent. If they patented it anywhere else that patent may still be valid even once the US one expires.

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