Briefly: Remember Ridge Racer's amazing Galaga mini-game on PS1? Bandai Namco patented the concept of mini-games in loading screens, but video game lawyer David Hoppe noticed Bandai Namco's patent is about to expire. The patent was filed November 27, 1995, which means developers can build their own on November 27, 2015.
Bandai Namco's Mini-Games Patent Will Expire Soon
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