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Video Game-related patent applications - as published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


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Method and apparatus for joining electronic conference
Kabushiki Kaisha Square Enix (also Trading As Square Enix Co., Ltd.)
June 22, 2017 - N°20170180434

According to the present invention, even while a chat opening process is in progress, users can join chats by means of a simple procedure from a video game machine. Once a chat has been opened, an invitation signal can further be transmitted to other chat guests. A video game machine of an expected guest receiving the invitation signal displays a ...
Image-based deformation of simulated characters of varied topology
Electronic Arts Inc.
June 22, 2017 - N°20170178381

A graphical asset associated with a simulated character of a video game is received. A first image and a second image associated with the simulated character are subsequently received, the first image comprising graphical displacement mapping information for a first topology of image deformation and the second image comprising graphical displacement mapping information for a second topology of deformation. A ...
Message encryption with video game
Texta, Inc.
June 22, 2017 - N°20170173476

A system that may be utilized for sending and locking text messages is provided. The system may allow a user to send an electronic message that is encrypted, locked, hidden, or otherwise made unviewable by the system to form a locked message. The locked message may be formed by associating a game with the message and requiring that a recipient ...
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Video game processing program, and video game processing system
Kabushiki Kaisha Square Enix (also Trading As Square Enix Co., Ltd.)
June 22, 2017 - N°20170173464

A non-transitory computer-readable medium including a video game processing program product for causing a user terminal to realize functions to control progress of a video game in response to an operation of a user is provided. The functions include: a registering function configured to register an event in a predetermined storage region when a reserving request for the event is ...
Program and system
Kabushiki Kaisha Square Enix (also Trading As Square Enix Co., Ltd.)
June 22, 2017 - N°20170173463

A non-transitory computer-readable medium including a program product for causing a user terminal to realize functions to control progress of a video game is provided. The functions include: a specifying function configured to specify an event in the video game, a set, and a basic privilege, the set being constituted by a plurality of game elements, the basic privilege being ...
Video game communications platform
Minigamr Llc
June 22, 2017 - N°20170173461

Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for video game communications. A message module is configured to receive a message from a first user to a second user specified by the first user and to send a link to a portion of a video game associated with the message to the second user. A trigger module is configured ...
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Game device, control mechanism of the game device and storing media
Capcom Co., Ltd.
June 08, 2017 - N°20170157519

A game system including a server device connected to a network and one or more terminal devices operated by users and executing a video game that a player character plays a quest in a game space which has a quest data storing unit which stores quest data, a playing status storing unit which stores playing status of the quest, a ...
Methods and systems for computer video game streaming, highlight, and replay
Sliver Vr Technologies, Inc.
June 08, 2017 - N°20170157512

Methods and systems for generating a highlight video of a critical gaming moment from a source computer game running on a game server are disclosed. The method, when executed by a processor accessible by a processing server, comprises receiving video recordings recorded using at least two game virtual cameras positioned at predetermined locations during a source game play, wherein at ...
Program product and system
Square Enix Co., Ltd.
June 01, 2017 - N°20170151503

A non-transitory computer-readable medium including a program product for causing a user terminal to realize functions to control progress of a video game that proceeds in a three-dimensional virtual space in which a virtual camera is arranged is provided. The functions include to: generate first output information on the basis of information obtained by the virtual camera; generate second output ...
Video game gaming system
Square Enix Co., Ltd.
May 25, 2017 - N°20170148271

Described are methods, systems, and media for adapting single player games of skill to a gaming environment. This game gaming comprises: accepting, through the gaming machine, initiation of play by a player; providing one or more games of video game skill, wherein a playfield is chosen from a playfield selection pool wherein the playfield is set to have a maximum ...
System for providing additional event participation to electronic video game customers
Square Enix Co., Ltd.
May 25, 2017 - N°20170148266

The present invention provides a closed-loop system that allows the operator of video gaming machines or other systems to offer an event for customer participation, receive funding for participation in the event, and providing feedback regarding the results. More specifically, a video game customer may receive notification of an invitation to place a bet on an event, participate in a ...
Video game recording and playback with visual display of game controller manipulation
Square Enix Co., Ltd.
May 25, 2017 - N°20170144074

A system and method for recording and playback of game data is provided. A recording engine may be configured to record and playback game data, including broadcast data received over a network. The recording engine may be included in a game console or at other network-enabled devices, such as a desktop computer. The recording engine may be configured to record ...
Systems and methods for segmented collection mechanics
Square Enix Co., Ltd.
May 25, 2017 - N°20170144070

Systems and methods are provided for playing a video game in which a user is associated with a particular gaming level in a plurality of gaming levels and is subjected to one or more challenges. The user responds to the challenges. The user is provided with a first mechanism for acquiring a first subpart, from among a plurality of subparts, ...
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Games controller
Square Enix Co., Ltd.
May 25, 2017 - N°20170144061

A wireless controller for a video game playing device includes electrically conductive contacts on portions of the surface of the controller positioned so that a first contact is contactable by one hand of the user and a second contact is contactable by the other hand of the user during operation of the controller. Electrical circuitry applies a voltage between the ...
Enhanced method and apparatus for selecting and rendering performance data
Nintendo Co., Ltd.
May 18, 2017 - N°20170136360

Enhanced methodology and apparatus for use in a multi-player video game for generating a array of user selectable options for choosing real or computer generated users to play with and/or compete against. For example, in a simulated multiple driver racing game application, the user of a computing device is presented with an option for selecting any of various ȁ...
Image processing program and image processing device for moving display area
Nintendo Co., Ltd.
May 18, 2017 - N°20170136359

A video game device calculates a difference vector extending from a predetermined reference position on the screen to an input position. Moreover, the video game device calculates movement parameter data used for moving, with respect to a fixed point in the virtual space uniquely determined based on a position of the controlled object, the point of sight to a position ...
Video game processing program, video game processing system and video game processing method
Tokyo Rpg Factory Co., Ltd.
May 18, 2017 - N°20170136358

A non-transitory computer-readable medium including a video game processing program product for causing a user terminal to realize functions to control progress of a video game in response to an operation of a user is provided. The functions include: a time measuring function configured to measure an elapsed time for a character on the basis of the elapsed time, the ...
Resolving graphical conflicts between objects
Electronic Arts Inc.
May 11, 2017 - N°20170132849

A request is received to assign a first graphical asset and a second graphical asset associated with a three-dimensional (3d) geometry of a simulated character of a video game to the same physical location on the 3d geometry. A graphical conflict between the first graphical asset and the second graphical asset is detected, where the graphical conflict indicates that at ...
Video game system with spectator mode hud
Riot Games, Inc.
May 11, 2017 - N°20170128842

The field of the invention relates to multi-user online gaming systems, and more particularly to systems and methods that enable a spectator's experience for online active games. In an embodiment, an online multiuser game system includes an online game session server system communicatively coupled to a public network for access by a plurality of users to establish a plurality of ...
Video game processing program and video game processing method
Kabushiki Kaisha Square Enix (also Trading As Square Enix Co., Ltd.)
May 11, 2017 - N°20170128833

A plurality of characters including a player character appears in a video game. An arrangement position of at least one of characters is specified in a virtual space in accordance with progress of the video game. A display mode is set up to any one of a first display mode and a second display mode. A game control is carried ...
Method and system for poker gaming
Kabushiki Kaisha Square Enix (also Trading As Square Enix Co., Ltd.)
May 04, 2017 - N°20170124810

A novel method and system of game play and game components referred to herein as hula or hula poker that in one embodiment includes playing cards. In the present invention, a texas hold 'em community card poker game incorporates the addition of a separate deck referred to herein as hula cards and a series of hula action elements and hula ...
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