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Apple Wants Patent On Video Game-Based iBooks 104

theodp writes "Patently Apple reports that a new Apple patent application has surfaced describing an application that would record your personal journey through a video game and turn it into a custom comic or iBook when you're done playing. Imagine how thrilled little Billy's Mommy would have been if she only had the chance to read the story of her son's foray into Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas or see how he dealt with BioShock's Little Sisters."
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Apple Wants Patent On Video Game-Based iBooks

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  • by easterberry ( 1826250 ) on Friday August 13, 2010 @05:27PM (#33246122)
    All the terrible narrative pacing of video games with none of the gameplay or freedom of choice! Shit. Can I get a video game based jarhead too?
  • by RightSaidFred99 ( 874576 ) on Friday August 13, 2010 @05:53PM (#33246430)

    I think it's pretty cool that now you can get a patent on some stoned "what if" scenario.

    "What if we could totally make like a comic book out of my game went? Wouldn't it be totally gnarly if I could make it like a comic book of my shenanigans dude?!"

    It's funny those dickholes came up with literally just some idea probably 50,000 people have talked about at one point or another, and then add just a super-high level set of "details" on how to do it, the same details that anyone would come up with if asked how to do it. They like to throw in various specifics like "with an XBox" or "With a PS3" so they can claim it's specific.

    Transparent dickholery.

  • by twidarkling ( 1537077 ) on Friday August 13, 2010 @08:54PM (#33247796)

    Just because a system is broken doesn't mean it needs to be taken advantage of. Those that take advantage of it rather than fixing it ARE stupid. And greedy. And scum.

The best defense against logic is ignorance.