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8628408 Return-driven casino game outcome generator  
The Return Driven Casino Game Outcome Generator makes the first true class of casino video game possible by creating games that measure and reward skills like fast reflexes and manual dexterity...
8628391 Video game with helper role or obstructer role for second player having separate display  
A main player operates a controller while viewing a monitor game image displayed on a monitor. A sub player operates a terminal device while viewing a terminal game image displayed on an LCD of...
8622794 Network dart game system for competition participation and method thereof  
An apparatus and method for an electronic dart game using an internet communication network, which notifies users of various competitions and provides a method of participating in the various...
8622833 User interface apparatus and operational sensitivity adjusting method  
A controller interface processor of a user interface apparatus acquires the tilt of a game controller as a rotational value from a sensor built in the game controller. An operation amount...
8622839 Enhancing user experience by presenting past application usage  
Disclosed are various embodiments for enhancing the experience of a user with an application by presenting past usage of the application. An application is executed in a hosted environment in one...
8617008 Training devices for trajectory-based sports  
Methods and apparatus related to improving player performance for trajectory-based sports are described. In particular, sporting devices are described that can be utilized to improve player...
8619030 Method and apparatus for controlling an output device of a portable electronic device  
A method and apparatus are provided for controlling an output device, such as a display, of a portable electronic device. The portable electronic device includes a processor, first and second...
8608576 Lens accessory for video game sensor device  
A lens accessory for a video game sensor device and a method of adjusting a sensing distance of a video game sensor device. A lens accessory for a video game sensor device includes a first lens...
8608566 Music video game with guitar controller having auxiliary palm input  
A music based video game provides an auxiliary palm input on an associated guitar shaped video game controller. In some embodiments, the auxiliary palm input is positioned near a strum input on a...
8602858 Game device, computer program therefor, and recording medium therefor  
A game device causes a display device to display an image in which plural marks correlated with step panels to be stepped on by a player move to reach a base line, and the game device, when a step...
8602833 Puzzle with conductive path  
System and method for additional amusement, entertaining and surprising visual or audible reward provided upon completing the reconstructing of a two-dimensional or three-dimensional jigsaw...
8597093 Methods and systems for encouraging athletic activity  
Individuals may be encouraged to perform athletic activity based on punishments or adverse effects that may be applied if the individual loses an athletic activity competition. For example, a...
8597094 Game machine, controlling method, program and information storage medium of the game machine for improving operability for a user when a player character of an opponent team holds a moving object  
To provide a game device capable of improving operability for a user when a player character of an opponent team holds a moving object in a sport game to be played by a user team and the opponent...
8579687 Electronic board game using reaction time  
Disclosed in this specification is an electronic board game. In use, a primary game (e.g. a card game) is played until one of the players presses an activation button. The other players attempt to...
8574049 Proximity tag race system and method  
A method for playing a game comprises outfitting at least two runners each with a locator device, accruing a number of running points to each runner for covering a predetermined distance within a...
8574050 Game unit with dual joystick controllers  
An electronic game apparatus for providing a game activity. The electronic game apparatus may include a base unit with a game processor adapted to receive a plurality of input signals including an...
8568214 Arcade game with rotating and counter rotating pointer and turntable  
An arcade type amusement game is disclosed having a housing with a playing field therein, the game further comprising a turntable and a counter rotating pointer. A pair of motors control the...
8562402 Game system and game information storage medium used for same  
A game system includes a housing to be held by a player. The housing incorporates an XY-axis acceleration sensor to detect an acceleration in a X-axis direction and a Y-axis direction and a Z-axis...
8562403 Prompting a player of a dance game  
Presented herein are methods, apparatuses, programs, and systems for prompting a player to perform a series of dance moves. A player is prompted to perform a series of dance moves by providing a...
8556694 Network game system, a network game terminal, a method of displaying a game screen, a computer program product and a storage medium  
A terminal apparatus is connected to a server apparatus via a network. Active character information capable of specifying an active character is transmitted to the server apparatus. A movement...
8556692 Game device, method for controlling game device, program and information memory medium  
To provide a game device that allows a user to grasp a positional situation of a user character relatively easily in a game device for executing a game based on a position of the user character...
8556718 Game machine and movement control method of character  
In a game where a character is moved at a high speed to a goal along a path that is set in a virtual three-dimensional space, an operation mistake is better prevented in a movement operation of...
8556709 Virtual player tracking and related services  
Various gaming-related services are provided, including but not limited to security services, harm minimization services, player identification services, bonusing/progressive services, accounting...
8550908 Simulating musical instruments  
The invention includes methods, systems with an apparatus configured to perform particular functions, computer program products, and apparatuses that provide means for displaying a game cue for a...
8545336 Storage medium storing game program, game apparatus and game controlling method  
A game apparatus includes a CPU, and in a case that two or more players play a game in turn, when a game as to a certain player is ended, the CPU selects a player for a next game out of registered...
8548610 Universal system, method and computer program product for determining a tennis player rating and ranking  
Systems, methods and computer program products for objectively determining tennis player rankings and rating levels for a broad range of tennis players, from novice amateurs to top-ranked...
8535155 Video game using dual motion sensing controllers  
An inclination of a first unit is detected based on an output from a first acceleration sensor provided in a first unit of a controller, and an inclination of a second unit is detected based on an...
8535163 Low-friction synchronous interaction in multiplayer online game  
Methods for low-friction synchronous interaction in multiplayer online games are presented. In one method, a social grid with relationship information is accessed, and a first and a second game...
8535133 Video game with controller sensing player inappropriate activity  
A video game system is operable to receive user touch location information while a first user is holding a game controller and to determine a first user ID for the first user based upon the user...
8535154 Information storage medium and image generation device  
An image generation device includes a capture direction specifying section, a capture target specifying section, a marker placement control section that disposes a marker at the capture point, and...
8532798 Predicting outcomes of future sports events based on user-selected inputs  
A system and method for event outcome prediction may include a processor configured to receive via a user interface a user-selection of a subset of a plurality of listed statistical categories,...
8529418 Balance therapy system  
A balance board including a standing platform connected to a pivot ball. The standing platform provides an area for a subject to stand and can be moved by a set of deflector actuators. The...
8523660 Method and apparatus for adjustment of game parameters based on measurement of user performance  
Methods, apparatuses, and techniques for adjustment of game parameters based on users' performance are described. During play of a game a user's performance is monitored. It is then determined if...
8506398 Game apparatus, game system, and storing medium storing game program in which display is divided between players  
A game apparatus that includes a CPU and in which a plurality of players participate and play a game on a display screen displayed on a common display device. A display area is divided by the...
8500553 System and method for providing a progress indicator of an amount of time left in a users turn in a virtual game environment  
A system and method provide a virtual game environment to users. The virtual game environment may enable the users to participate in a game within the virtual game environment. The game may be a...
8496527 Capacitive input for computer program  
A capacitive input apparatus and method are disclosed. The apparatus includes a mat and a probe. The mat has a dielectric layer sandwiched between a common conductive layer and a patterned...
8496516 Game device, tempo announcement method, information recording medium and program  
A game device (200) that evaluates an operation of a player that is performed in step with music sounds comprises a music storage unit (201), tempo information acquisition unit (241), and tempo...
8491368 Game device for controlling action based on character ability, method for controlling game device, program, and information storage medium  
A game device capable of enhancing excitement in operating a game character is provided. The game device includes a microprocessor configured to acquire an operation value input by a user, read a...
8491397 Grip pressure sensor  
A watch includes a wrist band and a housing mounted to the wrist band where the housing includes a wrist side and an opposing side, a pliable domed shape pressure plate that extends outwardly from...
8485878 Geocaching games having virtual prizes awarded in an associated video game and related methods and computer program products  
Methods of implementing geocaching games are provided in which information is provided regarding a location of a waypoint. Thereafter, it is confirmed that a player of the game physically arrived...
8485900 Game program, storage medium, game device and game system  
In a game program for a multiplayer game, when a player character receives damage and the strength level reaches a certain level, the player character goes into an extension state before death, in...
8475272 Game program, storage medium, game device and game system  
In a game program for a multiplayer game, when a player character receives damage and the strength level reaches a certain level, the player character goes into an extension state before death, in...
8465020 Audible puzzle cube  
A three-dimensional puzzle cube is generally described. The three-dimensional puzzle cube may include multiple blocks that are interconnected and movable, an output device, and a control unit that...
8460077 Two-player game of skill where each player tries to press while the other player is pressing  
A two-Player game comprising the steps of first determining whether or not a Player is Pressing his or her Actuator, and if so, changing the state of the Indicator(s) to show the first Player is...
8460108 Computerized method and system for generating a gaming experience in a networked environment  
Methods and systems for generating a gaming experience, e.g., an immersive gaming experience, in a networked environment are provided. Gaming experiences generated according to the methods...
8454417 Scent-based board game  
The present invention includes a scent-based board game to challenge the olfactory sense of the player, and a method of play thereof, further including a game board having a start space, an end...
8454439 Game device, game device control method, program, and information storage medium  
Provided is a game device, which is capable of preventing a subject to be operated from performing an action that is not intended by a player. A game device (10) executes a game configured so that...
8454418 Methods and apparatus for stringed controllers and instruments  
Stringed instruments, game controllers, and related structures and methods are described. A game controller having one or more strings is described for a computer gaming application. A plurality...
8449360 Displaying song lyrics and vocal cues  
Described are methods, systems, and apparatuses, including computer program products, for displaying song lyrics and vocal cues in a rhythm-action game. In one aspect this is accomplished by...
8444464 Prompting a player of a dance game  
Presented herein are methods, apparatuses, programs, and systems for prompting a player to perform a series of dance moves. A player is prompted to perform a series of dance moves by providing a...