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MTV calls 'Rock Band' lawsuit "baseless"

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 14 Jul 2008 13:20 User comments (13)

MTV calls 'Rock Band' lawsuit "baseless" On Friday, Konami announced that it had begun a lawsuit against MTV, Viacom and Harmonix over alleged patent infringement have to do with the blockbuster game Rock Band.
Konami claims that Rock Band infringes on patents pertaining to "musical-rhythm matching game."

"Konami's actions are extremely surprising,
" an MTV spokesperson said.

"Unfortunately, successful products such as Rock Band can often become targets for baseless litigation. We have substantial defenses to this claim and intend to vigorously defend it."


Konami is currently working on a new "musical-rhythm matching game" dubbed Rock Revolution and is seeking to have an injunction placed on the instruments sold along with Rock Band.

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13 user comments

114.7.2008 13:22

HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA,
konami got screwed again.

214.7.2008 15:21

up up down down left right left right B A start

314.7.2008 18:22

[NUKE] [ up up down down left right left right B A start ][ wrong code ] lol

*Proper*

up up down down left right left right B A B A start

414.7.2008 23:33

^ Ha! I remembered it too!

515.7.2008 1:52

ha ha but nobodies named the game..............Contra
sad that I still know that

615.7.2008 11:06

(down) Is that the Rock Band sequel? Haven't heard of "Frets on Fire" What is that?

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715.7.2008 15:05

I think squide37 got it right. Pretty sure the "B A" is only inputed once. Don't feel like confirming it though... NES is in storage along with games...

BTW, will the rock band stuff work with Frets on Fire?

815.7.2008 16:16

Originally posted by lawndog:
ha ha but nobodies named the game..............Contra
sad that I still know that
I thought that was understood? :)


915.7.2008 17:07

Originally posted by JaguarGod:
I think squide37 got it right. Pretty sure the "B A" is only inputed once. Don't feel like confirming it though... NES is in storage along with games...

BTW, will the rock band stuff work with Frets on Fire?
Yeah, it's only 1 set of B A. I would bet the mortgage on that :P

1015.7.2008 20:59

back in the day when video games only had 4 buttons. and thats if u even counted select and start.

1121.7.2008 23:27

Quote:
Originally posted by JaguarGod:
I think squide37 got it right. Pretty sure the "B A" is only inputed once. Don't feel like confirming it though... NES is in storage along with games...

BTW, will the rock band stuff work with Frets on Fire?
Yeah, it's only 1 set of B A. I would bet the mortgage on that :P

Well the Contra code was "B A B A Start." Other Konami games (I remember a TMNT game for example) had variations of the code, including some that only had one set of "B A". :)

Edit: Interestingly, I just fired up an emulator and both versions work. Weird. *shrugs* Guess I've been cramming those 2 extra button mashes in all these years for nothing! :D
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 22 Jul 2008 @ 20:03

1223.7.2008 22:17

Hey thanks for confirming!! I was too lazy to do so myself :P

1323.7.2008 22:20

Quote:
Edit: Interestingly, I just fired up an emulator and both versions work. Weird. *shrugs* Guess I've been cramming those 2 extra button mashes in all these years for nothing! :D
Lol.

Good to know i can skip a couple button mashes. :)


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