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You can see it here: http://pdfaiw.uspto.gov/.aiw?PageNum=0&docid=20180275769&IDKey=4A88597D1CF3&HomeUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fappft.uspto.gov%2Fnetacgi%2Fnph-Parser%3FSect1%3DPTO2%2526Sect2%3DHITOFF%2526u%3D%25252Fnetahtml%25252FPTO%25252Fsearch-adv.html%2526r%3D1%2526p%3D1%2526f%3DG%2526l%3D50%2526d%3DPG01%2526S1%3D%28Nintendo.AANM.%252BAND%252B%252540PD%25253E%25253D20180901%25253C%25253D20181004%29%2526OS%3DAANM%2FNintendo%252BAND%252BPD%2F20180901-%3C20181004%2526RS%3D%28AANM%2FNintendo%252BAND%252BPD%2F20180901-%3C20181004%29

 

It's a patent of a device which can change your smartphone into a game boy

 

http://www.siliconera.com/2018/10/04/nintendo-has-patented-a-game-boy-casing-for-touchscreen-devices/



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Maybe it'll have built-in GameBoy games for it. :)



CaptainExplosion said:

Maybe it'll have built-in GameBoy games for it. :)

It's just a patent for the sake of having a patent.



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That's one way to bring virtual console games to mobiles. Sounds like a good idea to me.



Seems such a simple thing to do.



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Good I hate touch screen phone game controls



RolStoppable said:
CaptainExplosion said:

Maybe it'll have built-in GameBoy games for it. :)

It's just a patent for the sake of having a patent.

Barkley said:
That's one way to bring virtual console games to mobiles. Sounds like a good idea to me.

Same. ^^

DonFerrari said:
Seems such a simple thing to do.

Or is it?

snyps said:
Good I hate touch screen phone game controls

Me too, unless it's Angry Birds, or done in a clever way like Hag's Castle.



Accessories like that already existed through 3rd party means.



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Mar1217 said:
Accessories like that already existed through 3rd party means.

Sure, but how do we know it'll be exactly the same as those?



I have to say that the idea of buying an iPhone X only to turn it into a gameboy is pretty tempting.