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Kudos For MS Kudos Patent


From: theodp
Subject: Kudos For MS Kudos Patent
Date: 13 Jul 2004 13:31:05 -0700

Could the 21 year-old NBA Slam-Dunk Contest be in jeopardy? Microsoft
was awarded a patent Tuesday for a "Kudos scoring system with
self-determined goals" [1], which covers the awarding of points for
the style or flair with which a player performs a task in a game, ala
Project Gotham Racing 2 [2].

[1] http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=6,763,273
[2] http://www.xbox.com/en-us/pgr2/default.htm


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