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#16 Astra.Xtreme


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Posted 15 March 2013 - 15:00

You haven't been shopping for a coffee maker lately? Plenty look like each other.
I have my facts straight, and here is some links to prove it.

Plenty of everything looks the same. It's called "The Law of Averageness" or AKA "Hotelling's Law". Learn business before you spout off about it. It's not good for consumers or businesses to make things that are just different for difference sake. Things are done a certain way normally when a certain way is shown to be what most people like, know, and what really works in application.

Err... those coffee makers all look vastly different than each other. And like I said, it's because of design patents.
There's nothing wrong with looking similar, but there is a problem with copying something verbatim, which is exactly what Samsung did with that controller.

You're basically claiming that patents are pointless and companies should be able to copy each other all they want. The reality of it is, you're wrong.

#17 Steffan


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Posted 15 March 2013 - 15:04

It sorta looks like the Wii Classic and the Xbox 360 controllers put together.

#18 TechSlayer



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 15:15

Agreed Steffan, To me it looks like a fusion between the Xbox controller and the Wii Classic Controller

#19 +warwagon


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Posted 15 March 2013 - 15:21

Actually it looks like a Nintendo Wii classic controller minus the colored buttons
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#20 OP compl3x


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Posted 15 March 2013 - 17:50

those flat analog sticks kinda suck. Ninty were going to make similar ones for the WiiU tablet thing but changed them to proper sticks.

#21 PsychD



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Posted 16 March 2013 - 16:27

You pretty clearly don't understand what a patent is...

Something that sufficates creativity and progress?
I see your points, and Samsung should really get some new designers!