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The following patent was issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office on December 21, 2004.

Photographing Game Machine

patent#: US 6832954

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posted on 12/21/2004, patent issued on 12/21/2004

Steady, Focus, Shoot!

Do you dream of being a sports photographer, but can't get front row seats? Do you yearn to be a fashion photographer but are scared of women? Do you just want to hold a camera in your hand, but can't afford one? Save your quarters for NAMCO's Photographing Game Machine and snap away.

Never has a video game gotten further away from the excitement.

Photographing Game Machine

Comments on Photographing Game Machine

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sam | Dec 6, 2005 6:01 AM
Pokemon Snap had this premise...you go out and take pictures of creatures and get points based on how closeup you got and how centered the shot is and how rare the creature is... it was actually a super fun game.

kozmo | Dec 4, 2005 11:02 AM
well being a photograhper myself and knowing the youth of the U.S. i would say it would not be so popular but i think if they marketed this idea to japan that this might become something pretty great. you know japan cannot grasp the concept for the marshmallow, and i still cant get the entire grasp on this concept of a game such as this.

Simon Brooks | Nov 1, 2004 7:01 AM
the irony is that if i saw this thing in an arcade, i would take a Photo of it.

kylekraz | Dec 1, 2004 4:02 AM
lol artemis you know what also helps. the fact that you are in photography club at school. maybe thats why ud like to play it :)

Artemis | Dec 1, 2004 2:02 AM
idk.. looks like fun to a passifist like me.. i hate all these gun-based vidio games.. i much prefer this type of shooting.

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