yes. so it appears that Apple was not able to make the irrefutable assertion that Motorola implemented (as an example) http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=7,663,607.PN.&OS=PN/7,663,607&RS=PN/7,663,607 in a similar fashion, at the software level.
yes. software patents are broken. it is quite possible that someone has independently developed some clever algorithm to solve a particular problem. an algorithm is derived from an abstract idea. i doubt there's a patent law that protects, outright, abstract ideas as it relates to software applications.
- design of the PS3 started in early 2001 and hardware specification finalised in 2005; playback of 1080p of content is much less compute intensive for non-interactive media than it is for games, as an example. - DirectX is a proprietary API developed by Microsoft to run on Windows OS and AMD/Intel hardware, none of which exist and/or run in the PS3. - there is much more than just the God of War franchise. here's one...
whatever Google and Asus provides won't be competing in the same market as the Apple iPad. Apple has defined its own market and the only competition it has is its former self. if history repeats itself the iPad will only get better. as for your insult, i'll just take the high road and let others judge.