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Sony Patent: stopping your game play to sell you Soda

Tomat

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This better be for free games, otherwise what the fuck?
 

Misterhbk

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No no no no no!

Oh wait, this is just a patent to keep MS from doing this. Sony is just protecting us, they would never actually use something like this...right?
 

Sethos

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Couple that with the cloud partnership and you can have advertised powered cloud gaming, woo!

That's like a double punch to the face.
 

Escape Goat

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the chris

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Nothing would inspire me to buy a soda more than the game pausing itself and an annoying ad coming up.
 

daycru

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I can already see the op-eds calling anyone who has a problem with this a petulant manbabby and/or MegaHitler.
 

Patryn

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I think it'd be more likely to turn a person OFF from buying a product by doing this than actually getting sales.
 

Furoba

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They need to patent dynamic product placement. turn any barrel or crate in a fps into a product seamlessly!
 

Mama Robotnik

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Why would this require a patent?

So that Sony's competitors don't steal what is sure to be a gamechanging, industry-leading, innovative, consumer-driven and undoubtedly successful strategy from the metageniuses at Sony Corporation.

I mean, when potential consumers discover the convenience, entertainment and masterful implementation of advertisements that suspend your purchased game, try to sell you something, and eventually restore control of your purchased console to you after a predetermined amount of time, the market will flock to the Playstation Family in droves to experience such a graceful combination of gaming and product-exposure educational infomercials.

If any console can do this, then the mass exodus of gamers to Sony due to this remarkable feature will not occur.

That's why we have patents, simple really.