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    Sony patents method to interrupt your gaming with an ad

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...ing-with-an-ad

    apparently they did this some time ago, first in 2006, and then again in 2011


    could they really go through with that?
    would that finally be pushing it too far?

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    If they do that, I will never buy a Sony game again and download it instead, AD free.
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    They probably could, but I think it would brand them more then they care for.., there's far to many commercials running all over as it is, having it forced in your face while enjoying your online gaming would most certainly piss many people of.. Me included

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    I don't think anybody's stupid enough to do that. Then again, it is Sony.

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    Another reason not to buy anything from Sony these days.

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    then.. the game with those kind of adds is free right? :')

    D'':

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    A lot of people don't know how Patents can and are used. Let me elaborate:

    A patent is an idea that is protected so that no one can copy your idea and implementation exactly. Just because a patent has been filed does not mean it will be put into practice. Sony came up with this idea and now have it protected under IP law. If any games company wants to put this kind of thing into their games, they will need to pay Sony to do it, so that is a plus for Sony. The plus for the game company is that they don't need to pay people to come up with the idea, and how to implement it will be documented on the patent itself, so all they have to do is apply it. Obviously the game company will then get revenue from the ads themselves.

    There are hundreds of patents out there that have, and may never get implemented. Companies stockpile them because they aer incredibly lucrative. You can sell them, trade them, and use them as leverage in IP cases. eg, if company A infringes on company B's patents and company B then sues, it may be the case that company B is infringing on company A's patents as well.

    This idea of ads popping up isn't centered primarily on the advertisement area, but more on how a 3rd party full screen message is displayed on a screen and how it is handled. I think it is a very good idea, and we will not see this implemented in any games to convey advertisements, as adding such a thing to a game would spell its death before release.
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    I think there was something about steve jobs doing the same thing with the I phone, or something very close?
    "If you want to control people, if you want to feed them a pack of lies and dominate them, keep them ignorant. For me, literacy means freedom." - LaVar Burton.

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    DURING the game!? Are they mental!? The day I see that crap mid-boss fight and it kills me is the day I stop buying their games.

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    This will ensure Sony's demise.


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    The idea is great from a business standpoint, but one of the worst ideas ever from a gamer standpoint.

    And while I like to say this would make all future Sony hardware stillborn (because no gamer in their right mind wants to be interrupted in the middle of a game to see an ad about male enhancement or laundry detergent) I'm not sure if I could make that claim with how mainstream gaming has become as of late.

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    Yep, paying customers fucked over once again. Brilliant.

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    Everyone is saying it's there to screw over paying customers, but it could let sony bring a free-to-play or freemium (pay a tenner to get rid of ads) model to home consoles, which could be a good thing. Though I'll admit the implementation looks obnoxious...

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    If they want to lose more customers they will do this.

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    Hopefully Sony will collapse into itself soon. Worst of the three companies by far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skelington View Post
    Hopefully Sony will collapse into itself soon. Worst of the three companies by far.
    It seems like Nintendo really is the only company not willing to pull shady shit on their costumers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by zoefschildpad View Post
    Everyone is saying it's there to screw over paying customers, but it could let sony bring a free-to-play or freemium (pay a tenner to get rid of ads) model to home consoles, which could be a good thing. Though I'll admit the implementation looks obnoxious...
    No, it would be a horrible way of doing that. PSN already has DCUO, Free Realms, and I'm not sure what else on it for F2P MMO's. Dust 514 is coming soon as well and will be F2P. Steam hosts tons of F2P MMO's. None of those platforms/services need to run ads in the middle of your gameplay because they take a small cut of all microtransactions.

    It wouldn't be there to "screw over paying customers", it would be there to be another source of revenue generation.

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    I certainly hope sony remembers people buy their games to have fun.

    An idea like this, it seems they've actually forgotten this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digglett View Post
    This will ensure Sony's demise.
    this..............

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