Sony patent wants to pause games for advertising

Posted on May 25, 2012 - 4:02pm by Sean Hinz

How tricky is this?! Sony thinks that they can force a game to pause and then run an ad. I bet that will go over swimmingly with the already butt-hurt  gaming masses. The patent illustrates a racing game being played, then warning lights blast and poof! An ad appears.

It will alert you before gameplay resumes, but I wouldn't consider this “gamer friendly”. The scuttlebutt around the office is that Sony could try and use this in free-to-play games or demos. I would even go as far to say they could subsidize a AAA title using this tech. What you guys think?

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