Sony patent wants to pause games for advertising
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?
Yes but those expenses have nothing to do with Sony
Whoever came up with this idea deserves to be punched in the face.
I get that Sony is trying to pick up their financial slack, but this is unacceptable. If this is implemented, I will no longer buy Sony products of any kind.
this is going to kill sony for doing that
I would understand if they only did this for game demos and free to plays... but integrated in a full retail game will KILL the ps3 and any new sony product
If they input this in the next generation, I'll never forgive sony. And I have been a Sony fan for a good while and sat through quite a bit of crap as a modern consumer. And I use that term "modern consumer" lightly. Anyway, in-game advertisement, while probably lowering game prices are inexcusable and will completely break immersion. Just imagine playing Shadow of the Colossus and having a McDonalds's ad come in right while your close to finding one of the beasts. I wouldn't put up with it, and neither should Sony fans. Granted, it's simply a patent, but I'm still peeved about the idea of it's existence. Sony, do not want.
yeah well i am never stopped in mid game and forced to watch a fuckin ad the ads on my dash can be ignored just go to where ever i want and look for it
I had a PS3 this gen, but if they do this I get the next xbox instead
your entire dashboard is adds, this wont be as bad as xbox is, just not as good as ps3 used to be, or nintendo is.
its playstation, they like to copy others, they saw how much money xbox makes on the new dashboard and decided to finally invovate for once but this inovation is finding a new way to screw the consumer
and no add revenue is generated for your computer maker, or your internet provider. This is sony trying to get greedy and cash in on there loyal fanbase.
I laughed pretty hard at this comment. playing uncharted and seeing subway ruined the immersion for me.
Sony: Either stick with in-game product placement, or only show ads while we are waiting on the loading screen. DON'T pause my battle in Wild Arms just because some marketing craphead tells you to put up advertisements for shoes in the middle of the game I am playing.
i think sony is trying to ether see what they can get away with or trying to purposely flop there own console for some reason
It's things like this that remind me why I hate modern day Sony to begin with.
it is true that we should wait and see how they implement it and we don't know if this really happens or not, but according to patent it stops the game in the middle i think who ever made this doesn't know how games work.
This isn't a bad thing per se, it depends how it will be implemented. If they put it just in demos, it's no big deal. If they make ads-enabled cheaper version of retail games (still keeping the full price ads-free version on the market) it can be a good thing. Before bashing Sony we should see if and how they will implement this...
If this goes on and see the light of day sony will could kiss everybody goodbye
uh yeah didn't the people who made the gizmondo try something like that and fail