by David Sanchez on August 25, 2012 @ 2:17 am
The latest Sony patent has made its way to the good ol’ internet. The patent, which was first discovered by Game’N'Motion, points to a new function that will allow people to play mini-games in TV ads. Yes, you read that correctly.
Apparently, your game console or media player will be connected to the broadcast or stream you’re watching, and when a commercial pops up, you’ll be able to whip out your DualShock 3 or Move controllers and engage in some mini-games with other people. So it would be, like, a social thing … during commercials.
Maybe I’ve got it all wrong here, but don’t most people hate commercials? Seriously, I haven’t watched a commercial in quite some time ever since I decided to shell out the cash for a DVR. In fact, I purposely watch the few TV shows I enjoy about 15 or 20 minutes after they air so I can fast forward through the commercials. And on the rare days that I actually watch live TV, I usually get up during the commercials and grab something to drink or just get out of the room to avoid watching terrible sales pitches. I really doubt anyone wants anything to do with playable ads.
A few months ago, another Sony patent was discovered. That one featured in-game commercials and was an absolutely terrible idea. Thankfully, most of these patents are too ridiculous to ever come to fruition.
Also, it’s hilarious that MySpace is pictured on that patent document above.
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