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117w ago - Today [Register or Login to view links] has uncovered details on an interactive content [Register or Login to view links] that Sony has filed for an in-game advertising scheme presumably for PlayStation Network.

To quote from GamePlox.com (linked above): "Like That Free PSN? Better Get Used to Advertisements - Recently discovered on Google Patents, a patent that Sony Computer Entertainment America filed on November 10, 2011 shows that they plan to interrupt game play to bring advertisements.

The premise is like this: you’ll be enjoying your game, and then it will start to gradually slow down, until an advertisement pops-up on your screen telling you about some great offers, and then your game will resume."

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niwakun's Avatar
#8 - niwakun - 117w ago
lol?! this is very common in japan where in-game advertisement on most online games. like you get a limited item if you buy one of the advertised products.

lindwurm's Avatar
#7 - lindwurm - 117w ago
Last time they bring adult thing to us and now advertisement? if they're losing cash in this division why they don't just optimize in other... Heyyyyy i don't wanna best brand soda advertisement, Geezz i think i need adblock plug in... It's a game not local tv

Brenza's Avatar
#6 - Brenza - 117w ago
So... Not only on the store but during gameplay? I really don't know if i should cry or laugh

Sony there're no words to describe you without get banned from here!
Instead make your console better you seats find new ways to put people away!

I'll ever give you another euro!

Ezio's Avatar
#5 - Ezio - 117w ago
Bad idea to put advertisement during gameplay on free psn, the free online gameplay has always been the strength of the ps3 compared to xbox, do not throw this, Sony!

There is already enough advertisement during the other apps like Vidzone, do not ruin games, please!

tilla's Avatar
#4 - tilla - 117w ago
Just because something is patented does not mean it will be implemented. In fact many things are patented and then never put in. I bet Sony owns several dozen to hundreds.

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