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Sony Files Interactive Content In-Game Advertising Scheme Patent

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135w 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."

Is PlayStation Network Plus the wave of the future, or should PSN remain free but plagued with in-game advertisements? Feel free to share your opinions on this topic below!

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#3 - elser1 - 135w ago
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IM GLAD, AND WILL STICK WITH MY PLUS SUBSCRIPTION.. i think its a good idea though to have the option of free add play or pay for what is now i guess. thats if the gotta change it.. lol

i guess with sony losing $5b last fin year and $3b of that on gaming somethings will have to change. hope not though...

#2 - Transient - 135w ago
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Xbox Live isn't perfect either. If Sony comes out with this crap in full priced games, I'll switch back to PC gaming.

It does sound like this type of advertising could appear in their cloud gaming though. Imagine paying less per game (or even not at all) but having to live with advertisements. Some might be willing to buck up and pay to get rid of the ads while others would rather deal with it and save money.

#1 - HeyManHRU - 135w ago
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If I was going to play for an online service, I'll pay for one thats works perfectly like Xbox live. I do hope adds never pop up while we're playing any games though.


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