Sony Patents Artificial Gaming Companion That Reacts To Its Owner’s Emotions

It’s unclear if Sony will ever use this patent submitted in 2018, but what is for certain is that this week the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is now showing said patent, revealing a “robot” that can sit next to its owner while the person plays video games. Equipped with eyes, hands, and feet, the companion can “talk” to the player as well as “move its arms, legs or neck” in reaction to the player’s emotions. Continue reading “Sony Patents Artificial Gaming Companion That Reacts To Its Owner’s Emotions”

Sony Files Patent For AI That Suggests Tips And Microtransactions To Stuck Players

It looks like Activision isn’t the only one patenting AIs that will promote a form of microtransactions to people that need help, insofar that Sony has filed for a new patent following along the same path. Yes, besides the AI suggesting different tips to get past a part in a game that has a player stumped, Sony’s new patent will also suggest DLC, loot boxes, and other paid content too. Continue reading “Sony Files Patent For AI That Suggests Tips And Microtransactions To Stuck Players”

Here’s Why Activision’s Approved Loot Box Patent Is Poisonous

Activision back in 2015 filed for a microtransaction loot box matchmaking patent that would be approved just this week. The patent encourages players to purchase microtransactions by manipulating matchmaking multiplayer algorithms to heighten the chance of a player buying loot boxes. Continue reading “Here’s Why Activision’s Approved Loot Box Patent Is Poisonous”

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