Microsoft applies for patent for TV-viewing achievement system
The above achievement picture may be an old (bad) joke, but it looks like we’re getting closer and closer to this actually happening. Ever wish you could unlock achievements for everything you do, instead of just gaming? Well, Microsoft’s all-in-one new system may be making that a reality. Microsoft applied for a patent that would reward users with achievements for doing things like watching the Super Bowl, or completing a full series of an entire show. Not surprisingly, Microsoft seems to think this could also carry over into better ad opportunities, where achievements could be tied to watching specific content, or doing things like rewarding you for owning a specific product and letting Kinect scan it. This is sure to be a highly debatable topic, so how do you feel about this? Leave us a comment to let us know!
Source: Games Industry