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    Lightbulb Sony patents player recognition on sci-fi scale [Joystiq]

    A patent Sony filed in May 2012 was recently uncovered, indicating the company has interest in knowing exactly who the users of its products are. The patent, titled "Process and Apparatus for Automatically Identifying User of Consumer Electronics," describes the inclusion of fingerprint sensors that would read biometric data of its users on products such as phones, keyboards and gaming controllers.

    The patent's abstract reads, "A user of a device may be uniquely identified using a metric that is contingent upon the user using the device for its intended purpose without the user having to perform a separate step, function or operation for the express purpose of identifying the user." The document continues to elaborate on context-sensitive content that would be automatically generated for users upon identification.

    Biometric data has mingled with gaming before, most notably when Nintendo introduced (but did not release) the Vitality Sensor device.Sony patents player recognition on sci-fi scale originally appeared on Joystiq on Sun, 23 Sep 2012 13:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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    This is necessary because save files with unique names aren't good enough to avoid confusion with multiple users, and there's always the chance that burglars will break into your home to use your online account to play multiplayer games for laughs.





    This convenient biometric device identifies users through their buttocks which is unique from person to person. It's designed to be used with a cooling biometric gel to avoid discomfort.

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    Maybe if someone tries to use someone elses controller, they'll get shocked. Only the person who's DNA is linked to that controller can use it. Kind of like Chronicles of Riddick Escape From Butcher Bay but with video games.
    Everything in the above post is opinion unless stated otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gameguy View Post
    This is necessary because save files with unique names aren't good enough to avoid confusion with multiple users, and there's always the chance that burglars will break into your home to use your online account to play multiplayer games for laughs.





    This convenient biometric device identifies users through their buttocks which is unique from person to person. It's designed to be used with a cooling biometric gel to avoid discomfort.
    Reminds me of those vehicles that did the same thing in an episode of South Park.
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