Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Sony offers pizza feature for hungry gamers - CNN.com

Here's one for my student colleague Chris.

Via Smartmobs

Now there's another excuse not to surface from your massive online multi-player game.

"Sony has built the ability to order pizza into its latest online multiplayer game. Type the command "/pizza" while playing Everquest II, a fantasy game with 330,000 active players, and get the Pizza Hut Web site, where you can place orders for delivery..."
"Sony plans to integrate the pizza function more tightly into the game, so players can charge pizza to their monthly game subscription bill."

The step after that, no doubt, is letting them use in-game wealth to purchase their pizzas, with Sony figuring out some kind of buy-back scheme.

So it's not enough to create an environment that forces people to sit in a darkened room for hours on end without ever having to come face to face with another human being or perform any exercise more strenuous than walking to the bathroom, now we're going to let them pig out on fat.

At least they have to come face to face with the delivery guy I guess.

CNN.com - Sony offers pizza feature for hungry gamers - Feb 28, 2005