Xbox One achievements for watching TV?

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Microsoft is said to be considering the idea of having Xbox One owners acquire achievements through watching TV.

The news comes from a patent that has been spotted, which was filed in November 2012, and essentially describes the concept of viewers gaining Xbox One achievements for reaching milestones when watching television shows.

“Television viewing tends to be a passive experience for a viewer, without many opportunities for the viewer to engage or have interactive experiences with the presented content,” the application’s description reads. “To increase interactive viewing and encourage a user to watch one or more particular items of video content, awards and achievements may be tied to those items of video content.”

On top of the achievements, the patent also makes mention of rewards in the form of new clothes and props for avatars, virtual in-game money or even physical prizes.

Source: Games Industry

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  • Bjorn

    My comment got deleted?

  • Jatin Channa

    I predict a 1000G for both The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones.

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  • VirtualForce

    lol, if there is intelligent live out there, they don’t come to earth to probe buttholes, they come to laugh at the incredible stupid things humans do…I think half the time they are on the floor lolling at politics on this planet…oh and getting a status update from Bieber.

  • Nicola Dee

    Not interested in this at all. to be honest, I do not want an achievement thing popping up when I watch TV. Best it leave me alone and not come to SA 🙂

  • Orihalcon

    I hope this can be switched OFF!

Xbox One achievements for watching TV?

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