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Old 02-26-2005, 10:00 PM   #1
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Hi all, dunno if you've seen the article on Yahoo! yet, so thought I'd post it...--------------------------------------------Sony Puts Pizza Ordering in VideogamesFri Feb 25, 7:29 AM ET Technology - APPETER SVENSSON, AP Technology WriterNEW YORK - Demonstrating a deep understanding of what its computer-gaming audience, 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.Chris Kramer, spokesman for Sony Online Entertainment, said he believes this is the first time a game accepts orders for real-world items.Sony plans to integrate the pizza function more tightly into the game, so players can charge pizza to their monthly game subscription bill."The goal for the future is to eventually let people do more things like this," Kramer said. "They could type /harry potter and get the new Harry Potter (news - web sites) book delivered or /star wars and get the new Star Wars DVD."Many games incorporate ads and product placements, but such opportunities are limited with fantasy games like Everquest.Though the new pizza feature might satisfy appetites, caution is required as the game doesn't pause while you're ordering."You wouldn't want to order pizza in the thick of combat, but anywhere that's safe is a good place," said Kramer
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Old 02-26-2005, 11:03 PM   #2
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Yeah, I read this on Boston.com as well.

TB1970 wrote:"The goal for the future is to eventually let people do more things like this," Kramer said. "They could type /harry potter and get the new Harry Potter (news - web sites) book delivered or /star wars and get the new Star Wars DVD."
Can't wait for that.
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Old 02-27-2005, 02:38 AM   #3
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Waiting for /beer.
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Old 02-27-2005, 05:40 AM   #4
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Wonder how much Pizza Hut is paying Sony to have them do this?  Apparently enough to offset the number of people quitting the game.  330,000 Active players,  Maybe active accounts but how many of those people have logged in lately?
 
I apologize if I seem cynical but this is imo a grasp at a straw to help subsidize an otherwise bad turn of events for Sony in regards to the game.
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Old 02-27-2005, 05:57 AM   #5
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Papa Johns > Pizza Hut...Pizza Hut is 10% Food, 90% Grease
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Old 02-27-2005, 07:42 AM   #6
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Sad, so very sad.
 
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Old 02-27-2005, 08:53 AM   #7
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Myth1184 wrote:
Papa Johns > Pizza Hut...Pizza Hut is 10% Food, 90% Grease

Hehe, I'm glad I'm not the only one to think this SMILEY
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Old 02-27-2005, 11:18 AM   #8
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Papa Johns > Pizza Hut...Pizza Hut is 10% Food, 90% Grease

Yeah, but it's tastier grease.
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Old 02-27-2005, 03:26 PM   #9
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Old 02-27-2005, 06:01 PM   #10
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Nahsav wrote:
Wonder how much Pizza Hut is paying Sony to have them do this? Apparently enough to offset the number of people quitting the game. 330,000 Active players, Maybe active accounts but how many of those people have logged in lately?
I apologize if I seem cynical but this is imo a grasp at a straw to help subsidize an otherwise bad turn of events for Sony in regards to the game.

That would be a really stupid reason to quit the game. It has absolutely no impact on gameplay, and absolutely no intrusion into the game world.
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Old 02-27-2005, 07:20 PM   #11
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At least RL provisioners are making money.
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Old 02-27-2005, 08:09 PM   #12
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Nahsav wrote:"Wonder how much Pizza Hut is paying Sony to have them do this? Apparently enough to offset the number of people quitting the game. 330,000 Active players, Maybe active accounts but how many of those people have logged in lately?I apologize if I seem cynical but this is imo a grasp at a straw to help subsidize an otherwise bad turn of events for Sony in regards to the game."This command has been in since beta.

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Old 02-28-2005, 08:50 PM   #13
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I'm waiting to see the following on test:
 
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Pepsi (1 water, 1 lemon (rare harvest), 1 sugar, 1 fuel)
 
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Burrito (1 rodent meat, 1 packet of spice, 1 dough, 1 fuel): heartburn duration (1 hour)
 
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Antacid (1 calcium cluster (rare), 1 liquid, 1 fuel): Cures heartburn for 24 hours
 
 
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Old 03-01-2005, 02:14 AM   #14
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TB1970 wrote:Hi all, dunno if you've seen the article on Yahoo! yet, so thought I'd post it...--------------------------------------------Sony Puts Pizza Ordering in VideogamesFri Feb 25, 7:29 AM ET Technology - APPETER SVENSSON, AP Technology WriterNEW YORK - Demonstrating a deep understanding of what its computer-gaming audience, 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.Chris Kramer, spokesman for Sony Online Entertainment, said he believes this is the first time a game accepts orders for real-world items.Sony plans to integrate the pizza function more tightly into the game, so players can charge pizza to their monthly game subscription bill."The goal for the future is to eventually let people do more things like this," Kramer said. "They could type /harry potter and get the new Harry Potter (news - web sites) book delivered or /star wars and get the new Star Wars DVD."Many games incorporate ads and product placements, but such opportunities are limited with fantasy games like Everquest.Though the new pizza feature might satisfy appetites, caution is required as the game doesn't pause while you're ordering."You wouldn't want to order pizza in the thick of combat, but anywhere that's safe is a good place," said Kramer
It's really an outrage actually.I don't know about anyone else, but I think they're basically selling us out.
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Old 03-01-2005, 02:34 AM   #15
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LOL about the /beer comment.  Move to Europe, they will deliver beer.  Waiting for /cigarettes hehe
 
I dont think its an outrage so much as they are 'selling out' as it is a comment on how lazy the player base is.  Want pizza, pick up a phone.  Need to check news, go to windowed mode.
 
It is an ingenious idea on Sony's part to make some more cash though.
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Old 03-01-2005, 08:10 PM   #16
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wr4ithd00d wrote:
LOL about the /beer comment.  Move to Europe, they will deliver beer.  Waiting for /cigarettes hehe
 
I dont think its an outrage so much as they are 'selling out' as it is a comment on how lazy the player base is.  Want pizza, pick up a phone.  Need to check news, go to windowed mode.
 
It is an ingenious idea on Sony's part to make some more cash though.



Wait wait How bout /stairmaster  Trust me sitting on the tushy all day playing EQII will make one of these vital as well!

 

 

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Old 03-02-2005, 01:12 PM   #17
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be nice if they have /boss auto message calling in sick...etc
or /girlfriend or /lover while your busy playing, call girl comes over...
/news would acutally be good..get latest news while playing or waiting for lfg, top 5 recent news.
anyone have other ideas? lame or good?
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Old 03-02-2005, 10:33 PM   #18
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***Sony plans to integrate the pizza function more tightly into the game, so players can charge pizza to their monthly game subscription bill.
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You know what, if that was in fact the case.  If it pulled up your address etc etc automatically, i would probably use it.  I hate having to chase down my credit card when ordering online.  Now, if they put a /orderlastpizza  in it, where it would just place an order the same as the last one you had, mmmmm, my laziness would be complete. 
 
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Old 03-02-2005, 11:11 PM   #19
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What sucks about it is that it just does the simple task of going to the pizza hut website.  I wanted to see the thing open an actual EQ window in game.  And while they are busy filling that request of mine, they need to definately switch to Papa John's.  And then, if they have time, they can get those guys at Trillian to hookup an ingame window for the best chat client ever.
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Old 03-03-2005, 12:48 AM   #20
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Old 03-03-2005, 04:44 AM   #21
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Could try to keep it within the genre of the game...
 
/buxom wench
 
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would have much prefered /kebab or /sundayroast - but thats just be being english.
 
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Old 03-03-2005, 05:10 AM   #22
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For those wondering about the "/harry potter" and "/star wars" commands, those are entirely hypothetical and are not to be taken literally.
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Old 03-03-2005, 05:26 AM   #23
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Old 03-03-2005, 05:31 AM   #24
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It also was mentioned on the "Today Show" this morning courtesy of NBC.
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Old 03-03-2005, 05:44 AM   #25
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I hear SWG is going to add /ensure for their staff to use...lol
 
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I told all you fanbois that /pizza was only the beginning. "S-T-F-U, this is only ONE advertisement command." is what I'd hear...Hmm, "told ya so" is SOOOOO gratifying. The floodgates are now open. Get ready for ingame adverts and spam.
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Old 03-03-2005, 06:38 AM   #27
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Old 03-03-2005, 07:34 AM   #28
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/queueSo i can experience the awesomeness of that other game.
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Old 03-03-2005, 10:11 AM   #29
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Blackguard wrote:
For those wondering about the "/harry potter" and "/star wars" commands, those are entirely hypothetical and are not to be taken literally.


You mean the new SOE design studio in Seattle isn't building a Harry Potter MMO? SMILEY

 

 

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Silversnow wrote:/queueSo i can experience the awesomeness of that other game.
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