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Making Old Games New

Making Old Games New

In March 2013, Toyko-based Sony Corporation, maker of the well-loved PlayStation game consoles, applied for a patent on a technology that would allow players to add new content to games; this application was published in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office database on January 2, 2014. The new technology will allow game designers to stream their newly created “mini games” into existing games, which in turn will add new elements and obstacles for users. Sony hopes this invention will increase the lifespan and attraction of older games; if users can introduce new content to the existing game, Sony believes they will be more likely to continue playing it.

Elizabeth Groden

Elizabeth Groden is a second-year student at Fordham University School of Law and a staff member of the Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal. Prior to attending law school, Elizabeth completed her undergraduate studies at NYU, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Child & Adolescent Mental Health Studies. Her interest in entertainment law is fueled by her lifelong passion for dance and the performing arts. In addition, she enjoys all things surf, sun, and sand- naturally, as she was born and raised in Florida.