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Old 02-26-05, 11:20 AM
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Conan O'Brien is going to have a field day with this...

Sony Puts Pizza Ordering in Videogames
PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer

NEW 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.
Old 02-26-05, 11:24 AM
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As if Everquest ppl didn't have a hard enough time getting away from the game.

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Wow...how fat and lazy are us Americans getting?
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So what will happen if they type in "/porn"?
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From the videogame forum:

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=410366

I wouldn't use it myself, but it's a good business thing...
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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.
"Pwnmaster122, your order will be delivered within 30 minutes."
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Yeah, there's already a thread about this.
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For some reason I imagine Toby from American Splendor doing this.
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"Lightning bolt! Lightning bolt! Lightning Bolt !"

"Death!" "Sleep!"

"ok guys, we killed the ogre, im about to level up ... oh wait, pizzas here!"
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Also added was the command "/life", which exits you out of the game so you can actually take at least a few minutes to go out and see the real world.
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NOO!!!!

Who needs a 'real' life...when my Everquest 'life' has 10,239 experience points?!

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ps. I'm not sure if Everquest has exp. points...but I'm assuming it has something like that.
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omfg swetzx
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Originally Posted by DRG
Also added was the command "/life", which exits you out of the game so you can actually take at least a few minutes to go out and see the real world.
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/Angelina Jolie


how long does it usually take?
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/conversationwithreallifegirl

They'll need that one.

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