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  • Sony Patent Lets Viewers Vote and Pay to Boot Players From Games

    Sony Patent Lets Viewers Vote and Pay to Boot Players From Games

    In 2020, Sony filed a patent for allowing livestream spectators and participants to remove players from a game. Yesterday, the United States Patent and Trademark Office approved the patent, which you can read in full here. Besides removing unskilled players, the system would allow spectators to pay for the privilege of removing players.