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A method of broadcasting game shows interactively on the Internet

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000126217D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Jul-08
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jul-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 75K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

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A method of broadcasting game shows interactively on the Internet

1. Background: What is the problem solved by your invention? Describe known solutions to this problem (if any). What are the drawbacks of such known solutions, or why is an additional solution required? Cite any relevant technical documents or references .

   The advent of online game shows or competitions has opened a brand new entertainment area for game fans who are crazy in watching these events on the Internet, like those people who are crazy in watching football world cup or NBA shows. However, because of the nature of online games especially those multi-players game, game fans are not satisfied with just watching these games passively, i.e., they can only see what directors want them to see. On the contrary, they hope they can watch these events actively, i.e., they can choose the position, the angle and the aviators they like to see. Most of latest online games have the function of permitting audiences to participate the game actively but silently, i.e., audience can roam the map watching what they like but these actions will have no effects on the ongoing game. The problem is that only those audiences who have installed related game software have the right to interactively watch the game. Unfortunately, even a game viewer software is as large as several hundreds megabytes. What make things worse is that you have to install different viewer software to watch different game shows.

2. Summary of Invention: Briefly describe the core idea of your invention (saving the details for questions #3 below). Describe the advantage(s) of using your invention instead of the known solutions described above .

In this invention, we propose a method to resolve above problem to some extent. In another words, most of the audiences can watch different game show actively without installing a lot of game viewers.

3. Description: Describe how your invention works, and how it could be implemented, using text, diagrams and flow charts as appropriate .

   As an extension to existing game server/player architecture, we introduce a new game play broadcast server which is mainly responsib...