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A system for providing status indication of a player in an online multiplayer game

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000138731D
Original Publication Date: 2006-Jul-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2006-Jul-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

In a system described herein, real-world information, from a webcam or other such video device, can be used to provide information associated with a physical status of a player in a massively multiplayer online game (MMO) in an integrated manner. This information can take the form of a video image displayed such that it can be monitored by other players. Preferably, facial recognition is applied to the video image.