Patently Apple is reporting that an Apple patent application that was published yesterday, outlines a way to convert a user’s video game play into something like “book, e-book, or comic book.” In accordance with one disclosed embodiment, data may be recorded from a videogame executed on an electronic device. The recorded data may include character […]
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Apple Submits Patent Application, Hopes to Convert Video Game Play Into eBooks

Patently Apple is reporting that an Apple patent application that was published yesterday, outlines a way to convert a user’s video game play into something like “book, e-book, or comic book.”

In accordance with one disclosed embodiment, data may be recorded from a videogame executed on an electronic device. The recorded data may include character information, dialogue from the videogame, and results and metrics reflecting the performance of the user in the videogame. The recorded data may be inserted into a narrative data structure having pregenerated text. In some embodiments, the recorded data may be used as the basis for selecting among a plurality of pregenerated text. A book, e-book, or comic book may be produced from the narrative data structure.

The output could be viewed in either a digital form, or sent to the press to be made into a personal book of these events.

In the patent, Apple used segments of the video game title Mass Effect, demonstrating how segments of the gameplay could be used to create a narrative fit for print.

I don’t know what to make of this. It’s just bizarre. Do you have any thoughts on this weird find? Leave a comment!

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