Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, amirite? And other times, you want to get lost in an MMO and be (relatively) anonymous. The latter may become a bit more difficult, as Sony
is looking to create a program "that would encourage gamers to head into the daylight for organized events," according to a posting at Engadget
The firm has even filed a patent for some sort of meet-up software. Speculation has it that it will incentivize real-life get-togethers, though how (or why) is anyone's guess at this point. Is this another personal information-harvesting ploy like Blizzard's
, or is it something new? Time will tell, and we'll keep an eye on it for you.