Sony trademarks "Play On Gaming Rewarded"

Trademark application from PlayStation maker covers advertising and promotional services.

Sony has filed a trademark application for "Play On Gaming Rewarded."

The trademark application, filed August 19 with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), covers "advertising, promotion, and marketing services," among other things.

Along with the trademark, Sony submitted a logo (at right), which shows the "Play On Gaming Rewarded" phrase.

A Sony representative was not immediately available to comment.

Sony's PlayStation 4 launches on November 15 in North America, November 29 in Europe, and in 32 countries total by the end of the year.

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ORB1T4LOne
ORB1T4LOne

"Gaming Rewarded" ? I'm sure it's gonna be something like MS's "XBL Rewards" program. And it's not a bad thing IMHO.

davecarno
davecarno

Like others have said could be the logo for games that support the upgrade option from PS3 to PS4. 

Or it could be like a trading card system on steam where you earn as you play. Either way sure we will find out soon.

DrKill09
DrKill09

Sony announces Swastika Award... wtf? 

rulo90
rulo90

Hmm.. it looks like the directional arrows pad with an x on top. At the end of the day only and idiot would care more about logos then gaming anyways.

beuneus12
beuneus12

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Sony copying Microsoft?

Sydrum
Sydrum

lol what a fail logo

Busta
Busta

@Sydrum  what's fail about it?  Looks like an "x" button.

SlayerX13
SlayerX13

Sounds like they are copying the XBox Live Rewards. 

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

@SlayerX13 Sweet, given the way that Playstation has handled the bonuses of signing up with them, I can only imagine it being much better.

The Xbox Live rewards program is a joke.

ButDuuude
ButDuuude

@SlayerX13  I was in Sony PlayStation Rewards beta before Xbox Live Rewards existed.  

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

I bet its for if you buy a PS3 version of a game that is coming out on PS4 to get the game at a 'cheaper price' when it comes out on the PS4.

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

@GH05T-666 I don't understand this program.

How is it at all "cheaper" to buy a game twice?

I'll just buy the ps4 version to begin with and save myself the money of having already bought the game.

csvichf
csvichf

@VenkmanPHD @GH05T-666 For instance you bought the ps3 edition of AC for 60 bucks, you can purchase the ps4 edition for 40 bucks... or something like that.

Obviously the ps3 and ps4 edition aren't  the same editions ps4 most likely graphically better.

Sydrum
Sydrum

@csvichf actually its just 10 bucks the second time you buy it on ps4. 

The_Red_0ne
The_Red_0ne

@Sydrum @csvichf The price of the 'upgrade' will actually be determined by the publisher/developer. Sony is leaving it in their hands. Some may make it $40, other may go with $10. It's not a set price.

feared4power
feared4power

looks like the logo of Play On Gaming Rewarded

StonerDemon
StonerDemon

Looks like the logo of a punk rock band.


CincoToes
CincoToes

I think it'll be like the Nintendo seal of approval they used to have on NES games.

sdkingsht
sdkingsht

hopefully this is a system where in game accomplishments win you DLC, in game rewards and even material rewards. 

CincoToes
CincoToes

@BamaGoatt That would be better than nothing, which is what it'll more likely be.