It has recently been discovered that Microsoft have filed a patent for TV achievements. If they are similar to their game achievements then we can to see the creation of a WatcherTag that chronicles your viewing behavior and awards.
Although there has been no details released, there has been plenty of speculation about how this might work.
Some have suggested that you get points for watching entire series and other rumors suggest you can earn virtual items for your digital avatar.
The patent says the aim of the achievements is “To increase interactive viewing and encourage a user to watch one or more particular items of video content, awards and achievements may be tied to those items of video content,”
So with this in mind I have decided to look back at what awards and achievements I could have earned already:
After successfully changing channels over 10 times within one minute.
After successfully watching television for over 16 hours straight
TV Watching Awards
CTU Long Service Award
For watching the entire collection of 24
For watching all three series of Heroes
For watching all of Fringe (to date)
Possible Movie achievements:
After successfully watching 20+ Disney Movies
After viewing 25+ cult movies
You’re SO Indie
For watching 10+ independent movies
For watching 10+ films that have won academy awards
Achievements I am NEVER gonna get:
For watching the entire collection of Sex And The City
After watching 3+ games if the Super Bowl
What’s in the box?
For watching 30+ episodes of Deal or No Deal
My WatcherTag Avatar
Dr House’s Cane
For watching an entire series of house
After watching 25+ episodes of Kick Buttowski Suburban Daredevil
After watching all the latest series of Dr Who
The Sitting Dead
After watching every series of The Walking Dead
Obviously these are totally made up but it was good to think about how it would work. Do these achievements tell you more about me, does it open me up to advertisers and how would you feel if the same information was displayed about you?
It was good to think about how it would work. Do these kind of achievements scare you, or do invade your privacy? I would love to hear your comments.
I would love to hear your comment about this and any suggestions for other achievements!