Patent to bypass Twitch
I just got a US patent Bypass a game watching platform issued today 1 Feb 2022! The GWP refers mostly to Twitch, the pre-eminent platform for this. While the patent mostly is about gaming, it also applies to the Metaverse. (See the last section of this article.) Figure A shows a gamer Jill and a fan Bob. Jill plays a game, usually on a PC. There is a game server which runs the game. On Jill’s PC, she runs an app made by the GWP. The app copies screenshots of her game and sends these to a platform server. Bob is a fan of the game or of Jill specifically. He watches using his smartphone or a PC or laptop.