A Recommendation Method for Recording a Play-Video by Estimating Players Ranking Fluctuation
In social network games, rankings of competing players are an important factor that significantly contributes to the fun of the games. Furthermore, since the intrinsic emotion of wishing to beat others motivates players to spend money, rankings are also an important function from the viewpoint of profit. In current games, however, rankings are merely displayed as results, and it is not possible to recognize the fun of game plays, the smartness of operations or judgements in the games, etc. In view of this situation, this invention realizes a function with which the scores of players whose ranks may change are monitored, and a player is recommended to record a play-video when the difference in score between that player and a higher-ranking player has become less than a predetermined threshold. As an application of this invention, a function for automatically starting recording of a play-video in addition to recommending recording may be realized. Fluctuations in the ranking of a player are events of interest for that player himself or herself and also for other players competing with that player in the ranking. Thus, it is expected that the play-video captured in the abovementioned situation will be widely viewed. This invention makes it possible to view a video showing how a player in a ranking list played a game when that player raised his or her ranking.
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