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Dear God, Anything But This

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by BasketCase, Oct 23, 2004.

  1. BasketCase

    BasketCase Username sez it all

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    Okay, this is just too much:

    NOOOOOO!!!

    I play computer games to get AWAY from the real world, people, I don't wanna be hearing about Cingular wireless while I'm ramming some poor soul's tricked-out Honda into the guard rails!!! :crazyeye:

    (Quick, somebody start writing a hack to disable the ad updates!)
     
  2. Plexus

    Plexus Architeuthidae puericomedentis

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    The terrible game Enter the Matrix was full of advertising. And who really cares? Product placement has been in TV and movies for years.
     
  3. stormbind

    stormbind Retenta personam!

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    If done right, it could add authenticity to the virtual world.
     
  4. JtheJackal

    JtheJackal Emperor

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    Yeah ads in a racing game or other games that take place in contemporary setting are fine. But when elves start buying Johnson & Johnson medicine kits then you should start worrying
     
  5. echinococcus

    echinococcus Prince

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    i see a problem with modding games here. there will be mods who retexture the ads maybe, and so modding might be made harder and/or forbidden.
     
  6. Riesstiu IV

    Riesstiu IV Deity

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    Well part of the Hilarity of Grand Theft Auto and similar games is that they make fun of real life ads.
     
  7. Tomoyo

    Tomoyo Fate

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    I think that for games like Need for Speed, advertising is just fine. I don't like the idea of building a wonder named "McDonalds Fast Food Chain" in civ.
     
  8. Crazy Eddie

    Crazy Eddie Genial drunkard

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    Cultural Advisor: Sire, we have completed the "Golden Arches" wonder.

    Domestic Advisor: I'm Lovin' it!
     
  9. zeon252

    zeon252 Keydet

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    That's fine by me, besides, I'm not going to make my decision about what to buy based on a billboard in some racing game.
     
  10. Fetus4188

    Fetus4188 Deity

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    depending on the game advertising can or can not be acceptable. In any sort of racing games or other games set in the modern day it is acceptable and adds to the realism. It would be completely stupid to put an ad into Everquest or something else of the fantasy/sci-fi genre.
     
  11. PlutonianEmpire

    PlutonianEmpire Socially Awkward Goofball

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    If you think in-game ads are bad, wait until the corporate retards start placing "subliminal messages" in the games. Type in "subliminal messages" in a search engine somewhere, and you should get loads of articles.
     
  12. Tomoyo

    Tomoyo Fate

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    Don't we already have tons of political subliminal messages in civ?
     
  13. BasketCase

    BasketCase Username sez it all

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    Reeboks are cool. You want to be cool. Wear Reebok.

    Have it your way at McDonalds.

    That would actually be pretty funny--running from Freeport to Highhold and passing a Burger King in West Commonlands.... :lol:

    Wireless is easy with Cingular.
     
  14. Thedrin

    Thedrin Deity

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    If I recall, California Games had prominent real life companies advertised within it (choose your sponsers).

    Must get Reeboks. Need to be cool.
     
  15. cgannon64

    cgannon64 BOB DYLAN'S ROCKIN OUT!

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    This sucks. I'm gonna miss the tacky joke brands that used to be on billboards in racing games.
     
  16. LLXerxes

    LLXerxes Space Travel is Boring

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    I don't like iot but don't care that much
    there are ads all over games. if you work for some large industry like that you would probably want that ...

    1 time I saw an ad for Camel ciggarettes in some old hockey game ( I think)
     
  17. test_specimen

    test_specimen hope lost

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    If they make this on a big scale the games should get cheaper. 50€ is far too much.
     
  18. The Person

    The Person Deity +2

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    In Need for Speed they have used real car brands for years, so why not advertising for McDonalds?
     
  19. Paradigne

    Paradigne Emperor

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    Doesn't bother me in the least... Except that we, the consumer, won't get a price break on the games with advertising... and THAT bothers me...
     
  20. General Joey

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    What's next, presidential election banners in games?
     

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