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In-game ads now live in CoX

The first sign of the much-debated in game advertisements has now made it into City of Heroes. So far, there appears to be only one ad, a billboard-size poster advertising JETER CLUTCH sneakers. British players needn't worry about seeing this particular ad, as they won't be able to, whether they play on American servers or not. The ads are regionally targeted, so only those that are appropriate for a given audience will show up. We've not yet received any reports of what the UK players see instead, though some players have found a cached image of Statesman standing near a Union Flag.

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Ri0tSquad3643d ago (Edited 3643d ago )

I think it gives it a more realistic feel in the environment your playing in. If it helps support the game then I'm all for in-game ads. Burnout Paradise has them I don't notice them at all unless someone mentions it.

Nitrowolf23643d ago

didnt all the NFS free roam have in-game ads as well?

Ri0tSquad3643d ago (Edited 3643d ago )

I remember seeing the T-Mobile Sidekick 3 ad in NFS Carbon. I can't remember if the other NFS games had ads though.

niall773643d ago

ads in fantasy games, games set in the far future BAD

look how MGS4 did product placement.... THATS how it should be done.

Ri0tSquad3643d ago

Like how Skate used the Sidekick. I like that a lot better too.

ElementX3643d ago (Edited 3643d ago )

lol "grow up kid"

*grabs another drink*

BTW I'll be 28 next Saturday. Nothing wrong with a little immature humor once in a while.

thehitman3643d ago

games already use in-game ads like ppl said. If it becomes more intrusive is another story like seeing an ad between a loading screen or something if there are still loading screens in the future a lot of games I play now cutting them out.

Raoh3643d ago

as long as its not a pop up or something that interrupts gameplay.

like someone said it adds to the scenery. i liked the billboards in burnout paradise too.
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and from what i read, kojima did approach a few companies about using their beverages in mgs4. they came up with narc because they all declined. with the excellent sales and reviews for mgs4 i'm sure they are regretting it now.