GameDaily: "Our latest exclusive research from Frank N. Magid Associates takes a look at how receptive gamers are to in-game ads. It seems that price drops or free games makes advertising very worthwhile for most."
it would be cool to have real billboards in game.
Repetition is a powerful form of hypnosis and ads do just that. Some might think they are immune to ads, but it really works on a subconscious level, and if you see a certain ad enough times, you just might fall for it. People buy crap they don't need all the time largely because of that. Beyond that, do we really want to give more power to "sponsors" to preach their messages in our games? Before long you get situations where the devs can't exercise their creativity because certain ideas are harmful to some sponsor's message and so on. Personally, I think if gamers accept ads, it will create an irreversible trend that will only harm games more and more. And it is in gamers hands to decide, to some extent, since devs/publishers will have a hard time making this a norm if gamers won't have it. Ads are not as harmless as they might seem at first glance.
... sometimes in-game ads are perfectly fine, in the form of billboards on the side of the road, or next to a football-pitch. However, when you play a game like Crackdown, set in the future, it COMPLETELY takes you out of the experience when you suddenly see an in-game ad for an upcoming movie. Even worse when it's localized, so in my case seeing a DUTCH advert for some lame movie. Nice way to cruin the game (!) So it just depends on the kind of game, the setting, the ad itself, etc.
i can see it working in a game like FIFA where the signs around the ground have real adds and not just like Playstation 3 on all of them would look pretty cool, but i WANT THE PRICE CUT as well
who in their right mind would pay 60 bucks for a madden game anymore? this would be perfect, charge 30 dollars then just put ads in the game like commercial breaks during an NFL game
... namely the point that gamers wouldnt mind in-game ads if it meant lower retail-prices: they'll only take note of that first part, and forget about the 2nd part. So they'll think it's OK to put in ads, and get paid very well for that... and at the same time keep charging us full-price to watch that crap.
advertisers want to reach the biggest audience possible, so if you can get a bigger audience through a price cut then they'll pay more for the in game ads to reach that market. Price cutting games could at least double the audience of many titles.
That is a bummer... I hate in game ads, especially when they don't fit in. Just line the first Rainbow Six Vegas had crap load of ads for Major League Gaming.... It worked, since I still remember their name in a bad light!
in game pop ups
if they did it like billboards in a city or posters and stuff liek that, or stuff comign out of a radio then im definitly down with that for a price cut on teh game i think its a grat idea or even if they did it during install screens would be a good idea. but if it gets in the way of the story or gamplay of the game then im not down with it
Defintely, in game advertising on posters and stuff would make it more real, and if that means cheaper games im all for it.
I don't want a commercial during loading scenes thank you. Billboards and stuff I'm fine with. I don't want slogans in game also that has to do with advertisements.
In games, in movies, on TV shows. My eyes lock into it every time and it takes me right out of the experience. I'd rather pay the extra 15 dollars for no advertising.
You just beat the level, now pause for a commercial break from our sponsor..... HELL NO. C'mon people I thought we were better than this, allowing the big companies of this world to tell us how to live our lives. If you think adds don't effect you, or you're 'immune' to advertising: you need to wake up to reality. Allowing this is like selling your own soul just to save a few bucks. We have to stand up against this BS.
it should be optional, half price advert version and full price no advert version
Nikolai: Have the Americans already attacked Al Asaad? Captain Price: No, their invasion begins in a few hours, why? Nikolai: The Americans are making a mistake, they'll never take Al Asaad alive.. without first drinking a bottle of the new powerburst Gatoraid. Captain Price: No, surely experienced and intelligent Marines have the sense to never go on a mission without powerburst. We in the S.A.S. sure don't.
its not even that bad in movies
I don't mind ads in billboards and signs and such, as long as it the ads suit the game, e.g i wouldn't want an ad about a movie coming out in 2008 in a game that is set in 2030. Sports and racing games, however, can work very well with ads a it makes everything seem a bit more genuine.
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This would be a smart move for game companies and advertisers
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