New photos of Apple's latest iPod advertising campaign, starring the cast of Metal Gear Solid 4.
I guess that's one way to do (in game) advertising! edit: would be funny
Yeah this was a very smart market move by Konami and Apple. It will help MGS4 Sales and Ipod Sales, hell I almost bought a Ipod touch just this week.
Business makes strange bedfellows. Recently Google and Yahoo "teaming up" and now this. If true, would be hilarious.
looks fake as hell
It is Friday, and on Fridays, sarcasic gamer makes things up.
Cool as hell but its FAKE.
Well makes since. I mean you did use in Ipod in the game. This could be pretty helpful and help sales for both partys
This is probably the best integration I've seen of a product added to a game, I love using the ipod in the game. and for people who don't have an ipod, (well I don't know how many people that would be, but I doubt it's a lot of people) it's a great way to check one out. Not to mention it's a lot of fun to use in the game... with some great songs and podcast selections.
I want to listen to my own music!
I heard there will be an update for that. If true then mega awesomeness. I wish we could also reduce stress from our own music as well. Like listening to slow music reduces stress while high music increases stress. That would be awesome
Hmm...is this legit? I know Sarcastic gamer are known for their friday hijinks..or is that someone else. still i'll approve cuz either way its humorous.
Heh, this is in no way serious.
those pics are hilarious... Another great parody by Sarcasticgamer... Awesome stuff.
yeah this is just a joke
They should have one of Snake in a box listening to some tunes on his ipod.
@iHEARTboobs: there is one of Snake in a box, I'm pretty sure the green one is Snake running inside a box.
I must be blind because i didn't even see that.
It would be awesome if they did that mac vs pc commercial where snakes interrupts pc in the middle of his rambling by sneaking up behind him and knocking him out then says "does that guy ever shut up" or MKII comes out of no where looks at pc guy and shocks the Sh!t out of him XD Edit:@LGFreedom oh....it was a good idea though ;_;
I'd rather he stun knifed the Mac guy to be honest lol that guy just bothers me, I dunno why.
The PC dude could resemble Sam Fisher lol
Snake in the Box FTW!
it's the Patriots i tell you! it's a global conspiracy crafted by the Patriots! oh wait, it's friday... sarcastic gamer.
Lol, this would be amazing, but... it's just a joke, I presume, from the source, and it's Friday...
Konami had some Apple Products (Macbook Pro, Ipod) in MGS4, so I guess it make sense that Apple would advertise something in reference to MGS4.
But its Fake
Apples in the game; tastefully. Not only are there Ipod tracks to locate but Octacons computers are all Apple. Pretty funny pics from sarcastic gamer though.
Octagon's computer....Otacon's computer.
But interesting that the ipod ......Macbook Pro and the 30 inch Cinema display are all in MGS4 . I've got all three and it was fun to see them there. .........this kind of in-game advertising rocks. I wonder what Apple paid ?
According to the Integral podcast bundled on the iPod, Konami actually approached Apple and asked if they could include the iPod.
Haha, the Ipod playing my own music in game may be a great way to get around the whole patent thing with customized soundtracks. Just sign a deal with Ipod to put an Ipod as part of the PS3's XMB. Not that you have to have it in an equipment slot, but that you're character always has an ipod handy, hell, like a cell phone. Offer podcasts, music downloads, and integration to your own itunes. With the in game XMB coming, you could just add the Ipod button to your media browser, and let Ipod host the music on you drive.
now that is product placement ! i don't have an ipod, it would not make me buy one, but great add.
Interesting ad. Although the obvious product placement in MGS4 was consistent with Apple's obvious ad-whoring. As someone who is a disliker of Apple products I was mildly put off but I didn't really care in the end as the game was so damned awesome overall.
you complain about a halo zune... but this is fine. halo mountain dew... once again this is fine. come one people.
When you think about it, the product placement in MGS4 is practical; you use certain items for healing, use the iPod to calm Snake down and the Macbook is used constantly throughout. As for Halo, that was shameless real-world marketing; Halo Zunes and Halo Mountain Dew were used in real life to market both the video game and the respective product. You don't see any limited edition MGS4 iPods or Macbooks being produced in real life do you? It's not cheap marketing but practical product placement.
I can't wait for my 3G iphone :P
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