Google to Work its Advertising Mojo in Videogames Soon



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used papyrus to make sales messages and wall posters. Commercial messages and
political campaign displays have been found in the ruins of Pompeii and
ancient Arabia. Lost and found advertising on papyrus was common in Ancient
Greece and Ancient Rome. Wall or rock painting for commercial advertising is
another manifestation of an ancient advertising form, which is present to
this day in many parts of Asia, Africa, and South America. The tradition of
wall painting can be traced back to Indian rock art paintings that date back
to 4000 BCE.






The last thing I want to see in my games whether subtle or intrusive are real ads (especially the ones that change according to your habits). I'm bombarded by ads everywhere I look. Gaming is the one place I go to seek refuge from that type of crap.



This reminds me of Crazy Taxi. I think there's a KFC and Pizza Hut in the game. Intrusive? I don't think so. It makes the game more believeable. Also in Grand Turismo, there are oodles of ads, just like at a real race track.



As long as the ad is something like a billboard or some sort of signage I'm ok with it. But the first time one of those characters turns to the screen and says "Hi, I'm Billy Mays...." I'm gonna torch the disc.



An in game ad here or there isnt a problem. Like Muerte said, keep the ad in a place where it belongs. Dont put a Best-Buy ad in BF2142 or Oblivion!

If ads DO become intrusive, thats when Id get angry. Dont mess with my loading screen, respawn screen, ect. Dont put a flurry of ads, or dare I say it, unskippable ones when the game loads up! Please, the only ads I should see while entering servers in games such as BF2 should only be the ads of the server and/or clan itself.

In Game Ads arent a big problem for me now, but im guessing the in game ad businisse isnt going to change until EVERYONE makes a fuss about it. Hopefully in game ads wont be in the hands of coporate monsters by then, where money speaks and decides everything.



ingame advertising has already existed for a while


"[Game Company] Recommends Nvidea for a true gaming experiance"


Now I wouldn't mind an ad while a game loads, or billboards, but only if the game's cheaper for the consumer and not lining some CEO's wallet



Ads are one of the many species of cockroaches in modern society.  You have to have some ads to make the game, if its set in modern era, believable.  But to stop a game to push a product is inexcusable.

Put them where it makes sense to put them and I'm okay.  when I start seeing placements of ads that just shouldn't be there, that's when I stop buying from that company.



They don't bother me as long as they aren't intrusive, sometimes they actually enhance the game, NFS Pro Street for example.  But if they are plastered all over the walls in game or if they stop the game to show and ad I will never buy another product from that company no matter how great it is.



Ads like this could keep me from buying a game. I like the subtle ads though, like billboards and posters and such, because they make the game more believable for me. But having a video ad pop up like that would tear the immersiveness right out of a game.



The subtle ads wouldn't bother me at all, as I doubt I'd notice during the heat of battle, and I don't have issue with advertising in games if it helps keep the costs down.  However, like mentioned in the article, the first time my gaming adrenaline is interupted by "a word from our sponsor", they will get the complete game mailed to them in the ashes of whatever they were trying to sell me.


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This is going too far... I won't be buying any game with in game advertising. I hope the first games out with advertising loose big, so it will put a stop to this crap before it spreads.


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