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Cool video, now lets get more ways for gamers to get paid out there
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I don't see the big deal, as for players, just disable sprays... People getting paid to change their names has been going on for years in the esport scene.
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post #23 of 53
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Originally Posted by Zackcy View Post
Sigh, I for one hate advertising. This is.......ridiculous. Wonder if Valve could/would do anything bout it. Valve didn't like it when Subway tried advertising in their games.

Source

Video of it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTAdG...layer_embedded
I haven't watched the video but personally I see no problem with advertising in-game or at least at the start screen as long as they're not java-flashy, plastered everywhere or overbearing. Basically as long as it doesn't get all my-space with the ads.

Game devs like valve that release updates for $0 should be entitled to generate revenue from their work in other ways.

I know this particular issue isn't about that but I thought I'd address your hate of ads in games in general.
    
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post #24 of 53
I don't mind advertising in games... if it's just the usual bill board or "radio" advertisement, it doesn't bother me at all.

Popups on the other hand...
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I'm probably mis-remembering but I thought COD or another large franchise did a trial run of in game advertising a few years back. Perhaps it didn't go over so well.
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this is the start of opening a can of worms. next they might start spamming you to go to their website and who knows what else.
    
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post #27 of 53
I think this is ingenious. Many gamers are budding developers unable to find work. To some, this would be a godsend.
Edited by M0rbidDeath - 6/16/11 at 5:33pm
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post #28 of 53
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Originally Posted by snoogins View Post
I don't really see it as a bad thing, adds a bit of realism to the game also.

Better than a big penis, or any of the other ridiculous /random sprays.
Yes, and it makes me happy if companies don't bash garbage in our face, I am happy that they have a developer, and they are just so nice in their approach.
post #29 of 53
Should I do this? Lol.. I'm better than everyone on the servers I go to but for some reason I doubt that's very good. I usually get 200+ points on a map where everyone else on the server has 70 or less. But I have a feeling the BEST people can probably get 500+ points. Idk why I'm so relatively good. I should stop talking because I just seem like an arrogant butthole.
post #30 of 53
I'm...

Indifferent. I think it's fine personally. I only stare at the interesting sprays anyway.
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