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Plus BF2142 is supposed to be some post-apocalyptic war zone. I dont think there would be advertisments everywhere in that type of situation. If you ask me, ads would just detract from the feel of the game. I also doubt that they would be advertising a Pentium 4 over 100 years into the future
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I'll take in the in-game ads sure... Give me the game for free.

B.S. We are buying a game, not ads. The problem is that people follow corporate policies. Instead, corporations should be following our policies.

Comapies should not be telling us what to do. I.E. Walmart telling consumers they can't return software that is open, or MS telling us we can't change our motherboard.

One more thing to ad. People are saying this is no different than Google's ads. Yes this is different. Because Google offers its service for free.
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post #54 of 158
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Originally Posted by HrnyGoat
Plus BF2142 is supposed to be some post-apocalyptic war zone. I dont think there would be advertisments everywhere in that type of situation. If you ask me, ads would just detract from the feel of the game. I also doubt that they would be advertising a Pentium 4 over 100 years into the future

Dude its EA do you really think they care about the customer. Do you really think they care about the feel of the game. Yea right, look at everything they have done.

I still think this move by them is just down-right awful.
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Originally Posted by blackeagle
Dude its EA do you really think they care about the customer. Do you really think they care about the feel of the game. Yea right, look at everything they have done.

I still think this move by them is just down-right awful.
The only thing they care about is their wallet, I know its business but spyware in games, like has already been posted- give me the game for free if theres gonna be advertising.

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I think this advertising would be OK if they lowered the price to say $20 (also considering it's just a reskin of their last game.) But they're using it just to make them some extra profit and that seems kinda wrong.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pauldovi
ROFLS LOL nice 1

and yeah the adware thing is stupiddd
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Lmao.

Wow, it would have be a different story if they did that for the demo but doing that to someone who paid $50 for the full game isn't right..
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Originally Posted by VulcanDragon
It's better than what we originally thought was going on, but I still find it unacceptable. I find the entire concept of targeted advertising based on any of my actions that I have not explicitly agreed to share with the advertiser to be unacceptable. Unfortunately the ship has sailed on this one, the web universe has rolled over on this one years ago and it's now considered acceptable practice.
The way he described it is almost identical to how it works with TVs.

They record the location of the player(or TV watcher).
They record the times the player(or watcher) is viewing ads.
They form a guess as to who their target is.
They market ads based on the time/location that are likely to suit the target.

So...unless I'm missing something...it's TV in a game, minus the show/movie.
     
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