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Here is a picture of your rights being destroyed by soulless corporate giants.

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http://img152.imageshack.us/my.php?i...ard2ha4fq8.jpg

(Pic of an ad in BF2142 with HUD turned off).


(Refer to http://www.overclock.net/news-overcl...re-adware.html)

EDIT:

The topic title is sarcastic btw. My opinion on this is that the ads do not really harm anyone and can even be considered atmospheric.

BTW to anyone who doesn't know, the "spyware" does not monitor anything at all except what ads you look at in the game, for how long, and at what angle. The spyware only runs while you are playing the game, and does nothing close to monitoring your browser surfing. In fact it does not even tell anyone who is looking at the ads, just that someone is looking at them. So if you look at the ad, the program will just +1 to the number of views on the ad, it won't actually tell anyone that you specifically are looking at a specific ad. This really is as harmless as can be and I have no idea why anyone would whine about it.

And as for the pic, I have no idea if it is fake or not, it's not mine.
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Yeop, I agree 100% I absolutely HATE this crap and its the sole reason I will not buy that game. And that sucks b/c I had JUST recently gotten back into Battlefield 2 immensely, I had DL the demo for 2142 and even though I didnt think it was the greatest I was really wanting to get that game with all the unlocks and stuff. But they can forget it now.
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Originally Posted by Sunburnti
Yeop, I agree 100% I absolutely HATE this crap and its the sole reason I will not buy that game. And that sucks b/c I had JUST recently gotten back into Battlefield 2 immensely, I had DL the demo for 2142 and even though I didnt think it was the greatest I was really wanting to get that game with all the unlocks and stuff. But they can forget it now.
It's just a billboard advert? Its not like a popup that kicks you back to desktop and screams "BY MI STUF!!!1!1". Just ignore it

To me it adds a sense of realism to a game like this. Its not so far removed from the real world it becomes unbelievable.
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I hate hearing that argument though man, that it adds realism. Thats just not true for this game. THIS game is supposed to be set in the future. Its supposed to be in the middle of an ice age where people are killing everyone JUST to have some land to grow corn on. I highly, highly doubt that Pepsi would still be alive and kicking if this were the case. Its stupid. And even if you say "well maybe Pepsi" isnt arround anymore and its a left over sign" then I would respond with "then why the hell does the thing look brand spanking new and have no wear and tear at all?"

it just RUINS the immersion for this type of game if you ask me, not to mention the fact that its bright as anything when everything else in the game is dull and drab.

But anyway, aside from ruining the immersion my biggest problem is this. For people who dont know any better EA screws them royally. Yeah they put a discalimer inside the packaging, INSIDE !!! It states if you dont want this spyware on your PC dont install the game. Well unfortunelately once you've opened the box (which you have to see the disclaimer) its to late to return the game to get your money back. Its completely twisted by EA and I hope they burn for it !
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thats exactly what they did with planet side , kind of annoying but you get use to it (wait a minute...)
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My question is this, even with all the PURE HATRED I have for EA, and even as much as I am against this I might still buy the thing. I know that makes me sound like such a hypocrite but damnit I love these Battlefield games. Anyway could this thing cause harm to my computer? or cause it to run slower?
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EA did it to Need for speed the most. THAT was so irritating!
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the other problem with this is the boards are undamagable! so your blowing crap out of everything but good old pepsi and other advertizeres boards wont get a scratch!
In todays games where dx10 is only around the corner and games like crysis where everything is able to get blown up destroyed etc we have EA and its greed! , and that is all it is , greed , as the savings from the money they generate dont get passed on to us!.
to be honest with the welth of sport titles EA has , if they want advertizing why not do it in there billboards on and around the field where it doesnt look out of place!
rant over !
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I honestly do not have a problem with this. Big deal. How immersed can you be in a game whre you are 140 years in the future with an ice age? How does this really affect your playing experience? People are just in the habit of ripping on corporations. Without them, the economy would suck....end of story.
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