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Seriously, this is a wicked idea. I don't know about you guys, but I think it's really cool when companies do things like this since not all of them go to the effort to do something kind of wierd and fun. Hell, remember "Yo Noid!" for regular Nintendo? That game was actually pretty good even though it was clearly a creation of Dominos.

Toss in that the BK games are only like $4 with the purchase of a kid's meal or something and you've got a piece of good old American marketing history that is actually enjoyable instead of being something you hang on your wall.
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This has been ging on with PC games forever. The PC gaming industry certainly hasn't been hurt by this, or any other, shovelware. I don't see any difference here.
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This has been ging on with PC games forever. The PC gaming industry certainly hasn't been hurt by this, or any other, shovelware. I don't see any difference here.
The difference is expectation and the premise of the game itself. When you play a game like BF2142, the ads have nothing to do with the gameplay. With these, the game is the advertisement or the ads will have something relevant to gameplay in them. It's a different situation.

Like someone else mentioned, you don't have the expectation of playing an FPS and seeing something like a billboard advertising tampons. However, if I'm playing a game with Burger King as the premise, I do expect to see some sort of Burger King related content or material therein.

The game should, at least, be something different than what people usually play--and the change will provide some sort of entertainment for a remote period of time without breaking the bank.

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I kind of like adverts in gaming...the gaming experience makes it more realistic (unless it's on another planet). Take for instance the GTA series. There's a little download for GTA3 for the PC that's called RealGTA, it puts in adverts and real cars making it feel like a more realistic game.

Also, there are adverts in NFS Underground and underground 2 and I don't recall people complaining about those. Who cares it makes it more fun and the realism is up

(Well EA is taking realism to a whole new level with in-game urinating on one of their titles in development)
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The difference is expectation and the premise of the game itself. When you play a game like BF2142, the ads have nothing to do with the gameplay. With these, the game is the advertisement or the ads will have something relevant to gameplay in them. It's a different situation.
You missed my point, I wasn't talking about in-game ads in BF2142 and such. What I was saying is that companies have been creating "advertisement games" for the PC for years. I've even seen them come at the "free gift" in cereal boxes before. I think the most recent one I can think of is "Carnival Cruise Tycoon", which I saw on X-Play.

So while this may be a first for the X360, it's actually old-hat in the overall gaming industry. Apart from any quality control issues that Microsoft might have about games released for its consoles, I don't see this as being any different at all. So when I see comments like "I couldn't make this up if I tried" or "It's just another sign that the video game industry is about to go down in flames", I just start wondering what people are thinking. We've seen this before, we'll see it again, and the video game industry is just fine and dandy, thank you very much.
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post #16 of 25
Anyone remember the BK ads in NFS:MW?
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You missed my point, I wasn't talking about in-game ads in BF2142 and such. What I was saying is that companies have been creating "advertisement games" for the PC for years. I've even seen them come at the "free gift" in cereal boxes before. I think the most recent one I can think of is "Carnival Cruise Tycoon", which I saw on X-Play.

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Ah, ok. Thanks for clarifying. I see what you mean.
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I don't see why people complain about those things. Heck, I actually saw the BK
building in NFS:U2. And the Best Buy building as well. I think it's just a few liberals complaining that the video games don't take place in a socialistic environment.
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All I have to say is...
**** I NEED TO COLLECT THEM ALL
seriously.. who doesn't want to pwn crap as the King.
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