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That's right. In game advertising strikes again.
http://csnation.net/articles.php/interview_231/

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CS-Nation: Why is in-game advertising being added into CS 1.6? Why not add this into CS: Source, Condition Zero, or one of Valve's more modern titles?

Doug Lombardi: As for why CS 1.6, the main attraction for potential advertisers is the audience size. Counter-Strike is the largest online action game in the world. Putting ads into our games is a new thing for us. Whenever we’re testing something new, we try to be somewhat scientific — isolating the implementation so we can measure its success or failure. That’s why we chose just one title.
Personally I think this may be due to the fact that EA publishes games for Valve. I predict this may end up moving over to Source quicker than we think and it makes me sad to see it happen to either game.
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man i hate this, when you buy one of these then have to put up with advertisements to top it off with man
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EA publishes games for Valve? I was under the impression that Valve uses Steam so they do not have to negotiate with a publisher.

EDIT: By the way, Valve's implementation of ads in their games is independent from EA's. EA only distributes some of their games, but in no way publishes them. Valve is the sole publisher for all games created by themselves.
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EA publishes games for Valve? I was under the impression that Valve uses Steam so they do not have to negotiate with a publisher.
They do use Steam but so does half the other games you hear about now days. EA has been publishing games for Valve for a while now.
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post #5 of 16
least it's not for source.. steam has screwed this game up way too much..
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Originally Posted by mycomputersucks View Post
They do use Steam but so does half the other games you hear about now days. EA has been publishing games for Valve for a while now.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...nic_Arts_games

I don't see many Valve games on that list... Oh wait, the only ones on there are anthologies and HL2 for the Xbox.

EDIT: Sorry for the hostility, I just hate the idea of EA and Valve having anything in common besides EA distributing their games (not publishing).
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With how common downloading games is these days, I think ads in the game are a great way to force those leechers to pay for the game they didn't pay for.

However, I strongly disagree with placing ads in a game you paid for.
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Ads in a game is kinda g4y
    
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Originally Posted by OpTioN View Post
Ads in a game is kinda g4y
As long as it doesn't ruin the gameplay, I don't think it's that big of a deal.

Example: You are playing a war game, and fighting in an urban (modern) city. On the billboard is a McDonald's ad, which looks a little worn and looks like a real part of the scenery.

With that said, a mission in the middle of hte desert to knock out a missile silo would be a whole different story. Imagine walking into the compound, looking at the wall to your right, and seeing the guy from the Subway commercials staring at you.

Yeah, Subway pays the terrorists to display an image of their subs in a low traffic area.
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everyone has been *****ing mega about the in game ads in bf2142 but to be honest i really have been paying too much attention to the game to notice them, and when i did, it didnt bother me...

the only one i have seen is the core 2 duo ad and i thought it was pretty cool to see that intel is making gamers a priority, eventhough i was getting a c2d before i saw it

these people spend a lot of time and energy making these games, especially working for slave driver EA. It shouldnt piss you off too much that they are making some money off of it... some day this may even lower the cost of the games themselves which i would be all for

you could buy the games for 20 bucks and the advertisers pay the rest of the 60 that games normally cost...

or better yet, they finally make cs 1.6 free, MS should license it and put it in with solitaire lol
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