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So you're objecting to a glass of water because you have the ability to drown? Interesting.

Actually, I think the reality of the situation is he is objecting to how completely rubbish EA, Maxis, and SimCity are.

You be careful around glasses of water, though!
 
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I'm not sure that throwing a nissan sign in front of people in a game, makes them remember that when they go to buy a car. confused.gif
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Actually, I think the reality of the situation is he is objecting to how completely rubbish EA, Maxis, and SimCity are.

You be careful around glasses of water, though!
I understand what the objection is to. I'm just amused at the logic underneath it.
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I'm not sure that throwing a nissan sign in front of people in a game, makes them remember that when they go to buy a car. confused.gif

I would image Nissan is targeting the younger and more eco-minded segment of their market. It may also be cheaper and more long lasting advertisement approach when compared to a t.v. commercical, which only lasts a few seconds and contracted to run X times for X dollars. Good marketing plan on Nissans part. I also didnt know the newer model is actually cheaper. http://www.treehugger.com/cars/2013-nissan-leaf-gets-massive-price-cut-6400.html
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I wouldn't mind it if the car they advertized was actually good and not a complete piece of trash.
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I'm not sure that throwing a nissan sign in front of people in a game, makes them remember that when they go to buy a car. confused.gif

Maybe so, but now they have reached:

-Around a million people that bought the game

-An even larger amount of people who didn't, but read about this DLC through news outlets

-People who don't read said news outlets, but heard about how there is Nissan Leaf DLC in SimCity.


A lot of advertising is simply drilling your name into peoples brains. I guess that's why there's no such thing as bad press.

The more people you can get to see/remember your name when you screw up, the more people will know/recognise you (as well as care) when you do something good.
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People will find an issue with anything.

Free is free.

The problem is that Maxis/EA stated that they will not be doing this sort of thing (ie in game advertising). They lied.

So while "free is free", unless people kick and scream and show Maxis/EA that this sort of thing isn't going to be accepted, then it will signal to their corporate bean counters (and more importantly to me, OTHER companies and games) that people will be accepting of this sort of nonsense and it will appear more and more often ... until you can't buy a game from anyone unless it is heavily branded at every turn.

Bottom line, it's time to hold Maxis/EA accountable for their LIE and that we don't want video games with product placement ads all over the place.
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The problem is that Maxis/EA stated that they will not be doing this sort of thing (ie in game advertising). They lied.

So while "free is free", unless people kick and scream and show Maxis/EA that this sort of thing isn't going to be accepted, then it will signal to their corporate bean counters (and more importantly to me, OTHER companies and games) that people will be accepting of this sort of nonsense and it will appear more and more often ... until you can't buy a game from anyone unless it is heavily branded at every turn.

Bottom line, it's time to hold Maxis/EA accountable for their LIE and that we don't want video games with product placement ads all over the place.

Please show a link to where Maxis said they wouldn't do it.

If anything this statement made around the same time last year (when SimCity advertisement was starting) says the complete opposite of your assertion.

Also, if you don't want it, don't click on the button to download it and you'll never see it in game. Even if you do download it, you still have to actually consciously place the item. Then again I doubt you even have the game in the first place.
Edited by GrizzleBoy - 4/5/13 at 2:10pm
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The problem is that Maxis/EA stated that they will not be doing this sort of thing (ie in game advertising). They lied.

So while "free is free", unless people kick and scream and show Maxis/EA that this sort of thing isn't going to be accepted, then it will signal to their corporate bean counters (and more importantly to me, OTHER companies and games) that people will be accepting of this sort of nonsense and it will appear more and more often ... until you can't buy a game from anyone unless it is heavily branded at every turn.

Bottom line, it's time to hold Maxis/EA accountable for their LIE and that we don't want video games with product placement ads all over the place.
Its an optional download. Don't want it? Don't install it.
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Oh nooooo, a company trying to make money through advertising! Shock horror, we've never seen this before.
EA isn't going to listen to people crying because it's 1) optional and 2) They're EA, they don't care. They have your money already so any way they can make even more money then they'll take up the chance.
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