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"Real rewards for virtual achievements." That's the pitch behind "Kiip," a new Silicon Valley startup that intends to become the company that connects gamers with advertisers in a sort of Groupon for games.
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Personally, when i defeat the latest most vicious video game villain, i dont want a coupon for 40% off a hair coloring product, or something else i dont need. What a buzzkill that would be.

Advertising is invasive enough as it is already. How far will they go to try and move a can of soda?

P.S. First news post, hope its done right.
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I would just keep making new accounts and joining burger servers.
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I despise achievements and wish they could be removed from all games. I would likely refuse to play a game with this garbage...

An achievement should be something you want to accomplish and work towards, not something a game tells you to do.
    
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If the reward was something I would use, like a discount on something I would be buying anyway, I might like it. I guess it depends on how they plan on pairing the advertisement/coupon with the customer.

I could see it being done in a classy way, but I could also see it going very wrong.
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Ah hell no. Give them an inch and they will walk right in. Next you'll see little popups down in the corners with ads. I may be overreacting, but I don't see them handling this with finesse at all.
    
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"Click Ad to continue your quest."

BF2142 has ads while gaming.
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I despise achievements and wish they could be removed from all games. I would likely refuse to play a game with this garbage...

An achievement should be something you want to accomplish and work towards, not something a game tells you to do.
None is forcing you too look at what you have to do to get an achievement. I don't, I just play the game and am pleasantly surprised when I get an achievement, because usually they are humorous
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I personally like achievements. Those goals often times give me an enjoyable excuse to play through a level or even entire game again for ones I missed.

They're especially useful for things with times. You end up pushing things to the limit, whereas just getting through the level might have been fine or a "win" before.
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I wouldn't mind a coupon, as long as its a good one that I actually want to use - hardly ever.
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Originally Posted by i_hax View Post
I despise achievements and wish they could be removed from all games. I would likely refuse to play a game with this garbage...

An achievement should be something you want to accomplish and work towards, not something a game tells you to do.
I never look at the achievement but sometimes I do something and the little achievement sign pop-up and it just makes me a little more happy about it

they are good when you don't know what the achievements are .much more enjoyable.
    
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