Good and interesting point Scott. And great website you’ve got BTW.]]>
We have both a free account and a paid account in our household. The paid accounts still see billboards in-game, just in-game themed stuff — clan and omni PSAs, various weapon manufacturers. Frankly, I’d just as soon see an ad for the Underworld sequel. The real ads are better done than the others.
So no, they’re not intrusive. Cool idea that I’d love to see catch on in other games. I might check out a few more.]]>
Nike have now signed a big deal with Take-Two Interactive, to insert brands into the upcoming NBA 2K6 game.
Yes, the thought of advertising in a game sounds terrible. It has helped finance bringing alot of people into the game apparently, which is good. There is a trend in electronic advertising that offers ‘on-request’ ads where a consumer/gamer/user can receive ‘free’ stuff in exchange for watching an ad. At present that doesn’t worry me — I have a fully functioning ‘ignore’ switch in my head — and I am thrilled when I’m pleasantly surprised by an entertaining ad.]]>
To be honest, I already find the ads intrusive and I’ve only read about them. *nirg*]]>