Ads Quietly Added to Deus Ex

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Ads Quietly Added to Deus Ex

Postby Solaries » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:51 pm

They've stealth patched in real ads on to the loading screens in Deus Ex 3.
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As consumers in a free market our money is the only thing that corporate *******s will listen to. By all means, steal the game! I'm sure it's easy to find a torrent. Those of us who've already payed for it can find a link to an ad-disabler of sorts in that link.

The only way to stop this kind of business practice is to boycott the games.

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Postby alexjh » Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:35 pm

I understand it's vaguely annoying, but does it really matter? It's not as if you are obliged to look at them or buy the product advertised. In a sci-fi game where advertising isn't out of place, I really don't mind whatsoever if it means that developers get a little extra money to help make a good game.

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Postby Solaries » Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:52 pm

Where do you draw the line? How long before we're getting mandatory video ads in products that we pay to play? It's essentially already there.

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Postby alexjh » Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:22 am

You mean like the NVidea logos that have played at the start of games for around a decade now?

I draw the line at the point it doesn't make sense within a particular game - they can put all the ads they want in Deus ex as its a near future game with tons of fictional advertising in it anyway - they may as well make a bit of money on the side. If they were doing the same thing, in say, Dragon Age, I'd have a lot more of an issue with it as it wouldn't make sense within the context. The second line is when advertising interupts the actual gameplay experience - if it say pauses at a loading screen to try and sell me coke, that would be too far. But for small logos in the corners in a game that would have advertising around, I really don't mind whatsoever.

I'd much rather reward a developer with my money for making a good game than not buy the product and contribute to a developer going down on the basis of somethign that has nothing to do with the game itself. Good game + ads is infinitly preferable to no game at all.

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Postby jklinders » Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:34 am

No ads in the PC version at all. Yet another reason not use crappy consoles.

On another note, pirating a game because they are using ads to get more money, thereby depriving them of money seems...counterproductive to say the least.