on 29-05-2012 09:49 AM
I think Tex makes a valid point, for all we know it could be part of an optional service where content is offered for free by whatever means and subsidised by advertising like Spotify etc.
Hasn't this already happened to some degree, I could swear Wipeout HD featured ads during load screens?
On the other hand, as CJS said, patents get filed all the time and disappear into the ether.
on 29-05-2012 10:00 AM
on 29-05-2012 10:16 AM
games just wont be games if were slapped in the face with adverts
hows this, where mid way through a gorgeous cinematic and the go compare man pops up and ruins it
Now if that happened i would seriously smash the poop out of my playstation.
I play games to get away from tv and stupid adverts, it's why i pay for netflix and the unblock-us.com dns servers, no adverts = happy kevballs
on 29-05-2012 10:26 AM
on 29-05-2012 10:52 AM
I can't wait for the day when BSkyB introduce subscription based ad-free Sky TV.
Nah, won't happen forcey.
I mean, what precedent for a paid, ad-free broadcast service exists in this country? People won't go for it.
on 29-05-2012 02:34 PM
on 30-05-2012 01:48 AM
How would this work? Have they seen Vidzone? Adverts would contain only one when the function is launched and then further down the line, the game would feature an additional 11 adverts in the space of an hour which would ruin the game completely and ruin the industry as a whole, Nice thinking Sony, remind me not to book you... if I need help with saving the planet.
on 30-05-2012 02:03 AM
im ok with ads in load screens, as long as they dont deliberately make the loading longer, and even bill boards in game. in some games they even add to the experience make it more realistic (sports games or half destroyed ones in post apolyptic games come to mind here)
Freezing games to play everyone an ad, no just no.
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