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Google Expanding Into Video Game Ads?  (View post)

JP Sherman [PersonRank 0]

Thursday, January 25, 2007
15 years ago9,566 views

At Ten Ton Hammer, I wrote a slightly sarcastic article about advertising creeping into games and MMORPG's. My thought is that as long as the ads enhance the experience, as long at they're relevant and dont detract from the game, it's not all bad. However, I think that most companies wont think of the player demographic before they actually put the ads in.

It's a tough call, game companies are facing higher costs of production, companies are suddenly realizing how many people actually play games and marketers want to enter a new market that has a captive audience. I dont think it's inherently bad, but I can imagine that the bad ads will blow-back into their faces with lots of negativity.

Erik Dafforn [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Good Lord, is that Castle Wolfenstein??

Barry Schwartz [PersonRank 4]

15 years ago #

Love that picture of doom! So classic!

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

I LOVE your picture Philipp :-)

And it's not doom, Erik is right, it the famous (return to the) Castle Wolfenstein!

piotr [PersonRank 2]

15 years ago #

No it's not... it's "Wolfenstein 3d"!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

... yep, it's Wolfenstein 3D, a game that was banned in Germany... because it includes Nazi imagery! Swastikas aren't allowed in video games here, only in movies, because according to Clueless Big Brother, movies are art and video games aren't :)

Andrew Hitchcock [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

That's unfortunate, because Nazis provide an endless source of video game enemies.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

its Wolfenstein 3D alright!

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