* Posts by Paul

4 posts • joined 13 Dec 2007

Gamers love in-game ads, ad industry-sponsored survey reveals


Equate this to movie product placement...

I'd have *no* problem with adverts in videogames, as long as they were treated just like major motion picture releases. Just like most people have already stated, it would be just fine to see an advert for say Motorola in "GTA IV", but not in "BF 1942"... just like it would be fine on to see the same ad on the silver screen in say "The Happening" but not "300".

It's all dependent on context, which is the way Hollywood has been doing things for years now anyway.

That said, I will be royally pissed if I start seeing really obtrusive ads in games. I'm already fed up with being subjected to "nVidia, the way it's ment to be played", "Plays best on Alienware", "Intel this, that, and the other" etc. etc. every time I launch a modern PC game.

Let's hope the developers (not the publishers, there's no hope there) realize that there is a real possibility they will alienate their fan base if things get out of hand. However, even with forced ads in game, the amount of people pissed off enough to boycott will never reach critical mass to change anything. That's why we're forced into previews on VHS/DVD, in the theaters, etc.


Windows XP SP3 sends PCs into endless reboot


Less FUD More Vista Please

Happy Vista Home Premium SP1 user here, no issues or glitches. Maybe it's time for people to step up and get off of the legacy OS that is Windows XP. Microsoft should just pull the plug, that sucker is obviously on life support.

/mines the one with the full color silkscreen of BillG on the back...

Loopy Vista pre-SP1 update fixed with pre-pre-SP1 update


@ "The Lucky Ones"

I doubt it's that you are all "lucky" SP1 went off without a hitch, more so that people with issues will be more inclined to post their woes on the interwebs as fuel for the FUD.

/ Mines the one with the M$ logo on the back and the fat stacks of cash hanging out of the pockets...

Canadian runs up $85,000 mobe bill


@Morely Dotes

Time to face facts...


Population 2006 census 31,612,897

2006 GDP Total $1.165 trillion

United States

Population 2007 estimate 302,981,000

2007 GDP est. Total $13,675,129 m ($13.6 trillion)

Yeah, Canada is "Stateside" ... and there's this large Elephant in the room too.



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