30th July 2009, 07:04 PM
commercials in online loading screens?
anyone remember those fury ads that played during the loads of online races after the 2.0 patch? well today i saw a fair share of state farm ads in the same place. is it just me, or has anyone else seen them? if so, whats the deal? plus... why is state farm advertising on wipeout hd of all places??? what, because we play wipeout we're supposed to be bad drivers
30th July 2009, 07:05 PM
I saw this also and was like "WTF!!!!" seriously... If SL is going to do in game advertising save it for energy drinks. Its pretty stupid that they would throw State Farm Insurance ads on there.
30th July 2009, 07:10 PM
if SL was responsible for the ads it would be cool if they stayed in theme. now i may be wrong, but the games are all user hosted through PSN so i dont think SL has anything to do with the online functionality. so are these ads really coming from PSN or what i guess is the first question to be asked
30th July 2009, 07:29 PM
I've never seen any ads like that in the game... ever... is this a US thing maybe?
30th July 2009, 07:31 PM
I haven't seen it myself, but you know what ads mean right? More money for the devs (hopefully) so larger budget to make more Wipeout goodness!
30th July 2009, 08:12 PM
So are we going to have ads like PS Home now?
Then in game billboards? (I hope not unless they are relevant to WO)
30th July 2009, 08:13 PM
WipEout HD ads
Is this just showing up for people who haven't downloaded 'Fury' yet? I have Fury installed, and haven't seen any ads--Fury or otherwise--since prior to its installation. Perhaps it's a ploy to get more people to download the DLC...
30th July 2009, 08:21 PM
I have Fury installed and saw the State Farm one today for the first time.
I'm ok with it if it means we get more content sooner rather than later.
As for the ad being WO related... they're going to take money from whoever gives them more of it.
30th July 2009, 08:30 PM
The MS philosophy? *sigh*
(We see how that turns out reguarding "exclusives")
30th July 2009, 08:35 PM
This is a sad day, then.
I would rather pay for PSN than deal with in-game ads.
Logging in now - if the ads are there - these may very well be my last two races.