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Secret Codes Unlock Ads In Video Games


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#1 KoanYorel

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 11:49 AM

Secret codes unlock ads in video games

RACHEL KONRAD
Associated Press
Sat, Jan. 06, 2007

"...Welcome to the new world of video gaming, where software companies are becoming more imaginative in wringing money from gamers...

...gaming executives say the newer, unusual pitches are more effective: They can be funny and tap into many gamers' desire to explore the darkest nooks and crannies of a game and discover tricks they can boast to friends.

...In many games, players who enter the top-secret "cheat code" could..."


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Posted 06 January 2007 - 12:44 PM

Yea, that stuff is pretty annoying.

Soon we'll be getting games with nothing in them and then we'll be having to pay for everything that should have been included. I'm not too keen that we'd be charged for all of these little things when they should be included.

For example, I wonder what would have happened with Sony and the company who develops the GT series and if they actually went through with the idea that they had. Before the GT:HD demo was made free, they were saying that they had the idea of releasing the game with hardly anything to it, and consumers would then have to go online and buy all the cars and tracks that they wanted. Now I guess that concept is okay only if the game itself was either free or hardly costs any money and there was enough content to make spending the same amount of money on a brand new game to make it worthwile.

Then again, I guess the most obvious thing to do would be just not to buy them. Though I'd rather not see things get even more absurd than they already can be. Things like the Oblivion Horse Armor and others should not be tolerated.




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