The lights are on
A Sony patent has appeared online showing a advertising method that will interrupt your game in the most invasive way possible.
The patent shows illustrations of a car racing against other cars, some warning lights (or loud speaker blaring, I'm not entirely sure), and then the game pauses and shows an ad for the tastiest looking soda you have ever seen. It's literally the best brand. Thankfully, your game resumes. It may even rewind to return you to your original position before you were teased with that tasty can of soda.
Remember when we complained about billboards showing ads in racing games, or that one random Subway sandwich shop in Infamous 2? I don't feel like those are so bad anymore.
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Wow, just wow. I can't even quite describe how much I hate this idea.
If that happens I will most likely freak out.
Will not buy any game that has that.
Oh, thats awesome.
I agree with you on the use for a F2P game. I have to admit tho, I wonder just how far it would go? I would literally be super pissed off if this becomes a mainstream idea. I already hate having commercial breaks while watching TV, I don't need that when im chilling out with an online game.
Wow, seriously? What genius came up with this idea? wait... this is how TV works right?