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Old 03-13-2013, 07:09 PM   #1
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WTF! Ads for EA games now on Menu screen...

Noticed today that EA now advertizes on the menu screen. Why do we have to put up with ads in a game we paid ALOT of money for? I feel violated...
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:16 PM   #2
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Care for some cheese with that whine?

There have been ads in games for years. Go play Rainbow Six Vegas 2. There's adverts for Splinter Cell and Far Cry in that.

If you were a game publisher wouldn't you want to advertise or would you hope word of mouth does enough work for you?
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They've been doing it since release, dude. They advertised Medal of Honer on there and Need for Speed Most Wanted.

They only show up around release and then they go away. I honestly don't know why you're so worked up about it.
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:31 PM   #4
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I didn't notice any adverts, where are they on the menu?

EDIT: Oh I see the Tiger Woods 14 banner at the bottom, this must be with the update today I presume? Who cares it's EA.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:20 PM   #5
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:21 PM   #6
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They've been doing it since release, dude. They advertised Medal of Honer on there and Need for Speed Most Wanted.

They only show up around release and then they go away. I honestly don't know why you're so worked up about it.
Yeah, this.

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I didn't notice any adverts, where are they on the menu?

EDIT: Oh I see the Tiger Woods 14 banner at the bottom, this must be with the update today I presume? Who cares it's EA.
Nope it's been that way for months. I do believe the Armored Kill patch made them bigger or something, though. It's in the patch notes somewhere. Basically like Skillet said, it's only when the have a new title coming out.

I don't really see the issue, if it was an actual ad, maybe, but it's for their own games, they aren't getting paid for it (because that would be redundant) or anything. CoD does this, just play MW2 and you'll see ads for MW3. Hell, BF2 on PC does this. Seriously, play BF2 on PC and at the main menu you'll get a pop-up to pre-order BF3. lol.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:32 PM   #7
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:48 PM   #8
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:41 PM   #9
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They've been doing it since release, dude. They advertised Medal of Hooner on there and Need for Speed Most Wanted.
FTFY.

would so play Medal of Hooner.
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:06 AM   #10
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If you're playing online, of course it does. Pretty sure it has it when offline too.

I remember... okay, I don't. It was either Skate or Skate 2 which had Monster ads. Umm..... I think it also had ads for an X-Men game, or maybe that another game.

For EA, every one of their games has ads placed in the game. It's nothing new my man.
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FTFY.

would so play Medal of Hooner.

same lol.
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:12 PM   #12
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Pop in Ghost Recon and you'll see random ads on the billboards strewn about the play area. I'll give Ubisoft a pass on the lameness. EA though... now that's a different story.
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:14 PM   #13
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I don't see the issue here, moving on.

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Old 03-14-2013, 07:13 PM   #14
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Pop in Ghost Recon and you'll see random ads on the billboards strewn about the play area. I'll give Ubisoft a pass on the lameness. EA though... now that's a different story.
Some of the EA Sports games have Obama ads in them. Probably the NBA or Madden games. :-P
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Pretty sure other publishers do this too, not just EA. Oh well.
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Some of the EA Sports games have Obama ads in them. Probably the NBA or Madden games. :-P
That would make sense, seeing as how said games are catering to a certain segment of the population...
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That would make sense, seeing as how said games are catering to a certain segment of the population...
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Let me guess Asians?
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Welcome to BF3!!!! As long as it doesn't impede gaming like all the "free games" on cells
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I love it. I wish every game would do this. It looks good, let's me sometimes know about games I don't know. It reminds me of something similar I remember about the playsation years
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