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  • #31
    Re: product placement - well done and not over-the-top

    Alan Wake: The Worst Product-Placement In Gaming History?

    http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/70...g-history.html

    Seems that it is rubbing many people the wrong way. I agree with yogibbear that those 2 instances were a little hard to swallow.

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    • #32
      Re: product placement - well done and not over-the-top

      Originally posted by DvsDevise View Post
      Alan Wake: The Worst Product-Placement In Gaming History?

      http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/70...g-history.html

      Seems that it is rubbing many people the wrong way. I agree with yogibbear that those 2 instances were a little hard to swallow.
      I normally defend G4, but I don't understand. lol

      You're not forced to stand and watch that ad. They chose to. That's not part of the story, and Alan doesn't stop to watch it as they imply, and even if you turn it on, you can leave immediately.

      Overreacting is overreacting.
      ~Secret crowds rise up and gather~

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      • #33
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        Yeah, game reviewers picked on those product placement a bit too much. For me personally, I'm more than okay with it, and in a way I even find it funny and more realistic!

        So no harm done there, for me.
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        • #34
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          Isn't American TV mostly ads so not quite sure why this is a surprise?

          I'm pretty sure its Microsoft's doing (or them leaning on Remedy)

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          • #35
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            Originally posted by pctech View Post
            Isn't American TV mostly ads so not quite sure why this is a surprise?

            I'm pretty sure its Microsoft's doing (or them leaning on Remedy)
            Yes I agree. They are all common Microsoft advertising partners. Not sure if these deals where done when the game was open world (ads are common in open world games), or if Microsoft thought it was necessary to pay for extended development.

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            • #36
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              Correct me if i'm wrong, but when i woke up in Rose's trailer in ep3 i could swear blind that the moon hanging from the ceiling, created a shadow on the floor that is a Nike Swoosh! Was Nike a sponsor for this game also or is it just a coincidence?

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              • #37
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                i've played the game enough that every time i see the Microsoftg Sync in their car or VERIZON emblazened on the phones, I just can't help but smile. It isn't too in your fac e, and it's reasonab le. Besides, I've never seen anyone with a phone that didn't have a prominent logo. It actually occured counter-advertising for me, because every time I see a verizon add or phone I just start wanting to play AW again.

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                • #38
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                  i just finished the game. The Mustang drift/Verizon commercial is absolutely ri****ingdiculous! How nice of the darkness to stop chasing you for a little while to allow you to watch it.
                  I bought Alan Wake for $20 from a heavily advertised boxing week campaign in Canada. Future Shop, Best Buy and WalMart all selling it for $19.99. I now wonder if this price drop was forced by Verizon,Ford and Energizer to get more people to see they'd sponsored the game.

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                  • #39
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                    ANNOYING:
                    http://www.igcd.net/images/034/364.jpg
                    ANNOYING:
                    http://www.igcd.net/images/034/354.jpg
                    ANNOYING:
                    http://www.igcd.net/vehicle.php?id=34353&width=1024

                    Seeing the red one really pissed me off. A bridge full of abandoned cars, and at the entrance there is a brand new Ford Flex. good job being subtle...

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                    • #40
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                      Internet Games Car Database?!
                      Oh wow!

                      http://www.igcd.net/movie.php?id=466662&width=1680

                      So many cars. So little time
                      KATAKOMB - Upcoming horror game by me

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                      • #41
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                        This never annoyed me at all. I actually thought it was kinda realistic, well, now I do.
                        Do a looney-gooney dance, cross the kitchen floor, put something silly in the world that ain't been there before.

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                        • #42
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                          Originally posted by Taken634 View Post
                          This never annoyed me at all. I actually thought it was kinda realistic, well, now I do.
                          I'm sorry, but since when has Verizon put a massive advertisement in a middle of nowhere?

                          KATAKOMB - Upcoming horror game by me

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                          • #43
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                            Wow some people seem to over react. It never got in the way of the game which is fine by me.

                            Originally posted by Hells View Post
                            I didn't have a problem with the placement till you were running from the darkness in the lodge and one of the TV's comes on with a happy little Ford/Verizon ad....Lol
                            http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/70...g-history.html

                            But thats an ad that can only be seen if you click on the tv. Many would have probably missed it and with the achievements name im guessing it was put in that part of the game as a little joke.

                            Same with the 360 in the room its just a little fun. Like in Shenmue when Ryo could not only pull out a Saturn but PLAY it!
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                            • #44
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                              i really like the xbox in the hospital. pretty cool; not really advertising, considering you'd kind of already own an xbox to be playing the game.

                              but yeah, i don't get why people are that ticked off by the ads. for a game that was in development for 5 years, it needed funding; you weren't watching ads in every loading screen or every second of the game. the most prevalent logos are on the batteries, which makes sense.
                              then again, that's just me. "Let the chips fall as they may."

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                              • #45
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                                I would love a game that took the mickey out of in-game advertising. The whole game would be like a giant advertisement, and the protag would be constantly annoyed by it. kind of funny for me at least. maybe only a level.

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