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News Far Cry now available for free

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 3 Sep 2007.

  1. Da Dego

    Da Dego Brett Thomas

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    It's a shame that I didn't stumble on this earlier, as I'd have deleted the "without ads" thing. I put that pretty much equal to discussing piracy how-to.

    Do you SERIOUSLY mean to tell me that you feel SO entitled to steal someone's work that you won't even watch a couple adverts to get it for free? I don't know if there is a word for how appalled I am. You can't bother to spend not even $10, but you can't bother to watch a few ads on the loadup screens.

    Ugh. It's reasons like this that no company does this stuff.

    Sorry for the rant, but that is just pathetic IMHO.
     
  2. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Fully agree, I almost posted something in response but it would have been full of bad words...
     
  3. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    I just shows that you cant please everyone. I think those that moan about ads in paid for games and also moan in free games, are just looking for a moan because thats all they do. Grumpy old men with nothing else to do

    Its free dam it. Expect to put up with some adverts.
     
  4. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    If the adverts impacted on the gameplay and The Prince of Persias sword was sponsored by Nike then I'd whinge too, and pay for the full game. As it is, they don't. You have to see an advert in a loading screen which you'd never pay attention to anyway. The Prince of Persia is intact from a gameplay point, which is all I care about.

    By ditching the adverts, all you're doing is harming the industry further. It's people like you that EA lives for. For shame.
     
  5. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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  6. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  7. pendragon

    pendragon I pickle they

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    this.... i must download this........ when my harddrive has more than 1Gig free :p MUST. UPGRADE.
     
  8. TheVoice

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    It'd be nice of the ads in FarCry cycled/changed...or at least made sense. Has anyone actually listened to it and tried to work out what it's actually supposed to mean? Pure nonsense.

    But still, it was free.
     
  9. CowBlazed

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    Multiplayer work?
     
  10. TheVoice

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    Hmm...was just playing mine earlier, and all the ads have disappeared. Didn't do anything at all to the game files or download any patches or mods. Not complaining though!
     
  11. wafflesomd

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    rawr huh?
     
  12. completemadness

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    I think the issue people have, is the way that they've done it
    It would actually be quite easy to put ad's in the game without seriously affecting game play

    but putting ad's in every loading screen, for like a minute, is a really sucky way of doing it

    Oh well
    BTW, i heard this is USA only - is this true ?
     
  13. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    how on Earth is it "sucky"? Ingame would ruin it because they'd have to place ads in on monkeys.

    Loading screens and menus are perfect as it doesn't alter the Game in any way!
     
  14. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    It's USA only, but you can get around that very easily by claiming to be in the US. The game only has adverts on the load screens, which last the normal amount of time.

    As long as its tastefully done, I don't care about the adverts. Nobody whinges about Aston Martin or Sony sponsoring James Bond to get him to use their car and laptop because the advert fits in with the game.
     
  15. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    I whinge about Sony sponsoring it, it was OTT they hung on the badges and logos for far too long, in old bond movies it was wide shots, no zoom on the logos.

    I don't know about anyone else but I don't like seeing an entire cinema screen of "Ford" or "Sony"
     
  16. 24-1

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    great idea. thanks OP
     
  17. dom_

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    Created an account on ubisoft with a US locality.
    Still says i have to be in USA to play :(
     
  18. completemadness

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    Ty :)

    Fair enough, i might play one at some point to see what i think, instead of reading other peoples thoughts :p
     
  19. dom_

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    Well, i changed my account to USA, didn't work. So i made a new one from scratch, still didn't work.

    So i deleted the setup files and unzipped again just incase. Still wont work.

    Is anyone else using vista trying this?
     
  20. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    I think they twigged and now are doing it by IP
     
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