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News Valve strikes a CS in-game ad deal

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Da Dego, 20 Dec 2006.

  1. Da Dego

    Da Dego Brett Thomas

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  2. kickarse

    kickarse What's a Dremel?

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    Wow, that kinda sucks... If they were hosting all the CS servers I could see this as reasonable, something like WOW. But they aren't, they don't own the servers. I don't want to see an Ad for anything in a game.
     
  3. M4RTIN

    M4RTIN What's a Dremel?

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    if you ran a server could you technically refuse to host the ads?
     
  4. Tim S

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    Nope, the ads are not optional :)
     
  5. wafflesomd

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    valve doesnt care about their games.
     
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    IGA is the spawn of satan, it sickens me that these companies aren't only making money off me when I buy the game, but they're also getting money every time I play it. I wouldn't mind IGA that much if the game was free, but I have to pay money for it aswell.

    Ugh, next it's gonna be on other source games aswell, you'll buy no longer buy Episode 2 instead you'll buy Pepsi Presents: Gordon Freeman's Pro Crowbar 2007.

    Can't believe that all of these companies are doing this to their loyal gamers, it's only going to backfire on them in the long run, people will go back to the old fashioned garage gaming. Especially now that XNA has come out and we're gonna see ALOT more home made games.

    I'm hoping someone will create a hack to get rid of the ads.
     
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    Have to agree, IGA are indeed doing their bit to degarde and destroy another pure and enjoyable thing in the world.

    Valve have really betrayed the community here, and frankly, I'd be happy to see them go under for it. I know it won't happen, but they're right behind EA in merit for it.
     
  9. Sim0n

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    UK2 style servers arise !
     
  10. Spaceraver

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    Heh... i still favour far cry... there is a mod for it.. Obsidian edge.. works the same way.. sort of.. now we just need to copy the maps... if it is legal...
     
  11. hacker 8991

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    The ads are coming to Counter-Strike, not Counter-Strike: Source. They're testing the ads out on 1.6 to see if they work well. I posted about this when it was on CS-Nation a few weeks ago.
     
  12. Spacecowboy92

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    I think the ads will be OK as long as there not really 'in your face'. If they can make them blend in with the surroundings, i.e. a bit dirty or vandalized, make them look like they should be there, they will be fine.
     
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    Whatever. Maybe the money will go into releasing games on time...
     
  14. Narvi

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    Isn't this technically illegal under the EULA?
     
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    It's Valve, they'll just turn some more mods into games instead of thinking up anything new and delay them even longer! :D
     
  16. Bbq.of.DooM

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    This sucks. So I paid ___ dollars for counter strike, half life 2, hl2dm, dod, dod source, cs 1.6, many days of working, just so I can come home to play a game that is loaded up with ads.

    Rip off. I hope valvE goes under. I think it's time for a lawsuit.
     
  17. phat-ant

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    they are simply going to piss off alot more users.
    i for one cant stand all the crap that people put in there servers logos etc.. and now valve are just making it worse.
    it really should be a server side option if they are going to do it at all.
     
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    If Valve is going to force this upon all servers then the people who are actually paying for the servers need to get a slice of the pie. With IGA and micromanagement, the gaming industry is going to be in a deep hole within a few years. Either that or people will just get used to it and shell out money still.
     
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    how? I hope it is, so we can all tell valve to shove their IGA up their arse!

    IGA is damn wrong, I dont if people say "well if its placed right I don't mind" that's bs! If i've paid for a game then I sure as hell dont want to see ANY advertisements. If they want to post adverts then they should reduce the price of the games simple as that!
     
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    Sadly, I doubt this will reduce the price of the game nor increase the quality of it.

    Only thing I see happening is random advertisement trying to fit itself onto the game.
     
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