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Ads in StarCraft II?

IncGamers highlights an overlooked tidbit mentioned by Activision CEO Bobby Kotick in his recent talk at the Morgan Stanley Technology Conference that leaves the door open for in-game ads for StarCraft II:

Kotick says that, on the Blizzard side, the company has started to think about how Starcraft - as a short session experience - can actually be the model for in-game advertising and sponsorship and tournament play and ladder play for the future.
"These are the early days, but these are the kinds of things that have come out of just the first few months of integration planning," he said.

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23. Re: No sale! Mar 6, 2008, 16:30 Mashiki Amiketo
 
why is it such a big deal, product placement is everywhere in our lives you shouldn't need to even think about it when you see it.

We're constantly bombarded by ad's day in day out, some forms of this are highly obnoxious. From TV adverts, to speakers blasting things off the tops of buildings, to every flat space plastered with some type of 'buy me now' advert. Games are supposed to be a form of escapism, fun and relaxation from the things in that daily grind. Adding elements from it, remind you what you're going to experience the next day even at a subconscious level and increase your stress.
 
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