"Would the price be cheaper for a game with ads or cheaper for a game without, tough call? The problem is if a company pays a huge advertising fee for the placement of ads in a game, they certainly won�t want the consumer to have the ability to select a format."
A premium would have to be paid for the game with no ads. I believe the advertising solution would be something along the lines of my previous post: "This would require the advertising contracts to incorporate some sort of minimum agreed upon # of games to be sold "with" ads. There would then be a prorated rebate paid to the advertisers if that minimum # of games "with ads" were not sold."
I only brought this up as a reply to post about hating ads in games. I actually don't think that randomly placing products in games is distracting at all. I'm just saying that a no-ad version could be a solution "IF" enough gamers complained about it (I don't see that happening).
Well, now we can add The9 to ERTS investments. Mixed feelings for me. I like the idea that The9 in China represents but it IS still CHINA (government risk) after all. Overall I think it's a positive.