<<i hate in game adds and i refuse to buy any game that uses them.>>
I agree completely, no one should be expected to perform addition, subtraction or any math skills while engulfed in the playing of a video game.
<<who wants to be annoyed with that while blowing sh*t up?>>
Is this the age demographic that will eventually be my caregiver when I reach my golden years of curmudgeonhood? Help, push me off a cliff or give me the number for the Hemlock Society.
<<in game advertising is going to kill the game industry>>
Hopefully before the industry dies in-game advertising will provide lots of coins in the pockets of the capitalist (shareholders), not to be confused (coins & booty) though with Soundmaster T�s sassy little ditty, Too Much *Booty (In Da Pants).
One really can�t have too many coins in da pockets. Sorry, I digress.
"i hate in game adds and i refuse to buy any game that uses them."
Then you better get used to a greatly reduced selection because that's where we're going. Don't worry though; there will always be "some" games that ads will not be appropriate in.
The more I think about it, the VG industry might actually be able to offer people an option. For example, would you be willing to pay $25-$35 extra for a game WITHOUT ads?? It would I'd be interesting to see if people wanted that option.
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. It would be a way to satisfy everyone.
I actually believe that most people would opt for paying less for a game "with" ads. What do you think stockmarket_savant?