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1-24-2012 @ 1:34PM
It depends on the game. For those of us who play sports games, NOT having product placement would be weird. Imagine a racing game that had no brand name cars, no brand-name advertising banners. It would be really weird and empty. Or if they used fictional ones, that's always strange too. Like that family guy episode where they were using slightly altered names like "McDaniels," "Burger Queen," "Flame Broiled Bopper," "Chicken McFingers," "Fresh Fries" (Quagmire: "Oh, c'mon, they don't own "french fries!"). Imagine a sign at a sports even that said "Cucu Coola" or something. It's kinda jarring.In a fantasy RPG or MMO, I do concur however, product placement would not feel right... unless that fantasy RPG or MMO happened to be placed in the current time frame. Also, if product placement helps make it f2p, and appears fitting in the environment, sure, why not, go for it.
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