They would but mom's friendly robot company owns those patents.why not just go for an implanted retina display that sends ads to your brain 24/7 to get the discounts the advertisers will offer you for having the implant installed? That way you can buy all the items you will never have a use for? You can clear out the garage (and basement if you have one) to create ample storage space.
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Definitely a bad look if prospective VR buyers are suddenly put off making the purchase altogether. I think everyone here has probably bought something tech-related only to discover some sort of issue after the fact that didn't come up during their initial research (usually some sort of bizarre driver/hardware conflict you'd never think to search for).For every "but Quest 2 is cheaper lol" argument in discussions about higher priced but more PC-centric headsets like Index or Reverb 2, there was the realization it's not an apples-to-apples comparison since one company was subsidizing the hardware to own your ass later.
This is also a bad look for the entire VR space, as casual observers see "advertisements" and "VR headsets" in a headline, forget the Facebook part and just assume it applies to VR universally.
Don't try to redeem a turd.So is it possible that these ads are only appearing in "free" apps? Which is to say that happens anyway with mobile free aps, or is this like you login to your "Home space" within the headset and you start seeing ads playing on the walls of your virtual house and all that? Question is how intrusive will it be? I mean I don't think Facebook is so incredibly stupid that you are playing a Steam VR game or a game you already paid for and then throws up an ad. Yeah we all hate ads but this could be done in a non-too annoying way if it means they can keep the price of their headsets down. VR headsets after-all are just a intermediary device to access further content just like our phones. So the idea of a Facebook headset having ads... idk I think the outrage is likely overblown and won't be as blatantly "in your face" as most art reacting to this. From the sound of it a single game so far will have ads (likely a free game but idk), and a couple of the built-in Facebook-branded aps.
I'll be curious to see owners of Oculus headsets impressions about this after actually experiencing it.
Infosquitoswhy not just go for an implanted retina display that sends ads to your brain 24/7 to get the discounts the advertisers will offer you for having the implant installed? That way you can buy all the items you will never have a use for? You can clear out the garage (and basement if you have one) to create ample storage space.
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It already becoming standard with some games. In last year's NBA game they had commercials playing during loading screens.Don't try to redeem a turd.
Let's pretend that it won't be terribly obnoxious as you say. So what? They claim success. What happens next is that it becomes standard industry practice. Once, as they think, we become comfortable with a few ads in non-obtrusive places then it's time to push the limits to see where else these can be used.
I always favored the Vive over the Oculus (though I own neither) so I probably wasnt going to get one anyway, but now I am pretty much guaranteed not to get one.
Ads suck. No one wants them. Ever.
In fact if I see an ad on any media or platform, I curse the company who paid for it, as now I know who is responsible for my misery, and I make a point out of avoiding their products.
If more people did the same we could disincentivize advertising permanently!
I can’t believe I have to say this but this is why EA coming back with NBA Live was awesome. Wow I just said awesome and EA in the same sentence Unironically.They were and it wasn't removed afaik and will return for the next one. Also it will make it in to their other sports games no doubt.
It already becoming standard with some games. In last year's NBA game they had commercials playing during loading screens.
and people were/are angry about that too.
They were and it wasn't removed afaik and will return for the next one. Also it will make it in to their other sports games no doubt.
You expect that but know they double down and force MT on you if you want any chance be competitive in online games.They are learning from Google and Facebook.
Make slow incremental changes. People will become upset, but as long as you stick to your guns, they will become used to it, and you get what you want anyway.
To them, the ability to sell ads in games long term is far more lucrative than the loss in sales short term by a few who protest...
That said, in an NBA game? I mean, have you seen any live sporting event on TV? Maybe ads in the game are an added element of realism?
I prefer to never see ads at all on any platform in any way, but I think there are ways to do it right, so it blends into the world of the game. I haven't played CyberPunk yet, but if in that universe there were a big coca cola billboard somewhere on the map, it might not seem out of place.
That said, if they are selling ads, i would expect the money I am paying for the game to go down. Way down.