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  Abuz0r

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OP  12/08/12 9:14:28 AM#1

Every absolutely aweful game I wish I didn't install seems to have ads all over the internet with absolutely gorgeous sexy avatars that don't even exist in the game world.  What kind of false advertising is this?

I just wanted to vent that, thanks.

  Grunty

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12/08/12 9:17:48 AM#2
Simple solution:  Look at in-game screenshots, not ads.
  Theocritus

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12/08/12 9:18:20 AM#3
    Hehe yeah but it made games like Evony millions....theres alot of lonely males on the internet and sex definitely sells.
  Abuz0r

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OP  12/08/12 9:19:54 AM#4
I don't mean that the ads trick me into playing, usually after I've already played and quit I start seeing the ads and I'm like REALLY? I played that game and I didn't see HER!!!!
  Mari2k

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12/08/12 9:25:58 AM#5
No, Marketing and game development are two separate groups in most companys
  Quizzical

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12/08/12 11:59:22 AM#6
Not necessarily, but if marketing feels the need to come up with ads that have nothing whatsoever to do with the game, that's not a good sign.
  Terranah

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12/08/12 12:05:48 PM#7
I like looking at pretty things.  Even sexy things.  But I am so jaded and pay so little if any attention to the ads.  But I do look at ingame gameplay screenshots/videos.  Next I look at feature set.  I suppose I should reverse that, but as an artist and someone who is very interested in aesthetics and escapism, looks matter.  SWG is the baseline...anything that looks that good or better is just fine, but ugly is unacceptable to me.
  vonslasha

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12/08/12 12:09:48 PM#8
you have been reading my mind!! just didnt wanna sound sexest. but it is true!
  Haruto

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12/08/12 12:10:46 PM#9
Usually it just means they didn't try very hard on the game, so most of the time it will be somewhat sub-par.


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12/08/12 12:11:19 PM#10

I think a game advertisement should in some way make you want to play the game.

So to me, one that clearly shows off a neat feature, or relates a new expansion launch is good.

And to me, one that shows off nothing but maybe the name of the game, and the size of a female anime chick's... feature set, then I don't feel interested in playing that game.

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  Kazuhiro

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12/08/12 12:59:22 PM#11

You know... I never really considered that possibility. But now that you mention it, just about every game with such ads has been a piece of a crap. (I say "just about" in case there is one I can't think of that was decent.)

I doubt it's actually indicitive of a bad game, but ironically it does seem almost true when you think about it.

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  DMKano

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12/08/12 1:06:05 PM#12
Originally posted by Abuz0r

Every absolutely aweful game I wish I didn't install seems to have ads all over the internet with absolutely gorgeous sexy avatars that don't even exist in the game world.  What kind of false advertising is this?

I just wanted to vent that, thanks.

Not all of it is false advertising - for example that hot chick for Rift's Storm Legion expansion is actually a main character in game - Queen Meila, and she's hot in game as well. And on top of all that the expansion is actually really awesome, like 10 times better than the original game.

  Purutzil

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12/08/12 1:13:20 PM#13
it just means in many cases its an asian game. In that case, no, not ever one means that. There are plenty of games out there that are really good that do exploit it, its just sadly a very popular advertisement technic to attracted male gamers.
  Haruto

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12/08/12 1:14:19 PM#14
Best example of putting a fairly hot girl on the cover of an actually good product was Firiona Vie for Ruins of Kunark Expansion in EQ. And she is more in the background, was a major part of the game, and the Expansion was great.


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  Whiskey_Sam

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12/08/12 2:24:03 PM#15
You can often use this same rule of thumb for judging video game reviewers/columnists, too.

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  Crazy_Stick

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12/08/12 2:44:27 PM#16

Games, pro-wrestling, comic books, teen novels and best sellers, pop reality shows, Twilight, all of it is trash entertainment that sells sex and violence. I enjoy it. As to false advertising, well what classic B movie doesn’t have a DVD cover that manages to be completely unrelated to the movie footage? ;)

  Loktofeit

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12/08/12 2:46:31 PM#17
Originally posted by Haruto
Best example of putting a fairly hot girl on the cover of an actually good product was Firiona Vie for Ruins of Kunark Expansion in EQ. And she is more in the background, was a major part of the game, and the Expansion was great.

LOL! That is the exact example I was going to use.

  XxGrimmxX

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12/08/12 2:48:52 PM#18
So a few things. To answer your initial question, inherently no, but most of the time yes. Second, why are you looking at an ad to judge whether a game is going to be good? Especially with things like google and youtube. @.@
  winter

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12/08/12 2:48:56 PM#19
Originally posted by Abuz0r

Every absolutely aweful game I wish I didn't install seems to have ads all over the internet with absolutely gorgeous sexy avatars that don't even exist in the game world.  What kind of false advertising is this?

I just wanted to vent that, thanks.

 You mean like the Woman on the Everquest 1 and 2 boxes and advertisements? many people would disagree with you that Everquest is a "Absolutely Awefull game"

 

  madazz

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12/08/12 2:53:12 PM#20
Originally posted by Quizzical
Not necessarily, but if marketing feels the need to come up with ads that have nothing whatsoever to do with the game, that's not a good sign.

hahhah good point.

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