http://www.landsoflore.org/article.php? ... =0&thold=0
"Some people got up in arms over the advertising in the new Patch for NWN. This latest patch has a big ad for their update on the main splash screen. Somebody made mention of it on the forums and this is what Derek French From Bioware had to say......
'You are welcome! I know its quite shocking to find that we actually make more games that just the original Neverwinter Nights and that we aren't going to just shut down the company after the release of NWN. Its because of that we want to make you aware of the other upcoming titles, because, quite frankly, we want to stay in business and keep making games for our fans. The SoU expansion is going to be fantastic and KotOR is just amazing. Hmmmmm. Maybe we should start selling X10 systems, too? Nah, we will just still with making computer RPGs.
Producer, Live Team
I am not sure what I think of advertising in the game, but so long as it is only on the splash screen I do not blame them for wanting to try and sell updates. Mind you another player made comment on the forums that he did not like seeing advertising on his game, and this was the response.
'Um, its not your launcher. Its ours. We were just giving you a preview of what the XP1 launcher will look like. Showing you new art. That was the intent.Guess we better stop releasing screenshots and content on the community site, too, because its offensive, right?
Producer, Live Team
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Now tell me, does this REEK of bad PR, or is it just me? I swear, gaming companies are going to Hell more and more. And you know what? It's not because of the producers anymore. It's pure asshole-ish elitism, straight from the development teams.
Roland The Gunslinger
The Diablo Strategy Compendium
The Diablo Strategy Compendium Forums
have a problem with SOME advertising especailly when they are selling products they make and done in the way that the user can opt out of viewing it again after the initial splash. Advert attachment to game has been with us since the very early days. I even liked some of them, and thankful to be informed.
However, yes, their attitude leaves much to be desired.
"Um, its not your launcher. Its ours...."
Well, this is my damn computer, go jerk off somewhere else.