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Thread: Oh the irony
13-02-2012, 10:01 AM #1
Oh the irony
The irony just struck me of the RPS main page being plastered with advertising for Mass Effect 3 on XBox360 including the demo we can download tomorrow (presumably only if we have said console).
There's not even the smallest mention of it also being available on PC.
EDIT: Oh, it seems PC's not being left out of the demo - http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/News/287...and-to-pc.aspx
Last edited by Thermal Ions; 13-02-2012 at 10:19 AM.
13-02-2012, 10:44 AM #2
that's rather impressive. When is the game out?
Also: it says on the ad that it's "better with Kinect". what kinect functionalities could our favourite guns'n'conversation have brought with it?
13-02-2012, 10:51 AM #3
Yeah, it's been bugging me too. Whoever's handling RPS's ads now seems to have missed the class on identifying your target market. It happened a while back, we got full-page Costume Quest ads when it was console-exclusive.
There's the principle of the thing, but on a more important note as far as its function of "being an ad" goes, it fails miserably.
Last edited by ColdSpiral; 13-02-2012 at 10:58 AM.
13-02-2012, 10:55 AM #4
13-02-2012, 11:40 AM #5
They demonstrated that during the last E3 and like all the Kinect demos it looked terribly gimmicky and uninspired. Because Shepard never exactly says what you choose, it seemed like he was constantly disobeying the player in a passive-aggressive way. Also, I wouldn't be surprised if the voice recognition won't work most of the time.
I really don't think PC people will miss out here."Reason is the madness of the strongest"
13-02-2012, 12:30 PM #6
For some reason that banner is causing RPS not to load properly for me, not that I have any intention of buying the game.
13-02-2012, 02:51 PM #7
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Didn't the last survey show that most RPS readers also owned a console? I don't think it's that out of place.
13-02-2012, 02:56 PM #8
PC gamers are so insecure. =/
13-02-2012, 04:12 PM #9
If Kinect won't let you reach out and grab space titties, then this system is fucking worthless.
13-02-2012, 04:24 PM #10
13-02-2012, 05:06 PM #11
It's somewhat amusing, sure. But I don't think this is irony. It isn't deliberately contrary to what one expects. The advert isn't that out of place... It is for a video game (and demo), that is coming to the PC Platform, that happens to be geared towards a console. It still works as advertising for the game.
13-02-2012, 05:27 PM #12
13-02-2012, 06:40 PM #13
if technological progress has taught us anything, it's that this stuff was specifically invented to fondle e-tits.
13-02-2012, 09:08 PM #14
14-02-2012, 04:31 AM #15
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Left side of ad: "download the demo now"
Right side of page: "download the demo tomorrow"
Please say i'm not the only one who found that funny.
14-02-2012, 04:39 AM #16I'm failing to writing a blog, specifically about playing games the wrong way
14-02-2012, 10:54 AM #17
Oddly enough, clicking the ad only brings you to the xbox page. They also don't seem to mention the PS3 anywhere, making it look like a xbox exclusive title. Very strange marketing."Reason is the madness of the strongest"
14-02-2012, 11:21 AM #18
What suprises me is that there's an actual demo coming out.
I think that is a really, really good thing.
15-02-2012, 05:55 AM #19
I don't mind the general Mass Effect advert as such, even the fact that it's a more 360 centric advert. I do think the number of XBox 360 logos sitting on top of and around the search bar is a bit much though. I know it's more a side effect of how the various components of the ads have ended up rather than intentional positioning, but it makes it look like the Search box has been paid for by Xbox.
15-02-2012, 04:07 PM #20
Well at least they are gaming adverts. There was time when I used to get banner ads for industrial drilling equipment.