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Sony Puts Ads Back Into Wipeout HD 7

An anonymous reader writes "After fan outcry over ads that were patched into Wipeout HD (after it was already purchased, ad-free), Sony removed them. Now, Sony has quietly added them back in with patch 2.10: 'The 2.10 Update makes some small improvements to front-end functionality and addresses some minor issues with the audio. In addition, small issues that could affect gameplay or scores in the Eliminator and Detonator game modes have also been corrected. Changes have also been made so that any adverts shown during loading screens will not adversely affect the loading times of the title. As many of you know, the functionality to display adverts during loading screens was first introduced in the 2.0 Update and originally didn't function as intended, leading to extended loading times in some areas of the game. This issue has now been resolved and we understand that a new advertising campaign in Wipeout HD is expected to launch across a number of European territories soon (no word yet on what is happening in North America). In the meantime, a range of PlayStation-specific ads will be making an appearance in the coming days.'"
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Sony Puts Ads Back Into Wipeout HD

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  • Re:Why so hostile? (Score:4, Informative)

    by Gothic_Walrus ( 692125 ) on Monday November 16, 2009 @03:54AM (#30112872) Journal

    I can't count how many game releases i missed simply because i never really checked to see when they were released, or even heard about them in the first place.

    This sounds like a personal problem to me.

    If you want to know what video games are coming out, it isn't that hard to figure out. Look at Amazon's Top Sellers list. Look at IGN's recent reviews. Look at the posts on the front pages of Joystiq or Kotaku. Go look at any video game message board on the internet and you'll find topics about whatever's new and popular. Walk into any store that carries games in the country and look at what's sitting on the shelf.

    I'd prefer not to have ads in loading screens just because some people are too lazy to do a bit of research on what new releases are available.

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