EA wants to try in-game advertising again, but promises a ‘thoughtful’ approach this time

This year has already provided all kinds of CEO-level lunacy, so what's one more to the pile, right? This latest case of C-suite brainworm...

Massively on the Go: Jurassic World Alive plods on five years later, encumbered by over-monetization

Ludia's Jurassic World Alive is still stomping along. It's gotten some features over the years that seem, well, "borrowed" from that Pokemon GPS game, but yeesh,...

A year after FTC complaint, Roblox will now hide ads for players 13 and under

Last year, the watchdog group Truth in Advertising (TINA) filed a complaint with the FTC over Roblox's "deceptive advertising" reach towards younger players, claiming...

The Soapbox: Hating on the competition is no way to promote an MMO

Recently, RIFT was back in the news, offering free subscription time to new and returning players. While I salute Gamigo's generosity here, whenever the topic...
Here we go once more.

The Daily Grind: Has an MMO ad ever worked on you?

I'm not sure how to feel about the fact that Final Fantasy XIV has done a fair number of live-action ads that are all...
The first one was enough.

Second Life bans all in-game advertisements that are ‘political in nature’

Launching into political rants in global chat or hijacking the guild discussion to make everyone uncomfortable with views on election candidates is seen as...

Hands-on: The Jurassic World Alive ARG shows promise, but not for MMO fans

Ludia's Jurassic World Alive isn't being marketed as an MMO, but it is an augmented reality game that involves roaming in the real world for virtual...

Chinese players review bomb PUBG on Steam over in-game VPN ads

Remember a couple of weeks ago when Valve said it was continuing to seek ways to crack down on review bombing, the practice of...

RIFT characters prank people in new ads

What's a skelf doing tipping a napping girl into a pool? Why is a female warrior throwing firecrackers at an innocent guy? Why is...
More like real reality.

The Elder Scrolls Online halts in-game ads

Wasn't it great when The Elder Scrolls Online put ads in the middle of the screen for cash shop items during a welcome back...