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BF2142 In-Game Ads (73 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 17-October-2006  18:01:32 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Dopefish spotted a bizarre bit of info about what seems to be borderline in-game spyware in EA's Battlefield 2142. People are reporting a slip of paper in the retail box which advises "When you use the Software while connected to the Internet, the Advertising Technology may record your Internet Protocol address and other anonymous information ("Advertising Data"). The Advertising Data is temporarily used by IGA to enable the presentation and measurement of in-game advertising and other in-game objects which are uploaded temporarily to your personal computer or game console and changed during online game play."

Here's a picture of the document:


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Given the already lukewarm response to this game, I can't see this helping their cause at all.

Edit: for the moment there are no reports of Australian customers either receiving this piece of paper or seeing in-game advertisements. If you're buying the game, please let us know how you go!



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