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Dishonored's attempt to Cure Violence with revenge, by Vice

Vice, founded as a punk zine in 1994, is now a major global brand with a network of television, documentary and digital production studios, an online hub, magazine, record label, publishing house and advertising agency. It's notorious for brash exposition and unapologetic presentation, finding the...

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Sony patents method of turning TV ads into interactive mini-games

Sony holds the patent for turning television commercials into interactive video games, taking humanity one step closer a future resembling Wall-E, while the likelihood of Blade Runner fades to a distant, neon second. The patent describes one method of gaming as advertisement as a "commercial...

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EA's Battlefield 3 ad campaign on Facebook shows 440 percent return on investment

A major part of Facebook's business, in addition to keeping an accurate and exceedingly detailed log of the horrible web of lies you spin during your daily social activities, is as an advertising platform. As it turns out, advertising on Facebook can be pretty helpful, at least if the product...

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NUads video demonstrates how your Kinect will get you to watch TV ads

Microsoft posted a preview clip of its "NUads," which isn't quite as filthy as it sounds. Not in the way you're thinking, anyway. "NUads" are like television advertisements, presented through the Xbox 360 dashboard, that feature Kinect voice interactivity. Or, as Microsoft's sparklingly corporate...

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SCEA patents advertising that interrupts gameplay

A patent filed by Sony Computer Entertainment America in 2011 describes an advertising system in which a game would be "suspended" during play, an advertisement would come up, and then the game would continue – much like TV commercials interrupt segments of programming. According to the...

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'The World is in Play' kicks off $50 million Vita ad campaign

Sony plans to spend $50 million on its Vita advertising campaign... and from this "The World is in Play" commercial, most of that budget went toward the fantastic visuals. Given the accents -- and the soccer -- this would appear to be a European ad. It also doesn't feature the #gamechanger Twitter...

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Sony spending $50 million on Vita marketing

You might be wondering where all the Vita advertising is. Sony's been pretty quiet about the thing until now, but that's going to change, according to Sony's senior director for handheld consoles, John Koller. Sony's just taking its time about getting that message out. Koller told the New York...

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Capcom behind 'No Hope Left' viral ads (or widespread graffiti, depending on your perspective)

The "No Hope Left" ad campaign spotted in a variety of locations across Europe has been pinned to Capcom. At least that's according to The Sixth Axis, whose intrepid reporter schlepped down to the Vauxhall station in London after seeing an image pop up on the viral ad campaign's website. He...

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Soulcalibur V advertisement debunked, junked

Following Namco's release of a controversial, crass Soulcalibur V ad focusing on ... non-fighting-related aspects of the game, the above image started going around of a subsequent ad that had reportedly been deemed too controversial and removed. The first post we've seen about it was on Digital...

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How to block ads on the Xbox 360 Dashboard

Tired of turning on your Xbox 360 and seeing Chuck Norris advertise a game for another platform? Redditors have found a solution. It's ... complicated, involving a lot of fiddling with your Xbox settings, clearing your hard drive cache, and signing up for an OpenDNS account, but the end result is...

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