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Get ready for the in-game ad onslaught

Posted by: Chuck at 4/20/2006 8:00 AM
Business Week has an interesting (and rebranded from GameDaily) article on the growth of in game advertising.  Apparently the Yankee group is estimating that the market will reach $732 million by 2010, up from an estimated $56 million in 2005.  While it is a bit chilling to think about Master Chief shilling for Pepsi or Coke during cut-scenes the ads do defray some of the higher developmenet costs and I'm guessing after a while people will get used to tuning them out like they do web and TV ads now.