So let's take a walk, shall we? (Gaming)

by Cody Miller @, Music of the Spheres - Never Forgot, Friday, January 24, 2020, 10:51 (1548 days ago) @ Kermit

You got platinum in Death Stranding. There's someone out there who refused to play it because of its blatant product placement. You might not have liked that, but you made a calculation that you could ignore it. Or maybe it really worked for you, and your refrigerator is full of monster drinks.

I did not know there would be product placement when I bought the game. I don't care for that, but it at least did not require negative changes to the game itself beyond the mere inclusion of them, and you could argue as Korny did that it actually was an artistic choice (I don't know how much I buy that).

Product placement is itself a completely different topic, and my take is much more nuanced given that brands are themselves, for better or for worse, an integral part of our culture.

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