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Posted 2006-01-23 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
I've been interviewed by Pierluigi Casolari of Italian game culture site Videoludica (also a book series). Casolari asks primarily about my attempts to incite an anti-sponsorship revolution in The Sims Online, but also solicits my opinions on the state of in-game advertising and my more recent adventures in Disney's Virtual Magic Kingdom. The interview is the first I've given in-depth regarding my article "Big Mac Attacked" about anti-McDonald's action in The Sims Online, and I think it explains my rationale pretty well. If I regret anything from that 2002 article, it's not having actually protested in-game, but then that would have involved buying the game and its integrated product-placement in the first place.
 
     
 
   
 
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Comment posted by Orneryboy
January 24, 2006 @ 12:08 pm
     
 
What is the project you are working on for World of Warcraft? Maybe I need to start an alt on your server... :)
 
     
 
     
   
 
 
     
 
     
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