The people have spoken. Spoken angrily. And Sony have listened, removing the worst of the in-game advertising from WipeOut HD only 24 hours after it was first officially announced.
"The ad has been removed from WipEout HD", a Sony rep told Eurogamer, "and we are investigating the situation to ensure that any in-game advertising does not affect gameplay".
Note this doesn't mean all advertising in the game has been removed; only the ad that was causing the annoying, increased load times.
It appears to be only one ad. The State Farm ad which appeared to increase the loading times by as much as 10 seconds as seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX4f9zts6JM"
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