I’m a fan of concepts like this. Netflix is cool and I definitely love the service. However Crackle has it’s own merit in the way it allows viewers to watch content for free, just with commercials. This age old concept is something I appreciate seeing in different media of our time.
Now, Square-Enix has launched Core Online! Focused on browser based gameplay you can now enjoy select titles by watching commercials. Each ad nets you game time. Here’s the concept straight from the site:
You will normally earn 20 minutes of game time for each 1 minute advertisement you view – although occasionally this may vary. Adverts will also appear during loading screens; but the load time is not artificially increased by this, and ads viewed in this way will earn you additional game time.
So there you have it. As they say, who knows, you may even see an ad for something you like. Commercial funded gaming. I’m glad to see it! What do you think? You can check out more at http://www.coreonline.com/
* update – Square Enix has released a video commercial for their new Core Online service. Check it out below.