Now, I’ll admit, I was among the millions of mobile gamers who caught the Angry Birds bug when it was first released, but I haven’t played it in months. Apparently Rovio has now updated the game with levels featuring some very direct and obvious product placement.
I don’t know how I feel about this. Product placement is rapidly become the norm, and that’s fine, but having the ads intrude in the actual level design itself is a different matter entirely. It would be understandable in the free Android version, but this product placement was found on a paid iPhone App.