Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Subliminal messages in videogames
I ran across 2 interesting things today. One is about Konami supposedly flashing winning images in their slot machines while the game is being played:
"The games flash winning jackpot symbols at players for a fifth of a second, long enough for the brain to detect even if the players are not aware of the message, some psychologists told CBC News."
I guess the machines are being pulled. You can read the whole article here.
While searching for other subliminal messages in videogames I also came across this one which supposedly exists in Wario Ware for the DS. This one is kinda strange but you can see for yourself here.
Does anyone know if subliminal advertising really works or not? Or if anyone has some other examples in videogames please let me know.