Being the lazy idiot that I am, I neglected to update my GB subscription with my new debit card info, and was therefore treated to a surprise day of ads on this site. Spoilers... they're still terrible.
To make it totally clear, this isn't a thread about whining or blame. I love this site and from reading/watching/listening to all of them for years, I trust the integrity of everyone who works here. And I understand that they suffer from having to do the same shitty shit other shitty sites do to survive, and that they are probably at least as bummed out by creepy ads as we are, if not even more, because they're practically helpless to change them.
So this is mainly just to talk about how weird this shit is.
I was shocked that there were lots of these things pretending to be something you intended to download.
Not the wildest thing out there for sure. But you'd expect those fake-out malware download banners when you're downloading
Japanese egg-laying monster porn cheat engine codes for Euro truck driving games, not on our own beloved site!
And of course, there were tons of ads for games. Appropriate ad content, really. Nothing wrong with that at all.
Until this one popped up.
If you're not familiar, Dark Matter is a Metroid-like side scrolling shooter... that was released for purchase in an ashamedly unfinished state. Its mere continued existence is a slap in the face to really, gamers everywhere. So to see it advertised here, and therefore sort of promoted by this site, is a bit disappointing.
Again, not trying to say, "Ahhhhhhh!!!!!1 they Suck!!! take this shit downn!!!!". Just, I guess, that these kind of ads suck everywhere.
I hope the internet figures some new shit out, soon.