#1 Posted by Harkat (1100 posts) -

Hello,

So, most of Europe has just become subject to advertising on Giant Bomb. Completely fair to those who are not paid subscribers, so I'm not complaining about that.

However, some of the advertising is of dubious quality. Like these pretty funny, context-free "DOWNLOAD" and "PLAY NOW" buttons. No advertised game, no brand names or trademarks, no further information. Lul:

#2 Edited by Nictel (2380 posts) -

Yeah they're made for you to click on accidently. Even more annoying on sites where the ACTUAL download button is more obscure than the advertisement.

#3 Posted by bybeach (4725 posts) -

I never saw it, but I luved the screams of anguish over the Dead Island ad..must have been pretty horrific sonically and such by what ppl. wrote.

#4 Posted by TooWalrus (13136 posts) -

Yeah, you need to let Danial know when you see this shit ASAP so he can take it down (or does he not have control over advertisements in countries other than the US?)- because that's definitely pretty shitty.

#5 Posted by FirePrince (1763 posts) -

It's kinda cool when they advertise actual games(Nuclear Dawn, never heard of it, seems cool) but not so cool when it tries to convince me that I won an iPhone 4S, shaking the ad screen to the point that I have to refresh the screen to avoid having a headache.

Oh well.

#6 Posted by Marzy (675 posts) -

AdBlock?

Simple fix.

#7 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19308 posts) -

The worst advertising was the Dead Rising pre-video ad. Super loud sound and annoying ad.

#8 Edited by crusader8463 (14413 posts) -

Not an American + Adblock + Membership = I have never seen an ad on this site. From what I have read though it's pretty revolting stuff. Not so much the ads themselves, but how they have been exactly what the guys said they would never do. C'est la vie.

#9 Posted by Dagbiker (6939 posts) -

When you see a shity ad pm daniel a ss of the ad, he can then flag it and remove it.

#10 Posted by artofwar420 (6251 posts) -

I don't know what an ad is.

Seriously though, some of the ads I've seen while logged off are kind of atrocious. I'm not against ads as long as they're not intrusive.

#12 Edited by Omega (829 posts) -

Yeah I got that ad once. The worst one so far was one of those unemployed mom in -city you live in- makes $600 a day doing nothing and you can too! Ads like that kinda makes the site look more  like a trashy torrent site than a legitimate business.

#13 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6386 posts) -

ALL WAS QUIET

#14 Posted by Keenblaze (470 posts) -

@Godlyawesomeguy said:

ALL WAS QUIET

BUT DEN... EVERYTING WENT CRAZY.

I didn't mind that ad that much because the music was so awesome. It was some remix of the Dead Island theme and it was pretty rad. The worst ad I saw was something called "Fail Fridays" hosted by some Internet-famous tool. It made me really sad that WM had stooped to that level, though I understand they need the money.

#15 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

@Keenblaze said:

@Godlyawesomeguy said:

ALL WAS QUIET

BUT DEN... EVERYTING WENT CRAZY.

I didn't mind that ad that much because the music was so awesome. It was some remix of the Dead Island theme and it was pretty rad. The worst ad I saw was something called "Fail Fridays" hosted by some Internet-famous tool. It made me really sad that WM had stooped to that level, though I understand they need the money.

DEY COMING!