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Lately, I have been noticing a trend on the portal. A trend on the portal that really bothers and annoys me, because I feel it is just completely and utterly stupid.
The trend I'm talking about, is games with ads.
Now, I understand some of these games are produced by game "studios" and they want to be professional and such. I understand that not everyone is in this just to make games. They want to make money. There are plenty of games from flash that have gone on to make nice franchises, but it's not because they were full of ads, its because they were fun and innovative games.
But what I'm seeing aren't really these great games that just happen to have ads. I'm seeing remakes of asteroids, and that kind of thing, except you have to sit through 5 minutes of ads for every 2 minutes of play time. It just isn't fun. I have to give the Gemcraft people props - not only do they implement the ads without being that intrusive as most of these flashes are now, but they also do something that not many of these games allow - they let you opt out.
So here is a message to all these game studios and flash authors that are putting these intrusive ads in their games:
We play the games to have fun, not to look at ads. If you want us to buy something, or buy your game, then make a good game, and people will get behind it.
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