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Three screenshots from the mind-numbing OneSoft Studio game pulled up for its racy ads by the ASA

Scrabble Go Had Ads Condoning "Sexual Assault", Rules ASA

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that mobile ads created by the developer OneSoft Studio "condoned sexual assault" and "encouraged sexual violence". These ads were shown during…

July 6, 2022 | 11:41 EDT

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ASA Accuses Mobile Dev Of Showing Adult Game Ad In Kids' Games

The UK Advertising Standards Authority has upheld complaints against sexually suggestive mobile ads that were being shown in games with a PEGI 3 rating. The ads, which include animated characters…

April 7, 2022 | 09:35 EDT

Gardenscapes, one of the Playrix games pulled up by the ASA for misleading advertising

UK ASA Upholds Misleading Advertising Claims Against Playrix

The UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld consumer claims of misleading advertising against Dublin-based developer Playrix. The claims were made about certain ads featuring puzzles in…

October 13, 2020 | 09:48 EDT

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ASA Bans Mobile Strike Advert Featuring Models In Bikinis

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in the UK has responded to criticism for an advert for mobile game Mobile Strike, banning it following complaints that it "objectified women". Mobile Strike…

April 8, 2017 | 08:30 EDT


ASA Rules No Man's Sky Steam Page Wasn't False Advertising

Earlier this year, we reported that the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in the UK had begun an investigation into Hello Games and Valve regarding No Man's Sky after multiple people had filed…

November 30, 2016 | 10:51 EST


No Man's Sky Under Investigation by the Advertising Standards Authority

The controversial launch of Hello Games' No Man's Sky has left many wondering what happened during the development of the Sony-backed indie game. The game was in many ways completely different from…

September 28, 2016 | 12:36 EDT