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UK ASA Upholds Complaints Against Three Major Studios Over Lack of Loot Box Disclosure

The UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld complaints against three major gaming studios over their failure to disclose the presence of loot boxes in ads for their games on social…

March 20, 2024 | 10:08 EDT

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Massively Anticipated Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Takes Over Tokyo

Today Square Enix revealed a large promotional campaign to make sure absolutely no one living in Tokyo misses the fact that Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is coming soon.  Starting today, a number of…

February 18, 2024 | 05:59 EST

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Xbox Goes Massive on Las Vegas Sphere

Microsoft has finally managed to make Xbox massive, in a very literal way, by displaying a giant ad on the famous Sphere venue in Las Vegas.  The ad displayed a giant Xbox logo followed by brief 3D…

October 20, 2023 | 11:38 EDT

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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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PlayStation Free-to-Play Games Will Reportedly Have Ads by Late 2022

Sony reportedly has plans to put advertisements inside of PlayStation free-to-play games in a fashion similar to a project reportedly in the works at Microsoft. As with most modern gaming…

April 20, 2022 | 02:52 EDT

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Roblox FTC Inquiry Possibly Coming Over Deceptive Ads

A potential Roblox FTC inquiry could be on the cards. The advertising watchdog (Truth In Advertising) has reported the platform to the FTC, alleging that Roblox and some of the brands that…

April 19, 2022 | 12:29 EDT

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Ads Reportedly Coming to Xbox Free-to-Play Games Later This Year

Microsoft reportedly has plans to put advertisements inside of Xbox free-to-play games -- and this new initiative could begin as early as the summer of 2022. Xbox has been happily chugging…

April 15, 2022 | 03:49 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

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Wargaming Pauses Ads Following Ukraine Invasion

Following the recent invasion of Ukraine by Russia, World of Tanks and World of Warships developer Wargaming has paused all of its Tanks ads and some of its Warships spots worldwide. The studio…

February 24, 2022 | 10:05 EST

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FTC Blasts Apple And Google In Tapjoy Advertising Ruling

The Federal Trade Commission has blasted Apple and Google, suggesting the two companies' prohibitive mobile platform charges force developers into predatory revenue streams. This comes in a statement…

January 8, 2021 | 09:15 EST

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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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YouTube Is Developing Interactive Choose Your Own Adventure-Style Content

Online video giant YouTube is to develop its own choose-your-own-adventure-style interactive programming. The new content is likely intended to compete with Netflix shows like Black Mirror:…

April 11, 2019 | 09:30 EDT

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Facebook Details Plans To Stop Fake News

Facebook has announced steps to curtail the spread of fake news. In a press release, Facebook detailed that it will deny ads for “repeat offenders” of fake news stories. Facebook founder and CEO Mark…

August 28, 2017 | 11:43 EDT

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HTC to Add In-Game Ads Inside HTC Vive

HTC has pitched a new advertisement platform to developers and advertisers. This system can be integrated to show real ads in fictional VR environments. Innovative VR ADs are similar to native…

March 31, 2017 | 06:17 EDT

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Nintendo's First Ever Super Bowl Ad Airs Today for Nintendo Switch

It's not often that advertisement is news, but the Super Bowl is a law into itself when it comes to advertising. Huge audiences lead to insane prices and those combine to lead to a marketing blitz…

February 5, 2017 | 10:30 EST

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Google Banning Fake News Sites From Using Its Ad Network

Google announced on Monday that its advertising tools will soon be closed off to websites that promote fake news stories. A spokesperson from Google gave Reuters the following statement: Moving…

November 15, 2016 | 09:15 EST

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Adblock Plus Announces Its Own Ad Platform

Eyeo, the ad blocking company behind Adblock Plus (ABP), has announced that it is launching its own advertisement platform. This is an extension of ABP's acceptable ads program, which has been…

September 15, 2016 | 08:31 EDT

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Windows 10's Next Update Doubles Start Menu Ads

Windows 10 has been no stranger to controversial updates and features, from the talk about how it transmits data about your machine, all the way to the Windows 7 updates that auto installed Windows…

May 17, 2016 | 04:15 EDT

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3D Printing and Parkour Videos: Dying Light's Alternate Advertising

Dying Light is scheduled to come out on the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and the PC in the U.S. on January 27th, 2014, January 28th for Asia/Australia/New Zealand, and in Europe on January 30th. And…

January 14, 2015 | 06:02 EST