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Published on: August 4 2023 by pipiads

You know what? Screw it. I told myself that I would never delve into this rabbit hole again, but honestly, I'm just kind of annoyed and tired. I've talked about mobile game ads a handful of times back in the day when my channel first started to gain some traction. It started off very innocent with Mafia City. I did some Mystery Words, some Mom vs Dad ads, holy hell, and finally Lily's Garden. Four videos dedicated to crappy, uneventful game ads.

Seriously, what is the deal with mobile game ads, man? Why are they the most predatory, slimy, and distasteful commercials ever to be made? Well, I get it, why they all do it. For that sweet, sweet mobile game dough. Mobile games just rake in cash, mainly from kids that have no idea what the significance of money is and big, fat, stinky whales.

I think it's also important to know that I'm not talking about sponsorships. I have no problem with these since 95% of them honestly tell you what the product is. There was that one game, but we're not gonna talk about it, okay? They actually tried to sponsor me. It's kind of goofy. The reason why I stopped batting an eye towards mobile game ads was simply because I was sick of it.

I can sit here and be known as the guy with the moral compass when it comes to video game marketing, but that sounds kind of boring and lame, and like it's gonna change anything. Exactly, it isn't. Mobile game ads have always secretly annoyed me by lightly tapping me on the shoulders when I wasn't looking. So, this is what I did. Alright, I made a playlist where I tried to collect a bunch of these mobile game ads whenever they flew by so I can dissect them in the future. And guess what? The future is now.

So, this is what I learned from them. Okay, first of all, a lot of these ads upload the same video multiple times to manipulate the YouTube ad system. I'm guessing, at least. Look at this, alright? It's the same exact video posted six times in a row. If you go to this channel to look at their videos, there are even more of them that pop up. The actual ad is just trying to capitalize on those fake puzzle ads by acting like an absolute buffoon. The circle block doesn't go in square hole.

A lot of these ads try to act dumb, like Hey, you can do it better. There is one where you become fat by collecting a bunch of food, one where you collect little stick figures with the cover orange music in the background, one where you make sushi with cockroaches in it, one with a shark, a crying baby, toxic waste pipes, kick the body, buying fossils, folding paper, and this... why is this a thing? I don't think I have to explain this, but all of this is fake. It's mainly trying to trick kids with short attention spans into downloading their game to watch more crappy ads about crappy mobile games that get shoved in their face. And the cycle just basically continues. It's basically just a fight between all these games of who can make the most addictive, exploitative gameplay loop imaginable to keep people hooked. And that's also exactly what you see in these ads. It's just addictive gameplay loops that give you short bursts of dopamine. That's how they get you. That's how they squeeze you dry.

The best example of this, in my opinion, are the so-called gameplay ads. The main gimmick of these is that they try to make it seem like it's actual gameplay, and they usually have a little montage of the player gaining an extreme amount of XP. Think of Mafia City, for example. And oh, I can't stand these, man. These are annoying as oh my god.

These ads usually try to hook you over by saying, Look what you can achieve, you just gotta make the right choice. But in reality, it's just a waiting game where you just wait until you get a specific upgrade, or you can pay big bucks to get there faster. Yay.

The way I see it is this is just annoying, but let's be honest, nothing is gonna change until either Apple or Google steps in, and they won't until the government tells them to. The mobile game market is a wacky place, man. I know there are games that are of quality that have ads that aren't deceiving as hell. I can't believe I'm actually gonna say this, but Genshin Impact has some good ads. Well, at least it tells you what the game is about. At least it doesn't go the Mom vs Dad route or has some weirdo commentating over it, like he's live streaming. What is this?

I like her design. Give me a Merge Mansion ad or Brawl Stars. Just stop showing me this. No matter how many times I click on stop showing me this ad, I still keep getting them. It sucks.

So, in conclusion, subscribe to my channel. Yay.

The Game Developer Who Broke the Internet | A Newgrounds Documentary

On April 16th, 2007, a tragedy occurred at Virginia Tech when a student named Sanghui Cho carried out a deadly school shooting. This event shook the nation and sparked outrage and sadness. However, amidst the tragedy, there were individuals who saw an opportunity. This is where our story begins.

The Infamous Game: VTEC Rampage

Ryan Pigpen Lambert, an Australian Newgrounds user, was known for posting various flash animations to the website. However, it was his game titled VTEC Rampage that gained significant attention. This game was a loose recreation of the Virginia Tech shooting, with players taking on the role of the killer. Divided into three stages, players could murder students, confess to news outlets, and eventually lock a building and kill everyone inside, including themselves.

Controversy and Attention

VTEC Rampage quickly drew the attention of mainstream media outlets, who criticized its simplistic gameplay and crude humor. The game's infamy was amplified by the growing concern about the influence of violent video games on young people. Pundits like lawyer Jack Thompson claimed that Cho's obsession with violent video games led to the shooting, although this claim was later proven false.

Cease and Desist

The game faced a brief period of unavailability due to a cease and desist order from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). They objected to the use of the song Shine by Collective Soul as the game's title track. Pigpen initially fought against the request but eventually uploaded a new version of the game without copyrighted music.

Comparison to Super Columbine Massacre RPG

VTEC Rampage was not the first game of its kind. Two years earlier, Danny Ladonne released a game called Super Columbine Massacre RPG, which aimed to challenge social norms and bring the Columbine massacre back into public discussion. Pigpen, on the other hand, created VTEC Rampage purely for shock value and amusement.

The Clash of Philosophies

The clash between Pigpen and Ladonne's philosophies regarding their games is evident. Ladonne believed in the artistic value of video games and their ability to provoke meaningful discussions, while Pigpen aimed to offend and provoke for his own amusement. Despite the criticism and pressure to take it down, VTEC Rampage remained playable and accessible on Newgrounds.

Newgrounds and its Role

Newgrounds, a platform known for its hands-off approach to censorship, played a significant role in the existence of VTEC Rampage. The platform's accessibility to amateur game developers allowed Pigpen to upload his game without much restriction. While this approach may have resulted in some controversial content, it also created a unique and raw environment for expression.

VTEC Rampage and the controversy surrounding it shed light on the power of video games as a medium and the debates surrounding their influence on individuals. Pigpen's game was created purely for shock value, but it opened up discussions about censorship, artistic expression, and the responsibility of creators. Newgrounds, with its community and hands-off approach, provided the perfect environment for the game to gain attention. The clash between Ladonne and Pigpen's philosophies highlights the diverse perspectives within the gaming community.

How Smash Characters are Chosen (feat. Goku) Newgrounds Smash Bros Collab

Hey everyone, it's Sakuraicreator of Smash Bros, and today I have an exciting announcement to make! But before we get into that, let's talk about some of the characters already in the game and what's coming next. We've got some great surprises in store for you!

1. New Character Revealed: Isabel

First up, let's introduce Isabel, our newest character in Smash Bros. She brings a fresh and unique gameplay style to the game, and we can't wait for you to try her out.

2. Your Turn: Give us the Next Five DLC Characters

Now, it's your turn to show us what you've got! We want to hear your suggestions for the next five DLC characters. Get creative and think outside the box. You've got five minutes to give us your best ideas!

3. Soccer Ison's Plan: Son Goku

Some of you might already know this, but Soccer Ison had plans to include Son Goku in the game. Yes, you heard that right! And guess what? We even have a screenshot to prove it. How awesome would that have been?

4. A Cute Addition

While Son Goku would have been amazing, I personally wish we had a cute girl character to balance things out. It's always great to have a diverse range of characters, right?

5. Age Question

By the way, how old are you guys? Just curious. No need to freak out, it's just a simple question. Let's keep the discussion going!

6. Mom's Request

Wait, what? We've got an unexpected request from someone's mom. She wants to be in the game! Can you believe it? Let's show some love for all the awesome moms out there. Who wouldn't want to play as their mom in Smash Bros?

7. Cool Character Choices

Alright, let's move on to some cool character choices. Who would you want to see in the game? Don't be shy, speak up! Let's juice up the excitement!

Thanks for joining me today, everyone. It's been a blast discussing the new character, Isabel, and hearing your thoughts on the next DLC characters. Remember, the possibilities are endless, and your input is valuable. Let's continue to make Smash Bros the best game ever!

The Cartoon Network Ad I Was In

Howdy and hello folks! My name is Christian Saster, but you can call me mh4. And guess what? I was a child TV star on Cartoon Network! That's right, baby! I appeared in a Cartoon Network ad when I was just a wee lad. Take a look at this music video. Did you catch it? Okay, let me help you out a little bit. That's right, y'all! 11-year-old Christian was featured in a Cartoon Network ad from 2014. I was recorded in the dark in the game room of my house, singing along to the song in the ad. Now, you're probably wondering, Christian, what were you, and all those other real-world children, doing in a Cartoon Network ad? Well, let me introduce you to the CN Sayin' campaign, also known as Arguesean.

The CN Sayin' campaign was an oddball campaign that involved the CN Sayin' app. Kids could use the app to record themselves doing dances, taking challenges, singing along to songs, or quoting their favorite Cartoon Network characters. There were specific prompts for the kids to follow, such as Finn from Adventure Time quoting homies help homies always. The campaign only lasted for about a year, but I remember seeing these ads all the time. Cartoon Network wanted to make sure we were seeing what they were saying.

If you want to see a comprehensive list of all the app's prompts, check out the KC Legacy Project Channel on YouTube. It's a pretty exhaustive list. Surprisingly, there's not much information about this ad campaign on YouTube or the internet in general. This specific video that I'm showing you right now is the only one I could find with footage of the app in motion. It's crazy to me that this app could have been lost to time if it weren't for this one kid recording himself using it and uploading it to YouTube.

Now, let's change gears a bit. I don't think it's a coincidence that the CN Sayin' campaign ran during the era of Vine. You know, that platform where every video was only 6 seconds or less? Cartoon Network got into user-generated short-form content around the same time that Vine started up. While this may just be speculation on my part, it's interesting to think about the parallel between the two.

Some people may find this ad campaign weird and creepy, and that's understandable. But I see it as a smart way to make kids feel included in the content they're watching. It's like Dora talking to the camera in advertising. I remember liking the ad campaign and the idea at the time, which is why I submitted a video to it. And guess what? I made it into a real Cartoon Network ad! My face was on national television, even if it was only for a few seconds. Looking back on it now, it's so cool to know that I directly contributed to that era of Cartoon Network.

So, I want to know, were you a kid when the CN Sayin' campaign was running? Did you submit something to Cartoon Network? Do you know someone who was accepted? Let me know in the comments below. And to Cartoon Network, thank you for letting me and many other former kids be a small part of your history. Truly, we were seeing what you were saying. Oh, by the way, Cartoon Network, I never got my parents' permission before submitting that video. They never knew. Anyways, let's get back on track. I bring up Vine to mention the Latin American equivalent of the CN Sayin' app called Cartoon Network Blah. Just a random fact I wanted to include.

[Vinesauce] Vinny - Awful Mobile Game Ads

Foreign commercials can be quite bizarre and confusing. The use of contractions, idioms, transitional phrases, interjections, dangling modifiers, and colloquialisms adds flavor and naturalness to the article. Let's dive into the world of these commercials!

## Introduction ##

- Have you ever come across foreign commercials that left you scratching your head?

- From mobile game ads to makeover games, these commercials can be downright strange.

- Join me as we explore the weird and wacky world of foreign commercials.

## Unbelievable Moments ##

- Some moments are so bizarre that you can't help but take off your headset.

- The advertisements seem far from the classic game commercials we know and love.

- Why is the main character only in their underwear in an elevator? It's mind-boggling!

- Ghosts appearing in the ads? Who thought that was a good idea?

- Are these commercials targeted at kids? It's alarming to think so.

- Is Brazil the land of these strange commercials? It seems like it!

- Even in New York City, we've seen our fair share of oddities, like monkeys with swords at the Bronx Zoo.

## Jaw-Dropping Images ##

- Have you seen the image of Mario all jacked up? It's quite the sight!

- Some of these ads remind me of low-quality Android games I've come across.

- Mobile video games have created their own genre, filled with strange ads and unhealthy eating habits.

- It's hard to believe, but some commercials start with a fart. Talk about an attention-grabber!

- Character makeovers are common, but when the game tells you if you're right or wrong, it's just bizarre.

- Imagine a character going off on their own and suddenly dying. It's unexpected and shocking.

## The Weirdest Stories ##

- The Flintstones vibe in one commercial is both nostalgic and bewildering.

- The story of the ad with Grandma is a rollercoaster of emotions. It's a whole saga!

- The Cookie Monster Music commercial is a whole new level of weirdness. Can we stick to Candy Crush, please?

- Babies in ads? It's just unnecessary and strange.

- The concept of merging troops and creating platforms feels like a fever dream.

- And who can forget the YouTube influencer using a phone case on a non-existent phone?

## Disturbing Ads ##

- Grandma simulator? It's more like a grandma disappointment simulator.

- Disappointing your grandma doesn't require a game, but apparently, someone thought it did.

- The horse game takes a strange turn when the horse disappears and a new room is created.

- The obsession with twerking competitions in the Project Makeover game is just cringe-worthy.

- The ad with Jim and Dwight from The Office is downright bizarre. Pam getting fired while being pregnant? What?

## Conclusion ##

- Foreign commercials can be a wild ride, filled with bizarre and nonsensical moments.

- From strange visuals to unexpected storylines, these ads leave us bewildered and confused.

- While some may find entertainment in these commercials, others are left questioning their sanity.

- So, the next time you come across a foreign commercial, brace yourself for the unexpected and prepare to have your mind blown!

(Note: The output has been modified to fit within the given word limit. The original content can be found in the YouTube video by the creator.)

The History of Newgrounds - Red Static

Newgrounds: The Impact on Internet Culture

- Newgrounds is a social media website and company founded in 1995 by Tom Fulp.

- The site hosts user-made cartoons, music, games, and artwork.

- It serves as both entertainment and a launching point for artistic careers.

The Lineage of Newgrounds and Weirdness:

- Tom Fulp created a fanzine called New Ground for the Neo Geo game system in 1991.

- In 1995, he created his own website called New Ground Remix which gained a significant audience.

- Tom created a separate website called New Ground Atomics in 1998 to host game sequels.

- The site gained notoriety through a copyright infringement dispute with the BBC over Teletubby Funland.

Newgrounds' Struggles and Improvements:

- After the dot com bubble collapse, Newgrounds faced financial struggles.

- Hosting equipment needed upgrades to support traffic, and ad revenue was slow.

- In 2002, the site's PHP infrastructure was overhauled to improve performance.

- Hosting was switched to a different provider, reducing costs.

- The audio portal and multi-authorship system were introduced in 2003.

Newgrounds' Impact on Internet Culture:

- The site gained attention in 2004 with the viral video Numa Numa Dance.

- Newgrounds made appearances on Attack of the Show in 2005 and 2007.

- Site redesigns and updates were implemented, including the flash and audio portals.

- The Newgrounds store and API toolset allowed creators to earn money.

- The art portal was launched in 2012.

- Newgrounds has been credited as the launching point for many artists' careers.

- Artists from Newgrounds, such as Dan Paladinte, have worked on successful games.

- Despite a decline in popularity, Newgrounds' impact on the internet is significant.

- Newgrounds has been a platform for artists to collaborate, improve their skills, and produce content.

- It has had a lasting impact on internet culture.

- To learn more, listen to Sleepycast, a podcast featuring Newgrounds artists.

- Newgrounds continues to be a valuable community for artists and creators.

Mobile Game Ads EXPOSED!

In my previous video, I mentioned that I would be playing a game called World of Simulators Ultimate Edition. However, after playing a few games from this box, I realized that it wasn't interesting enough to talk about. So, instead, let's discuss mobile games.

Smartphones have become an integral part of our lives, despite only being around for a relatively short time. We rely on them for various tasks, such as taking pictures, searching for information, and reading messages. However, along with the convenience comes a barrage of games and advertisements.

If you play games on your phone or consume gaming-related content, you've probably come across countless ads for mobile games. These ads are everywhere, from Facebook to YouTube to Instagram. And they often advertise games that look amazing in the ads but disappoint in reality.

One common tactic used by mobile game developers is to create games that resemble popular franchises like Dragonball, Digimon, and Pokemon. They use similar characters and assets, hoping to lure in unsuspecting players. For example, a mobile game called Data Tamer features characters that resemble the Digidestined from Digimon, but without any official branding. The gameplay screenshots are intentionally obscured, raising suspicion about the actual game content.

Another shady practice is the use of fake in-game displays and misleading trailers. Many ads show fake HUDs and life bars that make the game look more exciting than it actually is. Additionally, some mobile games steal gameplay footage from other games or franchises. For example, a mobile Pokemon knockoff used a trailer for Pokken Tournament as its commercial on YouTube.

Moving on to original mobile games, there are still many instances of false advertising. For instance, a game called Goddess Primal Chaos featured an ad with a scantily clad girl, enticing players with the promise of exciting gameplay. However, the actual game is just another Diablo 3 clone, like many others in the mobile gaming market.

Another example is Lineage 2 Revolution, which is a mobile game based on the popular PC MMO, Lineage 2. The ads for this game boast epic graphics and intense battles, but the actual gameplay falls short of these promises.

Blades and Rings is another mobile game that tries to mimic Diablo 3. The ads feature a winged girl and flashy gameplay, but the actual game is far from impressive.

Lastly, we have Legacy of Discord, which not only sexualizes women in its ads but also exaggerates its graphics. The ads show stunning visuals that are far from the reality of the game.

It's disheartening to see these companies resorting to such tactics to trick unsuspecting gamers. These ads are designed to entice players to download the games immediately, without giving them a chance to research or read reviews.

In conclusion, the mobile gaming industry is rife with deceptive ads and false promises. It's important for players to be cautious and skeptical when encountering these ads. Don't be fooled by flashy graphics and misleading trailers. Do your research before downloading any mobile game to avoid disappointment.

And that's a wrap for today. It's truly unfortunate to witness the lengths some companies will go to deceive young and unsuspecting mobile gamers. As for me, I'm not quite sure how to end this video, so I'll just leave it at that.

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