- Jul 3, 2009
I've never touched it never will but its nice to know what I'm missing out on is a game for bored accountants
Chinese, not Russian.vortexgods said:The thing is, as I understand it, this is a Russian game. Russians don't understand the concept of not advertising things with sex. "Oh, you sell baby furniture? Use sexy lady for ad."
To be fair, those ads would be mostly appropriate if the game being advertised was Red Alert III. Or Red Alert II. Sigh... I love the Red Alert series...
There are actually laws against that here (specifically, deceptive or intentionally misleading advertising; hyperbole is allowed though). I'm a little surprised if that's not the case elsewhere. (Not that local laws apply to the Internet though.)The_root_of_all_evil said:The thing is though that there is no comeback against these things. Adverts lie, cheat, insult and (metaphorically) steal every day; and action against private corporations is minimal at best.
TBF, why shouldn't they say anything up to outright character assassination? Because it's only people like Sony etc. that will get slapped for anything, and that usually takes 6 months and half the tax-payers fee.
It's a sad state of affairs, and the only way to deal with it is to make advertisers liable for their adverts. Heineken probably doesn't reach the parts other beers cannot reach, and Carling's probability of being the best beer in the world is really rather low.
Until then, advertisers can smear anything they want over a game in our name and then walk away with our money.
People don't play games because they are good anymore. They play games because of the advertising.Shamus Young said:Experienced Points: Evony & Irony
Using sexy advertisements to sell games is nothing new, but what are the makers of Evony thinking?
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Problem being is that all it takes to change a deception into a hyperbole is the addition of verb like "probably" or "allegedly" or even "50% whiter".Miral said:There are actually laws against that here (specifically, deceptive or intentionally misleading advertising; hyperbole is allowed though). I'm a little surprised if that's not the case elsewhere. (Not that local laws apply to the Internet though.)
That was a particularly wonderful way of putting that. You hath made mine day.The Big Eye said:Seeing large-breasted women evocatively exposed in online adverts causes me to react the same way as I would if a homeless man started throwing mashed potatoes at me.
I am not hungry. If I were, I would go to a restaurant, or cook something up myself.
Err - if you, y'know, get my meaning.
Pop... me....LTK_70 said:Wow, Evony ads have become so infamous that there are even parodies. Check this out:
Not in some of the ads, but it's hard to interpret "rescue me now, my lord" as anything else. And the ads that are nothing but boobs and "click here" (with Evony in microprint in the corner) also seem pretty misleading.The_root_of_all_evil said:Evony never actually promises that there is/isn't a woman thrusting her chest out in the game.
That's a problem, of course. Which is why I said that local laws don't really apply to the Internet.The_root_of_all_evil said:And even if they did, who would adjudicate on something that fills the entire web?
And even if they found someone, how would they stop the illegal sites ("probably" (haha) half the web)?
Actually, no. That's quite funny though (the obvious response being "one would hope so!").The_root_of_all_evil said:You must have already seen the bag of peanuts with "May contain nuts",