Most annoying ads on GameSpot

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#1 Posted by ad1x2 (6706 posts) -

Anyone getting a shitload of anti-smoking ads showing cancer patients and people missing all if their teeth? I know that they are trying to discourage smoking but that is just an eyesore. It reminds me of the cartons of cigarettes they sold in Basra, Iraq on the British military base over there a few years ago.

Before someone says get Adblock I already got it on my computer, all of the ads I'm seeing are when I am on my iPad. Not too many choices there I am satisfied with.

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#2 Posted by johnd13 (9341 posts) -

I remember this kind of ads from when I didn't have adblock. They're pretty annoying. I prefer ads of horny housewives in my area. :P

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#3 Posted by Jebus213 (10013 posts) -

What ads?

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#5 Posted by sammyjenkis898 (28392 posts) -

lol ads

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#6 Edited by LJS9502_basic (163075 posts) -

I honestly don't pay attention to the ads so I don't know what they are.

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#7 Posted by ad1x2 (6706 posts) -

@LJS9502_basic: Normally I would say the same thing but it's a little hard to ignore them when they take up a quarter of the screen and have possibly the sickest cancer patient they can find.

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#8 Posted by Master_Live (18821 posts) -

No ads to see.

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#9 Posted by dave123321 (35357 posts) -

I haven't seen annoying things

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#10 Posted by ad1x2 (6706 posts) -

Since everybody wants to brag that they aren't seeing any ads can anybody recommend a decent adblocker that works with Chrome on iPad? The only free one I saw was a custom browser and didn't work with Safari or Chrome.

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#11 Posted by dave123321 (35357 posts) -

@ad1x2: it's better to just live with the ads

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#12 Posted by dave123321 (35357 posts) -

I am a supporter of learning to accept ads

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#13 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

Ad-block+ is a wonderful thing. I get no ads on this site or any other.

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#14 Edited by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

@ad1x2 said:

Since everybody wants to brag that they aren't seeing any ads can anybody recommend a decent adblocker that works with Chrome on iPad? The only free one I saw was a custom browser and didn't work with Safari or Chrome.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/adblock-plus/cfhdojbkjhnklbpkdaibdccddilifddb

Oh you said Ipad. I am not sure if that will work on that, but I use chrome on my PC and use it for that.

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#15 Edited by zeroyaoi (2458 posts) -

I'm getting shampoo ads. :O

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#16 Posted by ferrari2001 (17763 posts) -

@Jebus213 said:

What ads?

I was going to ask the same thing. I thought everyone used adblock.

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#17 Posted by foxhound_fox (97010 posts) -

Ads?

You should become familiar with Adblock.

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#18 Edited by Nengo_Flow (10644 posts) -

I havent seen any ads on the internet for 3 years now.

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#19 Posted by Behardy24 (5324 posts) -

@dave123321 said:

I am a supporter of learning to accept ads

Same here.

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#20 Edited by Behardy24 (5324 posts) -

No ads here bother me at all. The only ad that annoys me is when I'm using my touch screen phone and an home depot banner is plotted at the bottom of when I'm browsing the GS forums.

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#21 Edited by Master_Live (18821 posts) -

I'm a supporter of learning to accept AdBlock.

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#22 Posted by ad1x2 (6706 posts) -

Going by half of the responses, I can see most of you just read the topic title and scrolled straight to the reply box without reading my second paragraph...

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#23 Edited by LZ71 (10524 posts) -

@ad1x2 said:

Going by half of the responses, I can see most of you just read the topic title and scrolled straight to the reply box without reading my second paragraph...

Which probably took more time than reading the OP would've.

Though if there is Adblock on iPad, that's great. I don't have one so I've got no idea.

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#24 Posted by ad1x2 (6706 posts) -

@LZ71 said:

Though if there is Adblock on iPad, that's great. I don't have one so I've got no idea.

iPad has an adblock app but it only works on their standalone browser. It has no effect on the stock browser or Chrome. I could just stick to my computer but if I'm on the couch or in bed I just use my tablets or my phone. There are some paid apps that claim to work on all browsers but I really don't want to buy an app that I would only use on one website. As for my phone, the mobile GS site has ads but they're so small you don't even notice them.

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#25 Posted by Gaming-Planet (19129 posts) -

Install chrome on your iPad and get adblock.

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#26 Edited by AutoPilotOn (8655 posts) -

I have a annoying Home Depot ad that pops up on bottom of screen everytime I click a new page.

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#27 Posted by yokofox33 (30774 posts) -

The most annoying ads are the mini videos that automatically play. Then you're like where the hell is that sound coming from? Horribly annoying.

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#28 Posted by TheFlush (5912 posts) -

@behardy24 said:

@dave123321 said:

I am a supporter of learning to accept ads

Same here.

I don't, I won't accept ancient and obsolete mechanisms that only serve irrelevant crap. Gamespot and the internet as a whole needs to move on.

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#29 Posted by The_Last_Ride (76371 posts) -

@ad1x2: yeah, they're annyoing, so glad i have adblock. So sick of that shit

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#30 Edited by Gamerno6666 (5282 posts) -

Adbock exists?

lol and did you know if you talk about adblocks in escapistmagazine.com you get permabanned.

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#31 Posted by dave123321 (35357 posts) -

But yeah, just gather the resolve to ignore the cancer peeps