WTH, Gamespot, what's with all the ads?

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#1 Posted by theone86 (20995 posts) -

Seriously, as if load times weren't long enough already with your new layout, now you're sticking embedded videos in everywhere? To hell with you. My adblock will get you eventually, and I'll be back to stealing money from your asses within weeks.

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#2 Posted by lamprey263 (34630 posts) -

what ads?

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#3 Posted by theone86 (20995 posts) -

I've had an explosion of ads recently, mostly embedded videos. This is unusual for me, as I use ABP. I figure they've found some way to bypass adblockers for the time being.

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#4 Edited by whiskeystrike (12172 posts) -

No ads here. Maybe you've got malware?

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#5 Posted by ferrari2001 (17762 posts) -

First off, Gamespot does a much better job at with advertisement than most sites. And secondly, if you aren't using adblock then why do you even internet?

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#7 Posted by Celldrax (15043 posts) -

@theone86: You need both adblock and noscript if you don't want ads.

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#8 Edited by theone86 (20995 posts) -

@whiskeystrike said:

No ads here. Maybe you've got malware?

Doesn't seem like malware, most times that's popups and the like. It's just that where the ads would usually be blocked, at the top, bottom, and sides of the page, ads are showing up.

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#9 Posted by theone86 (20995 posts) -

@ferrari2001 said:

First off, Gamespot does a much better job at with advertisement than most sites. And secondly, if you aren't using adblock then why do you even internet?

I am using adblock, that's why I'm pissed.

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#10 Posted by Master_Live (18821 posts) -

I see no ads.

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#11 Posted by DJ-Lafleur (35548 posts) -

Never noticed. Though I've had adblock for a while now.

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#12 Edited by theone86 (20995 posts) -

@Master_Live said:

I see no ads.

Are you guys using ABP or a different ad-blocker?

Okay, now I'm getting ads on other sites too, no idea what's going on with my ad-blocker.

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#13 Posted by hippiesanta (10299 posts) -

That's how gamespot making some money ..... rather than being accuse of being paid by microsoft for better game rating

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#14 Posted by Master_Live (18821 posts) -

Adblock Plus on my laptop, AdFender on my desktop. Don't know why I would have different blockers...

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#15 Posted by thegerg (18332 posts) -

Stop whining.

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#16 Posted by theone86 (20995 posts) -

@thegerg said:

Stop whining.

Never.

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#17 Posted by konvikt_17 (22378 posts) -

havent seen any ads. though i only visit OT. not sure about the rest of the site.

I just use Adblock+ and that one stylish thingy to center the forums and take off those those useless boxes saying who has posted the most and shit to the right of the screen.

Firefox is my browser.

heres the link to the stylish thing if anyone was intersted: http://userstyles.org/styles/93915/center-gamespot-forums

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#18 Posted by uninspiredcup (25649 posts) -

My friend, scan your computer and install adblockplus as a firefox extension. Problems will dissolve and happiness will ensue.

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#19 Posted by ShepardCommandr (4892 posts) -

No ads here.

Ad block+ user

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#20 Edited by Gaming-Planet (18899 posts) -

I don't see any ads. Sounds like adware.

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#21 Posted by CountBleck12 (4740 posts) -

I'm not getting ads, and yes I have Ad block on.

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#22 Posted by Lance2500 (680 posts) -

I'm using ABP and I see no ads. I think you may have malware/adware.

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#23 Posted by _HazBro_ (125 posts) -

"I love the Internet because of all this awesome free stuff but man these ads are annoying I hate the internet"

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#24 Edited by Sword-Demon (7007 posts) -

If you're still getting ads with abp, then you probably have some sort of malware.

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#25 Posted by Riverwolf007 (26023 posts) -

what ads?

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#26 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

there are people who don't use adblock?

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#27 Posted by -ParaNormaN- (1479 posts) -

I haven't seen an ad on any site for the last 2 years.

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#28 Posted by Nengo_Flow (10644 posts) -

@-paranorman- said:

I haven't seen an ad on any site for the last 2 years.

Im going on 3 years soon.

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#29 Posted by perphekt (1096 posts) -

Stop watching porn.

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#30 Posted by Chow_Mein_Kampf (6203 posts) -

?

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#31 Posted by the_bi99man (11244 posts) -

As everyone else is saying, sounds like you have some kind of adware, if you're seeing any ads while using adblock. I'm also using adblock, and nothing else special. Just whatever was the first thing that popped up when i searched google for "adblock" so long ao. Have never seen a single ad, of any kind, on this or any other site, since then.

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#32 Posted by Jd1680a (5958 posts) -

There are plenty of websites out there with instructive ads, Gamespot is not one of those. I like to support Gamespot by keeping adblock off. There are a couple of times I would turn on adblock for Gamespot website when their ads cause my PC to slow down.

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#33 Edited by Solid_Max13 (3588 posts) -

Ads? Where?

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#34 Posted by Glitter (355 posts) -

When I use Maxthon, it is useless for this kind of stuff, so I always have to put up with ads when I use it, even though it has an ad hunter built into it; which basically does nothing.

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#35 Edited by Makhaidos (2162 posts) -

@theone86 said:

@Master_Live said:

I see no ads.

Are you guys using ABP or a different ad-blocker?

Okay, now I'm getting ads on other sites too, no idea what's going on with my ad-blocker.

You have malware. Lay off the porn.