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Angry Birds - excessive advertisements!!

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by inphoenix, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. inphoenix

    inphoenix Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Is it just me or is rovio advertising a little too much in their Angry Birds game? I've cleared all levels and working on getting three stars in a few levels that I have just two stars in. I get a VIDEO ad after every 2 or 3 games. That is really annoying.

    The advertising was not so excessive until I had not cleared all levels. It just got too much after that.

    Anyone else feel the same?

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  2. imtoomuch

    imtoomuch Android Enthusiast

    I haven't gotten any video ads. I only have the stupid banner ads. I would happily pay a dollar or two to go ad-free!
  3. grainysand

    grainysand Android Expert

    Play the game when you're offline. Voila, ad-free.
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  4. mauiblue

    mauiblue Android Enthusiast

    I ignore the commercials by hitting the back button as soon as they play. I don't mind the rubbish as I'm glad the game is free.
  5. alan hanson

    alan hanson Well-Known Member

    ive only had the video once but it was off putting, anyone know when the add free is coming and if you will lose your scores
  6. DenverRalphy

    DenverRalphy Android Enthusiast

    AdMob recently started implementing Video ads... which suddenly made ad supported apps really annoying.
  7. bigbadwulff

    bigbadwulff Android Expert

    Hey, it was free. No problems here.
  8. merx

    merx Member

    I havent ran into an video ads yet, but that sounds like it would really suck and slow things down...
  9. Syrenz32

    Syrenz32 Newbie

    I wish I could just see those advertisements...

    I downloaded Angry Birds from Appbrain but it doesn't seem to be working for me. All I get is a blank blue screen with an angry bird who shows up on it for like a second. If I touch my screen it can change colors, but it's not really that fun...

    No idea why it won't work for me. :(
  10. bigbadwulff

    bigbadwulff Android Expert

    That's the whole game. What's yer beef :)
  11. Syrenz32

    Syrenz32 Newbie

    Well, I kinda assumed by the name Angry Birds that it would actually have some birds in it and not just a bunch of blank screens :p
  12. inphoenix

    inphoenix Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Did you download "Angry Screens" by mistake? :)
  13. 3devious

    3devious Android Expert

    No, you are the angry bird! ;)

    I don't get the video ads. If that were happening to me, I would stop playing until there was a paid version with no ads. Right now, I guess i am lucky.
  14. alison03

    alison03 Android Enthusiast

    I actually noticed the same thing: and yeah, it only started happening *after* I finished the game and went back for 3 stars.
  15. elpmas

    elpmas Lurker

    i got 4 video ads in 10 mins. :(
  16. Dupo24

    Dupo24 Lurker

    There is an ad-free (disabled ads) version floating around the net. Works great.
  17. anneatkins

    anneatkins Well-Known Member

    Yes, if you diconnect wifi/3g no ads. Yay!
  18. Shocky

    Shocky Android Expert

    There is an ad free version out there, easy enough to find using google, for obvious reasons I can't provide a link. :p
  19. strategy

    strategy Well-Known Member

    Blame the developers for implementing it that way, not admob.

    As for people advocating playing "ad-free"; keep in mind that a well supported ad system is one of the main reasons that Android has good free apps. No ads = no revenue = no reason why developers like Roxio should spend time on Android and its dysfunctional market software/system.
  20. inphoenix

    inphoenix Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thank you. I was starting to think that I am the only one!! I would pay to get rid of these ads when they come out with a paid version. But the ads are a little too much. Rovio needs to reduce the frequency of ads.
  21. wachbulldog

    wachbulldog Lurker

    The Comedy Central add starts a browser, plays a video and starts angry birds all over. It did this loop for me about 15 times in a row... I understand ads are there because it is free.. but I would like to be able to play the game.
  22. strategy

    strategy Well-Known Member

    Sounds like it's been very poorly implemented and/or a bug. I suggest contacting them via their forums/support e-mail and complaining.
  23. Thornfullessrose

    Thornfullessrose Android Expert

    If its really a problem for you having ads in a high quality fun and FREE game, root your phone and install adfree android and BAM not only will angry birds ads be gone but ads in the browser and all your other apps will have no ads. Btw super fun game! People always wanna play it on my phone.
  24. [TheAndroid]

    [TheAndroid] Android Enthusiast

    I think that it is reasonable to have some adds on any app considering they're free, but there comes a point where it can become... too excessive and then it totally ruins even the best of apps.
  25. MajesticFlame

    MajesticFlame Member

    I mentioned it to Rovio on twitter and they said "we hear you" so I think they will be talking to admob. I doubt this was something they intentionally meant to happen. I've heard of stuff happening like this before where the advertiser makes a change without letting a site or in this case app owner know. I suppose all those eyeballs were just too tempting. :/

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