I hope the post is visible from the link, but basically, the mobile game “rise of empires” is using Aoe2 DE assets to promote and advertise, and I highly doubt Microsoft gave permission for that… I did not know where to signal the abuse, but that’s a blatant marketing lie, and a poor editing job as well, I felt it needed exposed
Google and facebook actually promote this kind of behaviour. BECAUSE IT WORKS. People see the fake ads, then click it. Facebook gets money, Google gets money, the game gets money.
There’s no reason why enterprises would stop supporting this behavior, because fake ads give then more money than real game footage. In fact, there is evidence that these ads are randomly generated with random videos and sentences just because it works to catch players.
I hope Microsoft sues Rise of Empires soo hard, that their owner has to literally sell their body to pay the bills. We desperately need a sword of cleansing flame to get rid of this ■■■■■■■■.