Sunday, November 15, 2009


A little post about something that's been picking my mind for a couple of months:

I tend to surf the internet alot, and I visit alot of game sites, and sites related to video games. Many of these sites may or may not be related to EVE.

But for the past months, on almost EVERY game site I visit, and even some which don't have the sligthest relation to gaming, I get an EVE online video add.
You know, the kind where they show you some frigs killing stuff, saying "OUR LAWS", or showing how much ISK a player can make after a month playing the game.

I am aware that new technology with cookies and stuff allows to tailor advertisement for specific tastes, but it's getting a bit ridiculous.

I already play the game, I have for a long time, WHY do you need to show me those videos AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN?

And the weirdest thing is that it SOMEHOW happens even when I change computers.........

Maybe it's a bug? Or maybe they're observing my every move? >_>

Well, anyway, sorry for the rant, I needed to get that off my chest.

1 comment:

  1. No. You are not imagining things.

    It is referred to as "Targeted Marketing". Those wonderful little free games and tools we get online also come with tiny little things called cookies and trojans. Your activity is monitored and ads are set up that focus on your interests.

    If you're like me, and play EVE, read about EVE, talk about EVE all the time, those ads will grow in number. One time I landed on a site that had 6 (yes children, six!) EVE Online ads running at the same time!!! This told me I was playing the game a little too much.... X-D