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I have noticed a large number of advertisements that are totally misleading and show gameplay in ways that do not represent the actual game in anyway.  I have left feedback on some of the games, alerting them to the total misrepresentation of their products/games.  We NEED a way to block the advertisers that use these tactics.
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I came here to report the same thing. Its rediculous. Every game I play shows ads for Gardenscapes. Which is being misrepresented.
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Agreed, that whole company with all of its games are misleading Every one, something has to be done about them.
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I totally agree... and it is becoming more common practice... Gardenscapes is the biggest offender. So are Township and Fishdom. I downloaded Gardenscapes a few months back hoping to play the game as advertised, but after several hours play I realised that the gameplay advertised does not exist. This should not be allowed - it is false advertising. I am constantly being bombarded with these misleading adverts and they drive me crazy ! Google - you need to do something about this... By taking no action you are sanctioning false advertising!
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Agreed. VERY frustrating!!!  This should be illegal!!!
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Totally agree, the same goes for MythWars and many of the strategy games that pretend to have 3D shooting elements in them. Google doesn't seem to care though cause it gets downloads and that translates into revenue for them, so...
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I have flagged an 'objection' to gardenscapes on the app store. Chose "other" and claimed misrepresentation of gameplay. If anyone hasn't already done that, then I suggest you do. If they get enough complaints they'll do something about it
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I don't like such ads as they put the same ad several times, i report but no use, please stop sending ads during playing fruits bomb game. Thanks
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Agreed. I dis as Mark suggested and flagged all Playrix games as inappropriate, using the "Other" option and reporting false advertising. I also reminded Google that by not taking action, they are complicit in the deceit. Of course they are making good money from Playrix (millions of downloads and god knows how many people pay for upgrades and boosters) so they will be in no rush to do anything about it, because they know they'll lose revenue. Let's face it: who would download a boring match 3 game? They are all the same and the Playrix ones are actually very average. But unless we as consumers put pressure on Google, this sort of thing will become more common and in my view it simply shouldn't be allowed. It doesn't matter if the games are free to download, it's still unethical. Besides people might be using their data allowance to download, which is still a quantifiable expense. Or they might be investing in boosters in the hope that the fun puzzle games shown in the adverts will eventually be unlocked, which of course isn't the case (they simply don't exist).
And Playrix don't respond to any negative reviews that mention false advertising, so they know they are in the wrong. Let's take them to task on this.
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I'm tired of seeing all those lies of the game play. I report them, but norhing
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Am tired of adds..... whenever I play my games..... many ads of airtel tv and so many more.
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