March 3, 2008
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It's amazing what can be done with 30k sometimes. Banner optimization is a skill that non flash ninja should ignore.

Note the sneaky click through on the play again button.

Sneaky click through? That's just wrong to do that, makes me think that it's likely to lead me somewhere I don't want to be or drop something on my system I simply don't want.

Not a good idea and one I hope we don't start seeing. On the Web, no one likes to be conned by things like that.

Posted by:purplesimon on March 3, 2008 8:49 PM

It is a bit sneaky... but not the end of the world...

Posted by:Peter Huynh on March 4, 2008 1:51 PM

i like that the game doesnt take a click (even if it doesnt take you away) to start the game, just a rollover. that it pauses the game, too, if someone rolls off the ad gives a better user experience. the "sneaky click" doesn't bother me that much, either, as if someone has spend 20+ seconds with the ad and is compelled enough to play again (click) i dont think the new window would bother too many. agreed, though, that it's not something i'd like to see universally -- Orbitz has loads of game ads where you have to click to play and a window pops behind the page. THAT, is going to piss people off.

Posted by:erik on March 5, 2008 4:39 AM

Damn you zamboni! Why do I love you so?!

I can't really say how I feel about the sneaky click-through. I mean, it takes me to a page devoted to the game, which I can use to pass on if i thought the game was good enough (please note, I do not think the game is good enough to pass on, fun though it is), nor is it overly sell-y.

Maybe if it gave me the option to play it on it's own page in addition to play again? I don't know.

Posted by:Pace on March 5, 2008 4:58 AM

lol... ice surfacer? its called zamboni !!

Posted by:freddy on March 11, 2008 2:14 AM

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