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    Default Zen censors Williams tables but runs ads in the app that have scantily clad women...

    and gambling ads. I find it ironic that Mel Kirk threw Farsight under the bus in an Ars Technica article for things that Zen are promoting and making money off of in their own app. I have seen ads for gambling apps like slots, bingo, and black jack. I have seen ads for apps with half naked women. I also saw one ad for what I can only describe as the video equivalent of a 1-900 phone sex line. If Zen is so worried about their ESRB rating, how exactly are they comfortable running these types of ads on their platform?

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    The ads are coming from Google's ad service. Not much Zen can do on that part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shogun00 View Post
    The ads are coming from Google's ad service. Not much Zen can do on that part.
    Sure they can,
    with Google's add service you can block certain types of advertisements. And they can also choose another advertisement platform.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tfhfony View Post
    Sure they can,
    with Google's add service you can block certain types of advertisements. And they can also choose another advertisement platform.
    Zen only censored the tables to remain in compliance for the ESRB. I would assume they love the original tables as much as any of us. The ads are not governed by the same rules. They also, likely have no control over the ads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by surf1der View Post
    and gambling ads. I find it ironic that Mel Kirk threw Farsight under the bus in an Ars Technica article for things that Zen are promoting and making money off of in their own app. I have seen ads for gambling apps like slots, bingo, and black jack. I have seen ads for apps with half naked women. I also saw one ad for what I can only describe as the video equivalent of a 1-900 phone sex line. If Zen is so worried about their ESRB rating, how exactly are they comfortable running these types of ads on their platform?
    Yup.That is very hypocritical.

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    The tables on IOS are not censored. Unless it is different on Android, i dont see the panic here. Williams Pinball is 17+.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cantankerous-- View Post
    Zen only censored the tables to remain in compliance for the ESRB. I would assume they love the original tables as much as any of us. The ads are not governed by the same rules. They also, likely have no control over the ads.
    Horseshit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foofoorabbit View Post
    Horseshit.
    Don't just say something without providing details. What part is horseshit?
    Accomplishments in real life

    1. Rolled a star wars machine................ie played over 99 levels and rolled it back to level 1.
    2. Rolled Nintendo punch out, several times, same quarter.
    3. Played an entire game of dragons lair and completed it and won while blindfolded.

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