Game Theory: Are Your Mobile Games ILLEGAL?
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I'm sure you've been playing a game or watching a video on your phone when suddenly it is interrupted with an add for a weird and fake looking mobile game. I've seen a lot of channels try out these games to see if they play as advertised, but they haven't covered what I find most interesting about these games. Are they LEGAL? False advertising is a dangerous game, Theorist, so why do these mobile games get away with it? Let's find out!
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  • Evangeline Reyes
    Evangeline Reyes

    Ugh why do i always get this bad adds?

  • Grizzlybear2470

    Why is it that the actual good games you don’t get ads like Minecraft I still hate these mobile games

  • Geo

    I saw millions of ads that shows that but it's nothing like he says.

  • Andy Walther
    Andy Walther

    Im watch this on mobile and just got on of those adds and my sister fell for it

  • Bogdan Bugarčić
    Bogdan Bugarčić

    bro 2021 ad be like: "OMG this game can make you rich 100% real", i know you are not talking about that but i just whana say it's like same thing like this tapes of videos

  • Choi Hay ting
    Choi Hay ting

    Matthew Patrick: the ads are not illegal since it's not serious matthew (me and yes my name is also Matthew): THEY STOLE ISdowns VIDEOS THAT'S COPYRIGHT

  • Noah Khayek
    Noah Khayek

    I have a feeling that everyone who disliked either are bad mobile game fanatics or the people who worked in the companies that make them

  • united kingdom
    united kingdom

    Thiise ads male me think of suicide

  • Maayke de Leur
    Maayke de Leur


  • Unknown 17
    Unknown 17

    You know that some add are stealing other art too

  • Gabriel Braga
    Gabriel Braga

    I love this Channel.


    My mom plays the games and has reached level 3300 and says she gets them a lot

  • Master James
    Master James


  • H maddox
    H maddox

    Same concept as speeding or using illegal drugs there are just too many people to deal with for the cops to catch them all compared to murder or other violent crimes much less hold in jail

  • Alex Penguin
    Alex Penguin

    “Are mobile ads illegal?” Proceeds to get a mobile game add

  • an emotional vivi, most likely
    an emotional vivi, most likely

    *_why does the beginning sound like a tumblr post_*

  • Jada Everfree
    Jada Everfree

    Ad: GEICO but Tetris form Me: Of course.

  • Spongebecca

    Thank you for doing a video about this

  • Scott Grayson
    Scott Grayson

    word of the day for intros: EPIC

  • big mac
    big mac

    There is only 1 game that u can de prettymuch eneything

    • big mac
      big mac


  • Clark Kent
    Clark Kent

    EPIC Coming to a store near you

  • Sprig Plantar
    Sprig Plantar

    *I litterally seen only one puzzle game ad that is good and doesn't lie about how they game is..* *It was hero rescue*

  • Maxifire 32
    Maxifire 32

    i once saw a game ad that was stolen from a "only one block" challenge minecraft video on youtube, the game was just custom maps for minecraft poket edition

  • Old Lego animation channel
    Old Lego animation channel

    Did you know that “Rob Master 3D” has an ad about using a diamond tester on DaBaby’s “ice?”

  • -Sukicchi -
    -Sukicchi -

    Power Players you mean the whales?

  • Jake x
    Jake x

    While watching this video i think i got a scam ad

  • Olivia TG
    Olivia TG

    You need to look at the slice it all ads. They used an ad person from helix jump and they don’t even hide it

  • Karsten Gamer
    Karsten Gamer

    I got those adds but they were games I play so I didn’t get it

  • Karsten Gamer
    Karsten Gamer

    What the


    speaking of ads.the ad bots are sooooo STUPID

  • Ro

    Do people not just uninstall it the moment they realise the games shitty and not even like the ad?

  • AlvTEC

    Oh boy I have seen these ads before I have saw one titled:AD ONS FOR MCPE AND THE LITERAL AD WAS A PERSON MAKING A NATHER PORTAL

    • N4MEL3SS W0LF
      N4MEL3SS W0LF

      @AlvTEC XD so they werent even using an ad on

    • AlvTEC

      @N4MEL3SS W0LF even had the new nether biomes

    • AlvTEC

      @N4MEL3SS W0LF yes they were in vanilla

    • N4MEL3SS W0LF
      N4MEL3SS W0LF

      ah yes, as if they aren't in the vanilla eidtion

  • Wut Cat
    Wut Cat

    My mom is on level 3658 on Gardenscapes but she has not gotten a single minigame

  • Viccinate

    Cuz that’s how mafia works

  • bhuvan raj
    bhuvan raj

    I got an ad for LinkedIn while watching this video as if ISdowns is trying to tell me to get a job instead of watching this video😥😥😥

  • Ruby Schuyler
    Ruby Schuyler

    My diction isn’t working

  • Ruby Schuyler
    Ruby Schuyler

    I meant to say really cool wizard stuff

  • Ruby Schuyler
    Ruby Schuyler

    There’s a game that you can play on an Apple product and an android called Prodigy it’s a math game that includes wizard stuff not like Harry Potter but what are you 😎 wizard stuff

  • Kieran O'lafferty
    Kieran O'lafferty

    A great example of a fake advert is a game called rise of empires: ice and fire. Their adverts are literally gameplay taken from age of empires 2, a 90s game i used to love

  • Mortal Death
    Mortal Death

    Marketing in general is one of the most fickle things, I remember this comedian talking about marketing and showed this ad of a phone and the time on the phone was 10:08 and if you see any mobile ads you will see that is the common time, and the reason is because in marketing if there was ever a clock in the ad with two hands, if the time was at 10:08 then the hands made a smiley face and made people happy. It's about weird signals our brain receives and make us become interested in an image, just look at a lot of youtubers that do daily content in a game like Fortnite or something, the thumbnail has bright colours and bold letters which draws you in, the title of the video uses emojis and use of language that asks a question or a surprise to draw you in, it's all psyche bs and I hate that business and marketing ruin a lot of fun things. Also there is a twitch streamer I watch who plays Fifa Ultimate Team and during the "What If?" promo a few months back his title on his streams were always "What If... your Prime sub is available?" and his increase in twitch prime subs was like 150% or something crazy.

  • Vickycat

    i see these ada too

  • Vickycat

    3.01 master hand

  • Kelly Douglas
    Kelly Douglas

    Ok Life Lesson Learned:If You Want To Have What The Ad DOESNT Promise...Download It

  • marit hietbrink
    marit hietbrink

    I wonder if they decide to do something about it in America how that will affect the adds in other countries and the other way around

  • Plasma Flippy
    Plasma Flippy

    I commonly see ads that show that there's apparently porn in the videogame, never downloaded the thing but I think its obvious that there's none

  • Miramazing

    Idk why but in those puzzle, ads where you have to choose what to do, they ALWAYS mess up the easiest things. It's very annoying but it's a strategy. They make the game seem super easy so you can tell yourself "Omg this looks so easy! How do they mess up?! I can do it 🙄" And then when you download the actual game it's a lot harder or a lot different and let's not forget - full of ads 😐. And let's talk about the fact that most of the time they put just a little bit of demo gameplay in the ad and when you click it to continue or start again you are directly send to download their app 😃🔫. At this point nobody clicks them lol

  • Aaron Binkley
    Aaron Binkley

    So, like, what actually is the game play of New mobile game you can do whatever you want? Like, is it a puzzle game? An RPG... a JRPG?! What! I must download and play New mobile game you can do whatever you want and find out!! Actually what is the probability that that name was the result of some peon at the bottom of the totem pole asking what title he was supposed to put on the new mobile game and his boss said you can do whatever you want and he just decided to be a sparky punk and just put literally what his boss said knowing that if anyone asked he could just tell them that is what his boss told him to name it! Lol!

  • Gabriel Le Pen
    Gabriel Le Pen

    Someone needs to go back in time at the doors of Google and tell them to ACTUALLY WORK

  • A bit
    A bit

    Dude it's all about the money Nothing matters than money

  • Rocketreaper09

    4567 lvl 😂😂😂

  • Kale Sauce
    Kale Sauce

    The way that I thought I was the only one getting these ads

  • Tim Borland
    Tim Borland

    One of those adds played when I was watching this video.

  • Whosthere

    I've seen my wife playing that Homescapes game. Just asked her about it. She is on level 4,137(!) and said she played the advertised type game 10-12 times total

  • Galaxy Falls
    Galaxy Falls

    this video is EPIC, (insert EPIC explosions)

  • Yung Sinner
    Yung Sinner

    The one that got me was the mafia game ad on Instagram then it was a city game instead of what it showed as the ad which was actual good combat and it looked kinda like the combat one in this vid lol

    • Yung Sinner
      Yung Sinner

      Thought I was getting a good mafia game but I got the feckin sims 5 mafia pack

  • scratchman- coding on Scratch!
    scratchman- coding on Scratch!


  • Nick VanRegenmorer
    Nick VanRegenmorer

    1:13 I'm glad I'm not the only one that gets these ads every day

  • Angelo Ayran
    Angelo Ayran


  • Pablo Cassani
    Pablo Cassani

    Yeahh, Game theory!

  • Steven Hughes
    Steven Hughes

    That was a very interesting video. So interesting I managed to cope with the annoying voice put on for the video.

  • Devam Desai
    Devam Desai

    Hey what about the fact that time is money and although they didn't scam us money they did scam us of our time. Also what about the games that promise to pay but are a complete hoax?

  • Cavare Envius
    Cavare Envius

    In Germany there is even a company that sells fake ratings for dating sites that uses fake accounts.

  • GuardianOfWonderland

    God I'm glad someone finally said something about those stupid ads,, of the several games I play (that I know run regular ads), only ONE runs ads that are truthful to gameplay,,,, yikes

  • God Slayer139
    God Slayer139

    You also need to think when you see an “epically rendered 3D game with shading so detailed that it is like real life” there is no way even an IPhone 12 or S20 can handle all that

  • Half Modest
    Half Modest

    7:05 he gave better advice for growing your channel than the videos youtubers make to teach you how to grow your channel

  • Vanessa Walsh
    Vanessa Walsh

    I know what the 2 green bars in the 0:52 screenshot mean: Game Theory (top left) and GTLive (bottom right).

  • That Vegan Teacher sucks
    That Vegan Teacher sucks

    In so glad we had better games in 2016 like, talking angela , tom , tom and friends , subway surfers , tom and friends ect. Then now OmG I cAnT ReaCh PinK I FouNd a GaMes FoR BuddIeS

  • Megan the Wenguin
    Megan the Wenguin

    Omg annotations thrown right back

  • Dondlo

    Just got the EPIC ad before watching this video lmao

  • EdwardEatsYogurt

    God I hatr aids

    • EdwardEatsYogurt


  • RJ Robertson-DeGraaff
    RJ Robertson-DeGraaff

    it would be less effort to make the simple logic games, clearly they think ppl want them so why is there just one?

  • Jan Manuel Nicholas J. GARCIA
    Jan Manuel Nicholas J. GARCIA

    Hey guys at least now they try to improve and show "gameplay"

  • mark calnea
    mark calnea

    Yeah i saw this game "Minicraft 2020" On the add it was Minecraft But the Game. Its a crappy version of Minecraft

  • Satrio Baharudin Hendarto
    Satrio Baharudin Hendarto

    It's funny, cuz Mobile game ads in 2010 is Real to describe their game. Not Clickbait or Sexual content

  • Sparade filmer
    Sparade filmer

    I DELET games with ads and I d have a pc

  • Adamson Fan
    Adamson Fan

    She’s only on level 965? Amateur. My mom is on 6000 something level. For real. Not kidding

  • Darkaigirl Night
    Darkaigirl Night

    11:37 wait a second... doesn’t glasses actually „cure“/fix blindness in some way by enabling the user to see clearer? That’s an interesting thought to follow haha

  • Cassy Roblox
    Cassy Roblox

    I unsubscribed from all your channels the second you said DOGS ARE STRONGER THAN CATS

  • April Willis
    April Willis

    How to solve the ad problem 1: turn of volume. 2: look away

  • Melina The Cat
    Melina The Cat

    I once played a mobile game, which was called "Hogwarts mystery" the ad was nice and i startet playing. I Soon realiest that the Player Had an Energy bar, which you get an Energie from every 4 minutes. It's a Story Game, and all you do is Tap in the Screen to Spend energy. You can Play the game without Spend Money, but for one tenth of a Side Quest you need to be online for 8 hours straight. The game was made to Spend Money in it. The Story is Bad and you can't Play it with fun. That drived me crazy. A ISdownsr i watch often Spend i Think 2000€ in that Game ... In one month. (Sorry for my bad english)

    • Someone-you-do-not-know

      I tried that one too. When I set an alarm to wake me up in the middle of the night ONLY so I could use energy in the game, I realised it was detrimental to me, and deleted it immediately.

  • Melina The Cat
    Melina The Cat

    While the among us was at it's peak, every Game ad Had among us people in it. Of course the real game hadn't and because I suspected that i wasn't one of the persons who fell in the Trap. I don't think that saying Something different in the ad makes the game get better Reviews, but the ad is more clicked and the ad Producer gets more money. I hate that.

  • Nikolas Alexander
    Nikolas Alexander

    Yay I'm smart

  • Miku Bunny
    Miku Bunny

    evolution isn't real

  • Ferrium

    They have very sexual adds all over ISdowns that breaks normal ISdowns guidelines ✋🏻

  • Bucky the Otaku
    Bucky the Otaku

    i literally stopped using the youtube app because of all the triggering sexual assault promoting ads

  • Haxalicious

    Speaking of mobile game ads, if you have Android, download ISdowns Vanced, no more ads.

  • *Aura_FlowerYT*

    This is why I only ever play things like Roblox, Minecraft, and Genshin Impact. All comepletely legit games bc all of this stuff has literally killed my storage and I’m still in the process of deleting everything. Never again.

  • Jan Raissal Barbado
    Jan Raissal Barbado

    nO OnE caNt bEat this GAme 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 Bruh these adds sucks

  • Laila Fugate
    Laila Fugate


  • Annliss Jordan
    Annliss Jordan

    And then everyone moved to the UK


    my dad enjoys homescapes

  • ticolinac

    epic ville? more like ad ville

  • air port
    air port

    This video was epic

  • MonkeyFace 2421
    MonkeyFace 2421

    Do you know what really is epic, that intro

  • AppLied

    965!?!? Not a chance my mom is on 3034

  • Mike Wittmann
    Mike Wittmann

    If the FTC doesnt get them, copyright law will.

  • Chase Clement
    Chase Clement

    ROFL good luck proving you got coronavirus because of a faulty mask and not because you touched something or someone else touched or coughed on you. Just saying.

  • Genesis Paradox
    Genesis Paradox

    Its funny that they did these ads for so long and not bother making a good quality game based on those ads i mean like those gaming companies have good ideas but they just slapped it as a terrible presentation and make it half @$$ed instead of getting editor's choice for their hypothetically trending game


    0:05 Epic epic epic epic E P I C

  • And Peggy
    And Peggy

    Omg the beginning... it’s so true