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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Writers: Matthew Patrick and Justin Kuiper
Editors: Tyler Mascola and Dan "Cybert" Seibert
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman


  1. Lava Creeper102
    Lava Creeper102
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    Alyssa is weak My Mum Is On Level 3657

  2. Kevin Knutson
    Kevin Knutson
    2 שעות לפני

    Yeah I get that from the FTC standpoint its small fry, but stealing other game IP in the ads is still copyright infringement and wrongly associates one product with another. That's a different matter. When people see footage of Read Dead Redemption in a mobile game ad, they may incorrectly assume there is an endorsement or collaboration. Rockstar could sue for brand harm, eg.

  3. Anil Baria
    Anil Baria
    2 שעות לפני

    Mobile game sponsors be like : InStaLL rAiD sHaDow LeGendS toDaY AnD gEt A 3 StAr heRo

  4. idek
    3 שעות לפני

    did you know even angry birds did an ad like this

  5. Trap Legend
    Trap Legend
    4 שעות לפני

    save da baby

  6. LazyBobby240
    5 שעות לפני

    what confuses me way more is that they have this thing called "offers" where you download other apps, but they literally never work and all it does is force u to play like 20 games for multiple hours for no reason.

  7. הלל פנקר
    הלל פנקר
    5 שעות לפני

    So uh. When you showed that gems thing,gems actually spawned ingame.

  8. Ghost Mode
    Ghost Mode
    6 שעות לפני

    About Time

  9. Michael Alameda
    Michael Alameda
    7 שעות לפני

    Physics around women in any ads, always a bummer that it only appeals to men. How sickening...

  10. Adrian5400
    7 שעות לפני

    I hate ads

  11. RoseBerry
    8 שעות לפני

    Who checked the description after he said the two arrows in the description

  12. Mexican Boots2218
    Mexican Boots2218
    9 שעות לפני

    This is funny because you've totally voiced an ad for a game Matpat lol Though I can't remember what it was 🤣

  13. Zer0 Bin0pse
    Zer0 Bin0pse
    9 שעות לפני

    matt: why isn't anyone doing anything to stop it? ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ *jim sterling is typing...*

  14. Paper Guy
    Paper Guy
    9 שעות לפני

    The worst experience i ever had with these ads are the obnoxious sexual ads that shows up on ILhistory Kids videos

  15. Janette Areglado
    Janette Areglado
    10 שעות לפני

    Epik Meme

  16. Tempzit
    10 שעות לפני

    2:13 Look at the rockets

  17. Brothy !
    Brothy !
    11 שעות לפני

    And this is why I use Vanced lol

    12 שעות לפני

    whats worse then fake ads? fake ads who forcibly download themselves to your phone while you are trying to hit the X

  19. deluxe pasta
    deluxe pasta
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  20. Ruiqi Gan
    Ruiqi Gan
    12 שעות לפני

    I am DONE with these creepy ads. I believe they are meant to attract kids. How DISGUSTING this is !!!!! Thank you Mat for speaking up about this. These game/ad companies should be more ethical.

  21. Crazy Brothers and Sisters YT
    Crazy Brothers and Sisters YT
    14 שעות לפני


  22. Katrina the lemøndrøp føx
    Katrina the lemøndrøp føx
    14 שעות לפני

    While i was watching this vid, an a ad popped up, saying (in latvian) ohh youl Get a 1000euros ir smth, yeah scam.

  23. Bad Dog
    Bad Dog
    16 שעות לפני

    Bro who remembers angry bird?

  24. Joey Leonhard
    Joey Leonhard
    17 שעות לפני

    I downloaded your app, and I purchased a whale's worth of starting currency. I don't know what to spend it on. I was told that this app was just supposed to just contain misleading ads... and as soon as I purchased the currency, all the items to buy disappeared except "unlock new ad", is this an intended feature?

  25. Sarvesh Gawande
    Sarvesh Gawande
    17 שעות לפני


  26. Gabrielle
    17 שעות לפני

    Project Awakening looks cool af. Reminds me of Shadow of the Colossus.

  27. Gabrielle
    17 שעות לפני

    I'm so sick of mobile games with extremely false marketing. Like, it would have been *easier* for them to make the quirky puzzle levels they advertise versus the "build your empire" stuff.

  28. Th3P14y3r
    18 שעות לפני

    If you think about it, MOST of the actually good mobile games don't seen to have ads. And if they do they're not fake ones.

  29. Spiritgate 04
    Spiritgate 04
    18 שעות לפני

    The fact that sexual ads play in kids games is disgusting.

  30. KamcorderRecords
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  31. Adam Giess
    Adam Giess
    21 שעה לפני

    Urg. While watching I got an ad for a Waifu collecting/training game. At least this time it didn't show them bending over and tell me I should spank them when they're naughty.

  32. Piboiindahouse
    22 שעות לפני

    To be fair gardenscapes USED TO advertise for the game it gives and I still don't know why they can't just make a new game that is just like the adds

  33. V Eameal
    V Eameal
    22 שעות לפני

    The real questions being answered! Thanks MatPat - now I never have to click a mobile ad!

  34. Timothy Tarnowski
    Timothy Tarnowski
    23 שעות לפני

    Well some of the game companies like supercell, very accurate ads.

  35. Jace Berry
    Jace Berry
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  36. Ashley Grooms
    Ashley Grooms
    23 שעות לפני


  37. Someone Someone else
    Someone Someone else
    23 שעות לפני

    Can you do look for lore in a mobile game called the underworld office

    1. Someone Someone else
      Someone Someone else
      6 שעות לפני

      Sorry i spelt that wrong

  38. Asgardian Queen 1014
    Asgardian Queen 1014
    יום לפני

    The false ads are annoying and in some cases inappropriate.

  39. Red Hoodie
    Red Hoodie
    יום לפני

    in Hero Rescue's defense, it's actually pretty cleverly designed. I have it, and it's a fun way to kill time while riding in the car or waiting on food. It has a premium version to remove ads, and it's only 3 bucks, which I was happy to spend because someone finally delivered on the game that kept being advertised

  40. Todd S
    Todd S
    יום לפני

    All the age of empires game play used for ads

  41. Brian ryjewski
    Brian ryjewski
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    wooo hero rescue... i actully like that ganme.... but i have a vpn adblocker... so no ads for meeeee

  42. Boss Earth
    Boss Earth
    יום לפני

    Meanwhile People: why tf does this game have so many ads Me, an intellectual: Just play without wifi

  43. Abnormal_Vampire
    יום לפני

    laughs in being on level 2862 of gardenscapes... my life is sad

  44. Blissful Martini
    Blissful Martini
    יום לפני

    Has anyone noticed, when reading reviews on Amazon, half of the reviews are for a completely different product? Like you’re looking a screen protector for you phone but most of the reviews are for a survival knife kit or something.

  45. Script
    יום לפני

    EPIC intro

  46. travis rose
    travis rose
    יום לפני

    and then i get an add for a RTS game that i know that they stole from age of empires gameplay

  47. SikoraKS
    יום לפני

    ____THE GAME THEORISTS____ *_Ruining your childhood since 2011!_*

  48. sinus89
    יום לפני

    Ever since I watched this video, i get a lot more ads for mobile games like this. Thanks MatPat...

  49. BravoWolf 870
    BravoWolf 870
    יום לפני

    before i could watch this video i had a mobile game ad

  50. Rulas Mint
    Rulas Mint
    יום לפני

    What happened to the good old adds like the 2010 ones with proper gameplay instead of constant challenging

  51. Mirrored {} Chaos
    Mirrored {} Chaos
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    there are only a handful of honest mobile games. a few examples include clash royale, and bloons td6.

  52. DynaMight _
    DynaMight _
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    I thought the weird ad at the start was the intro-

  53. Rist Games
    Rist Games
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  54. Jose Betancourt
    Jose Betancourt
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    incredibly, the intro was not cringe this time

  55. Aesicle
    יום לפני

    The ad I got before this video was a bad mobile game ad LMAO

  56. Sayurosu Maguigad
    Sayurosu Maguigad
    יום לפני

    Finally, someone really feels the same

  57. Chief Ice Cube
    Chief Ice Cube
    יום לפני

    Love that I got 2 unskippable ads for you guessed it mobile games

  58. Skye
    יום לפני

    slightly related, banished is an awesome game

  59. Elaini Gaming
    Elaini Gaming
    יום לפני

    The "ad" at 0:00 - 0:32 actually made me think about Skyrim after my personal experience about mobile games. For me PC (and Steam) is still where it's at. Also, PC games have less _"give us microtransactions or we'll mess up your daily schedule if you want to win"_ mentality.

  60. SS4 Kaioken
    SS4 Kaioken
    יום לפני

    The advertisers only matter to youtube anymore!

  61. Demi Jack
    Demi Jack
    יום לפני

    ive seen ad recently stealing age of empires 2 footage

  62. Derek Drake
    Derek Drake
    יום לפני

    Illegal ads really are among the least things concerning about mobile games. It's pretty clear these major corporations can't be bothered to follow their own guidelines, so just imagine what these apps do behind the scenes with peoples data.

  63. WWEdeadman
    יום לפני

    Maybe the games these ads are lifting the footage from should file for copyright infringement. That'll probably easily go through.

  64. Oregano
    יום לפני

    So this is what they call game theory? Pog

  65. Therandom_untitled guy
    Therandom_untitled guy
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    That's why u should be sure when u get a mobile game, false advertising is common in mobile games now...🤝🏼

  66. Demise Codm
    Demise Codm
    יום לפני

    guess who got the cringy ads watching this video:/

  67. Katea Jurors
    Katea Jurors
    יום לפני

    NO JUST MATCH.COM the class action lawsuit was towards them and all the other dating sites owned by them a list of the top 10 and another 65 dating apps were sued in the class action lawsuit "lawful masses with Leonard French" a copyright lawyer has a youtube channel and discussed this a year ago in an episode called " Catfished Us ALL"

  68. DeHerg
    יום לפני

    "but that's just a theory, a game theory." No that was a basic introduction into the topic of false advertisement and legal enforcement, making that description(GT) technically ... false advertisement BRRRAAAAAAAAAAAM

  69. The DIY Shop
    The DIY Shop
    יום לפני

    I get why the government can't deal with this but surely ILhistory could tighten up their policys. At the very least they should be checking that the game/app is what's being advertised.

  70. Slëèpmørë _
    Slëèpmørë _
    יום לפני

    I'm superised he hasn't done a Lily's garden lore series yet 🤨

  71. Nick gaming gonzalez
    Nick gaming gonzalez
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    Epic epic epic epic epic epic epic epic

    יום לפני

    Yeah I just play the modded version for mobile game

  73. Liam Scott
    Liam Scott
    יום לפני

    On that, surly making the close add button too small to press should be illegal, if it's not why isn't it? If it is, well I guess they're getting away with it for the same reasons as mentioned.

  74. Liam Scott
    Liam Scott
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    Don't mess with with the British ASA! 😎 They're always on to bad advertising! Haha

  75. Nina Dees
    Nina Dees
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    If ILhistory holds their creators to such impossibly high standards, I’m surprised they allow their advertisers to scam ILhistory’s clients/viewers with stolen and inaccurate content.

  76. Leo Wood
    Leo Wood
    יום לפני

    Time for ad theory

  77. Stripes and jay
    Stripes and jay
    יום לפני

    I’m the only one who played the original super Mario 3D so rod for the Wii U when it came out

  78. RPGFairyPlays
    יום לפני

    Its really sad that Lilly's Garden has resulted to this as its an amazing game with a great story line but it is just a match block puzzle game

  79. Miles Robinson
    Miles Robinson
    יום לפני

    It would just be better if Games stayed on actual Computers aka the PC. not phones.

  80. Fredashay Klavierstein
    Fredashay Klavierstein
    יום לפני

    Games should be played on a PC (or maybe a console), not a phone. Period. Full stop.

    1. Miles Robinson
      Miles Robinson
      יום לפני

      I agree!

  81. Calextrix
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    anyone else been getting those shitty hero wars ads?

  82. BeneRauchtHase420
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    The intro seems a little loud (?)

  83. Sofia Mandrila-Viazmensky
    Sofia Mandrila-Viazmensky
    יום לפני

    7:15 i scrold all the way down just to see that

  84. Drem Not Dream
    Drem Not Dream
    יום לפני

    Call the cops now.

  85. Rafael Hasbun
    Rafael Hasbun
    יום לפני

    Search in ILhistory Gatchalife a little girls game, and tell me why wont ILhistory ban it after I reported so much.

  86. Sally Rowden
    Sally Rowden
    2 ימים לפני

    It actually is against the law.

  87. Jojobnono33
    2 ימים לפני

    Why DID they get rid of anotations?

  88. Oahkery
    2 ימים לפני

    My question is, if they think that the stuff they're showing in their ads will draw more people in than the game itself, then ... why not just make that game from the ads?

  89. SSB Greninja
    SSB Greninja
    2 ימים לפני

    How did we came to this kind of ads from jetpack joyride ad 🤣

  90. Atticus Finch
    Atticus Finch
    2 ימים לפני

    i just report the ad's directly to google that there against federal law. dono if that will do anything but who knows.

  91. a98176
    2 ימים לפני

    I was wondering when somebody was going to address this. Thank You.

  92. David Armstrong
    David Armstrong
    2 ימים לפני

    I felt that "Loser..." xD

  93. Dau uch
    Dau uch
    2 ימים לפני

    When you find the car game ad which just shows GTA 5 gameplay

  94. Christian de Leon
    Christian de Leon
    2 ימים לפני

    the game theory intro has really evolved overtime

  95. stokhosursus
    2 ימים לפני

    What about copyright infringement in the cases where ads contain other games footage?

  96. Just Your Average YouTube Viewer
    Just Your Average YouTube Viewer
    2 ימים לפני

    I play Homescapes and I have gotten the mini games a lot more often. Like at least 30 times and I’m level 800 something

    2 ימים לפני

    ok let's talk for a little bit.imagine making a game(ehem a mobile game),then it blows up....then this guy(mat pat) does a theory on it.what would you do???beacause you did not intent to make a story to it..write what would you di in the comments.

  98. Loïc Saliou
    Loïc Saliou
    2 ימים לפני

    Don't forget that reviews on mobile game stores give those games "4,5 stars average", but when you click on the comments, most of them are 1 stars with deceived users. Likes factories anyone ?

  99. Arriane Sy
    Arriane Sy
    2 ימים לפני

    I wonder whatever happened to Gardenscapes, the hidden object game on PC? 🤔 I used to play so much of that before. I was really surprised to see it now as an app and with completely different gameplay.

  100. veijsa 420
    veijsa 420
    2 ימים לפני

    Nexts time you see that kind of ad just give then 1 star if its get Enough add store will delete that app if you didnt know