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Has anyone else noticed this?

In many different game pages, random pieces of text from comments and game summaries actually turn into links for products on Amazon.com

For example:

Jeanne D'Arc Page:

http://vgchartz.com/games/game.php?id=3535

MontanaHatchet says:

This game sold pretty well for an un-hyped PSP title.

Will be buying it within this week. Will likely go down in my favorite games list.

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And it leads to an Amazon.com page for Teletubbies 2: Favorite Games (PC).

I've seen this in many different game pages, pieces of text linking to Amazon.com products with similar names.

Did I miss something here? 



 

 

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Seems like a new way of income for the site. But unfortunatelly my antivirus still detects an exploit somtimes.



Yeah, I've noticed that.




I honestly find it entertaining to see what you get when you follow a link.

One time I clicked a link for Shigeru Miyamoto and it led to a biography for him on Amazon. That was just the darndest thing.



 

 

yeah. I'm not a big fan of it. And I definately won't click on any of those links out of principle. But whatcha gonna do?



I'm a mod, come to me if there's mod'n to do. 

Chrizum is the best thing to happen to the internet, Period.

Serves me right for challenging his sales predictions!

Bet with dsisister44: Red Steel 2 will sell 1 million within it's first 365 days of sales.

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its called adsense, you can install it on a website to create hyperlinks to ads or pages from text on your sites. Do if you had the words "video games" in a post or something it would create a link to say, eb.com



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I haven't noticed, but that's probably because I use Firefox with AdBlock Plus.



Alright then, I'm just gonna lock this.



 

 

Ah crap, now we're getting those damn things as well. Hopefully there'll only be a few of them.