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Don’t Click this Link: Extremely Annoying AdsWired)

There are some extremely annoying ads on this Wired article about “machinima” — a genre of digital storytelling created by people who use the monster-and-dungeon-creation tools supplied by game designers (or hacked by fans, probably). I didn’t get very far in the article because of the hovering ads for Cingular, which overlapped the text and generally annoyed the hell out of me. OK, Wired deserves to try to make money just like anyone else, but… Boo! boo! boo! to Cingular and its annoying ads. Am I overreacting? Are the ads on this page really that annoying? The print version of the machinima article has ads now, too.