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Biograd (Biograd)
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It looked like they wanted me to lose the game, which I had already done many times. But then I noticed they really wanted to sell me clothing!

Note: This has nothing to do with that "The Game" some of you keep talking about losing on here.
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All right, but I just lost again.

Is the game a game show? Video game? Board game? Sport?
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Is the game a game show? No Video game? Yes, a flash game Board game? No Sport? No
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Was there an advertisement hidden in the game? Was there a glitch? That caused you to lose? Was there an impossible puzzle?
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Was there an advertisement hidden in the game? Not hidden, but advertisements are relevant Was there a glitch? Noish That caused you to lose? No Was there an impossible puzzle? Puzzles are irr.
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Was there an ad in the game? That you thought was part of the game? But was actually a real ad?
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Are the following relevant: Fruit? Bananas? Flies? Time? Arrows? Groucho Marx? The difficulty of parsing the English language?
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Was there an ad in the game? Not in, no That you thought was part of the game? No But was actually a real ad? It was a real ad, and I was aware of this fact all along
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Are the following relevant: Fruit? Bananas? Flies? Time? Arrows? Groucho Marx? The difficulty of parsing the English language? Only this one, yesishly
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Was the ad on the packaging for the game?
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Was the ad on the packaging for the game? Packaging? No, it was just in the margin of the page, very much like the ads here on the LTPF. Nothing odd there.
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Hang on...would this be more accurately described as a computer game? If so, I've had an FA for the past few posts.

Was any part of the content of the game related to the ad?
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Hang on...would this be more accurately described as a computer game? If so, I've had an FA for the past few posts.

It's an online flash game. So not on a CD or for a game console.

Was any part of the content of the game related to the ad? Hmm, technically yes, but don't want to mislead. There WAS more of a connection between the game and the ad than them being on the same web page, though.
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And to clarify, I really should have said "than merely being on the same web page", as they were not located any closer together than this.
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Is the genre of the game relevant? Was the ad selling real estate? An object? That was a plot element in the game? That was part of the inventory? Did you have to use the object in the game in a similar way that you'd have to use it in real life? Or at least according to the ad?
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Is the genre of the game relevant?Not really Was the ad selling real estate? No An object? Yes, the puzzle statement already stated that the ad was for clothing That was a plot element in the game? No That was part of the inventory? No Did you have to use the object in the game in a similar way that you'd have to use it in real life? No, the clothing advertised did not appear in the game Or at least according to the ad?
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Was it for a specific article of clothing? Shoes?
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Was it for a specific article of clothing? Yes Shoes? No
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Hats? Shirts? Coats? Belts? Suits? Ties? Pants? Designer clothing? Socks? Underwear?
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Hats? Shirts? Coats? Belts? Suits? Ties? Pants? Designer clothing? Socks? Underwear? I actually had to look up what it is, and in fact it is something different in American and British English. Since I live in the US I'll assume that's the use in the ad, which is none of the above (in fact, neither meaning is). But shirt and coat are the closest of the above.
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Jacket? Vest?
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Jacket? Vest? No to both
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Blazer?
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Blazer? No
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Is the clothing intended to be used by men? Women? Only in certain places? Or situations? Is it a swimsuit advertisement? (Trying to avoid invoking the LTPF list of clothing here....)
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Is the clothing intended to be used by men? Women? This, at least for the American version Only in certain places? Probably more likely to be worn in some places than others, but not exclusively Or situations? Not particularly Is it a swimsuit advertisement? No (Trying to avoid invoking the LTPF list of clothing here....) If you can't get it soon, I'll think about giving it
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Waistcoat?
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A dress? Skirt? Blouse? Jumper? Overalls? Jeans?
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A dress? Skirt? Blouse? Jumper?This! Good going. Overalls? Jeans?
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Did the game involve a lot of jumping?
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Did the game involve a lot of jumping? Yes it sure did!
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Was it a platform game?
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Was it a platform game? No
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Is the genre of the game important? Or just that it involved a lot of jumping?

Did it involve jumping at the spot where you kept losing? Did you, in fact, lose the game? And because there was a lot of jumping in the game, that would make a player make the connection (Jumping -> Jumpers) and want to buy clothing
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Is the genre of the game important? No Or just that it involved a lot of jumping? Yope

Did it involve jumping at the spot where you kept losing? It involved jumping throughout, so yes. And "lose" could be interpreted either as losing lives or the whole game--either would work. Did you, in fact, lose the game? Yes, many times And because there was a lot of jumping in the game, that would make a player make the connection (Jumping -> Jumpers) and want to buy clothing There was a much more direct connection between the game and the ad
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Oh, and I think you have a FA in your last question. Remember, the ad for jumpers DID exist, and was a real ad. The idea that the ad told people to lose the game was the misinterpretation
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Was the ad directly above the game? Did the ad use the word "jumper" or "jumpers" directly?
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Was the ad directly above the game? No, to the right of it Did the ad use the word "jumper" or "jumpers" directly? Yes, it used "jumper"
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So your character is a jumper, and the ad is for jumpers - was the goal just to get the player to notice the connection and think "Hmmm, maybe I should buy one of those"?
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So your character is a jumper, and the ad is for jumpers - was the goal just to get the player to notice the connection and think "Hmmm, maybe I should buy one of those"? There's a definite FA here
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Was something wrong about the way the ad was presented on the web page? Did it pop up onto the game part of the screen? Did it refresh the page? Did it interfere with your playing in some way?
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Was something wrong about the way the ad was presented on the web page? Did it pop up onto the game part of the screen? Did it refresh the page? Did it interfere with your playing in some way? No to all
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Do you play the game as a character? Who jumps?
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Do you play the game as a character? Who jumps? Yes to both
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Does the character jump towards the ad?
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Does the character jump towards the ad? There was probably some point in the game where it did, but irr.
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Is the ad visible when the game is being played? When you lose, do you have to refresh the web page? Making you see the ad?
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Is the ad visible when the game is being played? Yes When you lose, do you have to refresh the web page? Well you do, but because of the above, you don't have to lose to see it Making you see the ad?

Hint: the most important aspect of the game is not its genre, content, or when in the game you can see the ad, but something very simple that none of you have even asked about
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Is the website the game is on relevant? The title of the game?
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Is the website the game is on relevant? No The title of the game? YES
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Does the title of the game include the word "Jumper"? Are the ads on that site determined like the ads on the LTPF? So a game titled "Jumper" or something would likely have an ad for jumpers on the same page?
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Does the title of the game include the word "Jumper"? YES! Are the ads on that site determined like the ads on the LTPF? So a game titled "Jumper" or something would likely have an ad for jumpers on the same page? Exactly. You're making progress now.
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So the more you lost the game, the longer you'd be on the page, and the more you'd be staring at the ad?
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So the more you lost the game, the longer you'd be on the page, and the more you'd be staring at the ad? Not necessarily, and irr.
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Are any other games on the site relevant?
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Are any other games on the site relevant? No. Just as I thought you were getting warm, you veered off track again. Hint: There's more than the word "jumper" in common between the ad and the game title. Keep the title of this puzzle in mind, too.
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Did the title mention flying? Fruit?
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Bananas in pajamas?

Oh God, now I've got that blasted song in my head...Look what LTPF's done to me!
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Did the title mention flying? Fruit? Neither.

Bananas in pajamas? No. Where did all this about fruit come from suddenly?

Oh, I see. Since Whirligig clearly got the reference immediately, I assumed you all had by now.
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Was the ad for children's jumpers? Adults' jumpers?
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Quote: Whirligig: Are the following relevant: Fruit? Bananas? Flies? Time? Arrows? Groucho Marx? The difficulty of parsing the English language? Only this one, yesishly

Okaaaaaay..."The difficulty of parsing the English language" is yesishly relevant. Nothing else. This is a reference? Well, at least I'm reassured that it has nothing to do with bananas in pajamas...whether chasing teddy bears or otherwise. All right, got to think on this...
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Okaaaaaay..."The difficulty of parsing the English language" is yesishly relevant. Nothing else. This is a reference? It is a reference to a joke, "Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana." The only thing relevant in the title is that this puzzle also has to do with phrases changing their meaning depending on context.
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You missed my questions...

Did the game title include one other word? Two? Three? Four? More? Were any of the other words verbs? Nouns? Adjectives? Like "high jumper"?
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Was the ad for children's jumpers?No Adults' jumpers?Yes

Did the game title include one other word? Two?This Three? Four? More? Were any of the other words verbs? Nouns? Adjectives?This, as used in the title Like "high jumper"? And in order to save you trying to find the game or randomly guess, I'll say the title of the game was "City Jumper". I'll post a link to it when the puzzle is solved--it's one of the simplest games I've seen, yet still really addicting. Now what remains is to figure out the relevant words in the ad.
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Did the company selling the jumpers have the word "city" in its name?
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Did the company selling the jumpers have the word "city" in its name? YES!

And I'm glad I didn't send you off to Google to try and find the game--because interestingly today that same ad is running again. Even though I've played the game quite a few times in between without seeing it.
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And I almost Googled it anyways! Phew.

So the game is called "City Jumper", and the ad is by a company with "city" in its name, selling jumpers...what's left?
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So the game is called "City Jumper", and the ad is by a company with "city" in its name, selling jumpers...what's left? Remember, the ad didn't just seem to refer to the game, it seemed to ask you to lose the game. There was another key word in the ad that gave this impression.
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Was it a fall sale? And in a jumping game, you die by falling?
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Was it a fall sale? No And in a jumping game, you die by falling? You do, in a way, but that's not the connection
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Was the other relevant word in the ad related to the jumpers? The time of the sale? The company?
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Was the other relevant word in the ad related to the jumpers? The time of the sale? The company? This
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Big City? High City? Fail City? Is the word "lose"? "Slip"? "Trip"? A variant of one of those?
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Big City? High City? Fail City? Is the word "lose"? "Slip"? "Trip"? A variant of one of those? None of these. Hint: What happens to the guy after he misses a jump and falls where he shouldn't?
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Splat City? Crash City?
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I found the game without even using Google (yes, really - I was looking for a good platformer, went to AddictingGames, then when I hit retry, it took me to the site with the ad) and quelle domage - the ad was there, so I must now remove myself from the puzzle.

Excellent puzzle, Biograd!
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Splat City? Crash City? Neither

I found the game without even using Google (yes, really - I was looking for a good platformer, went to AddictingGames, then when I hit retry, it took me to the site with the ad) and quelle domage - the ad was there, so I must now remove myself from the puzzle.
It's surprisingly tricky for such a simple-minded game, huh?
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Yep - third try, died on Level 20, so made the leaderboard (but not top 100).
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Is the word preceding City the name of the subject of the ad (when put together with City)? I can't think of any place that would sell jumpers (mainly because I'm not sure what they are other than that they're clothing) but something like Circuit City Jumpers? (Although of course Circuit City is the computers not clothes)
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Is the word preceding City the name of the subject of the ad (when put together with City)?The word preceding "City" is the other half of the brand name, like in your "Circuit City" example, but I had never heard of this brand, so you almost definitely won't get it. A better approach would probably be to try to think of synonyms-ish of "lose", particularly considering the type of game.
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Drop?
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Drop?No
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Lose: forget? Mislay? Throw away? Theft relevant? Death? Destruction? Lose/loose? Second place relevant? Fourth? Last?
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"Death" is the only one of your guesses that's close, and in fact it's quite close. Remember that it makes sense when it precedes the phrase "City jumper"
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Die?
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Die?No, it's a little farther from "death" than that, but not much...
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Synonym for death? Or die? Or is a fatal injury relevant?
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Synonym for death? Or die? Neither, exactly. It is a verb though Or is a fatal injury relevant?Manner of death is irrelevant (to the word, that is)
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Expire? Rot? Decay? Is it a verb in its original meaning? Or did you just misunderstand it as a verb? Is "<word> City" a real city? Is <word> generally perceived as negative?
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Expire? Rot? Decay?No to all Is it a verb in its original meaning?You mean in the ad? There I would interpret it as an adjective describing "city", but it's simply a brand name so it really doesn't mean anything. Or did you just misunderstand it as a verb? Is "<word> City" a real city?<b>No/b> I'm almost Is <word> generally perceived as negative? As in, is the action implied by the verb considered undesirable? In the majority of cases very much so--especially when applied to humans. But not in the grammatical sense of the negation of something.

Hint: It seemed to be a command addressed to the player of the game, not to the jumping guy the player is controlling.
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Crush? Splat? Break? Finish? Exterminate?
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Crush? Splat? Break? Finish? Exterminate?No, but the last one is pretty much an exact synonym for the word, which is much simpler. It almost seems you don't want to get it, you guys are dancing around it so much...
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Dalek?
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Terminate? Delete?
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Dalek?No. It's a simple verb that means essentially the same as "exterminate".

Terminate? Delete?No to both. Remember, "death" and "die" were very close--except the former was the wrong part of speech, and the latter was from the perspective of the jumping man, when I told you it sounded like a command to the player. So if the jumping man dies, what did the player do to him??
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Kill?
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Kill? YES, finally!

Next to the game City Jumper
http://www.nationlocation.com/cityJumper.htm

there was an ad with the title "Kill City jumper". I must have killed my jumper guy 10 times already by the time I saw it, as it's actually really hard to get some of the jumps right, so the "command" seemed superfluous. But it was really an ad for jumpers sold by jeans manufacturer Kill City
http://killcity.net/

*********************SPOILER*********************
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Especially that lighthouse on Level 16. I died about 40 straight times on that single jump.
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I think you meant the radio tower. The only lighthouses are on the islands, which as a whole are supposed to represent the island of Alcatraz.

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