Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 14th Jul 2012 03:10 UTC
Games "People who don't play video games would be forgiven if they turned on an Xbox 360 and didn't realize it was a device used to primarily play games. The first screen you see on the Xbox 360 Dashboard is often a mixture of ads for all sorts of goods and services, and many times games are in the minority of ad slots. The latest redesign increased the ad space that can be sold to advertisers, and that in turn increased this problem. Let's be clear, it is a problem." No kidding. I pay for Xbox Live, yet I'm being bombarded by useless crap ads. It's ridiculous. And yet I don't stop playing. It seems as if there's a solution to this problem in there somewhere, but I can't quite put my finger on it.
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RE: This is a problem?
by sagum on Sat 14th Jul 2012 21:04 UTC in reply to "This is a problem?"
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Do you spend your time sitting on the home screen? I know I don't. I just turn it on, wave over to what I want to do, and play that game, watch that movie or listen to my music. I certainly couldn't care less what ads are on the home screen. I don't think most other people do either.

Sounds like one of those "First World Problems" to me

When will you start to care? ok so right now you only have adverts on the screen where your games and tv shows could be put for easy access, sure thats just a extra menu to flick through.. but were do you (or anyone else draw the line).

Gold members are paying for the service up keep already. There should be no reason to show adverts (more so adverts that have no relation to the topic/screen or your past gaming experiance at hand).

So, were does microsoft intend to take it. Adverts before every game you want to play? Don't think it'll happen? What did Google do with youtube?

Already I see xbox live games on WP7 with adverts at the bottom of the screen. These are games by Microsoft branded as XBOX LIVE titles. They have adverts. Its the next logical step for them.

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