Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 6th Jul 2013 11:52 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. Game discovery is terrible in the current design of Xbox Live, and the usability of a system that used to be about games is suffering in order for Microsoft to make money on ads." Written a year ago by Ben Kuchera for Penny Arcade. In light of increased advertising efforts in Windows 8.1, this has become relevant once more. In a nutshell, do not count on Microsoft being able to strike a proper balance (thanks, Soulbender!).
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by SithLord on Mon 8th Jul 2013 06:29 UTC
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It's funny seeing linuzists praising the dumbed down adware centric UI of the new phone-wannabe OSes as they are selling well, after bashing MS for 20 years for having success with a simple to use and program-for environment.
Well, the picture is complete and ready for the crackdown, you praising ex revolutionaries: the new PC, smartphone, phablet, tablet, console, media center, is and ADWARE MACHINE and nothing better than new UI concepts demonstrate it.
Be happy with your new television set.
I no longer care what is the kernel, as the fruit is all about gouging out my moneys with ads.

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