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[2]: This is a problem?
by Wafflez on Mon 16th Jul 2012 17:13 UTC in reply to "RE: This is a problem?"
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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?

As a both PS3 and xBox360 owner, I know for what I pay.

Never experiencing downtime? Check. Not having to change my credit card? Check. Communicating with others while playing different games? Check. Heck, even communicating with others on the same friggin game (helloooo Battlefield 3)? Check.

As for advertisments before games - I have seen plenty advertising SpeedTree and Unreal Engine and PC games have another "the way it's meant to be played" ad.

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