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Microsoft introducing more TV-like ads on Xbox Live

Postby verynaughtyboy » 25 Apr 2012, 12:30

Ironically, I deal with fewer ads on the free PSN.
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Microsoft introducing more TV-like ads on Xbox Live

Postby dj_lloyde » 25 Apr 2012, 12:35

i love how its a paid for service (like the bbc) and there is going to be lots of adverts
I had better put a Donk on it then!
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Re: Microsoft introducing more TV-like ads on Xbox Live

Postby laminated0 » 25 Apr 2012, 12:40

This is great news, now instead of watching game trailers and the like hassle free I can sit through 15-30 second ads, plus the ads that already are littered all over the dashboard all with the privilege of a paid for service.
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Re: Microsoft introducing more TV-like ads on Xbox Live

Postby Currychips » 25 Apr 2012, 13:04

They'd better start reducing the cost of LIVE with all these adverts currently on the service, with more on the way - it's a joke.

If they start getting less game related (LYNX??!) then I'm going to have to consider switching back to my PS3 for online shenanigans.
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Re: Microsoft introducing more TV-like ads on Xbox Live

Postby gmcb007 » 25 Apr 2012, 13:10

f**k you MS. f**k you right off. Every year you're degrading your service to the point spam sites would be better off than Live.
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Re: Microsoft introducing more TV-like ads on Xbox Live

Postby hi0marc » 25 Apr 2012, 13:13

"advertisers no longer have to choose"
Oh no... the plight of the ad guys really sticks it in the heart..
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Re: Microsoft introducing more TV-like ads on Xbox Live

Postby general-gaming » 25 Apr 2012, 13:17

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Re: Microsoft introducing more TV-like ads on Xbox Live

Postby StonecoldMC » 25 Apr 2012, 13:34

dj_lloyde wrote:i love how its a paid for service (like the bbc) and there is going to be lots of adverts


Or, its like Sky and you have hundreds of adverts?

Even if I watch a movie off of Anytime through my Skybox, I still have to sit through 2/3 ads before the movie starts.

You dont have to watch them you know, I mean to view them, you have to physically click into them. Are Gamers just getting a but peeved over nothing again?
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Re: Microsoft introducing more TV-like ads on Xbox Live

Postby djreplay » 25 Apr 2012, 13:44

Soon they will have tv ads between games on COD, they probably needed some more money after the console sales dropped 50%.
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Re: Microsoft introducing more TV-like ads on Xbox Live

Postby Dralel » 25 Apr 2012, 13:51

Lol I predicted this would happen, M$ loves dem ads. Sucks to be a paying-for 360 user right now.
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Re: Microsoft introducing more TV-like ads on Xbox Live

Postby laminated0 » 25 Apr 2012, 14:02

StonecoldMC wrote:
Or, its like Sky and you have hundreds of adverts?

Even if I watch a movie off of Anytime through my Skybox, I still have to sit through 2/3 ads before the movie starts.

You dont have to watch them you know, I mean to view them, you have to physically click into them. Are Gamers just getting a but peeved over nothing again?


That is correct but, if they put them in front of game trailers and tghe like you will be subject to them still because you want to watch the trailer, also, they have the ones that are situated on xbox live dashboard when you're going through content. It's just sad that they are doing this to their consumers.
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Postby KMakawa » 25 Apr 2012, 14:04

Doesn't really suck, Im not going to be spitting my dummy out over a few ads. Especially when I pay a TV Licence, and subscription to Virgin Media and get ad's anyhow.. Its only the same. And in history videogames have had ad's directly inside the game.. that didnt bother me either.. Why? Cause im a little bit sensible enough to look beyond the ads >.<

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Postby cult » 25 Apr 2012, 14:05

Yeah but we can cross advert chat...
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Re: Microsoft introducing more TV-like ads on Xbox Live

Postby kirankara » 25 Apr 2012, 14:16

StonecoldMC wrote:
dj_lloyde wrote:i love how its a paid for service (like the bbc) and there is going to be lots of adverts


Or, its like Sky and you have hundreds of adverts?

Even if I watch a movie off of Anytime through my Skybox, I still have to sit through 2/3 ads before the movie starts.

You dont have to watch them you know, I mean to view them, you have to physically click into them. Are Gamers just getting a but peeved over nothing again?


you're right, but surely there's limits. Sky pays lot of money to buy rights to various channels and to show films etc. MS isnt paying for those things, and just increasing revenue further
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Re: Microsoft introducing more TV-like ads on Xbox Live

Postby megavic » 25 Apr 2012, 14:24

laminated0 wrote:
StonecoldMC wrote:
Or, its like Sky and you have hundreds of adverts?

Even if I watch a movie off of Anytime through my Skybox, I still have to sit through 2/3 ads before the movie starts.

You dont have to watch them you know, I mean to view them, you have to physically click into them. Are Gamers just getting a but peeved over nothing again?


That is correct but, if they put them in front of game trailers and tghe like you will be subject to them still because you want to watch the trailer, also, they have the ones that are situated on xbox live dashboard when you're going through content. It's just sad that they are doing this to their consumers.


Agreed, just because Sky advertises with subscriptions does not mean that it's right! Sky doesn't have the greatest reputation, and definitely not the kind of company microsoft should be aspiring to.
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