Thread: No more Major Nelson....
05-03-2012 08:48 PM #16Currently Playing: Uncharted 3, Zelda: Skyward Sword
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05-03-2012 11:10 PM #17
announcements for paid products I do not own: also known as advertising.
Obviously there are real advertisements on XBL, no one claimed otherwise, but the discussion was surrounding the spotlight channel which, IMO, is not just a huge ad. Around there was when you left context behind..DarkRedRain (XBL, PSN, WiiU)
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05-04-2012 12:17 AM #18
So, "of course most of those are ads." That's good. So I guess having a Trine 2 thing in the middle of the screen is an ad according to you now. Good to see you changed your mind; see the bottom of this post, which quotes a few months ago mocking that very idea and calling it system content highlighting instead.
Anything else you might say is verbal gymnastics of the highest order.
Plus, by not linking to the thread where one might see the entire conversation, you're misleading.
Your response to this?
The hell? It's an advertisement. It's trying to sell me something. Yeah, I'd say that's an ad "now." Now and since time immemorial.
Hell, I just turned it on. It's on the Home screen. In a smallish square in the upper left is my actual game. Below it is something called "Quickplay." In a much larger square straight in the middle is a thing cycling through:
- Countdown to 2012: Sales every day!
- Home for the holidays: Save on holiday classics and more!
- Find your favorite entertainment! VUDU Daily Motion, UFC
To the right of that are two more squares advertising a Brock Lesnar event and a Kia Optima.
That means not only is the central big panel an ad, but a 75% of the real estate is taken up by ads. That's 75%. 3/4.
Oh, under Game, here's what's in the big ad space in the middle right now: Dance Central (I don't own it), Puzzle through Trine 2 (don't own it), LA Noire (don't own it on 360).
Not ads though... it's only "highlighting system content." I don't mean to belabor the point... but you're joking... right? I'm a Russian Jew... one of the whitest people I know. If there's anything called "Dance Central" in the middle of my 360 desktop, you'd best believe it's a freaking ad.
I used to buy game magazines to tell me what new content is coming out.. $5 per month.. and they also had ads in them. I simply donít consider highlighting available content to be an ad. Yesterday, I had no idea that Trine 2 came out and by the spotlight channel showing me whatís new, I was pleasantly surprised to see it was already available for download. When I go to the video tab, I see apps for download that are already included with my Gold membership, so itís not just MS trying to sell me something.
But hey.. if you think itís an ad.. thatís fine..
The whole Inside Xbox thing is just a silly diversion you came up with after the fact to cover up the absurdity of the "it's not an ad, it's system content highlighting" defense.
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05-04-2012 10:16 AM #19
05-04-2012 10:21 AM #20
HBO Go has kept me with the 360. Honestly, I it didn't have HBO Go, I wouldn't have renewed my XBL account.
I'm getting fed up with the increasing ads and the increasing XBL rates. I see no justification to whole thing. It's pissing me off. Like, I'm angry over it.
They need to tier their service. Paying to access additional content that we already pay for is ridiculous.
But, this isn't the smackdown forum. So I need to clam down.
05-04-2012 10:26 AM #21
Your line about race/ethnicity paying a part in determining an adÖ now thatís funny.DarkRedRain (XBL, PSN, WiiU)
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05-04-2012 10:27 AM #22
That said, I know prefer the PS3 interface, mainly because now it's functionally better, less oblique, and less cluttered with advertisements that have nothing to do with gaming.The nerd is a tirelessly predictable creature whom the promise of boobies is like a bacon sandwich to a starving wolf. - Yahtzee
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05-04-2012 10:33 AM #23
05-04-2012 10:35 AM #24
I do agree that they should have tiers though. I pretty much only use the online multiplayer. I would use HBO GO, but Time Warner Cable thinks I shouldn't. I want to switch to Directv like I had years ago, but im not sure the dish will clear the tree line.
05-04-2012 10:36 AM #25
05-04-2012 10:39 AM #26
lol, you've got 47 people in here all complaining about the ads and CD seems to think its one persons biased opinion.
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