The Xbox One dashboard is being created "with advertising in mind" according a member of the Xbox LIVE advertising team.
Yeah, just what the gamers wanted.
As if they didn't make enough money off Gold...
I can already see it
Even at their reveal event, the dashboard was cluttered with ads and other unnecessary crap. This is really, really sad.
This is hardly surprising, the current Xbox 360 UI is exactly the same, adverts galore.
Yeah its not so different from 360 where there are game ads(deals, add ons, dlc crap etc), movie ads and music ads alot of which are revelant to me....if you take it out of context Im sure you sonyfanboys think they are advertising "xbox dish detergent" though. Pretty sure whenever I do turn on my ps3 sony wants me to buy stuff too.
Sad to see paying members seeing the same ads as non paying members
@jokesonyou I can load my ps3, stick a game in, a blu ray in, do almost everything I want without seeing a single advert. Don't get me wrong, I prefer the 360 ui personally but to suggest Sony is just like Microsoft in this is completely not true.
"Pay an extra $20 a month for 20% less ads."
It's 2013 and you still got ads for burger king on your home screen. Like futurama and the "eye phone."
To be honest, it wasn't all the DRM crap or the price difference that turned me away from xbox to ps next gen, it was this. The xbox 360 dashboard just got worse and worse and worse until it was nothing but ads being shoved down your throat. It's dumb enough that they charge for online play, but then to barrage me with ads?
People pay, and you STILL get ad's. So why isn't Xbox Live Silver version free? If MS gets money from Ad's, then some of it should be used to at least let people get MP for free (or at the very least--let u use the netflix and hulu accounts without an additional paywall). And Gold just be used to eliminate ad's and get extra features like Xbox TV and all that other crap that nobody really wants.
To be fair I wouldn't have known about the FREE Spartacus game if it wasn't for the adverts.
Or you most likely would hae found it about it by browsing the list of weekly demo and stuff . I dont buy into the usefulness (for gamers of course , not business) of ads thrown on any of those services .. especially paid ones
ads sit in a corner silent and only play when you highlight them... not an issue... occasionally they'll have an ad that grabs my attention... as for the games/music/movie "ads" those are less ads and more about content on the service...
regardless of the ads being there, i havent been on dashboard to notice what it is usually advertising until i go on stories like this to find out what ads ppl complain about...what i DO usually remember tho are the games that are on "sale" or some kinda gaming promotion like virgin gaming tournaments the ones i will complain about however are the video ads(usually kinect ads) that usually pop up when you are watching some kind of video...as for ads on dashboard, i have absolutely no problem with
I think any dashboard is made with Ads or sales in mind. No I am not sticking up for MS, but I am just being honest.
XMB was definitely no created with Ads in mind.
No, to be honest, xbox's is just over the top. It's impossible to play a game without being barraged by ads of every sort. Sony's never had ads unless you went the the actual game store. After all the DRM crap, it was actually this that turned me off from xbox the most. I could see the direction they were going.
One of the good parts about playing games is the NO ADS.... The focus of everything on XB1 should be games. They haven't listened to anyone and I don't think they want to.
By the morons on n4g you'd think that halfway through campaign I get some pop up add for dish soap... Jeez ms advertises deals etc with their dashboard to inform customers and make a nice lil profit...
Do we all forget Microsoft saying in their press conference that the Xbox One dash with me completely ad free!???
from your link: "We designed the Xbox One dashboard to make your favorite games and entertainment even more front and center. Advertisements will not be visible on the home screen, so you only see what’s most important to you." keywords here "not visible ON THE HOME SCREEN" they will be visible outside of home screen. so no, its not "completely ad free" as you said it.
@aiBreeze. Not trying to bash on you but that's technically inaccurate. There is always a scrolling advert at the top right of the XMB under the clock. I even saw a advert for eye drops the other day on there I was like WTF! I can understand advertising games or movies because that pertains to things on the consoles itself. Games devs want there products to get noticed. What I would have a problem with is advertising things like Pepsi or tampons, basically things that don't have anything to do with gaming or movies.
Imagine my surprise when I discovered years ago that I could turn that little scrolling thing off completely. Where's the option to turn off such ads on a 360 or XBOne? In my wallet?
You can't turn it off. Nice try. Edit: if your talking about changing the date a tricking the system. That's really not an option per say to turn it off.
I haven't seen any ads for tampons. I doubt we will see that on the Xbox One either. http://www.destructoid.com/... That is what the dashboard will look like. It has to do with services provided. I find it odd people will complain about that and on top of it complain when they have no intentions of buying the Xbox One anyways.
@MikeMyers. First of I wasn't talking about Xbox at all. I was making a comment about advertising. Period! I was not trying to say Xbox was going to have tampons ads either. It was a generalized statement. And know where in my comment was I complaining. Please take your fanboy comments and stick them where the sun don't shine.
Man you guys complain allot, about every little thing. people on Xbox play games not ads, obviously.
Turned on my Xbox... Saw an ad for Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep Saw an ad for Magic: The Gathering Saw an ad for Redemption movie which you can rent on the 360 (not to be confused with Raid: The Redemption, which was EXCELLENT!) Saw an add to reserve the X1 Saw an ad to watch the Xgames on my 360 Saw an ad to play Fruit Ninja All these ads are services, games and movies that are directly tied to the 360. Also my cursor is automatically on the GAME so I can turn on my 360, instantly press A and play the game currently inside. Yes, just what gamers on the 360 need. To actually know what content is available on the 360. Who would have thought right...
I love the way it's shoved in your face too. /s
this is just what gamers who pay for a premium service, which should negate the need for advertisements, want. fixed that for you there.
It was fkin stated on e3 on stage that there will be no ADS so please stop spreading lies.
Just what I want on my console adverts clotting up the UI. Keep going MS your doing great!
yeah... no one wants to know about new content on the service... the "ads" that people are complaining about sit in the corner and don't even play through unless you specifically highlight them... you're over exaggerating a non-issue
This is an issue, simply because Sony does the same, not the Ads, I mean the same that they inform about new deals and events from the home screen itself. The What's New section reveals deals and other things in its own very section, also the updating bulletin at the top right keeps on displaying news, all without intrusive Ads. If you tell me saying this is a non issue is like try to avoid the issue itself, by telling everyone to turn a blind side to these kind of business practices you'll only make the problem worse. Then other companies will start doing the same...
Should users really have to put up with advertising even if they are paying for their membership? I can understand to an extent with silver members who don't pay.
Lol try arguing that with Sky TV lol. But at least Xbox adds are related to the system and he inform customers about deals and new stuff xxD
Whats the point of paying for it? I would expect it on the PS3 since it was free but that doesn't have any ads.
Congratulations MS, you're giving costumers exactly what they want again....
id like to have adverts for games on the dashboard
That is the thing, it is targeted advertisement so you get advertisement relevant to you. It's not so different from discovering content. For instance, before and during E3, I got advertisement related to Xbox One. Last night I was told about some game deals. For me advertising content that is relevant is fine. It is a way for me to discover things. Advertising isn't bad if done right!
But if you're a PSFANBOI advertising is THE DEVIL BOBBY!!!!
The argument for some is that it's precisely done bad .
@CRAIG667: Until Sony does it as well, then it is because it was necessary and a great move. Just like how Sony now charges for playing online. Sony is just doing it for all the gamers!!! /s @baka: that is not what I'm seeing, what I'm reading is just people jumping the gun. The idea that the UI is designed around ads are a good thing. It means it isn't tacked on and well thought it. It is hopefully complementary and valuable while not feeling like advertisement.
I've zero problem with content ads per say. I just prefer to go to a specific area to be hit with them. I use adblock plus on everything that supports it from chrome to firefox. I hate youtube ads and 99 percent of the time, skip them the moment it allows me to. Apps with intrusive ads annoy me. Point is I just dont like ads in my way whether they blend in or not....im not stupid...some of you would have the world believe its a vendetta against your poor xbox but for many its just about the ads. The fact ms chooses to be as aggressive as they are annoys some people......some just like to hate which is annoying, definitely. Some just suck it up and defend everything microsoft do.....not saying any names
I'm predicting the near future: "Weekly achievements added for viewing XBox One Dashboard adverts"
...well freemium games on android and ios have been doing similar stuff for ages now, giving you in game currency for viewing ads, xbone will probably do something similar, watch...
Really hope SONY dont go this route, awful.
X1 day one for me no question.
You would defend anything they do, right?
they said at the reveal that advertisements wont be on the main part of the dashboard so why ur all complaining an most of u have no intention on buying a xbox 1 is pointless who cares what a tile shows anyways u dont have to click on it i rather microsoft make money thatw ay then overcharge for games an service let them have there bullshit everywhere ill be playin games while ur hanging on dashboard hating
Is that all one sentence?
They said a lot of things at the reveal that turned out to be inaccurate or misleading. And then when you factor in their 180 flip on used games and game sharing, I don't think it's unreasonable to think that they'd adjust their policy on ad displays.
Pretty sure X box live and the dash is one big advertising platform. Just the way they showed it on how it monitors your viewing habits to recommend shows to you plus with the kinect it can basically monitor most of what you do on the TV and develop targeted ads for each individual. I wouldn't mind as much if they are giving games free with the ads but it will probably just be added revenue for Microsoft.
all u sony people are gonna be payin for psn now that thing was a ripoff for free u better hope they upgrade that piece of shit bein there chargin now cause givin u games free a month doesnt make up for how bad the psn really is it was free cause thats all it was worth now there charging u for what? biggest reason i dont like playstation is there network or lack of it u dont see any articles about how sony is bending there customers over an charging for a lack luster network
Again, is that all one sentence? Edit- I see that it's two.
I know his grammar is poor, and what he is saying is complete nonsense, but you could at least reply on topic to his comment and not try to act smart asking if his whole post is one sentence. You obviously know it is since you're reading it.
@ trenso1 above... Okay. Thank you for also replying on topic.
The only thing 'lack luster' is your knowledge on the PSN. You said "biggest reason i dont like playstation is there network or lack of it", really? I can bet you anything that you either have not played online on a PS3 before and you just basing your 'facts' off what other people say just to downplay the PSN because its free and offers so much more than the competition or you have the worst internet connection.
Saw this coming my 360 is full of adds. Most money hungry company I have ever seen.
They could be like the mighty Sony and barely keep their heads above water. Sony
yeah having millions must be really hard for a company
Millions?? LOL!!! 2012 was the the first year they made a profit in the last 5 years. Sony's entertainment division (movies/tv/music) is only part of the company making any money. It won't be too long before they get bought out or close their doors.
They're broke.....but I got games this year, new ips and the probable game of the year.....AGAIN.....you got your dividends right....lmao Pads over calculators....get your priorities right
What you think Sony has less than a 1 million dollars? be real
You've been misled if you believe any company is more greedy than another..
jenteal,is that you airgangstarr?
this is stupid, im a loyal xbox gamer but they are effin clueless this go round.part of our new experience is commercials..like really get the eff outta here, that's why they created a dvr, so we can SKIP commercials and watch shows we may not be home for. UGH