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Submitted by Feldman9000 550d ago | opinion piece

No-name survey website rates Xbox One ‘Product of the Year’ for 2014

In a bizarre string of events, it seems that Microsoft is doing its best to get its Xbox One to catch the PlayStation 4 in sales. In what Microsoft declines as “desperation”, it has price cut its newest console in the U.K. to help bolster sales. It also added a bundle featuring the upcoming hyped exclusive game Titanfall. This bundle is coming to the U.S. as well, but no price cut has been announced as of yet. While many Xbox One’s can be found on retail shelves, the competition has proven much more difficult to keep up with. Could the reason be the original price difference, or the lack of a bundled game? (Xbox One)

megazero12  +   550d ago
adweek has been running since 1978 and is an advertising and marketing publication for business owners. They have over 220k twitter followers and rank 3,802 globally in website traffic on alexa.

https://twitter.com/Adweek
http://www.alexa.com/sitein...

Writer, that only took me 5 minutes to do ACTUAL RESEARCH

More like no name site called gamerheadlines remains bitter.
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Feldman9000  +   550d ago
6 years in America, but a site that ranks toilet paper shouldn't be ranking home entertainment. M$ clearly paid off.
megazero12  +   550d ago
its an advertising and marketing agencey, they will rank anything that makes money
Gamer1982  +   550d ago
Not surprising they been paying companys off like for years.. IGN are the worst example.. Look at the ads on IGN they basically pay for there revenue.. So Xbox exclusives on that site get better scores than say gamespot (for example garden warfare gets 7.0 on GS, 7.8 on IGN. Ryse got a 4/10 on gamespot a 6.8!! from IGN)
Insomnia_84  +   550d ago | Interesting
Remember, Xbox was built for advertisers, not gamers. Reason why they wanted to turn your home console into a mobile device with an always connected camera watching you and more than that.

Let me just throw this here AGAIN, just in case it is still not clear for many out there:

http://kotaku.com/xbox-ones...

"Let's remember that Kinect is no longer mandatory to the Xbox One's operation and neither is a periodic check-in with the Xbox servers, requirements that were walked back under a firestorm of gamer outrage. That said, many users will simply leave both utilities plugged in. And when a publication like Advertising Age—whose audience ain't exactly privacy-concerned hardcore gamers—says "Xbox One can essentially work like TV that watches you, bringing marketers a huge new trove of data," you realize why Microsoft wanted those requirements in the first place.

Mehdi, at the Association of National Advertisters' Masters of Marketing Conference, in Phoenix yesterday, said Microsoft can see whether people are paying attention to ads and evaluate how their bodies respond to them, according to a marketer who attended but asked that his name not be used in AdAge's report.

"It could have a big impact on pricing," he added. AdAge agrees: "If even a fraction of likely Xbox One users could be persuaded to share data, the technology could create the world's largest panel for measuring biometric responses to advertising."

There! I want those XBoners out there to comment on these little bit specifically:

"If even a fraction of likely Xbox One users could be persuaded to share data.."

Now it makes sense why Adweek would rate this abomination of a console the "product of the year" right??

""None so blind as those who will not see""
""Even though deep inside you know the truth, you would rather fool yourself with a lie""
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rezzah  +   550d ago
interesting, have a bubble.
Volkama  +   550d ago
Even though your comment will be hidden for trolling pretty soon for use of the term "Xboners" I'll respond.

"If even a fraction of likely Xbox One users could be persuaded to share data.."

I'll share data. Not indiscriminately, but data on what I like to buy and such is in my interest to share. If I'm going to be bombarded by adverts anyway I might as well have adverts I will find interesting/useful.

Sometimes the "recommended for you" panels on Live/Steam/Amazon or any other service can be useful.

I understand the value of this data and of course I would prefer to be able to sell it myself, but that isn't the world we live in. MS, Sony, Google, Tesco, BSkyB and many many other parties are profiting off this kind of data, and one is not more evil than the other just because they're better at collecting it...
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2cents  +   550d ago
It is for the home entertainment category. Could you name me any other mainstream hardware designed for home entertainment that is currently in the minds of the general public, that is more deserving?

if this award had a category for gaming I'm pretty sure the PS4 would cake walk it.

Why do these trivial awards rattle playstation fans cages so much? Just makes me laugh at the level of desperation that people will go to to devalue anything with the word 'Xbox' in it.

keep on trukin...
Magicite  +   550d ago
how can u rate anything product of a current year if year has only just started?
Omran  +   550d ago
lol
0pie  +   550d ago
well...
Its not the 1st time someone pay another person to get good review and stuff like that.
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Qwagy UK  +   550d ago
No name survey called...... Microsoft (billy big pockets)
manic_maniac  +   550d ago
Maybe,just maybe,they actually like the product and do not think it is an abomination. And to use the word "abomination" when talking about plastic and circuitry is a bit OTT dont ya think?
"none so blind as those who will not see" which is true in Insomnia's case as he sees the X1 as an abomination,or in other words,an atrocity,disgrace,horror,obsce nity,outrage, curse,torment or monstrosity. But in actual fact it is a really good bit of tech, in my honest, humble and non dramatic opinion.
Insomnia also failed to mention about MS response to this which kinda suggested they would not be able to do this without prior consent from user, but in fairness he is obviously visually impaired.
Li'l tip to ya'll, get a life or at the very least, get a woman. Jeez Louise. Sheesh.
idontcare  +   550d ago
lol, oh the jeaulosy
MartinB105  +   550d ago
What's to be jealous of? PS4 demand still exceeds supply; Sony don't need to pay crappy survey websites to advertise their console.
beerzombie  +   550d ago
Because they have Sony trolls like you lying about greatness.

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