Brandrepublic writes: The Advertising Standards Authority has banned Microsoft's Xbox 360 TV ad "live your moment" ad for being misleading.
Funny enough, that's now the second time that ad has been called up for being misleading. The first time was how they showed all of this movie downloads business and then advertised the Arcade 360 which is unable to use the movie service without add ons. They had to add "Download compatible 360 from blah blah blah"
This was an intentional omission on MS's part. tsk...tsk..tsk..
You might say the ad got ringed!? :)
That kind of trickery reminds me of the "Vista Capable" problem. haha
I can't believe it too them this long. I mean how long have those ads been out for.
Microsoft has been misleading consumers by roping them in with the $199 price tag without being explicit about stating that nearly every advertised function requires expensive add-ons and services. The Wii and the PS3, on the other hand, have no such problem. Each of those machines can perform exactly as advertised and have absolutely zero hidden costs.
Misleading people is what Microsoft does better than anyone.
I'm a PC but I'm not a Vista... XP anyone
Gambling doesnt make you more attractive to women????
i dont see the big deal....tv shows stay on your hd forever.....movies who going to think they can get a brand new movie for 3 dollars and be able to keep it forever....only idoits.....sony does the same thing. as far as the acctually commercial goes...didnt care for it i thought i was kind creepy....they should have got a super hot chick....these commercials are still playing on Microsoft kiosks EVERYWHERE.
Oh course *you* don't see the big deal. Oh, and I like this... "only idoits"
I dont see what the big deal is either and as far as misleading go at least I know what the ad is for. I couldnt tell you what half the ads on tv are for anymore. However I do think MS should break up there market place movies so you know what ones are rents and what ones you can save to your xbox.
Microsoft misleading customers!? NO way! /end sarcasm
and Sony never mislead anyone did they? 4D anyone.
Are they actively advertising 4D? Are they saying 4D will put hair on your chest and give you a long erection? Pretty sure that they aren't. But MS is indicating that the 360, the Arcade can do things out of the box that it can't. Or do you think its a coincidence that the 60GB bonus pack makes it the same price as a Premium?
with all of this equivication? Well... well... Sony did something similar 3 years ago!! WTH? Does that make this okay somehow? If Johnny jumped off a bridge, does that mean it's okay for you to do it? Rationalization is an amazing thing.
tudor, There is no point in arguing with these people. If you look at all the responses and MS related threads on this site, you will see an overwhelming amount of hate towards MS. This site is full of Sony fanboys!
in this case sony.... should take the misleading disc off the kiosks around wal-mart,gamestop....etc...tha t mention "play all of your past collection of games "backwards compatible"....now that my friend is fuc*ing misleading.
I've never seen any displays that say that, but guess what? If they do say that, then I agree with you.
All PS3s are backwards compatible with PSone games.
oh yeah 4D coming soon...
Yeah those commercials are driving me crazy! Grow up!
that was never placed in an advertisement, it was claimed at a press release prior to release (before it was out) which all products are subject to change before being finalised. Microsoft is advertising an existing products with features that are not possible without certain peripherals. Use your head
You don't have to be a Sony fanboy to realize what an absolute garbage company Microsoft is. You guys can say Sony and other big companies aren't 100% on the up and up, but when it comes to Trickery, Corruption, Greed, and Lies no one tops Microsoft. (Enron has nothing on Microsoft, MS just knows how to get away with all their BS lies) The reason Microsoft is such a big company, IS NOT because they make an outstanding product, or because they are great at innovation, it is because they are the best at being Misleading, Monopolizing, and the fact that they have one of the best law teams on the planet to clean up their Criminal acts. To defend the 360: I can understand To defend the games on 360: I can understand To defend the company known as Microsoft: you are either a criminal or a Piece of $hit.
what a stupid reason to ban the advert. the real reason should be that they advertise the Arcade with that add.
I'm just glad MS has never promoted a product with half-naked women, and live goat sacrifices like some OTHER company. :o
Those commercials are pretty lame but at least they're campaigning. Does Sony even advertise the PS3?
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