Submitted by ninavoljic 1310d ago | opinion piece

Xbox Live With Increased Ads: The Last Thing Gamers Need

Techtorial: It’s only a matter of time until Microsoft decides to monetize XBL even further. And what better way to do that than explicitly deploy ads on your favorite apps, popping a 15-30 sec showstopper before you can even use it. Question is, do gamers really need these ads in the first place? (Microsoft, Xbox 360)

NastyLeftHook0  +   1310d ago
that is one disturbing picture....but i cant stop staring. (. ) ( . )
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Snookies12  +   1310d ago
It's amazing... No wait, it's horrifying... Then again...... o_o *stares* Yeah, can't look away.

So wait, what was the article about again? The picture throws me off haha! Yes though, XBL + Ads = stupid. That about sums it up!
NastyLeftHook0  +   1310d ago
ok sheesh, next time dont post a pic of yourself.
Snookies12  +   1310d ago
Hey, I wasn't the one who posted it. I just posed for the shot lol.
Persistantthug  +   1310d ago
The way I see it, this is probably a way to generate more money without charging another $10.
So in a manner of speaking....
shouldn't XBOX LIVE subscribers be grateful to Microsoft?
Hicken  +   1310d ago
It can't possibly cost so much to run Live that they need billions in subscriptions AND revenue from ads on top of that. If so, then Live is really a money pit in need of some serious restructuring.
Persistantthug  +   1310d ago
@Hicken.....Well to be fair to Microsoft...
KINECT R&D and advertising cost alot of money.
SKUD  +   1310d ago
Xbox needs an ad blocker app now. ROLLS DICE.
basilezz3030  +   1310d ago
lol awesome comment
badz149  +   1309d ago
add blocker app
It will stay on top of marketplace chart forever if it is ever released lol
marioPSUC  +   1310d ago
The ads are so horrible especially if you have it set so when the disc loads it automatically starts the game. BUT people who are paying for XBL Gold shouldn't get these ads. I can understand making Silver users see ads since they don't pay but Gold users pay and it would be another incentive to offer to remove ads if you pay for Gold.

I'm just wondering if they are planning to make like another tier of payment so that people who pay even more don't see the ads. Wouldn't surprise me at all.
ginsunuva  +   1310d ago
So you pay for ads?
Kurt Russell  +   1310d ago
Just like TV :/
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Patriots_Pride  +   1310d ago
Just like when you buy a news paper :/
kreate  +   1310d ago
I think silver members should get ads and gold members get no ads.

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