Xbox 360 Dashboard Update Hits Snag, Details Incoming [UPDATED]

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#151 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4777 posts) -

yeah...F*** the new dashboard its just one big mass of ad's and I hate it we traded finally defaulting to a gameplay instant type thing for more ad's I've done the math accross the entire new dashboard there are 40% more ads then before and its ad's for electric cars and axe hair gel.

If I could get my money back for the 2 years of subscription I have left I would cancel my default my gold account to silver right now cancel it and whatever because I'm sick of paying for a service that then forces me to watch ad's its one of the reasons I'm debating getting rid of hulu plus.

#152 Posted by shadystx (182 posts) -

I honestly have zero problems with the advertisements in the new dashboard, At a glance their seems to be a similar amount to previous NXE, But it is something that has never bothered me, I barely notice the ad's and the only time I do is when one catches my attention with an interesting product.

Also in the U.K I rarely see an advert that is out of place, 95% of the time it's advertising content for the 360 which is fine, In fact thinking about it now I cannot remember ever seeing anything none relevant to games although their probably has been I just do not remember it.

The new dashboard is fine, its quick and easy to use, Reminds me of the PS3 XMB, Why are so many gamers whinging little girls, In every single topic on every gaming website their will be a group of moaners, complaining about anything and everything, If the new dashboard was perfect those moaners would find something to occupy their time.

#153 Posted by BionicRadd (617 posts) -

why doesnt anyone complain about ads on Steam? Just like Steam, Xbox is mostly advertising the stuff I want in the first place (movies, music and games), so what is the big deal? The way it is now, I turn on the xbox and if Im playing a disc game, that's right there, waiting. If I am watching Netflix, I go to quick play. Easy. Same thing if I want to pick up where I left off on one of my XBLA games. Maybe I am just so used to ads that I mentally filter them out or something, but I seriously never pay attention to them. However, every now and then, one will catch my eye and I will get a deal like one month of gold for a buck.

Live is a marketplace, just like Steam. If you are uncomfortable with that, make a non-XBL gamertag and do everything offline. Advertising is a fact of life and people really need to get over this crap. Unless you are going to write angry letters to Game Informer because the "magazine you paid money for has ads in it", I don't understand the uproar and have never understood it. Sure, PSN doesn't have ads. PSN also has people, including it's supporters, constantly talking about how PSN games don't sell as well as they should. Maybe if Sony actually marketed their wares to people, they'd sell more stuff and make more money.

#154 Posted by WickedCobra03 (2103 posts) -

Hey Patrick. I really liked that thing you did for Playstation Networks BS "You can't sue us" policy. Is there any way you can do that with microsofts service? Even if it is not legally binding, I feel that mailing something to microsoft will make more or a point that I am not going to just lay down to their BS policies that they are trying to turn into fake laws.

#155 Posted by Dagbiker (6957 posts) -
@BionicRadd

why doesnt anyone complain about ads on Steam? Just like Steam, Xbox is mostly advertising the stuff I want in the first place (movies, music and games), so what is the big deal? The way it is now, I turn on the xbox and if Im playing a disc game, that's right there, waiting. If I am watching Netflix, I go to quick play. Easy. Same thing if I want to pick up where I left off on one of my XBLA games. Maybe I am just so used to ads that I mentally filter them out or something, but I seriously never pay attention to them. However, every now and then, one will catch my eye and I will get a deal like one month of gold for a buck.

Live is a marketplace, just like Steam. If you are uncomfortable with that, make a non-XBL gamertag and do everything offline. Advertising is a fact of life and people really need to get over this crap. Unless you are going to write angry letters to Game Informer because the "magazine you paid money for has ads in it", I don't understand the uproar and have never understood it. Sure, PSN doesn't have ads. PSN also has people, including it's supporters, constantly talking about how PSN games don't sell as well as they should. Maybe if Sony actually marketed their wares to people, they'd sell more stuff and make more money.

Because I dont pay steam a monthly fee?
#156 Posted by Dagbiker (6957 posts) -
@Mesoian

@mariokart64fan said:

18.1.4.BINDING ARBITRATION. IF YOU LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES, YOU AND MICROSOFT AGREE THAT IF YOU AND MICROSOFT DO NOT RESOLVE ANY DISPUTE BY INFORMAL NEGOTIATION UNDER SECTION18.1.2ABOVE, ANY EFFORT TO RESOLVE THE DISPUTE WILL BE CONDUCTED EXCLUSIVELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ARBITRATION PROCEDURES IN SECTION18.1.7BELOW. YOU UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT BY AGREEING TO BINDING ARBITRATION, YOU ARE GIVING UP THE RIGHT TO LITIGATE (OR PARTICIPATE IN AS A PARTY OR CLASS MEMBER) ALL DISPUTES IN COURT BEFORE A JUDGE OR JURY. INSTEAD, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ALL DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED BEFORE A NEUTRAL ARBITRATOR, WHOSE AWARD (DECISION) WILL BE BINDING AND FINAL, EXCEPT FOR A LIMITED RIGHT OF APPEAL UNDER THE FEDERAL ARBITRATION ACT.ANY COURT WITH JURISDICTION OVER THE PARTIES MAY ENFORCE THE ARBITRATOR'S AWARD. ya well blame sony! they started this crap

Plus it's not legally binding anyway, so whatever.

Also microsoft is giving up there ability to sue you. So infringe away.
#157 Posted by Sn1PeR (141 posts) -

@BionicRadd: You do know that you can disable any ad pop-ups in Steam right? It's in the settings menu - turn off the notify me of upcoming releases/sales/etc. When Steam opens on my machines all I see is my games list and friends list. The only time I ever see ads is if I open the store - and those are ads for sales/new releases on the Steam store, as expected on a store front. Honestly my first thought when I read your post was, "Steam has ads?".

#158 Posted by Tally_Pants (591 posts) -

Ah! I booted up my Xbox last night for some NHL12 and was expecting to have an update.. guess that explains it! ..unless there is some delay in the update coming to Canada, but I doubt it, we usually get everything the same time as the US (unless you forget to include French..then its a full out boarder stoppage! ...damn Frogs...)

#159 Posted by HKZ (70 posts) -
@BionicRadd: when I open steam it goes straight to my library. I never see one ad and if I do get a popup one click on the "x" and it's gone completely. There is no more ad junk in my way after that. I only visit the store to buy exactly what I want, I don't browse. This update is totally different. Your library is purposefully smaller than the ads, and they don't go away. Ever.
#160 Posted by umdesch4 (772 posts) -

I can't judge yet, 'cuz I haven't used it for myself, but I suspect that I will continue to be happy that I still have a drive I can swap in that returns me to BLADES!

#161 Posted by zFUBARz (625 posts) -

@Brackynews: Why the fuck should I care how hard it is for them?

I mean honestly, why should I give a damn about the hardships they face? I pay them and have paid them every year for gold, They make BILLIONS off of us. We should never (baring an act of god situation) be hindered like that. Like Ryan said in the bombcast this week my heart goes out to the guys that are told to make this work, I don't get mad at Vinny if something goes wrong with a video stream but if GB wasn't such a great site with such great community involvement I'd be just as mad at whiskey media as a whole if I couldn't access content I paid for.

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