Xbox 360's Latest Dashboard Update Arrives December 6

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#101 Edited by CptBedlam (4449 posts) -

@Kandycane2029 said:

You people really do think you're entitled, don't you? We'll see what you guys want. Just sit back and enjoy the ride. I really can't imagine what you wanted from the Super Nintendo... Science help us all.........

Ads would be understandable for silver members or whatever MS calls them now.

But many people pay 50-60 bucks a year for XBL. It's not at all wrong to feel entitled to an ad free product when you paid for it.

@Pitta said:

MannAlive is full of shit. Period. I'm also in the preview, and the only 'ads' are in the bottom right corner of each 'tab'. The rest of the so called ads are deals and info on new dlc or movies, etc.

Yeah, and how do we call information about deals, movies, games etc on TV or in magazines? These are fucking ads! This is them saying "hey buy this shit!!!" with huge pictures. It's called advertising.

It's hilarious how some people have become so blind and are even defending MS's rampant ads that are all over the dashboard.

It'd be fine if MS kept these ads in the subcategories they belong to. But no, on the start-up screen they shove my stuff into a tiny-ass box on the site to advertise DLC and other stuff in the huge center box, and next to it are even more ads.

#102 Posted by Redsox44 (482 posts) -

@CptBedlam: How else would people know new DLC is out on the xbox. Believe it or not, not everyone is on the internet all the time checking when every new thing is coming out. Like yesterday, I saw an ad showing that there was a demo for RAGE that I didn't know about, clicked on it and downloaded it, went right back to the dash and started up Skyrim. Didn't bother me at all and I don't see the big deal is of advertising what is new on the service they're providing, it would be like Itunes not advertising new movies available in the movies section just because some people might not be interested in the movies.

#103 Posted by zebwinz (16 posts) -

People complaining about the big tile in the middle that serves up Content-related ads(haven't seen any old spice ads there) need to realize something. There are tens of thousands of pieces of content available on the 360. To those of us who read gaming sites and follow games closely, we are pretty aware of what is available or coming soon. The average user probably has no idea that new XBLA games come out on Wednesdays or demos on Tuesdays. There needs to be a way to tell the general user that new content is available and the big tile seems like the best place for it. You dont need the Play Disc tile to fill up half the screen. Would I like to see Microsoft put a wider variety of content in that center tile, like cool indie games or less popular stuff, sure I would, but a lot of content would be practically invisible without those ads.

#104 Posted by Ujio (565 posts) -

Hey hey! PS3 doesn't have ads ruining the XMB. You gosh darn 360 owners are so lucky.

#105 Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish (1726 posts) -

I'll enjoy my ad-free XMB and PSN Store, on my free internet gaming service.  
Just saying. Puts it in perspective. 

#106 Posted by gnark1ll420 (101 posts) -

@DarthB: I believe they do have a private forum you can go to.

#107 Posted by JasonR86 (9653 posts) -

Way to pimp out your Xbox bro.

#108 Posted by Connelo (131 posts) -

@zebwinz said:

People complaining about the big tile in the middle that serves up Content-related ads(haven't seen any old spice ads there) need to realize something. There are tens of thousands of pieces of content available on the 360. To those of us who read gaming sites and follow games closely, we are pretty aware of what is available or coming soon. The average user probably has no idea that new XBLA games come out on Wednesdays or demos on Tuesdays. There needs to be a way to tell the general user that new content is available and the big tile seems like the best place for it. You dont need the Play Disc tile to fill up half the screen. Would I like to see Microsoft put a wider variety of content in that center tile, like cool indie games or less popular stuff, sure I would, but a lot of content would be practically invisible without those ads.

This

#109 Posted by danKRANE (11 posts) -
@Chavtheworld

@Klaimore said:

Could storage about time, and wow remember the faceplates for your old Xbox that was something.

My old Xbox? The original Xbox was just black as far as I remember.

I'm thinking he's talking about the original white 360s. You can't change the face plates on the new black ones.
#110 Posted by Obinice (275 posts) -
@Chavtheworld

@Klaimore said:

Could storage about time, and wow remember the faceplates for your old Xbox that was something.

My old Xbox? The original Xbox was just black as far as I remember.

@Chavtheworld Black? My old xbox had x-files VHS box sets in it and it was just brown as far as I remember.
#111 Posted by MeatSim (10821 posts) -

It greatly needs that search function for sure.

#112 Posted by tbrian32 (10 posts) -

Oh I hope it's as bright, or brighter, than the last one! ...sigh

#113 Posted by Fjordson (2448 posts) -

Cool. Really love the new look.

#114 Posted by GoodKn1ght (491 posts) -

Honestly, I turn on my xbox and my game loads up, I think I am the only person that actually enables this feature. I hardly see the dashboard except for buying XBLA games or the rare chance I want to watch netflix but even then I prefer to hook my laptop to my tv, it is a little more hassle but I never got used to the UI on the xbox. So with that in mind the following opinion people may justifiably say is ill informed but if the ads on xbox are about deals or new games, that's fine. I would like to know when Ms. splosion man goes on sale becuase I didn't want to buy it at full price. The problem is is that the adds that I have seen are often not useful , although it seems that the useful stuff is often pushed ahead of the garbage. I wish the new dashbaord could have something like steam adds, when steam loads up, all the deals are pretty much right up front. The dashbaord could then peper in some bullshit adds and that may make them seem less shady

#115 Posted by Boopie (191 posts) -

why are they showing Jeff's 360? I thought that was his hidden shame

#116 Posted by MrRedwine (430 posts) -

@GoodKn1ght: Ms. Sposion Man was on sale last week or the week before. The weekly game deal ads are to the far right on the spotlight tab. (of course, this changes next week.)

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