Neoseeker : News : Microsoft could offer targeted political ads on Xbox LIVE in the US
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rpg Mar 7, 14
I guess these camaign ads were to be expected, even though people may buy a home game console solely for video games, when these consoles started advertising themselves as "media centers" it was more a matter of time then choice on whether to advert political campaigns or not.

We're just a market for everyone and everything else now buying video game consoles who focus on multiple media outlets.
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DedValve Mar 7, 14
I thought they where already doing this? I remember the last year the 360 was bombarded with a bunch of political ads.
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pcd1481 Mar 7, 14
Politics do not belong in the "gaming world". Some of us like to get away from our "every day life" to ignore the bickering of politics & just unwind from it all, in the little time we get. The same goes for going to the movies.
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THM Mar 7, 14
Police states now and What next? Ads from NSA, FBI, CIA, all those paranoid communist organizations!!!!!
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Aurora Mar 7, 14
As a Brit: WTF.
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AkaiEdge Mar 7, 14
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Rayce Mar 7, 14
quote pcd1481
Politics do not belong in the "gaming world". Some of us like to get away from our "every day life" to ignore the bickering of politics & just unwind from it all, in the little time we get.
Part of me is totally agreeing with this because gaming shouldn't have these types of ads. I, too, game to be away from everything and I wouldn't want to hear ads when I'd like to focus on crushing titans all day.

The other part of me is a bit sympathetic; I mean, an advertisement is an advertisement, no matter the topic. I suppose we do need to have a bit of decency when deciding what is and is not okay to advertise, and maybe politics shouldn't fit this criteria. Interesting to think about.
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The5thAvocado Mar 7, 14
I thought the point of paying for a service was to stop advertisements.
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Pikachu8me Mar 7, 14
quote The5thAvacado
I thought the point of paying for a service was to stop advertisements.
I too, think the same thing. Foe example Pandora has Pandora One for ad-free music and higher quality, Neoseeker has Neo-Plus for ad-free advertisements and some other goodies, and Xbox should have the same service, They obviously forgot that gamers don't take kindly to advertisements.
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quote pcd1481
Politics do not belong in the "gaming world". Some of us like to get away from our "every day life" to ignore the bickering of politics & just unwind from it all, in the little time we get.
Part of me is totally agreeing with this because gaming shouldn't have these types of ads. I, too, game to be away from everything and I wouldn't want to hear ads when I'd like to focus on crushing titans all day.

The other part of me is a bit sympathetic; I mean, an advertisement is an advertisement, no matter the topic. I suppose we do need to have a bit of decency when deciding what is and is not okay to advertise, and maybe politics shouldn't fit this criteria. Interesting to think about.
Well, let's put it this way, Let's say you basically pay 100 dollars a month for a gaming console for online play, points, free ads, etc.
You're basically so-so on taking the fact that you basically are viewing what you're PAYING not to view..? I mean Xbox has that, The fact that political ads are coming in full blast later for a Subscription-Based console is completely outrageous.
Luckily, My PS4, 3DS, and Wii U don't take ads. So I'll hang on around that time to those while everyone's raging at Hilary Clinton ads.
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Phil Anselmo Mar 7, 14
quote DedValve
I thought they where already doing this? I remember the last year the 360 was bombarded with a bunch of political ads.
Really? I never noticed the in 2012 or 2013. I guess because they are in the background and you have to select the box to hear their audio.

"Intrusive" hardly
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shan780 Mar 8, 14
Yeah, because the way to get somebody to vote for you is to have some annoying ad pop up?
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DedValve Mar 8, 14
quote Phil Anselmo
quote DedValve
I thought they where already doing this? I remember the last year the 360 was bombarded with a bunch of political ads.
Really? I never noticed the in 2012 or 2013. I guess because they are in the background and you have to select the box to hear their audio.

"Intrusive" hardly
Actually they where in the main home screen. Even the giant massive big ad in the center of the homescreen had them, not the audio ones.
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GameOver Mar 8, 14
quote THM
Police states now and What next? Ads from NSA, FBI, CIA, all those paranoid communist organizations!!!!!
Pretty sure those organizations aren't communist...
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Phil Anselmo Mar 8, 14
quote DedValve
quote Phil Anselmo
quote DedValve
I thought they where already doing this? I remember the last year the 360 was bombarded with a bunch of political ads.
Really? I never noticed the in 2012 or 2013. I guess because they are in the background and you have to select the box to hear their audio.

"Intrusive" hardly
Actually they where in the main home screen. Even the giant massive big ad in the center of the homescreen had them, not the audio ones.
I use my X360 about every day, for gaming or Netflix, and I didn't notice them at all. I'm pretty particular about things like that and I didn't notice them. Couldn't have been as intrusive as this "article" suggests.
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