I hope X1 doesn't do full screen ads like PS4

#1squarex8264Posted 5/9/2014 4:18:08 PM
Back on the 360, there used to be a small advertisement in the bottom of each tab for something entirely non-gaming related (Note-- I'm talking about the McDonalds ads, car ads, deodorant ads, etc. Not ads for gaming/music related content on the store). These ads were pretty annoying since they played in a loop and would start playing music if accidentally hovered over. These ads were also placed in the store as well.

With the X1, Microsoft has greatly reduced their number of ads. The start screen only shows three pieces of related content in the store, and none of it has been advertisements like above. There may be small tabs within the store itself, but I haven't noticed any annoying videos anymore.

Sony, on the other hand, seems to be going the opposite direction:
http://i.imgur.com/8wh3XyT.jpg

Just funny to me to see ads creeping up on the PS4 when they were almost non-existent on PS3.
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#2HorridhalPosted 5/9/2014 4:20:56 PM
Not really a full screen ad.
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#3SonyPonyTonyPosted 5/9/2014 4:21:20 PM
Lies! $ony would never do that. They wouldn't charge for online play and still litter the dash with ads. Stop photoshopping
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#4AkumaOutsiderPosted 5/9/2014 4:26:38 PM
One third screen size is now full screen. Thanks for clarifying that!
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#5wheepitupPosted 5/9/2014 4:27:44 PM
Not to mention that screencap is from the Playstation store screen. Not exactly in your face unless you go to the store.
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#6GeistPosted 5/9/2014 4:33:07 PM
AkumaOutsider posted...
One third screen size is now full screen. Thanks for clarifying that!


Well it is the center point of the screen, definitely meant to be the first thing you see.
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#7AkumaOutsiderPosted 5/9/2014 4:34:10 PM
Geist posted...
AkumaOutsider posted...
One third screen size is now full screen. Thanks for clarifying that!


Well it is the center point of the screen, definitely meant to be the first thing you see.


He never said that. He said full screen. It's not. Don't try twist it.
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#8GeistPosted 5/9/2014 4:40:03 PM
If it makes you feel better yes he or she was wrong, the non game related car commercial is just the dead center main focal point of the playstation store instead of anything game related, not the full screen.

Feel better?
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#9CKnightPosted 5/9/2014 4:41:20 PM
I still don't see the big problem some of you seem to have with advertisement.

When I come across an ad like that I just scroll past it, unless its something I'm interested in.
#10squarex8264(Topic Creator)Posted 5/9/2014 4:42:04 PM
AkumaOutsider posted...
Geist posted...
AkumaOutsider posted...
One third screen size is now full screen. Thanks for clarifying that!


Well it is the center point of the screen, definitely meant to be the first thing you see.


He never said that. He said full screen. It's not. Don't try twist it.


Okay, sorry. I only meant "full screen" because the ad was stretched from the top of the screen to the bottom and was at center. It is true that the ad is not taking your entire screen like the annoying pop-up ads do on some websites.

But still, it's pretty horrendous, right? I hope both Sony and Microsoft don't do ads like this and start scaling back, especially while users are paying for the service.
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