You have adverts on cable, when you pay for it. You have adverts on pages on the internet and you pay for the use of the internet. As long as the adverts arnt in your face and obstructive, then i dont really care. I think this site needs to calm down and wait till an actual XBone is unboxed and plugged in and we can see how it works. What the advert part is like and other features. An then decide. XBone is like a Nazi Swastika - as in when you see it your brain automatically connects it with negative things.
I understand, you, like me, are fans of 360. It sucks that MS is giving us so many reasons to NOT by the XBone. Its like meeting the girl you love, and then out comes all these negatives and you are conflicted about how many negatives you can accept before you throw in the towel.
But the ads for internet pages aren't generating money for your Internet Service Provider who you pay to give you internet, they go to the individuals who own the webpage. The ads for your cable aren't generating money for the people who provide you with cable, they go to the individual channels that use cable.
The Xbox ads revenue goes straight to Microsoft, not the developers making games, not anyone else, and you already paid full price for a console, and monthly subscription fees for their online services.
Not only that, but the way this announcement that Xbox One will have ads on the dashboard is completely dismissive of their consumers.
1. The Xbox will use the mandatory Kinect unlink to spy on you, and use your conversations for targeted advertising.
2. The Dashboard itself has been "Designed with advertising in mind". Not with "user friendliness in mind" not "customer needs in mind" not "Optimum machine performance".
The purpose of the main home screen of the Xbox One is to generate revenue through advertisements for Microsoft at the customers expense. They are boasting about this feature on the games console.
3. One of your points was that we don't know how obtrusive or annoying the ads will be. We do, because this guy told us straight up that Microsoft have designed the ads so that you can click on them accidentally, resulting in more money for them:
the advertisement we have is quite small and not disruptive so people are not aware of clicking on the banners because they know this is a part of the whole experience on the dash
Yes, that means that they designed it so many people will be accidentally clicking on ads when they don't want to. Lovely.