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I don't love ads, but they can be useful at times, especially nowadays with how they target you. I absolutely wouldn't have watched many movies, TV shows or at least checked out a few games or accessories without advertisements. Previews at movies don't bother me, I guess since they're at the very beginning it isn't a big deal since they're usually pretty good anyway. The ads on the internet as long as they're not videos that autoplay with audio on, pop out, or block the page then I could care less. YouTube ads bother me a lot since you tend to watch short 30sec-5min videos and a 15-30 second ad doesn't warrant it, but the option to skip ads make it whatever. The true advertisements that annoy me are ones on TV since they last for too long and happen during the show. If they happened between shows it wouldn't be a big deal.
Strangely enough, I kind of understand this viewpoint.

It's like the Xbox One's always-online requirement. It was an absolutely ludicrous "feature" only beneficial to the publisher, but COULD have resulted in tradeoffs beneficial to the consumers.

There's a lot of fear about what companies can do with your data, and I'd say it's a very human reaction; I would not want people NOT to be afraid of that sort of thing. On the other hand, I do consider it unlikely that companies like Microsoft are moving to sell photos of your children to child molesters. Conversely, consider the positives: Would you rather get 3 15-second ads for The All-New Bounty Fabric Softener, with 50% more stain removal! Or, would you rather get 1 ad that's for something you might actually be interested in? Heck, I've never actually complained about Steam's news popups, because 1 out of 10 is something I'm genuinely interested in.
We have way, way, WAY too much advertising all around us all during the day. If I can find a way to help marketers target things better so they become less of a harassment, and more of a way of connecting people with products they actually want/need, reducing the spam that surrounds us, then I'm all for it. Having a certain level of access to our data is a price, one that should be considered over whether it's worth paying.

That said...it's the same as with always-online: While I'm interested in the general direction, there is no immediate benefit we see out of any of this; they're taking without giving, and so I'm gonna have to stay opposed.
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Strangely enough, I kind of understand this viewpoint.

It's like the Xbox One's always-online requirement. It was an absolutely ludicrous "feature" only beneficial to the publisher, but COULD have resulted in tradeoffs beneficial to the consumers.

There's a lot of fear about what companies can do with your data, and I'd say it's a very human reaction; I would not want people NOT to be afraid of that sort of thing. On the other hand, I do consider it unlikely that companies like Microsoft are moving to sell photos of your children to child molesters. Conversely, consider the positives: Would you rather get 3 15-second ads for The All-New Bounty Fabric Softener, with 50% more stain removal! Or, would you rather get 1 ad that's for something you might actually be interested in? Heck, I've never actually complained about Steam's news popups, because 1 out of 10 is something I'm genuinely interested in.
We have way, way, WAY too much advertising all around us all during the day. If I can find a way to help marketers target things better so they become less of a harassment, and more of a way of connecting people with products they actually want/need, reducing the spam that surrounds us, then I'm all for it. Having a certain level of access to our data is a price, one that should be considered over whether it's worth paying.

That said...it's the same as with always-online: While I'm interested in the general direction, there is no immediate benefit we see out of any of this; they're taking without giving, and so I'm gonna have to stay opposed.

i mean if ms and or sony start giving us video ads on their paid services, i will be pissed.

as far as ads on these services go though, game ads in the background are ok because i see them as interesting suggestions. everything else, not so much. but even if ms could give me better targeted game ads with kinnect, it's still just way too creepy. and i think the average person, if they knew what the kinnect's intended capabilities are fully, would agree with me
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YAY another reason to buy a $500 box to sell adverts to you.
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