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bananaking21 said:
walsufnir said:
bananaking21 said:


knowing microsoft im betting it will have ads and be behind a paywall.

 

What has this to do with MS? In Germany Sky is a paid service and you get ads whenever possible to them. Nothing unusual here.

since we were talking about microsofts show's on microsofts paid service i would have to say that it has everything to do with microsoft. in fact the question is, what does Sky in germany have anything to do with this? 

It is rather abnormal to be a paid service and don't have ads..



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MoHasanie said:
That's good but I don't see this as huge news. Perhaps a few more people might buy a 360 to use Netflix on their TV.

It seems to huge news for some people, it currently has 18.5k upvotes on Reddit.

OT: Good for Xbox fans, "losing" has its perks, doesn't it. ;)



bananaking21 said:
walsufnir said:
bananaking21 said:


knowing microsoft im betting it will have ads and be behind a paywall.

 

What has this to do with MS? In Germany Sky is a paid service and you get ads whenever possible to them. Nothing unusual here.

since we were talking about microsofts show's on microsofts paid service i would have to say that it has everything to do with microsoft. in fact the question is, what does Sky in germany have anything to do with this? 


I just wanted to say that paying for a service does in now way mean the service will be ad-free as other examples already show us.



walsufnir said:

What has this to do with MS? In Germany Sky is a paid service and you get ads whenever possible to them. Nothing unusual here.

I tried to say about this before, when I moaned to no length about the idea that MS advertise on the Xbox people said it was fine, they don't notice it or you get adverts with TV. All these are wrong examples because none of them match what MS are doing.

Media outlets have 3 main sources of income, adverts, subscription or the unit.

In the case of Xbox, you buy the console, you buy the subscription service and yet still they give you adverts. 3 point of income for MS.

In the case of adverts on TV, for the BBC you pay for the licence so no adverts of BBC channels, 1 point of income for BBC. You buy Sky subscription but get the installation and HD device for free, but their tv channels have adverts. 2 points of income but with Sky you are paying not for the channels by the service to watch the channels. The more you pay the more you get. Most the TV channels run on adverts alone, 1 point of income).

MS is charging for all 3 ways to get money from you, this isn't good. The fact you are already paying for the Xbox means there should not be adverts anywhere near it. The subscription service is fine because that doesn't pay for the machine, it pays for access to their network. No company should have all 3 sets of income.



Hmm, pie.

The Fury said:
walsufnir said:

What has this to do with MS? In Germany Sky is a paid service and you get ads whenever possible to them. Nothing unusual here.

I tried to say about this before, when I moaned to no length about the idea that MS advertise on the Xbox people said it was fine, they don't notice it or you get adverts with TV. All these are wrong examples because none of them match what MS are doing.

Media outlets have 3 main sources of income, adverts, subscription or the unit.

In the case of Xbox, you buy the console, you buy the subscription service and yet still they give you adverts. 3 point of income for MS.

In the case of adverts on TV, for the BBC you pay for the licence so no adverts of BBC channels, 1 point of income for BBC. You buy Sky subscription but get the installation and HD device for free, but their tv channels have adverts. 2 points of income but with Sky you are paying not for the channels by the service to watch the channels. The more you pay the more you get. Most the TV channels run on adverts alone, 1 point of income).

MS is charging for all 3 ways to get money from you, this isn't good. The fact you are already paying for the Xbox means there should not be adverts anywhere near it. The subscription service is fine because that doesn't pay for the machine, it pays for access to their network. No company should have all 3 sets of income.


Sky is charging me the receiver, the subscription and still I have to see adverts. This isn't good either. Others are also doing it but this doesn't make anything better or worse.



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Areal-Llort said:
If this is true, maybe in exchange they'll put monthly game rentals similar to PS Plus?


I really hope that they won't do that. I am not interested in forced renting of the games.



Took them long enough



XboneWins said:
Areal-Llort said:
If this is true, maybe in exchange they'll put monthly game rentals similar to PS Plus?

I really hope that they won't do that. I am not interested in forced renting of the games.

I didn't realise PS+ was forcing people to download and play those games. How dare they, the scum, the audacity, the nerve.



Hmm, pie.

The Fury said:
XboneWins said:
Areal-Llort said:
If this is true, maybe in exchange they'll put monthly game rentals similar to PS Plus?

I really hope that they won't do that. I am not interested in forced renting of the games.

I didn't realise PS+ was forcing people to download and play those games. How dare they, the scum, the audacity, the nerve.


They force you to keep paying for a game which you want to play. When a miracle happens and a decent game shows up on IGC, you are forced to pay 5€/month for as long as you want to play the game.

Let's say that there is a good game which you haven't already bought on a steam sale  on IGC once a year. In only 2 years, you have paid 120€ just to play those 2 games. In  3 years, it is 180€ and maybe 3 good games. If you are lucky.

 



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Man I must be tired... I read far too much of that post before realizing it was a spat bot account. Was like.... Xbox live gives us amazing discount on our netflix transaction... no it does? and why is he bringing up the Wii-U payments??

I needs coffee >.>



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