Wednesday, April 4th 2007

Another Xbox 360 Ad Banned

Microsoft is beginning to get a reputation for having its console ads banned, with the latest advertisement being banned because of the image created over dangerous driving. The ad featured a street car chase but has been withdrawn from the air in the UK after a statement by the Advertising Standards Agency. "We were concerned that the ad gave the impression that reckless street car racing was exciting and fun, and considered that was compounded by the congratulations offered to the other driver at the end of the race by the other young men involved," said the ASA, and although Microsoft argued that the ad gave a note at the end informing watchers that the stunts were performed in a controlled environment, this wasn’t enough for the ASA. This other banned Xbox ads, including the recent “Jump In” advert for the 360 with the invisible guns, and the “Life is Short” advert for the first Xbox which most people should remember with the flight to the coffin.Source: TG Daily
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9 Comments on Another Xbox 360 Ad Banned

#1
Zalmann
It's more of a publicity stunt than anything. The more they get the ads banned, the more interest in the ad, and hence more interest in the product. Age old marketing techniques.
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#2
Conti027
the "life is short" ad was funny
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#3
Casheti
by: IceMasterCJFresh
"The ad gave the impression that reckless street car racing was exciting and fun"

Lmfao, that's cos it is!!!
He's so right! :toast:
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Wile E
Power User
by: Casheti
He's so right! :toast:
How in the world would you know, Cash?!?!?!?!? lol
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#5
Casheti
Meh...games are enough, the Fast and Furious movies, etc...it's all there!
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#6
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
ASA are a bunch of prudes who if they ever had children would wrap them in cotton wool until they were like 50. I dont like M$, but I dislike the ASA more, I would of told the ASA to shove it up their arse an hope it tore them a whole new arsehole.
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#7
Zalmann
by: Ketxxx
ASA ...... a whole new arsehole.
Totally agree with your point. :)
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I think society is getting a little too pr and stupid if you ask me. Lets shelter our kids from the world, so they grow up isolated and with problems. Shit like this pisses me off
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Zalmann
by: WarEagleAU
I think society is getting a little too pr and stupid if you ask me. Lets shelter our kids from the world, so they grow up isolated and with problems. Shit like this pisses me off
Here here, Eagle mate, I totally agree with you. Too many wankers out there, making decisions on what the community should or should not see.
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