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Another Xbox 360 Ad Banned

Discussion in 'News' started by Jimmy 2004, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. Jimmy 2004

    Jimmy 2004 New Member

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    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 The ad featured a street car chase but has been withdrawn from the air in the UK after a statement by the Advertising Standards Agency.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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    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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    the "life is short" ad was funny
     
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    He's so right! :toast:
     
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    How in the world would you know, Cash?!?!?!?!? lol
     
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    Meh...games are enough, the Fast and Furious movies, etc...it's all there!
     
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    Ketxxx Heedless Psychic

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    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.
     
  8. Zalmann

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    Totally agree with your point. :)
     
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    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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    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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