Kinect is due out pretty soon (Nov. 4th), and Microsoft is not going to let people sit idly by while it releases their fancy motion-control gizmo to stores. You’re about to be bombarded with ads, whether you go to a fast food joint, buy cereal, or watch Dancing with the Stars, all to the tune of half-a-billion dollars.
In other words, the exact audience who they’re marketing this thing too, and the same group who doesn’t grasp the business side of launching a new peripheral. In other words, they don’t work (but we won’t get into that again).
Come to think of it, it’s not the advertisements that are such an issue, but how everything is turning to Kinect. The new dashboard is completely designed with Kinect in mind, making it easier to navigate and in the process, far less functional for those who can press buttons instead of waving their hands. The ads all over the dash? Yeah, they’re Kinect too. It’s really a bit out of control at this point, Microsoft totally ignoring the motion control camera they already have on the market (which bombed) for this clunky piece of hardware.
Oh, and for the record, see the resemblance? Thought so.