New Windows ads put away attacks and tout its unified design

For a while there, Microsoft got pretty negative with its advertising. It came out with ads that were designed for nothing more than to either scare users to Microsoft products (Scroogled), or cherry-pick the benefits of its products in a general mismatch (iPad vs Surface). We're happy to see Microsoft's new ads are moving away from that strategy and showing off the benefit of a Windows world, like the unified design...
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1. ketchupPopsickes

Posts: 3; Member since: May 08, 2012

I actually like the look of the tiles this way

21. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

who doesnt?

2. ZeroCide

Posts: 810; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Nice Design!

13. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

The tile design has been out for some time now, and I still think it's a horrible design. It just looks too bulky to me. Android and ios designs are much better.

3. alltechinside

Posts: 248; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

Finally! Microsoft getting the advertisements right! Now fix your stupid Xbox One business model!

4. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

I preferred the XBox One's all in one entertainment system, but microsoft needs to get rid of the online every 24hrs nonsense. Or else PlayStation is the winner. If you are a serious gamer you need to own both consoles though to play their respective exclusive games. Many of my friends have both PS3 and Xbox 360. Im more of a casual PC gamer.

5. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

they need to lay drop their demands lot more then just a bit.

11. jibraihimi

Posts: 800; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Agree with you........ I think executives at Microsoft are bigger fans of Playstation, and don't want PS to loose Market, that's the reason they have taken so much dumb moves regarding Xbox one....... I was so much excited for Xbox one, but Microsoft just killed major part of my excitement.........

26. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

agreed but we stilll have PC to hold the crown

15. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

If you are a true gamer, you have to get Wii U and PS4. Xbox ONE is a complete fail. Unless you are a Halo fanboy. Nintendo has the best exlusives and PS4 best graphics. Xbox ONE has only one thin: TV

16. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

If you are a true gamer, you have to get Wii U and PS4. Xbox ONE is useless. Nintendo has the best exlusives and PS4 has the best graphics. Xbox ONE has only one thing: TV

18. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

if your a true gamer you get a custom pc that has graphics beyond any console and mods for games that add more then any dlc the ps4 and xbox one are similar and in the end give the same sort of experience. the fanboy wars about these consoles is stupid just buy the one you prefer and enjoy. niether are miles ahead of the other wii U is more for casual fun, family games etc your not a true gamer, besides true gamers would probably have both consoles to enjoy the exclusives each others

24. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Casual fun/family games? Monster hunter, zelda, pikmin, bayonetta 2, new game by monolith soft, smash brothers, donkey kong country, assassins creed, batman, cod, watch dogs, zombi u, injustice, resident evil, mass effect, warriors orochi. There are many games for hardcore players. And yes, I agree that a ultimate gaming PC gives the best graphics but you have to pay 4000 euros for that. And consoles give you a special feeling to the game, if you know what I mean.

25. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

nintendo never really made a games console for serious gaming, there more for fun and entertainment. they do it well too the wii was a big hit and the ds etc are excellent. but if you want hardcore gaming your first thought wouldnt be nintendo yeah you would be paying more but true gamers would do this, they would spend to enjoy games to higher levels then any console owner could. real question is what makes the ps4 for hardcore gamers but the xbox one is useless. there essentially offering the same experience with different tie ins i.e. xbox having to be online least once a day

28. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

PS4 has DDR5 memory but Xbox only DDR3. Also Sony's built quality and customer service is much better. The Playstation has much more future than Xbox. You can't sell your games on Xbox and the software is much better on PS4. All those things you can do while you're playing like chatting on PSN and watching you're friends live gameplay. And you also can play games when they still are not fully downloaded and you can choose to download single or multiplayer part of the game first. Also there's much more good exclusives for PS4 than Xbox.

31. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 726; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Well done!

33. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

its GDDR5 i think its not DDR5 since there is no DDR4 yet in market and its not that out of the wolrd GDDR5 is on 3 years old PC GFX Cards

34. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Well yes its GDDR. Sorry about that. But I guess everybody still understood it.

22. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

and i thought this is PHONEarena?

29. alltechinside

Posts: 248; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

I actually wish phonearena would talk a bit more about console or at least cover what happened during the E3 event . I mean PA talks about tablets, windows 8, google glass, iwatch and Apple TV even though it is "phone"arena. I would like to hear the authors's opinion on consoles or other major gadgets. It wouldn't hurt them, right?

7. antifanboy14

Posts: 68; Member since: Nov 26, 2012

Boring Live Tiles, I think they need to get redesinged.

8. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

It is nice looking advertisement, I like it. But "first browser build for touch" - really? I don't think so!

30. applesauce

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

It's accurate; Microsoft had the first touch-based browsers on its Windows Tablets, most notably with the Windows XP Tablet Edition (ref:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_tablet_computers & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_tablet_computers)

35. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Wasn't first browsers build for touch in smartphones?

9. gaurang

Posts: 94; Member since: Nov 16, 2012

beautiful add

10. jibraihimi

Posts: 800; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

This ads are nice..... Hope companies makes more of these types of ads, showing features of their products, instead of just plainly bashing their opponents in their ads.........

12. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I finally got a chance to really use Windows 8 since my new work laptop has it and is a touchscreen. Right now, Windows 7 seems so much better, hopefully that changes soon though. Windows XP and Windows 7 were the two best. Not sold on Windows 8 yet.

17. alltechinside

Posts: 248; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

Is it the live tiles that you dislike? Or the fact that you don't have a start button? If so, just install classic shell(free) or spend a bit more money to get start8 or startisback. I actually like windows 8. It's smooth, fast and I liked the little things they added (task manager, multiple displays, etc...). I hated live tile apps on desktops, so I just installed a startbutton to bring the awesomeness of windows 7 back :D

14. sats.mine2k4

Posts: 208; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

MS: We have the same crappy design everywhere... Please buy us...we promise we will not improve

19. twens

Posts: 1167; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

watching this on my dell xps 15....w8 is just cool

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