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Critic's Notebook

Xbox infomercial crosses line on MTV

By Matthew Gilbert
Globe Staff / May 13, 2005

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There was something resoundingly fraudulent about MTV's presentation of a Microsoft Xbox 360 infomercial last night. Bill Gates's company bought the half-hour spot on MTV at 9:30 to promote its forthcoming videogame console to its ideal audience. And, not surprisingly, the ad was a fast-edited and fast-talking product gush, with images of young men and women going ga-ga and mouthing ... (Full article: 242 words)

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