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MasterCornholio  +   603d ago
“You pay for Internet service, so what. You’re giving Netflix $7.99 a month, who cares. You just paid $63 for a new game with a ton of online features, all right. Well, if you want to use these things on your Xbox 360 – you owe us $60 a year.”

Lol so true.
stragomccloud  +   602d ago
So so true!
KMCROC  +   603d ago
Hate articles like this , cause all they are stupid & useless. They do nothing of worth but start the fan-boy pissing wars, i have paid for Xbl for 5 years & never once have i tried to change peoples minds about anything or what they do w/ their money. so why must everyone try so hard to do so.
stragomccloud  +   602d ago
That's because everyone else doesn't have to spend their money.
SprigganN4G  +   603d ago
Stop paying you morons, the only one who charges is MS, play COD on a PC, PS3 or a WiiU, is the SAME.
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Jek_Porkins  +   603d ago
I always get a kick from these articles, there are other options if you feel like you cant afford the money for Xbox Live. Go with a PC, PS3 or the Wii U. The fact that Xbox Live continuously grows and earns so much each year, tells me that its a service people seem to enjoy.

There is actually a lot of value in what you get on Xbox Live, including the much maligned early DLC,demo's and timed content. There are also numerous deals if you are hard up for cash, but in my opinion if you are a gamer, why skimp?

Once again I'll state that in spite of all the great games and features we've had this marvelous generation, It'll be remembered more for all the complaining and people that just cant be pleased. Its funny that people are so divided, but at the end of the day we are all gamers and shouldn't condemn others for their gaming choices or what they like.

Just my opinion though.
Playstation4LyFe  +   603d ago
Waste of money and you barely get anything out of it psn is where it's @
dazzrazz  +   603d ago
Lets see if the same people will be writing the same articles when Sony is gonna start charging for PSN !
stage88  +   603d ago
Um.. that's not going to happen. Plus is their service. Also the vita gained cross game chat and don't charge a single penny for the feature.

Next gen PSN will be hugely upgraded and MS's live will be abundantly left in the dark as consumers will not want to pay for the exact same service which they can get for free.
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rainslacker  +   603d ago
If Sony thought they could charge for PSN they would be doing it already. They've gotten enough backlash this generation from the media, and that was one thing they just didn't need. I don't see them charging next generation as they've found another revenue stream that many of their customers seem to love. If anything they'll continue with plus and find ways to make it even more of a value proposition. As time goes by it'll change with market trends, just like Live will.

If anything you'll see MS move more towards a PS+ type service and offer free online play, especially if they come out to market at about the same time.
KillerPwned  +   603d ago
Holy shit what is with all these types of articles lately....
gnothe1  +   603d ago
you guys say XBL cost money an PSN is free...well food in the dumpster behind the building is free an the good food served inside the building cost money....its your choice...an i've been with xbl for 10 years..i rather pay for xbl than use PSN for free....gno the 1....look it up
MrBeatdown  +   603d ago
Great analogy.

I especially like how you compared PSN (basic online play) to "food in the dumpster".

The funny part is that Microsoft charges for what PSN offers for free.

That "good food served inside the building" probably isn't all that good if Microsoft also needs to charge for access to the dumpster chow. I wouldn't eat anywhere where the all-you-can-eat garbage bar is used as an incentive to get you in the door.
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urwifeminder  +   603d ago
Ill happily keep paying for a great service.
stragomccloud  +   602d ago
Even if you get the same service elsewhere for free?
HappyTrigger  +   603d ago
You would think after reading all of these comments about people abandoning XBL, that XBL would be declining. Yet it continues to grow bigger and bigger every year. Just goes to show how N4G is just a small dot in the gaming world. Not saying I agree about paying for XBL, just thought it was a little funny. lol
oakshin  +   603d ago
exactly that gos for lng g4tv and all of them my brother got his 360 he didnt now about xbl my friends on xbl didnt know about psn being free untill it came up one day 95% of the gaming world know almost nothing about the details and u cant believe what people say alot of time they will say somethin now knowing what they r talking about i get tired of correcting people
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AD705  +   603d ago
I agree with this article.

facebook, twitter, youtube, netflix, hulu, last.fm, internet browser, and the many other features on xbox who really buys a console to do that crap? Even if I wanted to do any of these things I would rather do it on my pc, laptop, tablet, or my cellphone. In fact the 360 is the last place I would do any of this shit because of how poorly integrated and formatted it is. For example: I was using the IE today just for kicks and atleast half the time it didn't work. Same thing happens when I use the browser on the ps3.

Sure it's not bad that they add new features and they're neat to have but in thew end whats the point? What is the point in giving us features that we can use much better somewhere else for free? We're essentially paying monthly to do things that we already have that are done better somewhere else.

What's sad is that this is the baskey MS is putting all it's eggs in and eventually it will destroy them. Remember back then when MS pumped out new games constantly? Now it's all about dumbed down versions of features you already have, halo, gears, and lame kinect games no one even wants or likes.
InTheLab  +   603d ago
I only but single player only games on Xbox...and I do it just to give my PS3 a break.

Truthfully, I don't even need my 360 thanks to my gaming PC but I have a few friends that still (for some reason) hang on to the old shitbox.
gamingisnotacrime  +   603d ago
online game not included with buyingbthe game=ripoff
Just let the gamers playnthe game they already paid for including online
rapidturtle  +   603d ago
This could become a huge factor in the NextGen console wars. If the PS3 and Xbox 720 are equal in power and price, then the added value of PSN could tip the scales in Sony's favor. Sony's next console is also supposed to be developer friendly, so MS will lose the advantage in MP games being better. Hopefully it forces MS to at least give us online play for free.
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CYBERHATER  +   603d ago
Sorry but I am willing to pay once a year for better service but it is to high for what its worth. But don't worry Steam and Android will will soon force Microsoft's hand.
StreetsofRage  +   603d ago
Party chat alone is worth the admission. No Sh*t talkers ever in multiplayer. Just me and my buddies playing with perfect teamwork. That's multiplayer bliss. That's something that CANNOT happen on psn which is why I never play competitive multiplayer games on the PSN.
chiwoo  +   603d ago
I stop paying for Xbox live last year 1. I really did not play online that much since I do work alot 2. I was watching Netflex, Hulu, and Crankle more then playing Online games 3. I only really play 360 exclusives on Xbox. I'm not saying it's a ripoff I just did not need to pay anymore service If now I can get it all on PS3 free.
BaconBits  +   603d ago
In the past I have defended Live but as time goes on it is starting to bug me. I have 3 boxes in different rooms and randomly I have to verify accounts when I switch between them. It becomes a pain. I play online a lot less than in the past so it is becoming less economical to put out the money every year just to play some Halo or COD every once and awhile. Why do I need to have gold to use netflix when I can use my tv or other devices to access it for free??
Oh, and now I need Gold to access my TV provider (Telus Optik TV) to use my xbox as a access point. This was MS decision not my providers.
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oakshin  +   603d ago
no offence but how is it economical 2 have 3 of the same system in 1 house? if u can do that then it dont sound like u much to worry about other then the principle of it but dont feel bad u can only have ur psn account on 2 systems at once so going with 360 isnt that bad for ur life style
BaconBits  +   603d ago
Well since my kids play too I bought a arcade xbox for a second one and was given the third that had E74 error (got it fixed for free).

I originally used 2 for Optik tv since it was the same price as buying a cable box but with the bonus of playing games too. Now with the requirement to have Live to use it as a set top box it less economical.
Last year I got the family live plan (4 accounts for $99) I use three and let a friend use the 4th for $30/year and threw in the use of my netflix account.
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SITH  +   603d ago
Looks like someone is butt hurt their annual subscription came around.
rawshack  +   603d ago
let be honest i use pirated windows software haha
isyourhouseonfire  +   603d ago
I'll keep paying for the memberships as long as it remains the best online and multiplayer experience available.

Until then...
e-p-ayeaH  +   603d ago
Enabling online play should´nt be labeled as a service.

Microsoft could have a lot more costumers if it wasn't all about this BS.
Felonycarclub8  +   603d ago
Xbox live is what kept me from buying the Xbox, I just believe nobody should pay to play online.
Sp1d3ynut  +   603d ago
Let's be honest, this is just another website desperate for hits.
JonnyBigBoss  +   603d ago
Amen. Xbox Live is great but not $60/year great.
DOOMZ  +   603d ago
Its all about quality...
Max-Zorin  +   603d ago
Let's be honest, this hatred between most of the PS3 and 360 owners need to die already.
Nunchez  +   603d ago
Well I think it's kinda worth it. But honestly they should make it like PS+.
stragomccloud  +   603d ago
I grew up as a PC gamer primarily.... so when I heard about microsoft charging gamers with the original Xbox I laughed, then they continued to charge, and they continued to do so with the 360, and the xbots just ate it up! I couldn't believe it. No matter what defense xbox players give to back up Microsoft, the fact is there are similar experiences everywhere else for free. Mainly all PC platforms and PSN.
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