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Submitted by StarbuckSpitfire 653d ago | opinion piece

The Inequality of Xbox Live Gold Accounts

You may not be aware of this fact, but not all Gold account are created equal when it comes to promotions and programs. There are also bugs within some Gold programs that can be really annoying.

When Microsoft introduced the Family Gold Pack, the gaming world rejoiced. Here was a way for families to save money on multiple accounts. $99 for a whole year for four people? Bargain! It seemed like the easiest and best solution…we thought. (Microsoft, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE)

Tetsujin  +   653d ago
Just another reason I read the fine print of things

"Microsoft does not consider the 2-year contract Gold accounts as full Gold accounts, the 2-year accounts people signed up for to get the discounted Xbox package. If you bought one of those, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you are not a “real” Gold account according to the Rewards program. This is because you are paying for Gold at such a discounted price (promotional account)"
Summons75  +   653d ago
yeah, it's funny how many people don't read the user agreements and Terms of service.

However this article feels like this lady is crying because they tried to cheat the system and is upset because she failed. Just buy a freaking 12 month and be happy, you can find them discounted almost everywhere.
doogiebear  +   653d ago
PS Plus is a better deal. PLUS you dont even need it to go online. Gold is a rip off. This is not a troll attempt...if Sony was ripping off customers too, then I'd have no choice but to go back to pc. MS not only rips off it's customers, but also uses ads to pay for the service, thus they dont really need your money. They just pocket it, and still bombard u with ads anyway.

And to add injury to insult, they don't spend the money on first party company's (RARE says hello), new IP's, new exclusives (in general), nor pass on many savings to consumers. Then they whore out your hard earned money, to spend on trying to entice casuals and kinect fans (Because MS wants that Wii audience money). Stealing from the hardcore and giving it to the casuals. I love my country, but American companies tend to have the most shady practices when it comes to milking their consumers, instead of actually earning their money by providing a service that actually is groundbreaking and/or AT LEAST worth while (God forbid!).
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Cueil  +   653d ago
Are you a damn fool? GTFO of here with your fanboy crap. If you're not adding to the conversation you're just being a troll. This article has nothing to do with Sony or any of it's properties.
Bigpappy  +   653d ago
Are you a Republican? That is not an attack on you. You just sound like one.
You say: "MS not only rips off it's customers, but also uses ads to pay for the service, thus they dont really need your money. They just pocket it, and still bombard u with ads anyway.".
I don't understand that line ot thinking. When you buy your $200 sneekers from Nike how do they spend the extra $190 they made off of you? And what adds are you taking about? Truth is I don't see any ads. I just turn on my xbox and go to the game I want. If there is an ad, I don't notice it. I also am not bothered by how much M$ makes (good on them).
You say: "they don't spend the money on first party company's (RARE says hello), new IP's, new exclusives (in general), nor pass on many savings to consumers." You are a consumer, not a share holder. They owe you nothing but a working product. They get to decide how the money is spent.
You say: Then they whore out your hard earned money, to spend on trying to entice casuals and kinect fans (Because MS wants that Wii audience money). Stealing from the hardcore and giving it to the casuals." Do you really believe M$ made the 360 so only you would want one? Once you spent the money, it is no longer yours and you have no further say in how it is spent.
you say: "I love my country, but American companies tend to have the most shady practices when it comes to milking their consumers, instead of actually earning their money by providing a service that actually is groundbreaking and/or AT LEAST worth while". I would agree with this if M$ were doing it. They are not. Xbox Live was the first of its kind and is still the leader in providing services nia console. Xbox owners pay for the service because they like and want it. They don't feel like they are being milked. They could easily switch to PS3 or wii if they felt that way. What I agree with is many companies like the oil, like food supply companies should be regulated.
Rivitur  +   653d ago
Ha I pay either 1$ a month or free on dashboard promos and get full privileges. I feel bad for those who pay full price for gold. (because of their ignorance of course)
Bobbo44  +   653d ago
@BigPappy

Are you a dumbass? This is not an attack on you, you just sound like one. I typically don't bother with consoles anymore because it's a mess of greed. When the 360 first came out I was all for it, but I ended up moving on past the old hardware. I played on a friend's 360 the other day, and you're telling me you seriously didn't notice the advertisement on the main page of the dashboard advertising for the US military? Are you THAT oblivious?! I guess that's probably why they're one of the few companies greedy enough to throw ads on the main navigation page of their OS, because their fans are too stupid to even notice it.

As far as Xbox Live, I find it pretty funny whenever someone says it's a waste of money people get defensive and can only come back with "you're a fanboy!" I'm not a fanboy, I just don't like being used like an asian prostitute. Let me make this perfectly clear, YOU ARE PAYING FOR NOTHING. Not only are you paying for a service that is free everywhere else, they are bombarding you with ads. Not only are they charging you for services you've already paid for (like Netflix), but they are also making money off of the ads you are apparently too oblivious to even notice. Have you heard some of the figures of how much money they make off of Xbox Live? It's absurd. And it's all net profit seeing as they're not offering you much of anything.

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