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Submitted by xboxinsider 828d ago | article

What happened on Xbox LIVE in 2012

Xbox LIVE has counted down the stats various different titles released on the Xbox 360 console throughout 2012. From Max Payne 3 to Halo 4. See how many kills have been registered and hours accumulated with the breakdown of 2012. (Assassin's Creed III, Borderlands 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, FIFA 13, Halo 4, Max Payne 3 , Need for Speed Most Wanted, Resident Evil 6, Tech, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE)

KangarooSam  +   828d ago
What happened was I'm trying to convince myself to pay $60 so I can play Halo 4 and Black Ops 2 online when I just paid $50 and got 20+ games for free...

I'm okay with paying for Xbox Live Gold but I'm about to get Battlefield 3 for my PS3 so it's hard to convince myself to pay for Live when I may not have time to use it. Although I did just get Halo 4 and Black Ops 2, don't wanna waste those.

/personal rant over

Edit: I like Microsoft and Sony, just saying.
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QuantumWake  +   828d ago
I'd be nice if XBL were free. But the fact it continues to grow only shows MS that people don't really mind paying for it. If that's the case, then I don't think XBL will ever be free until the community just decided they had enough.

I mean I guess you can gather from these stats that it hasn't slowed down one bit. I still pray one day XBL will be free for everyone. But at this point, it's a long shot.
BitbyDeath  +   828d ago
Still only around 12-13 million gold users.
If it were free it'd likely be up around the 50million count like Sony.
Janitor  +   828d ago
@KangarooSam- Not calling you a liar, but NOBODY I know pays $60 (full price) for live. Seems to me like people who say that's what they pay don't even have live. I mean, you can obviously find your way around the internet, made an account on a gaming news site, posted comments, but you can't figure out Amazon or Newegg? I don't get it...
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Sp1d3ynut  +   828d ago
@BitByDeath...

Let's see... should MS be happy with (by your estimate) (A) $720-780 MILLION/yr revenue, with "only" 12-13 million subscribers...or (B) $0/yr with 50 million subscribers? Keep in mind, of course, that the majority of those Gold subscribers also purchase DLC, movies, music, etc. Hmmmm...it's a tough call, but I'm betting they'll stick with option A.
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You just PAID. . .and got for FREE. . .sir, do you even know what you're saying?? So what exactly did you pay that 50 bucks for then if these games are free
Janitor  +   827d ago
Don't even try man, these people are delusional. I mean, its like me saying "Hey I bought the BLOPS2 season pass for $50, and got 4 FREE MAP PACKS!!!"
xboxinsider  +   828d ago
You can get subscriptions from retail and online retailers for a lot cheaper than that. I think a lot of people opt for Xbox due to the it being the most advertised, if you will, for a console that caters to children and adults with the Entertainment side etc.
Sp1d3ynut  +   828d ago
I've not paid more than $35-40 in the past 6 years...many of which came with a bonus month (12+1)...and that includes since it jumped to $60. Newegg and Amazon always have great deals on 12 mo. Live Gold, and I never pay tax or shpg.
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BanBrother  +   828d ago
For my little brothers silver account, they always have deals to entice you to get gold. $2 for 2 months has happened a few times, and other $1, 1 month specials.

The family pack is great also. I don't mean to sound like a drone, but I do hope that they incorporate some of the great sales and deals that PS+ subscribers get. I am loving the 12 days of Christmas sale on XBL though. Great.
Sp1d3ynut  +   828d ago
They have more deals on XBL than people realize....MS just doesn't openly advertise them, nor mention them as an enticement to get XBLG. In the past year alone, I've downloaded 4 free games, and about 15 others that were 50% off.
Belking  +   828d ago
I just got renewed for another year for 30 bucks. Sweet! I've never paid full price for xbox live and i never plan too.
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SonyStyled  +   828d ago
dont ya love being a game bandit?
MasterCornholio  +   828d ago
What a coincidence I managed to do the same thing with my PlayStation plus subscription.

There are great deals for both all it takes is a little window shopping and you will find them.

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gninja92  +   828d ago
Back in April they said by July 1st 2012. XBL would go free to play. it was even advertised on the Xbox dashboard when you turn on the xbox. What happened cause it was clearly about to be done?
You woke up.
gninja92  +   826d ago
is that sarcasm? im being genuine here. why would they advertise it and then back out. everything a company like them does is a strategy.
hellvaguy  +   822d ago
I think what Hingle meant was somewhere between dreaming about that super model under your arm and becoming a pro athlete, you seen the free live subscription floating across the sky. Because in reality, there was no talk of it.

A billion dollar company likey isnt going to promote false advertising, so in all honesty, you probably just got your facts mixed up. I'd have to ask for a link or screen to verifiy your claim, but its very doubtful to exist.
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gninja92  +   821d ago
well im sorry i dont have a hauppauge to record my game screens. and yes i know fanboys and supporters of money-grubbign companies will never believe me. but honestly yes i did see that commercial. it said " july 1st xbox goes free to play" on the xbox dashboard.
hellvaguy  +   821d ago
gninja92

Lol dude give it rest and admit your wrong. Honestly you didnt see 1 commercial that the rest of the world somehow missed and theres no record of it on the internet. This nothing to do with fanboy, except for fanboy of facts, which I am an avid fan.

You sound like a spoiled kid whos parents always told you you were right, so that's your mindset even when your clearly wrong. Mom prolly told you how handsome your were despite being some 150lbs+ too fat. Sorry if it's harsh, but you needed to hear it when your so painfully and obviously wrong.
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gninja92  +   820d ago
actually no im not spoiled and unlike you i have responsibilities. and no i wont admit im wrong. i know what i saw. just casue the homosexuals on N4g dont agree doesnt make me wrong. your not interested in anythign new only in whatever others can prove. which is a real good thing. but im nto trying to prove im right. only to show that i have a different piece of information than the rest of you. so no i wont admit im wrong.

http://www.qj.net/xbox-360/...
tisoyboy2  +   826d ago
I've got almost 3yrs on XBL and never got a free game. The only time I've seen something free is if you buy 3 games and get one or when they have the special where you get a low amount of points back for spending 1200+ by the end of the month. But since I have only paid about $32 a year, its really the only reason why I maintain my gold. Cause Blops2 cost the same 60 bucks on ps3.
gninja92  +   826d ago
download "Harm's Way" its a free game

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