XMNR: Amazon dropped the price of the 12-month Xbox LIVE Gold Card to $40 on Saturday as part of an anticipated price match to a Best Buy offer.
Nevermind wrong post. Good deal
YEAH, LET'S PAY TO PLAY ONLINE, YEAH! and it's irrelevant how much you make, paying for this service is admitting you like getting robbed.
lol...what? It's a choice some of us make. I knew all the options before getting a 360 over a ps3. Most of my friends play on the 360 so I got that. And I'm a huge fan of Halo and Gears of War mp. Obviously, I can't play those games on the ps3.
True...but I said the same thing about having to buy RAM for the vita. Damned if you do and damned if you don't. People choose to pay for XBL gold. Nothing is forced upon them. It's either that or what sony offers. Some choose to pay for live and others choose psn. Nothing wrong with that. It's your money so do with it as you please. It all comes down to the business model of each service and how they make money from it. What works for MS may not work for sony and Vice versa. To each his own.
before ps+, sony could've charged for online like xbl, but they chose to give us ps+ as an option with free online play. and you can't buy ram for the vita, but you can buy memory sticks. and no, they're not the same.
And they will defend it anyway they can lol
lol Exactly! Anyways I also paid for live. But it wasn't cuz Xbox live was worth 40 bucks. It was cuz I wanted to play some games w my friends. While I was a gold member I tried the different features to see what was so great about it but I didn't see anything worth 40 bucks in my opinion. Xbox gamers love it so I'm thinking I'm missing something here.
No different than those who preach about the other being free.
So, paying for anything that can be obtained for free is like admitting that you like getting robbed? Water is generally free (it falls from the sky) so paying for it is for suckers...right? Food banks give out free meals to people so paying for food is for suckers...right? Walking is free so anyone paying for transportation is for suckers...right? I guess that I like to get robbed because I pay for and enjoy all of those things...and XBOX Live too.
To Knight_Crawler The day PSN is paid only, is the day I completely sell my Sony gaming collection and invest in a powerful gaming rig. I don't like paying for a simple service, especially if the service isn't even being provided directly (games have their own online dedicated servers, sometimes none such as Call of Duty so it's pointless to be paying for peer to peer.) At the end of the day though, I would only pay for XBL if I'm getting a deal, such as this one. I have family who plays on Live it would be worth the money to play with them.
That's $3.33 a month, not bad folks, not bad. Just go one less time a month to a BK, McDonald's or whatever crap you feed your body and you can afford it. You're also battling obesity which I heard was high.
you're missing the point you're paying for a service that should be free, but MS charges for it KNOWING you and everyone else will give them your money.
You can take stiggs's reply as my own.
InTheZone XBL does not feel as poor. Much more social, with party chat and the fact that headsets were apart of the console bundles. And is this some moral high-ground people are taking, or are they just extremely poor? Because if it is the moral high-ground thingy, I could easily call everyone who buys games from EA, activision and Capcom suckers. Everyone who pays for XBL would prefer it to be free, but I don't walk into a restaurant and expect the chefs to throw me a free lobster. If I were in a homeless shelter then that is another story. Catch my metaphor?
@InTheZone So if I buy a second hand game why should I have to pay again to play that online? I buy most of my games second hand and its cheaper for me to buy them on the 360 and pay for Gold membership than to buy the same games second hand for PS3 and then have to buy online passes.
I don't think there's any problem with MS charging for Xbox live since there are consumers who are willing to pay for it. Its about MS persuading the general gamers that Xbox live is worth it. So far, MS did a extremely good job.
@strongman LOL you silly man there is a reason you only have one bubble LOL
I hope all those who are trolling and saying "only stupid people pay for something that should be free" aren't the same people who are buying online passes and day one dlc.
Online passes and day one DLC aren't free for anyone, unless sometimes if you predorder the game or buy a copy fast enough and the code is in the first shipment cases. Paying to play online isn't the same thing at all. Seems obvious really. If you feel it's worth it, hey it's your money, but the bottom line is you are paying for something that is free for gamers on most other platforms. You can say it's because of cross game chat or some other feature, but that doesn't change the fact that you can't play online unless you pay.
Your missing the point. There are always other alternatives, games that don't require online passes. XBL and PSN both offer different services, and each console has games that can only be played on THAT console. I could easily look at evrything people buy day to day and pick out crap that I think is 'stupid'. No-one wants xbl to cost money, it just does unfortunately. Unless Sony buys Gears of War and Halo, expect people to be paying for xbl in the masses.
"Unless Sony buys Gears of War and Halo, expect people to be paying for xbl in the masses." ...or just comes up with some new fresh and cool online IPs :)
Must have missed it. Says $49 on Amazon ATM. Best buy says $39 still.
LoL at idiots paying for thier console's online lmfao.
lol at idiots who lol at other people for spending their money to their liking.
Lol at insecure fanboy resorting to bashing others opinions.
Why are people coming here to bash Xbox Gold. I mean seriously come on I love my PS3 but why do you Sony/Nintendo fans care what people do with their money. Grow up guys.
Finally someone with some semblance of reason, seriously.
OH MY GOD, WHY DOES THIS KEEP HAPPENING? PLEASE FAN-BOYS, SHUT UP, JUST SHUT THE HECK UP ABOUT WHICH CONSOLE YOU PREFER. PLEASE, GROW UP. MY GOD, THIS IS INSANE, THINK ABOUT IT FOR A SECOND.
Some people just believe that there is only ONE best colour, and anyone else that thinks otherwise is idiotic. Fanboys will remain fanboys until they finally realise what they are saying. To be honest, I don't see any of these people growing up anytime soon.
Xbox live GOLD outdated since 2002. Pay us for services that are free on every PC , game console , tablet and any other internet connected device ever made or sold. By the way cross game chat is soo worth 40 to 50.00$ a year right gamers ? Plus you get a dashboard full of commercials and promotions that have absolutely nothing to do with videogames for free !
I don't pay for XBL, but I get it - as a service it is more open to socialising than PSN. Faster menus don't count lol, its due to the OS not your yearly subscription ;)
@StrongMan cause maybe most people prefer to pay for things they like & have no issues about doing so. could be they just prefer not rely on freebies.