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Submitted by TheGrimBunny 635d ago | article

Will Xbox 360 Users Finally Get To Have More Than 100 Friend Limit?

"The idea of giving gamers and users for the Xbox 360 more then a limit of 100 friends on their lists has been suggested plenty of times before. In fact there has been even more detailed ideas suggested from the community to have different sub-friends lists within in their main one. This includes so many ideas from nick names, notes on friends..." (PC, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE)

IAMERROR  +   635d ago
If they make gaming online free(like I think it should be) one of the many things they can do to make Gold worth the money could be expanding your friends list.
Kur0  +   635d ago
so artificially adding value?
DOMination-  +   635d ago
I actually think gaming online might be free for next xbox. They'll still have gold but maybe more like ps+. I just think MS need to make gaming free because Sony fair play are offering a better deal and i know many people who are starting to notice and switch because of that.

MS have an established brand now. They can still make a lot of money with a different ecosystem imo. Interesting times :)
pixelsword  +   635d ago
Yep.

I'm a Halo Fan (I loved Halo more than Killzone up until the last iterations of each title, but Halo is a very, very, very close second) Gears to me is a more visceral experience than Uncharted (on a lot of levels they are the same, but being shot at by space aliens with thick as heck armor is more scary to me than being shot at with little to no armor by normal people), but if they'd just simply make live free, that's one of the big three I'm looking for to the next box purchase;

There are three for me:

1. Free live

2. 100Gb Blu-Ray (or something that can play blu-Ray but have their own high-capacity discs).

3. 100% backwards compatibility

Then you will have me for next gen, Microsoft.
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nukeitall  +   635d ago
I disagree, I think XBL Gold should be paid premium service. It strengthens the community by having me meet people like me who plays enough to spend $60 (or $35 on sale) annually.

There are already free options and I don't think we need another free option. Keep it premium so we have more choices, free and premium!
TheGrimBunny  +   634d ago
I agree, you have such a better social network with Xbox Live, Party Chats, PS3 does not even come with a mic... you can watch Netflix with friends or recent players where you can view a mode where you and your friends avatars are in a theater, with the options of throwing popcorn at each other etc. (while you can still just go to full screen mode at any time).
Knight_Crawler  +   634d ago
Well said Nuke.

I have a descent job and $30 to $60 a year does not break my bank but I understand that there are people who cannot afford to pay for Live so they play on the PS3.

Its like good to have options and I think 7 years into this gen people know that playing online on the PS3 is free but they still prefer to pay for Live so gamers have voted with there wallet and dont mind payi8ng.

We can sit here an argue about which one is better pr why free is better but in the end we have an option and some people choose Live.
liquidhalos  +   635d ago
I would prefer it if they copied Sony and had free live with full multiplayer and then a payed live like PS+ that gave free game rentals and what not. Im starting to resent paying for live more and more the older i get. I feel like i get nothing from it. Well thats a lie i had a whole 20 ms points for my birthday, whoop :/
iamnsuperman  +   635d ago
Who has 100 friends. You could just become more selective because realistically how often do people keep in contact with 100 people on Xbox live. But I guess if people want it Microsoft should do it
TheGrimBunny  +   635d ago
Plus Xbox Live members pay 60 bucks per month... they should at least have the option.
IAMERROR  +   635d ago
"Plus Xbox Live members pay 60 bucks per month"

Say what???
Irishguy95  +   635d ago
2-3 dollers a month...if you know where to get it. I only get live for a month or 2 when there is a great exclusive out, last one was Halo 4.
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   635d ago
It's $60 (40 if you bargain hunt) per YEAR, not per month.
Bought my subscription for R300 for 14 months. That's $33 for a year and 2 months or roughly $2.40 per month.
ALLWRONG  +   635d ago
There are legit ways to get Live for free.
TheGrimBunny  +   634d ago
I meant per year and for that you should have the option of adding more then 100 friends regardless if you think you need/want that or not.
QuantumWake  +   635d ago
USUALLY if you've played a good game the player will send you a friend request just so they don't have to play with randoms all the time. That's what I do because I can't stand playing with that one random player who isn't that great and gets everyone killed. lol

I'd be nice to have the friends list support more than 100. I'm not sweating over it though.
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omi25p  +   635d ago
Had LIVE of for nearly 6 years. I have 30 friends on LIVE i only talk to about 8 of them.
liquidhalos  +   635d ago
Same here, i took the plunge yesterday and deleted everyone i never game with. My list is looking real small now
onyoursistersback  +   635d ago
Lol.... I only have 99 on Facebook!! And like 30 on my PSN, aside from that. Like 1/3 of them are on my list on Facebook!! (I have a sad life)
DarthJay  +   635d ago
People that play competitively. I can't even tell you how many times I've had to delete people. It's actually incredibly easy to fill up 100 slots.
SheaHoff  +   635d ago
If people want more than 100, go for it.
Decaf_PIxel_Kat  +   635d ago
Personally, I don't need over 100 friends on Live. Though I don't see how it would be a problem to make that possible. Also I think it would be a good idea to add subs for our friend list.
TheSuperior  +   635d ago
It would be cool if you could put your friends in folders.
Tres21  +   635d ago
yea thats what i was thinkin so u could hav them placed in groups by the type of games u played with em
TheSuperior  +   634d ago
Sounds like we are on the same page. When I look at my friends list it feels so cluttered. I only add people that I play with, know em for real or not, but sometimes I get confused when people start changing there tags and stuff and I forget who they are or what they will play with me x)
Tres21  +   634d ago
yea ill just add ppl i play wit & i always accept req & when that fb app was workin i found alot of my friends i didnt even kno were on xbox & added them or tried cuz i hit the cap...usually i hav 2 go thru ppl's library & guess which games i played with em & i hav a few that change there name lik once a week which off topic is crazy cuz u could be gettin a new game.
Theyellowflash30  +   635d ago
I don't have more than 100 friends in real life, sure don't need more than 100 friends on Xbox Live.
guitarded77  +   635d ago
I don't need over a hundred friends, but the option to have more would always be nice. What is the friend limit on the PS3? I think I'm fixing to hit the limit on it... I heard it's 100 too. So is Wii U. I've met a lot of great people here on n4g and friended them across all platforms. Oh, is there a limit on Steam too??? Oh, I'm guitarded77 on all platforms, so feel free to friend me if you want to test the friend cap :)
SignifiedSix  +   635d ago
I dont think steam has a friend cap. I have over 100 friends on there and most i dont even talk to lol.

I dont mind if the cap on LIVE is only 100 seeing as i dont add anyone i dont know unless its someone who i get along with in a game.

Only have 20 people on my list ha.
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f789790  +   635d ago
Why would you have that many of Steam?

So many notifications!
lsujester  +   635d ago
I don't need that many. If I don't actually know them or have played something with them enough to where I keep wanting to, I don't add them in the first place. I don't bother with the people who add me because I killed them 8 times in a round.
Belking  +   635d ago
Maybe but it isn't needed.
kma2k  +   635d ago
Damn i must have no friends i hvae like 15 but they are people i actually know, i dont have 49 people that are friends from online ive never met lol
BitbyDeath  +   635d ago
Probably not needed with the 360 but if they're going full social nextgen it might be.
Buljo  +   635d ago
"friend" limit
Lvl_up_gamer  +   635d ago
I have 30 people on mine. So 100 to me is more then enough. I only game with people that I meet and like. I don't just accept every friend request that comes my way.

Clan members, League members, family members and closest friends.

Don't need a list of people that I have only played once with and then their name just sits there in my friends list forever.
HeroReborn  +   635d ago
` Forget adding more friends, just make it like a PlayStation model and give me some games for free, because at this point what am I really paying for next Xbox live, beside party chat. Almost every game that comes out nowadays have some kind of online code that comes with the box.
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AnimeAvenger  +   635d ago
Seems a little late, I'm sure MS is ready to announce the next Xbox. But seriously, 100 friend limit is a small issue, I want online to be free. Only reason I pay for Live is so I can play online and party chat. I bet PS4 will have a party chat system, if so, there is no point in paying for the service, at least for me.
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memots  +   635d ago
You'll have to pay a premium for that, and they would probably put ad's in there while you try to browser your friends list.
TheGrimBunny  +   634d ago
Not when it costs $60 a month for live (sometimes less, much less if you do your homework).
THESHAUNZY  +   635d ago
Larryhyrb had 360 friends on his list
black911  +   635d ago
I thiught PSN only had this priblem. Live users really are getting ripped off.
TheGrimBunny  +   634d ago
I play nearly every genre of gaming, and some people just like co-op, some are hardcore COD/Gears of War players, some are casual, some just like to play co-op zombies, some only like to get achievements, some are people I know in real life that do not play games like I do, while some do, so many different types of gamers online that I can connect with in a way depending on my mood or what game is out, if they have that game, and the list goes on...

so it would be easier if I was able to have more then 100 friends, even better would be folders/tab/sub-lists.

I am not the only one who has suggested this either.

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