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Amazon: Xbox 360 Live Subscription Gold Card for $40

Amazon is currently offering the Xbox 360 Live Subscription Gold Card for $39.99. In most cases, Amazon sells the card for $20 extra.

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DA_SHREDDER1247d ago

If I was gaming as long as I have been and been paying for xbox live I would have spent over $1200 bucks, and that's by buying cards on the cheap.

StrongMan1246d ago (Edited 1246d ago )

WHOA!!! That's would have been $1200 bucks just to play online and access features that are free everywhere else!!

Why do people defend this?

@TheRealSpy

----because they aren't free everywhere else. that's just what people who make this petty argument like to tell themselves.----

Online play, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, internet radio, access to Netflix, access to Hulu+ ARE FREE EVERYWHERE ELSE! You are delusional or have been living under a rock for the past 6 years.

TheRealSpy1246d ago (Edited 1246d ago )

because they aren't free everywhere else. that's just what people who make this petty argument like to tell themselves.

you don't want, don't buy it. it's that simple. i do want it, i do buy it. and i don't need to hear, for the 1000th time, this same tired, idiotic comment.

on pc, if you want cross game voice chat, you rent vent or ts. on xbox, you pay for live. on ps3...oh wait. not available. even when you pay for plus.

so there's one example. vent, btw, to host 25 people is twice as much as xbox live and the ONLY feature you're getting is chat.

Jek_Porkins1246d ago

How are you still allowed on this site? All you do is bash every single Microsoft/Nintendo article and troll anyone who enjoys anything from those companies.

Xbox Live has offered things not available on other platforms since it launched all of those years ago. People are free to spend their own money on whatever they wish yes? I mean I thought people were crazy to spend $599 on the PS3 at launch, but I didn't sit there and berate anyone because they had a difference of opinion. Live and let live kiddo, you come across as if you are pleading for people to come around to your way of thinking. YOU are what's wrong with this generation. You complain, argue, call names, troll and in general are just ignorant to anyone or anything that isn't exactly like you.

Wake up, stop trolling.

TheGamerDood1246d ago

@Jek_Porkins

How is he bashing Live? Is any of what he said untrue? No. He's just stating his opinion... we are still allowed to do that on this site, right?

Temporary1246d ago

lol @ people who think Live isnt a scam.

Bnet3431246d ago

PSN doesn't have party chat so obviously it's not available everywhere else. PSN being free makes games like Metal Gear Online go away yet I can still play a launch title like Perfect Dark Zero still. Riddle me that one. And if you're seriously complaining about $40 A YEAR, that's just sad. Get a job.

neoMAXMLC1246d ago (Edited 1246d ago )

@bnet

"PSN doesn't have party chat so obviously it's not available everywhere else."

Actually, yes it does.

" PSN being free makes games like Metal Gear Online go away yet I can still play a launch title like Perfect Dark Zero still. Riddle me that one."

Almost every EA game go offline within a few years on Xbox Live despite paying for a fee. Riddle me That one.

Bnet3431246d ago

OH OH IM SORRY. let me be more specific. PSN does not have a party chat with voice. it has that useles text chat. you know exactly what im trying to say.

I'll riddle you that one, those are on EA parts, not Microsoft. Nice try, going to EA lol, troll fail. Get out. EA wants to host their own servers, fuck them. It should be the way MS has it. please don't start the PSN vs Xbox Live thing. I have both, I know what I'm talking about. You get more value with all the free games with PSN Plus, but the actual service stinks compared to Xbox Live.

LAZL0-Panaflex1246d ago (Edited 1246d ago )

I see your point, and i used to argue that same point, but last christmas i got the 360 blackops/skyrim forza4 bundle, from gamestop(blackfridadeal) and i played black ops 2 and it just played and looked better than the ps3 versions. So i went back and played alot of the same games over but on the xbox and low and behold they look better.

Plus i like the 360 controller better. I bought the pelican trigger extensios for the dualshock and its much better for call of duty and killzone, but on uncharted and battlefield i cant swap r1&r2 or l1 for l2. And i hate shooting with those flat buttons.

So in theory yes free online is better if the games were visually equal....but alot of them arent. Believe me i checked. So in my eyes now i pay for better graphics, less lag, less jive ass peeps, better interface,Plus i got a man sized controller, better 3rd party games

So i netflix on ps3 & play infamous,killzone, god of war, uncharted and other exclusives on ps3
And i play forza gears and all the 3rd party on xbox

I also prefer gamer points over trophies, platinums hold you hostage gamer points you can knock off whenever. I stopped at 14 platinums, some of those bronzes keep u from getting that damn platinum, on xbox if i'm at 920 points on a game i can just quit and leave the dumb, unreasonable, hard acievements behind which i do frequently.
Plus i like cross game chat alot. And no,...i dont like talking on my cell while i game. When my bluetooth dies, i listen to 80's rock. Its awesome playing uncharted 2 deathmatch to metal.

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GusBricker1246d ago (Edited 1246d ago )

And you'd be a liar.

It's only been in existence for 11 years and even at 60 bucks a year that's 660 bucks.

RandomEclipse1246d ago

1200$? Well thats only because you're including your WHOLE gaming career.. because if you've payed an average of 50$ for seven years thats only 300$.. the comment seems trollish and irrelevant

OT: This is a pretty good deal and just grabbed one to throw on an extra year onto my account. Considering that i save a good amount more than 40$ and play of online multiplayer, this is definitely worth it for me.

Bigpappy1246d ago (Edited 1246d ago )

Just when to Amazon and grabbed mine. I have had XBL for 11yrs. I am ready to move to the next box without missing a beat.

Knight_Crawler1246d ago

Smart move Bigs but that can also be a double sided sword if MS decides to raise the price say by $10.

This would mean that your 1 year cards wont work until you pay the balance...unless MS decides to hon or your cards because the y were baought after the hike of price.

Also all the PS3 fanboys above, dont you guys ever get tired of ranting about payiong for Live? If you think you guys are doing us a favor becuase you want us to swtich to the PS3 then I have sad news for you...PSN is ok but lacks smooth integrtaion when switching from gaming to social mode so NO WE STILL WANT TO PAY FOR LIVE.

romancer1246d ago (Edited 1246d ago )

I've never spent more than $39.95 per year for my Live subscription, and, unlike DA Shredder, I have not been playing for 30 years -- which i would have to do to reach $1,200.

My Live subscription costs about the same as a Vente Americano once a month -- and gives me more pleasure than one cup of coffee.

But to each his own.... Live and let live -- and all that.

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ApolloTheBoss1246d ago

How bout FREE, Microsoft? Enough of this ripoff.

TheRealSpy1246d ago

They USUALLY have this deal. anyone that pays 60 is a sucker

profgerbik1246d ago (Edited 1246d ago )

A lot of suckers in the world. Hell I am glad someone stole my Xbox 360 a while ago.

Ain't nobody got time for that $60 sub for nothing. Wouldn't mind it so much if you actually got more from it than just being able to play online but whatever.

chasegarcia1246d ago (Edited 1246d ago )

#1 reason I don't have an Xbox360 and will not get x720. I refuse to pay for Live.

chasegarcia1246d ago (Edited 1246d ago )

Too bad for me because I like the Xbox brand. Especially Kinect and X-SGlass.

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