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Microsoft To Offer Free Live Service Like Sony PS4's PSN? Don't Count On It

Some of the rumors surrounding Microsoft and the Xbox 720 haven't exactly been very flattering. Blocking used games, requiring an Internet connection to do anything? They've been bad enough that some gamers have already been convinced to jump ship and switch to Sony and the PS4.

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1977d ago Replies(9)
GamerzElite1977d ago

Might be free cause in year 2013 they gave free XBL access to non gold member more than 2 time.

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josephayal1977d ago

I used to like Xbox Live. Then I got a PC and realized I was paying 60 bucks a year to be able to chat outside of the game, tbh xbox live is the best money I spend

Thirty3Three1977d ago

I wasn't sure whether do agree or disagree with him...

shivvy241976d ago

Same here , so I just reported him for being gay

CanadianTurtle1977d ago (Edited 1977d ago )

You know, I wonder...

With all the money that Microsoft is making from their online services and from other industries, can't they at least put a little more effort on releasing some AAA exclusives. They have the budget for more "killer-app" franchises.

After Gears and Halo, what do they really have that makes people go, "oh man I gotta buy the 360."

Their LIVE payments are painful because I can't believe I have to pay 60bucks yearly to play online when another console is giving the service for free.

If the majority of the consumers were a bit smarter and understood that Microsoft is just charging for their online because they "can," not because their online services are 1000x better with no lag.

dcbronco1977d ago (Edited 1977d ago )

Turtle if you care so much about exclusives, tell me which of these games you own? Or do you own all of them.

Starhawk, Battle Royale, SOCOM, Twisted Metal, Resistance 3, inFamous 2, LBP Kart and LBP 2.

If you don't own most of them please let the exclusives argument. Microsoft started off with some exclusives and after they didn't do well made a sound business decision to stop making so many. It isn't about being greedy. It's about not losing money forever. Sony has now closed studios and stopped some franchises. Because it's smart business. You can't just keep making games that don't sell well.

Larry L1977d ago

When has MS ever put any effort into making their own exclusives? They MAYBE helped fund/advertise a tiny handfull. All the decent exclusives 360 had early on were just 3rd party stuff that MS paid for some times exclusivity on. I'm not a MS fan, and even when I had my xboxes, I wasn't a Halo fan, sO I wouldn't know......were Halo 1-3 even really a first party studio for MS? What about Turn10? Are they first party for MS......or are they more like a 3rd party that is adamantly exclusive? MS has done NOTHING with RARE, and I think/hope they finally sold the developer.

Regardless......nothing MS has for 1st party software con compare to the absolutely incredible ensamble of studios Sony has actually under it's roof. Even the most ardent fanboy of any other gaming platform HAS to be pretty impressed with Sony's own game development studios. And they are all currently in like "showing mf'ers what's up-mode", and have been for the last couple years with no signs of slowing down.

Also, your comment is funny in that you list all those games and say well if you don't own them...then exclusives shouldn't matter to you (paraphrasing). I don't own a single one of those (though I will get all stars when I can get it new for $20 or less.....which is what I think it's worth).....yet I still have bought well over 40 PS3 exclusives either digital or retail. That's the kind of exclusive library Sony offers it's gamers......and that matters.

dcbronco1976d ago

Perfect Dark was MS. Kameo was MS. There were others like Viva Pinata. "Incredible" ensamble. Did you look at that list I have up there. Why don't people buy those games. They have the install base. Most of the consoles are on the free MP system. Why didn't people buy MAG and those listed games.

I know, you'll pretend they sold and that we just don't know it right? Here's the thing. If they sold we would have seen more of them sooner. Well again, Zipper is gone so no more SOCOM or MAG. Even though Zipper did so well and made such a huge profit for Sony.

The reality is far too many of Sony's exclusives don't sell. And you have to wonder about the coming months and years too. For all of the MS abandoned the hardcore nonsense, it looks like continuing to make games for current consoles is plain stupid if sales of Gears and God of War are any indication.

Beyond and Last of US may be alright. But if Sony continues to push three or four poorly selling exclusives each year they will really be throwing away money.

WUTCHUGUNNADO1976d ago (Edited 1976d ago )

Microsoft completely dismantled RAREWARE... I surprised that there aren't more people upset about that. Rare's rep sheet was great until Microsoft acquired them... N64's best games were from RARE.

Morgue1977d ago

But if people don't care that they're paying to play then make all the applications free.

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