New Xbox 360 dashboard update rids Microsoft points, but charges you more!
ms executive:" hey lets thank our loyal customers by ridding the msp and converting it back to 'real' money....but since they like to be wallet raped so much we will raise the prices on games!" ms customer losing campaign continues...
lol $2 difference. plus its the same price as psn... lol
You are missing one key point. Xbox owners pay for live then buy game in xbl for new price. PlayStation owners pay for plus and get BIG discounts on games for sale on psn. All the plus bashers forget its not just the games we "rent" each month but the huge discounts on most purchases.
That's two Arnold Palmers bro or a honey dutch. 2 bucks go a long way.
Is that prostitute talk?
Yup delusional ps drones.Nma ethe prcies or shut the fuck up ps drones.
Expect Microsoft to say that it was a mistake...after seeing the lower game sales report at the end of the month. lol
Didn't people want currency? Well you got it, and the price was raised to match PSN! Congratulations, you got what you wanted and screwed everyone else. I have been saying all along, with points, content where cheaper. I was also cheaper to buy points on sale, so that made it doubly cheap. but hey, now you got the convenience of your own currency! Enjoy it!
The thing is that they didn't know that it would slightly raise prices. Microsoft could of made it clear that if they do this, prices will raise by a small percentage and try to keep it how it was. It's still a beta, they can still turn it back but since they already announced the change...I doubt it will happen. Whichever one they go for, they will get some backlash. Either be considered liars or thieves. Like I said, they should of explained it, but knowing Microsoft more now, even something simple like that wouldn't be clear.
@Kryptix: What is there to explain? Just look at the prices between PSN and XBL, and we see the prices are raised to match PSN. What do you think MS would do? Give you free money? MS don't get to be a profitable multi-billion company being a charity. You asked for it, you got it! Don't ask for it, if you didn't know what you were asking for. Anyhow, thanks for pissing in the pool for the rest of us even though you weren't using the pool!
How is it gamers' fault that Microsoft decided to increase prices?
@nukeitall you are assuming that people saying they prefer to know how much they are spending is the same as saying raise the prices. MS could have kept the prices lower if they wanted to and still switch to currency. Don't put it on consumers, this is MS.
"You get what you pay for" oh wait no, you'll get the same.
Yeah that the problem when a company listens to the gamers of the competitive product and not their own.They probably heard ps fanboys crying aout paying more and not using points and they made that to their customer base.
@SilentNegotiator: "How is it gamers' fault that Microsoft decided to increase prices?" MS didn't decide to price it higher, because content holders want parity on price for the most part. With points that is obscured, and now it isn't and prices are raised to match the competitor. You asked for it, because you couldn't figure out the value of your points so deal with it!
A few weeks ago i got 1200 points for 5 bucks during a sale. I stocked up, but i should have gotten even more. Got State of Decay for about 8 bucks though, so that was pretty sweet.
prices are the same here in the usa
Yeah let's NOT read the article at all! You people bitched about ms point? Now you got this. Xbla was always cheaper than psn due to the unified prices with the points but no there is now points and the prices MATCHES the psn one. But oh yeah, never mind just continue on your M$ IS EVILZ parade.
So please tell me where this "unified prices" comes from. Because I'm fairly sure this: http://n4g.com/news/1308053... Proves your argument wrong.
I Don't Blame Microsoft For Rassing The Prices They Have To MakE Up The Mone For Those "Free Games" They're "Giving"
You are so official!!
LOL It's A JK We All Know Microsoft Don't Need Money They Have Their Own Presses
Lol! This is why I'm going PS4 next gen. It's to the point where even the hardcore Xbox fanboys know what they're dealing with, it's just will you allow them to treat you this way? And the fact that PS4 genuinely looks better and is cheaper. Common sense.
@mewhy32 "However, we need competition in the market." But with the way micro$oft are now doing things, they're not providing any competition whatsoever.
Why you think they called them microshaft I got shaft by windows me vista and 8 never again
SO you going to protest them buy continuing to buy windows 7. Um ok, that'll teach em.
listen dude i use a mac i don't use windows you should listen to the story before you type
They've already stated it's a beta mistake, and the differences between the actual price and the mistake price will be reimbursed. Shut up fanboy, that last thing this site needs is more fanboy idiots like you.
They are fixing and refunding anyone who paid too much.... Hang them..... PS3 update bricked many.... Lets continue jerking off to Cerny pictures!!!! Sums it up here......
so does Xbox lol and the thing is Microsoft system that got brick stayed brick it cant be fix atleast Sony system was fix what you have to say now oh buddy boy
defensing MS is not only stupid its also widely absurd, most if not all their products lack what their consumers want
Defensing... Not only stupid... Defensing...
@miDnIghtEr20C_SfF What does his computer have to do with anything? Microsoft video games =\= windows os. Sure as a whole Microsoft does over charge for products but Xbox has nothing to do with Windows, and quite frankly Windows is the most supported computer operating system. Most things are made for windows, games included (look at Steam and compare windows games to mac or linux games). So refusing to use Windows because you don't support Microsoft's policies on Xbox is like shooting yourself in the foot because your arm hurts. It's two very different things that are operated and run by two very different Presidents, VPs, and Board of Directors.
That's the difference between M$ fans and Sony fans. Sony fans still keep their eyes open and will tear Sony a new one when they see something wrong (go the US PlayStation blog every monday if you don't believe me). M$ fans could have their house set on fire, their babies eaten by Don Matrick, and their console can RROD 7 times and Xbots will still brag about how Live is t3h best!
There appears to be some general confusion about Xbox Live's real-world pricing and point conversions for those currently in the company's beta program. We've received tips of prices having both favorable and negative exchange rates, so we followed up with Microsoft to find out what's going on. "We are aware that select regions experienced some incorrect game title pricing in the Xbox Live beta. This was an unintended error that we are in the process of fixing," a Microsoft spokesperson informed Joystiq. "We'll be reimbursing impacted beta participants for the difference in what was paid and what the price will be after the update is available to all members. "Of note, beta programs give us a chance to test, fix and correct issues like this. As with all betas, we take the learnings from our program and make corrections and adjustments prior to the update being available to all members. As always, we appreciate the participation of our beta customers in helping us launch and build great products." The company previously told us Xbox's conversion to local currency will be "equal or greater" than the existing Microsoft Point value
HEY STUPID PEOPLE ON THIS SITE. IGN,1up and all the games media complained about points and like stupid gamers they didnt looke at the consequences. Microsoft points was a TAX LOOPHOLE no points you pay more because now microsoft has to pay taxes on these games its all every who complained fault so enjoy your higher prices you idiots that complained about the microsoft points.
so your ok with the rich exploiting tax loopholes? this is their choice not ours. theyve made their consumers distrust and dislike them. not our fault ..they got caught trying to rape gamers wallets and now they are paying the price. EVERYTHING they do from now on is under a microscope... good or bad..... and it all their fault.
@Kingthrash360 The tax loop hole was saving us money not microsoft the points cost less than actual money. NOW they are charging us tax do you really think they are going to take the hit thats why the games are higher. That is why Eve online has fake money because some players have corporations worth 25 thousand dollars if they didnt have fake money The IRS would be up their ass. Why are gamers so stupid they comment without knowning anything about the subject.
Yet another dickhead move by MS, what the fuck is going on over in Redmond.
It's run by people who know what you like
They were trying autofellatio, got stuck and had to call Bill's mom to run the company. To this day their balls remain in their stone-dry mouths. Their nose is now their primary material-entry point. Bill's Mom kindly bought them some straws to help them drink and eat their blended McDonald's Big Mac meals.
The dickheads are the whiny babies who cried about ms points "omgzz I have 20 points left I can't do anything without it!!" Due to conversion rates the ms points where universal across the world so the prices were cheaper than the psn. Now they are in line with the psn prices due to using real currency. You asked for it, you get served.
It only took them 7 years, MS points were deliberately confusing so they could rip off people a little here and little there. Sony & Nintendo all the baby from now on!
So damned if they do damned if they don't? How this is a dickhead move removing something YOU ALL bitched about? By your own logic isn't Nintendo and Sony the dickheads for having more expensive prices since 7 years ago?
dark hollow your whats known as a try hard.
How is it wrong to see what the points value is in real world money? You want to be punished for seeing what something means???holy^&*t dude your hardcore!!
No your a dick microsoft was saving us from paying taxes. Now they have no choice to make us pay taxes now because they are using real money. You know nothing about the situation at all. The whole purpose of microsoft points was avoiding having to charge consumers taxes its a typical move by game makers thats why Eve online has a fake currency because some players have corporations worth 20 thousand dollars do you really think the IRS is not going to come after you if they know you have a online account worth 30 thousand dollars. We had law makers a few years ago trying to tax people in second life because people were making crazy amounts of money online the fake money is a pass for online transactions to avoid taxes.
The article says it puts it in line with PSN prices? So it was cheaper before? I'm confused. Edit; if it's the same price as PSN games then what's the big deal?
Due to conversion rates; MSP was universal so games could be cheaper but it was less flexible. With the flexibility games are now on par with PSN games
Yeah,I read that part.still sucks they they bump the price though. for a company that wants us to go digital, they sure have a funny way of showing it.
because it was universal, it would have been cheaper for some countries and more expensive for others.
PSN charges tax xbox doesnt microsoft points let us avoid taxes on our online purchases guess what you are going to have to pay taxes now and it causes games to cost more.
Its because of taxes with real money. With the fake microsoft points it was cheaper because they werent charging us tax. Playstation charges tax thats why xbox games had to go up in price.
The guy who wrote the article found this? Wouldn't be surprised if his account got banned, it was against the agreement to speak about it anywhere except the private forum for the beta.
The hell, ? u can't speak about it or your banned ?
Lol it's true, when you sign up for the beta, you have to sign a NDA which says if you leak info you will be banned from xbox live untill the beta ends. Plus you will be on a black list for future betas :p
Exactly what 1nsaint said. We all had to agree to a non disclosure agreement when we signed up for the beta and we aren't supposed to discuss anything about the beta anywhere outside of the official forum. That being said I'm not even here and have never heard of this currency change or... What's an Xbox?
like they don't have enough heat on them. the person making the vital decisions at ms need to be checked as everything they have been doing lately is not doing them any favors
Where does it stop MS? If you want to continue digging your own grave, go right ahead. But this is getting embarrassing to watch at this stage.
I enjoy actually. I feel no pity for them and they deserve it. Bring down this corporation!
Bf3 premium 45 pound now With 4000 ms points it was 35 pound Wow Edit - on psn it's 39.99 So how is this online with psn? Microsoft annoying me again- they haven't done one good thing for Microsoft users for a long time apart from annoy us
you shouldnt have jumped ship 6 years ago this is what you get.
They're both too expensive
Oh no $2 more! That's it am not getting the Xbox one now!
lol You were still going to get an Xbox One after all the bs last month? Yea, it's people like you that makes Microsoft do whatever they feel like, just accept everything they do.
Could not care about the other stuff, it did not affect me in anyway, yes I have it pre ordered can not wait for the new Xbox. Am also looking forward to live being a nicer place, all the whiners and cheapers gone over to psn, hehe
Im getting both so shush.. Better Exclusives on X1 and Better online.
thrust + 11h ago Oh no $2 more! That's it am not getting the Xbox one now! Stick to your xbox we dont want annoying kids like you on psn for sure.