Phil Spencer gave a statement on Microsoft's Games with Gold program. Critically Sane's Chris discuss why he's missing the point of the point of the criticism Microsoft has received with the program.
I think MS at this point should just take a page out of Sony's book and do the exact same thing. Offer more relevant games provided the user maintains their Live membership. The fact that you need Live in order to play online means the bulk of your users have a subscription anyways. Nobody is running to the hilltops to say they are getting free games to keep that are 5 years old.
Nothing like getting a copy of a game I traded in 4 years ago (Civ Rev). I liked it, but, damn, it's been forever. Anybody who wanted to play it already has.
I actually like the setup of games for gold. I want them to stay the way they currently have it.
what do you like so much about it, if you don't mind me asking?
the amount of backlog is pretty big for me. I want to be able to play the games 5 years from now. games for gold allows me to do this. ps plus is pretty good cuz it gives u really great games but I just don't have the time to go through all of them at the moment and im still pretty big on starcraft 2 right now and not console games. I don't know what will happen 5 years from now but games for gold is a guaranteed. I just need to download them when I get the chance. cuz once u miss the 2 week window, u cant download them anymore. so I just save it in my hdd for future use. I suppose ps plus can be done the same but I really like the idea of free games without any restrictions. gold games and ps plus are similar but also different, I kinda want them to stay different. I understand the argument, u still gotta be a paid member to download the game as goes for ps plus. but again, I still like the setup. something I can play later in the future even if the games gets old, I simply don't have the time to play all of them. I try to play the big games on ps plus first, but that's taking me forever cuz sony just keeps giving all these games out like crazy. i'll be playing the gold games after im done with ps plus games.... whenever that is ...
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