A couple years ago we discussed how Xbox Live was evolving its service on Xbox One, and in the time since, there's been even more exciting changes.
I have had an Xbox live membership ever since the original Xbox. I love getting free games every month too.
11yrs running for me
My account will turn 13 this November when the XBL anniversary rolls around. Ever since they started showing your number of years with Gold on your gamercard, it always surprises me how few of us there are that have been around that long. I always look at people's stuff while I'm waiting in multiplayer lobbies and I rarely see a single person that is 10 years or more.
Lol...actually apparently I just hit 12yrs. Gt: Murphys Law Cheers to us oldtimer! :-)
Been using Xbox live since OG Xbox & Crimson Skies.
11 years for me!
The free game choices have mostly sucked
Actually agree. Don't care about many of them or I already own them. There've been one or two from PSN that have paid off though. Discovering Outlast was a revelation.
Yeah, I have to agree there, Outlast was a gem. One of the best free games yet.
You know as much as fanboys make gaming so much insane and mind boggling with many comments. It's still amazing how ms pushed Sony to make psn and improve upon it But than don't changed the game by introducing free games. Think about it we have to pay to play online so these companies really don't have to offer us free games. But they do yet some of you still complain Think of a time when you paid for Xbox live only to play only and it didn't provide extra value by offering free content End of the day competition I'd a healthy thing. Just look at this past black Friday and how insane those deals were. Systems came with like 4 to 5 games and some bundles even had psn and Xbox live cards Also if it wasn't for Sony than we would be stuck with drm and no used games policies So thank you to both Sony and MS Hopefully Nintendo will step their game up next Gen and truly compete with Sony and MS
So true! Competition is good. I am hoping Nintendo will turn things around and get on the ball. It's looking good with the announcement of mobile development, original ips, amiibo, Nintendo themed rides
I hope so too, but Nintendo has a long way to go to win back the 3rd party publishers. With potential for CoD Black Ops III and the new Assassin's Creed on Wii U, maybe that time is now, we'll have to see. No confirmation of either game hitting Wii U, just hints so far.
Well said man.
x box live dedicated server support for me. Gears of War and Halo 5 will greatly benefit from this. x BOX ONE only console that has dedis for private and public matches. When i want to play with just friends, the match will be using dedicated servers, a big win over the 360 days for me. The free games not interested but some x box gamers do like it.
Its not the free games, security and superior service. I just love the fact you are not playing with the hardcore PlayStation community. Just personally find them unbearable.
Both have good online communities but Xbox is where there is more screaming kids. At least once a week on Xbox their is always someone trying to troll a kid to make him mad. That just gets annoying.
I would agree with you Cobra, if it didn't seem like a lot of those kids jumped ship. Never really had that issue on PS3, but 9 times out of 10 on 360 I'd mute everyone soon as the lobby comes up. Now it seems opposite. Still does happen on xbox though, just not anywhere near as much as before (in my experience).
They exist on PS as well. Afraid it's not an Xbox exclusive. PS3 was a lot quieter though, because many people didn't own mics. it's the trolls and foul-mouthed kids that make me not care for MP much. I'd prefer to play with people that are playing the game for fun.
I don't see no perks for Xbox live compared to PlayStation plus but I did save 26 dollars on renewed it from website that was posted on n4g. 34.99
Would be nice to play with friends for free.
It cost MS money to keep up the servers and infrastructure if it was free then they would probably have to make up the money elsewhere. I don't mind the yearly payment. Bi always can find it for $35 or cheaper. Less than $3 a month
M$ pays nothing for multiplayer servers for 3rd party games. Plus companies dont charge anything just to use their servers? Was never charged $60 a year to play BF4. You can rent them but that a different.
Had it for 9 years during Xbox 360 given up for the time being, won't be signing back up again anytime soon, no doubt when I get a Xbox one I will but not likely to be in next 12 months as it currently stands.
Nothing beats the original. Live started it and it remains the best online subscription in gaming.
Biggest advantage is to get beyond the paywall to use Netflix, etc. ;). Had to..
I'm glad Microsoft finally learned its not wise to put basic features behind a paywall
Know if thiy can make it free online, i think thats helpt sony alot in the idea of selling consoles. Think about it $$$ is hard to get know ofdays like jobs so why would someone buy a $60 game to pay extra to play online? Iv heard the $$$ that comes from xbox gold go to the servers, thin why is party chat all ways acting up and ext? Iv had alot of issues online with great connection. 9+ years on xbox for me.
Why are this one and the one about the Advantages of PS+ even submitted as articles here? They read like giant ads from Best Buy!
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