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Rumor: XBL Silver Now Allows Free Online Play?

OK, this is hard to run down exactly, because there's a Live Weekend going on right now, which means you can play online for free on Xbox Live. But reader Draco, a Silver level gamer, says that he's been playing cross-platform multiplayer games for free since Wednesday night, which precedes the Live Weekend (which started at midnight Friday.)

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pwnsause3401d ago

cross platfrom multiplayer games are free.

Kleptic3400d ago

yeah I thought MS stated that when the game released...would probably piss some 360 owners off that are paying to play PC gamers that are playing it for free...unless it required that joke Windows Live service too...

fufotrufo3401d ago

if true..the end of the poor PSN

Jackthepwnsaur3401d ago

why poor PSN if the games that arent cross game multiplayer still needs a fee to be played on live? stop being ahead of yourself.

Aclay3401d ago

NO, if this is true it's not the end of poor PSN, the people that have already paid $50 bucks for Xbox Live Gold have gotten ripped off, that's what.

mikeslemonade3401d ago

No, if true... microsoft gaming studios will go out of business because then everyone would cancel the $50 subscription which is a key driver for their profit. How else can they afford getting FFXIII and GTA4 exclusive content?

Sayai jin3401d ago (Edited 3401d ago )

It will not end the PSN, but it will make XBL even more appealing and give 360 owners an excellent free service.

Yeah, I mean no! MS Game studios will not go out of business. MS has money to throw into this division.

mfwahwah3400d ago

it works for Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Colonies Edition and Universe at War: Earth Assault, too.

jaysquared3400d ago

Sony will probably go out of business before MGS(Microsoft Game Studio) goes out of business! C'mon Halo3 sold 1 million the first 10 minutes it came out. The biggest game on the PS3 which isn't even a 1st party game to come out (MGS4) only sold 700k the first month. The other BIG PS3 game FF13 is going multiplat.. When KZ2 flops it would only guarantee that Sony will be selling all of their first party studios. A game like KZ2 thats taking $50 million to develop and would probably sell only 1 million throughout its lifetime because of the bad reviews its going to get will just be icing on the cake!

Jackthepwnsaur3400d ago (Edited 3400d ago )

"Sony will probably go out of business before MGS(Microsoft Game Studio) goes out of business! C'mon Halo3 sold 1 million the first 10 minutes it came out. The biggest game on the PS3 which isn't even a 1st party game to come out (MGS4) only sold 700k the first month. The other BIG PS3 game FF13 is going multiplat.. When KZ2 flops it would only guarantee that Sony will be selling all of their first party studios. A game like KZ2 thats taking $50 million to develop and would probably sell only 1 million throughout its lifetime because of the bad reviews its going to get will just be icing on the cake!"

How will sony go out of business if the sell TVs, Home theater systems, walkmans, have 2 movie studios(Columbia and MGM), sell BD players, burners etc.? did you forget this? did you also forget that the PS2 have sold over 140million consoles and counting? did you forget that the PS2 is helping Sony profit in its gaming division while the PS3 is attempting to become profitable, which it will by march 2009 since it doesnt have ridiculous defects that the 360 has with its RROD issue, in which Microsoft payed 2 billion dollars last year to attempt to fix the problem?

did you not see what KZ2 has going? look at the KZ2 fact sheet and come back to me when you talk about KZ2 flopping because theres no chance in hell that its not. Guerilla Games have smacked the doubters in the face by showing visuals that are only possible on the PS3, not to mention the gameplay and it multiplayer counterpart.

and before you talked about how they spent $50 million dollars on making Killzone 2, go look at Halo 3, a game that looks almost exactly like halo 2, with the only difference in lighting. not to mention they had to degrade the game's resoution because they wanted to make the lighting right. all that took 50 MILLION DOLLARS TO MAKE, and it was a very disapointing game and a very disapointing ending, with a multiplayer that actually played the sameway halo 2's multiplayer played, just with the differnce of adding new weapons.

and when you talk about FFXIII going multiplatform, just go back to all those articles and read on the PS3 version will sell more than the 360 version.

GarandShooter3400d ago

If this is true the X-onlys should be thanking PSN. The competition drives improvement.

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Somnus3401d ago

Pretty stupid of them to post it on the Official Xbox forum.

name3401d ago

After reading the forum it's only for cross platform PC games that play with 360's. Since windows is free now.

Gam713401d ago (Edited 3401d ago )

This is nothing new.

I've been saying for a couple of months that some games are playable online through silver

Don't ask me which ones but someone at M$ call centre said.