From Punch Jump: "Amazon.com this week discounted Microsoft Corp's Xbox Live subscription for the Xbox 360 to under $40 in the latest wave of video game price cuts." Hit the link to read on.
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the bots love paying for it 50$ a year
[[even amazon doesnt support the xbox 360]]
good step but 30$ a year would be better
you pay more than 40$ to fill your car's tank for one week or less and you can't pay 40$ for a yearly subscription ???
It's the fact that there are other options that are free. That is why most people have a problem paying for Live. It's like buying oxygen instead of just breathing.
Well people buy oxgen all the time and if you know of a free way to get a gold membership to XBL we'd all love to hear. oH and there are something like 12 million people on XBL so obviously very few people have a problem paying for it.
Very few? Nicely done. Good job ignoring the people who play online for free on the PS3 or the PC. Very few indeed.
I guess I must have been referring to all the people with Silver accounts or play online with their PCs or PS3s. I couldn't have been referring to them. And I'm sure you asked all 12 million Gold members whether or not they like having to pay just to play online? People don't like having to pay for food, but they do. And if you want to play online on the 360, you have to.
drop the price 10 bucks after you've grown fat from charging 50 for almost 30 years. And that's only the 1yr subscription right? you can make the argument that its cheaper than other things we buy, but its still 50 bucks just to connect. You can't get anywhere without gas and you die without food, that's a stupid comparison. They make $hitloads off of old A$$ content like movies from the 80's and TV shows you can get elsewhere for free. They also have Xbox live arcade....plenty of streams of revenue. They don't need to rape you just to connect and play with friends...especially since that's what their "it's good to play together campaign" is trying to do. I pay for it, but I enjoy sony's free service better. Who here honestly WANTS to pay for it. I just do it because more of my friends are on it than PS3...I suspect others do as well. Did they drop the price of the 1 month and 3 months subscriptions, or do they just want you to bite for the whole year?
i also enjoy sony's service thanks to it being free, but i also pay because of where most of my friends are.. the reason xbl isnt free is because microsoft hosts the servers, whereas on the playstation it is the developers job to do that. therefore, no cost to sony means no cost to us. a cost to microsoft means they overcharge to make a huge profit off of what costs them very little in respect to how much they make off of it.
Lol, good stuff but I paid $39.99 for my 13 month ( yes 13, you get a year + 1 month, very common ) subscription just 4 months ago. Amazon always runs good deals on xbl cards. All you have to do is use Pricegrabber.com or Dealtime.com for best price. I've never paid $50, except my first year when I bought the card with my x360 from Best Buy.
according to your theory, I would want the PSN's developer servers then... Why would i want to share my game bandwidth playing bad company with ppl playing cod4, halo3, shadowrun, and 30+ other games off of MS's same servers?
why isn't this service free?
it would be better if they gave you dedicated servers but you are paying for peer to peer and its just not as good. feature wise its worth the price its just the server issues that keep me away
if you dont like paying for gas then ride a bike or walk. There are allways options. If you dont like paying for live then dont. I think we all wish it was free. Why do people even argue that but the fact is that it isn't. I dont like paying for cable because I get T.V. for free. Same arguement (I think cable is way overpriced by the way) Still live is cheaper.
1st party games from Sony offers own servers for multiplayer. It does cost Sony to offer free SonyLive.
IMO. It should be FREE, or max 10 bucks. Don`t Hate, Debate. EDit: To those who disagree, PC gaming OFFERS just as MUCH and MORE for FREE.
that what I call WHINING imo
Cheaper is always nicer, but it is worth the money.
PC gaming and PS3 gaming are FREE and always will be. Especially PC gaming which almost always has MODs, something which XBL doesn`t allow. So......... You were saying? @gameon "but it is worth the money" So is PC gaming.
...they need to charge 1 XBL subscription per console and not per XBL account. This is the No.1 reason I gave up playing on-line on the 360 as I now have 3 kids old enough to want to play on-line and there is no way I'm paying for XBL x 3. If Sony did that then it would kill a game like Little Big Planet.
You can usually have guests play with you on xbox live. You only need separate accounts if you want to play together in ranked matches.
Close_Second hit it pretty well on the head. I love my x360, but when I see that you have to pay PER account, it can add up. Roommates tell me "so I have to play the game on YOUR account if I want to get online". Yep. It truly sux. (breath in...breath in) MICROSOFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !! ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!
@HD Uh.... nothing would satisfy you about the 360 so how about stop being a fanboy and stay in your ps3 articles. @Close second Yeah dude I totally see what you mean about having kids etc and having multiple accounts that pretty crappy...they should have some time of family bundle er something for people like you.....but having on live account and being able to go online with multiple profiles would get rid of the whole reason behind having profiles etc because people would stat whore by using multiple profiles in games in order to rank up....which the 1 account at least prevents a bit..... but I do still understand what you mean. @HD below.... dude like really if you think your not a fanboy then you are retarded all you do is try to post first in almost every single 360 article and usually have quite the negative mouthful to say.....usually nothing productive tho....so how about keeping to the stuff you like instead just infecting this site with your fanboyism.
Funny Ive already owned a 360 and I`m buying another when the PRO is $199. So, think what you must. Edit: Like I said, think what you must
My household has 3 PSN accounts. That would cost a LOT per year on live. It's all very well having an online system with achievements/friends but if you then have to share that account (or pay for a new one) those features are either downgraded or expensive.
That wouldn't make since to allow you to open 3 totally seperate accounts although it would be nice. We share one account at my house and friends list but all have different screen names to play each of our game saves seperatly. This is a good deal as far as I'm concerned and as long as I don't mind paying I see nothing wrong with this discounted price. Now I just need to get each of my little ones an arcade this holiday so they can start there own live accounts.
pc gaming offers too many problems, system spec/lag, viruses, anything. Im a pc gamer also but a network like live andpsn is much better than open pc gaming because on a pc thers no standard. Also $40 - $50 for live is worth it and And Ive been paying for it Since day 1 launch.If psn was $50 id pay for it aswell. If you cant afford it recycle some soda cans :)
Well MS is adding a ton of new features to the dashboard. Maybe one will address the issue about not allowing to use more then on profile on an account
I'm sorry guys but it just wouldn't make since to allow you to have 3 or 4 gamertags on one console with separate friends lists for 40 or 50 bucks unless you couldn't transfer the account. That would be a steal if you set up a bunch of accounts and then transferred them to other 360's with out paying for them.
Bean it wouldnt be that hard to do they could simple link the account or something. So like you sign in to 1 account then from then there you could pick a profile that is on that account
Yeah I guess anything is possible and we will just have to wait and see.
Free is better. *back to playing Burnout Paradise online on my PS3 *
Poor Xbots,still being Charged for something that is Free to Everyone Else
to play better online unlike the firmware 2.4 shenanigans that Sony did rofl
[[i wonder if they will bring down the console price to under $40 as well]]
Let us Applaud Amazon for Making the Right Decision in Dropping Support for the Xbox Brand
Only losers would pay for online gaming
only cheapes wouldnt pay to get the best Droid cheap they want everything free even if its become worse
learn to write better, and using words like droids or bots make YOU sound stupid.
is that a price cut? or an amazon sale? the title and wording is misleading if this only a temporary amazon sale.
its an amazon sale not a price cut.
Come to think of it,WOW,the xbox 360 is still the most expensive current gen console out there!
I have both a PS3 and a 360 I think Live is overpriced, and it sucks that im paying money for online, but at the end of the day Live is a better service than PSN
Of course it's suppose to be better it cost money... PSN is free so by default how can it be bad, it's free... LoL That's like getting a car for free and being mad it doesn't have leather seats... And then paying for a car with Leather seats and saying see mine is better because I paid extra for leather seats... uh..? ....lol -Of course it should be better if you have to pay for it... It just makes no sense... you can't even compare a free service to a pay for it one... because the free one is free!!! ...LoL Here is a better example: I give you a PS3 game for free and your friend pays for his copy, he goes home and says the game is not worth the money... so I can see why he is upset. -but you got the game for free, so even if the game sucks how can you be mad.. it's free, what do you really expect for free..LoL Now PSN is free and it's actually pretty good, and that's amazing especially since it's free..
^ I'd like to have some of what you've been drinking,preferably Chilled
right..... online is microsofts speciality. They've been doing this $hit since the original xbox. they know what they are doing when it comes to online. Get over it fanboy
RROD has been a MS specialty since the very beginning, nobody knows how to make a defective console better than MS. get over it fanboy.
Actually, the original xbox was rock solid. I'm willing to bet the next xbox surely will be as well, after all this crap.
It better be or else I'll be fired.
man that must suck haven to pay to go online and for batteries or that pack deffinelty glad i dont have to
Batterys are worse than paying for online IMO. i have to pay for bluddy batteries once every two weeks, its starting to take the pi$$ edit: too true, dirtrider. they spent 100's of dollars if not 1000's on gaming, console, games, HDTV's, but they suddenly become dirt poor when it comes to paying 5 bucks a month for online, for the best online service on consoles
yall nit pick over anything that costs a penny so i wonder.....how many ps3 users have hd-t.v.'s and how many actually bought hd cables. ps3 users are so cheap i bet you guys cut open a tube of tooth paste to get that "one more use" before you throw it away.
Re-charge them man. It's better for the environment.
@Gameon I agree.It is good for the economy.
"..they suddenly become dirt poor when it comes to paying 5 bucks a month for online, for the best online service on consoles" The best online services? why? because Microsoft says so? get serious, go play online on your 360 then change to the PS3, you won't see any difference. What is it that makes Live "the best online service"? come on people plz stop being dumb. As for the $5 a month..why? why do I have to pay? I could also throw $5 a month out the window every month but why?? seriously you people are dumb. I bet that if SONY suddently started charging for online and the PS3s started breaking, many 360 players would start buying them.
"man that must suck haven to pay to go online and for batteries or that pack deffinelty glad i dont have to" - So your internet is free??? "i have to pay for bluddy batteries once every two weeks, its starting to take the pi$$" - It's called rechargeable batteries for $5, you idiot. Live is the best because it has more of everything: demos, arcade games, options, friends lists, etc etc. Everything is designed to work perfectly with the whole system. More than worth $5 a month.
wow fack you ya it is free in my apartment its called wireless you retard oh and guess what it has bulit in wireless 5 bucks is 5 bucks more i have to pay and i can charge while i play so does all a favor and kill urself perferably with ur xbox Live is the best because it has more of everything: demos, arcade games, options, friends lists, etc etc. Everything is designed to work perfectly with the whole system. More than worth $5 a month. haha you fackin idot psn has all those things and more lag free see this is why parents should beat kids so they dont be mouthy and retards like you
I think it's doing its job: keep the low IQ people away from the real gamers...and sharp objects.
Half of them are on my ignore list.
it shouldn't cost more than 20$ a year IMO...but a price cut is a price cut. Plus coming from M$ this means even MORE :)
Lets hope they spread the love to other regions. Especially the UK where a 12 month card is just under £35 on Amazon.
Since this news is Zzz worthy and means nothing to smart gamers,did anyone else hear about the 3 headed baby that was born in kuala lumpur(sp?)? Crazy stuff
The biggest problem with live is paying to play online. If you could play online for free and all the other stuff was premium, nobody would have a problem with paying for extra stuff. Also, if you could play online for free, there would be a lot fewer Gold accounts. Besides, this is Amazon, not MS, so it's not really a price cut; it's just a deal from Amazon.
It's one of the biggest gripes. But look at it this way: season premiere of Dexter is a week from tomorrow. But you need Showtime in order to see it, right? If you think Showtime is luxury, then you won't pay for it. Well, same thing goes for gaming. And gaming is worse, since it's arguably an already expensive hobby as it is.
The point is you don't have to pay to play online elsewhere, only to play on Live.
And that's just to play *1 game on top of your Internet bill. Now you pay for XBL to play "every game" that takes advantage of the network. Should Blizzard cut it's WOW players some slack, since there are Free MMORPG's out there, When the business model was to charge and be profitable? Hey Free is Great but MS's service is no different then many others "Pay to View/Play" services out there. The fact that XBL membership grows just tells you a lot about the service. Some will never be able to afford it, I know that but that goes with many products and services that is not within grasp of certain demographics.