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Submitted by BIoodmask 1503d ago | opinion piece

On the Concept of Subscriptions

As more companies make the transition to web-based services, certain fees arise that have to be covered somehow. There’s hosting, server usage, advertising, and sundry other expenses. In-your-face advertisements and pop-ups are much easier to avoid now, but that in itself can make things harder for a web site or business looking to turn a profit. As gamers, most people are no strangers to the concept of subscriptions. The internet is littered with pay-to-play games, and big titles like World of Warcraft and EVE require a monthly fee. On top of this, services like Xbox Live and Playstation Plus are in place to offer something a little more robust to the people out there willing to pay a subscription. (Industry, PS3, Xbox 360)

Ziriux  +   1503d ago
I think their both great service, although, PSN peeps are fortunate enough not to have to listen to a lot of little kids on XBL. I do prefer XBox online a bit more, but the sheer amount of great singleplayer games on the PS3 overthrow the online gaming on the 360.
VINNIEPAZ  +   1503d ago
Guess all the PS3 kids are trying to rape girls on HOME
ZombieAutopsy  +   1503d ago
Rape is never funny NEVER!!
ThanatosDMC  +   1503d ago
If it's rape play with your gf... yes it is! Though she did knee me in the nuts by accident one time. Now, that wasnt funny but she couldnt help laughing.
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LordMarius  +   1503d ago
Every single match I played today in Uncharted 2 there was a stupid kid screaming in my ear -__-
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Colonel-Killzone  +   1503d ago
I usually tend to mute everybody except my friends.
GamingForever  +   1503d ago
Wii needs something like this too...
Cinotix  +   1503d ago
Oh the system is weak to handle such big loads of MP features, you'll never see a 16 player online game on the Wii.
Funqy  +   1503d ago
Subscriptions done right are a good idea IMO, but there should always be a free, lesser-privileged option for the sake of accessibility and variety IMO.
Carnage1290  +   1503d ago
I definitely prefer the stuff Xbox offers me even if I have to pay for it. Well worth the money to me, can definitely see a case for it not being worth it to someone but I don't mind paying.
Ziriux  +   1503d ago
Yea that's the same way I feel to be honest with you. I love the dashboard, the features, and free DLC at times.
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Colonel-Killzone  +   1503d ago
They are both completely different.

PS+ is a Subscription of discounts free games and also access to betas and demos earlier etc.

Live Subscription is built on actually paying to play on. Which is why people pay for the sole reason of going online to play. The features and stuff is nice on live but I doubt thats why people pay for it in my opinion. Then again to each is their own some might actually pay then to just play online.
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rdgneoz3  +   1503d ago
Yep, love how people don't understand that PS+ and Live are completely different things. Subscription for discounts/free games, themes, avatars/access to betas & demos Vs subscription to play online with others. If you want to play online on the 360, you have to pay for Live. PS+ is optional. Some may like it (I saved like $30 from first month alone) and others might not get any value from it at all since they have the things already. Though if KZ3 and DCUO give beta invites to PS+ users I can see alot people getting it. And as you said, to each their own.
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cycofoo831  +   1503d ago
it's no concept, it's reality.

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