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Submitted by Elven6 1520d ago | opinion piece

Five Features We Want to See on Xbox Live

TGS: "Xbox Live has come a long way since first launching on the original Xbox in 2002; the online gaming market and the service have changed quite a bit since then for a variety of reasons. With over 20 million Xbox Live users and the rapid growth/competition from rival services, Xbox Live will need to continue to redefine itself to set the service apart from competitors and make the service more appealing to the masses." (Mobile, PC, Xbox 360)

fianno  +   1521d ago
though not a XBL user I can related to why they should allow more access to premium features, for free.
Andronix  +   1520d ago
With Kinect I'd like to see the faces of players i'm playing co-op or online
I'm not talking about any future games that might come next year, but Kinect's LAUNCH line-up of games doesn't appeal to me at all. I'd go so far as to say it is anodyne bordering on the shite.

However what would be a great use of it is if you are playing a 4-player co-op game you could see 3 small windows, each with the face of the other players. Or if you are playing Halo Reach, and you see in the corner of your screen a 3-second clip of a player as you kill them. That would be sweet!
Beahmscream  +   1521d ago
If my friends owned a PS3, I would be more than happy to trade my 360 in for a PS3. Can't stand the damn fee...
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Elven6  +   1521d ago
Same here, I rarely game on my Xbox 360 when it comes to multiplayer. I either game on PC (through GFWL or what ever other service), another console/handheld, etc.

It's not so much the fee but the offerings that make me hesitant to buy Gold often.
TekoIie  +   1520d ago
yeh i hate the fee as well. Sure psn doesnt have quite as many features as XBL. But the features like TV do make give the ps3 a major advantage. (Before anyone shouts ESPN! Thats just one channel...)
gigaware  +   1520d ago
TV gives who a major advantage?
OK http://www.youtube.com/watc...

If you are going to watch TV on your console it might as well be the fullest and truest cable experience it can be compared to the standard method
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Tapey  +   1520d ago
Here's a feature I want to see on Xbox Live: LESS FUCKING LAG.
KingZFlipper  +   1520d ago
@Tapey
XBL has less Lag than PSN at least. PC has least lag
TekoIie  +   1520d ago
psn doesnt have lag. The only true difference (i think) is download times. It can take about 5 mins longer to download and then you have to install the content. But if games did things like heavy rain did where it shows instructions on how to make an origami while installing it wouldnt matter too much.
fianno  +   1520d ago
How can there be a difference? Isn't most of the connections P2P?
skrug  +   1520d ago
yes, XBL has less lag with its P2P than PSN with dedicated servers.
Hades1337  +   1520d ago
Mate I'm on a 2mb connection and I hardly ever lag.
aquamala  +   1520d ago
Lag is caused by your Internet connection, which console you have doesn't matter
FanboyPunisher  +   1520d ago
wrong, lag is caused by many many factors.
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hennessey86  +   1520d ago
id love to see
microsoft let people play online for free but keep the main features like party chat espn and the rest of the features for paying gamers like myself
rapidturtle  +   1520d ago
I'm switching over to PS3 this holiday season. Had live since it started, so I figure I have paid over $400 to M$ over the years. I'll be damned if I am going to pay $10 more.
Oh, and hows about putting a damn web browser in the 360 already.
divideby0  +   1520d ago
the ONLY feature I want on Live is FREE ONLINE GAMEPLAY...

you are a complete and utter fool if you DONT WANT FREE ONLINE GAMEPLAY

Live is a good service, I just dont want to pay for stuff I dont want or need
TekoIie  +   1520d ago
i laugh at the dumb shits that disagreed at this guy ^^^
fianno  +   1520d ago
Heh all 3 of them now lol
enkeixpress  +   1520d ago
Internet Browser
Zuhk  +   1520d ago
I'll take..
No more Fckng ads shoved down my throat at every turn. I already pay for the sh!t.
STiRacer  +   1520d ago
Agreed.
They already have my money and still they want more money from these other companies, then, proceed to rub in my face with their constant bombardment of ads.
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Shield  +   1520d ago
Rewards / Discounts / Extras
MS should give out rewards, bonuses and extras for loyal long time XBL members. The longer you've been a member (without lapse) the greater the reward and/or subscription discount. It would not only make a good incentive to get XBL but stay on as well.
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Paradise Lost  +   1520d ago
Free online would be nice.
lowcarb  +   1520d ago
They should definitely let gamers play for free and people with higher subscriptions get more features. People that buy the 4 gig should need to upgrade but people that by the big hdd versions should get it free.
BigKev45  +   1520d ago
They need more TV apps like ESPN on the 360.
earbus  +   1520d ago
seperate the game vidoes from the movie section so u dont update the movie list just to view ur own vids less of those brittish fag twins with the same hair maybey a online random prize lottery points and games as prizes.
tatotiburon  +   1520d ago
i don't care about the fee, i know you all kids and live with a student salary, when you grow up you'll see that us$3 a month is nothing and you'll stop whining about it. Yes i know there is other services that TRY to offer the same for free...but they only TRY, Xbox Live is the best online service for gaming and enterteiment, yes there is people that only need online gaming wich psn offer for free and probably microsoft should do the same only for online gaming. But Xbox Live is so big and offer so many things, is the biggest comunnity and a wonderful service...it worth every dollar.

On topic one feature that i'll love to see is the video uploading, the ability to record all my games and can upload it in youtube.
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kasasensei  +   1520d ago
I want FREE LIVE COUPONS back in retail boxes!!!
JeffGUNZ  +   1518d ago
amen!

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