Have you ever wanted to watch the History of the Need for Speed series in HD? Well, its gonna cost you exactly 240 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live. Yeah, $3 for a "making of" video.
I'm not going to point the finger, because this could be from EA or Microsoft or both. Either way, it's ridiculous to charge $3 for a making-of type of video. And 90 MS Points to watch a MLG match of Halo 2? Rip-off
I like how it costs more money to buy a full season of Family Guy by episode than the actual DVD.
As the service grows, we tend to see some odd things like this hit the market. Personally, I put this right up with the Madden tips from last year. I didn't want those either so it didn't affect me. If you feel this is a waste of money, by all means do not buy it. How the consumers react determines the viability or the contents justification for purchase. It's not so much Microsoft wants you to pay for it, EA wants to see if you will buy it. I think they would have a much better chance of selling the Page 3 photoshoot myself, but I guess they have to start somewhere. -Death
Why is this something that people or crying and complaining about. It's simple, don't buy it if you don't want it. And if no one buys it, then they will remove it. And next time they'll think twice about whether or not they should try and sell this type of stuff. MS & EA are both businesses people, their sole purpose for existence is to make money. So why do people act so surprised when something like this happens. There is sooooooooooo muuuuuuuuuuuuch b!tchin' and whining going on at N4G these days, what a bunch of unhappy depressed souls. (This is only an example, folks so stay calm.) I mean look at eye of judgement, what's with all the card packs how about charging me 70 bucks and give me all the card that come with the game. Here's why, because they want you to spend more money. I believe if you buy the entire card collection for it, it'll cost you in upwards of 140.00. But, I see it this way, rather than go through this, I'll just pass on the entire game. I can get unleashed and ratchet for 140.00 and still have enough left over for a pizza.
no doubt this is EA Microsoft is greedy...but EA out does them any day
ok this is dumb we all no ea is greedy so what does this have to do with ms? other dev have there making of the game on live for free...i guess loot ninja must have missed that?! and as for MLG again this has nothing to do with ms."Wait a minute. I can watch NFL football for free" oh what bout the 45$ a month you pay for your cable?
You do know that football games are broadcast on CBS and FOX, right? You can get those channels for free with an antenna, even in HD. No money needed.
If MS is selling the right to view it then they do have something to do with it. Where do you think the MS points are redeemed and or purchased? I am going to venture a guess that all proceeds don't go to MLG.
if i put sumthing dumb on xbl to sell like EA as been doing is it ms falt?
We are already paying for Live. Why stick it to us again? What don't you get? Plenty of devs do 'making of' vids for free. Ever hear of Gametrailers.com? Go take your pick of the hordes of FREE 'making of' vids. This is BS and there isn't any way to defend MS on this no matter how you try to spin it.
whos game is it ? EA who put a makeing of the game on live to be sold? EA who is to be blamed? MS? you all dumb any ways i dont see anyone putting a gun to your head and saying you have to buy it...and if you want it that bad do what Hatchetforce said go to Gametrailers.com and watch it for free...and stop with the ms hateing
MS Live, the Cash cow with udders fresh for milking.
That is odd. Why? I would think that providing a video about NFS would serve as an advertisement and would not cost anything.
Cause I'm not going to pay it, so three bucks are kept right in my pocket. Let EA, or Microsoft charge for it all they want. Those three dollars can buy me a cheese burger and fries, with a tall glass of water right from Mc Donald's.
at Gio You read my mind dude.
HAHA This is only one tiny reason why Microshaft blows c0ck
Damn any one that wants to make any money on their product! damn them! every thing any one ever does should be free even if they put 10 hours a day they shouldn't charge a damn dime! which is about the jist of most of the comments so far. lets not forget the money that goes into keeping up the servers that hosts all this data, it costs more to get this then on dvd, because of that, then you have royalties cost of right to host the content advertising...ect
Yeah, because EA and Microsoft are so in need of money at the moment. Why the hell are they giving anything away at all over the internet? They should charge GameTrailers, and all the other sites, who would then, in turn, charge us the viewer (and buyer) to watch the "advertisements" that they would love for us to watch (and pay to watch) so they have a better chance of selling their games to us. Hell, why not start charging for demos next? You do know that is the next step, right? I can't wait for the day huge corporations start charging us to see their commercials on TV! With TV becoming so interactive I could actually see this happening. Just imagine: You are watching your favorite sitcom or sporting event and its time for the commercial. You get this message: -Please press "1" to pay and watch the advertisement. ($1.00 will be charged to your monthly bill) -Please press "2" if you wish not to pay and watch the advertisement. Note: If you do not pay to see the advertisement you will get a blank screen for the duration of the advertisement. (if you do not press "2" we will assume you want to pay to see the advertisement and $1.00 will be charged to your monthly bill) Ok, end sarcasm. Sometimes people scare me the way they think.
That product is the game, and the console. Not making of videos. The idea of selling this sort of stuff is ridiculous, no matter how hard you spin it.
translation....WAHHH WAHH im tethered a huge sonyfanboy im gonna come up with this big exaderated bunch of crap speech to prove you wrong. Lets see what is this? a comprehensive need for speed behind the scenes A making of the ENTIRE series its not some lil clips, its not SD its hd full length making of. Therefor people need to be paid for it, the people that made it,the people that researched...ect the people that interviewed...ect and then you have to pay for the bandwidth and hosting, THIS IS IN HD 720p that takes up ALOT OF bandwidth. you like to pull out these exaderated speech because you have no proof that proves my statement wrong, The comments in this section have been strictly WAhhh wahh they are charging every thing should be free no one should expect money for hard work. ITs people like you tethered that will make this country fail because of the companies that outsource to people that are actually willing to work for a living, instead of expect high wages for minimal hours. I surely know that if i and my employees put in alot of time we expect the money due, where as you think any thing produced by a big corporation should be free, the world runs on money its been this way since the start expecting that to change is the opinion of a fool. *shakes head* oh those companies make enough money they dont need more, Some how in my foolish lil mind I think that once they make enough money they are set let alone the fact in buisness you have moments of profitbility that go into research on how to make products that people want to make more money, a buisness is give and take you dont just make money and then your set, you consistantly have to make more and more to stay in buisness. learn something about buisness and buisness practices before you make statements oh those companies dont need money.
sonyfanboy? Funny! You calling me a fanboy? Pot-kettle-black thing going on there Mr. Baker.
Isn't NFS an EA game and thus, this is EA's doing not MS'? Still, it's horribly wrong and really stupid but sadly, there are people who would pay just as the ones that payed for cheats of EA games or their tutorials. EA makes bad games, updates last year games for new ones, makes terrible ports specially for PS3 and worst of all, asks money for things that have to be free. EA must be stopped... no matter the cost.
we'll create an army and march the forces on EA headquarters!
thats just wrong MS knows how to get there money. I think i have that vidoe on PSN for free hmmmmmm it would be funny if in Home u can just walk into a room and watch all those videos for free wont happen thou
this is getting ridiculous, PSN have it for free and XBOX live want money. I dunno how to justify paying XBOX live anymore.
its funny because if you walk up to the average adult who knows a thing or two about the way the works and ask them what they think of the microsoft company, they usually say there dirty and all about money but little kids dont see it. dont get me wrong, im sure sony isnt that innocent either but microsoft takes it to a whole new level, i mean come on, microsoft is run by bill gater(i know he doesnt run the game division but he's overall in charge) if he wanted to step in he could. but as long as bill gates knows his company can get money anyway possibe, he wont care. and i think this is EA AND MICROSOFT. those money hungry little bitc*es. @below whoops i meant most. all our behind the scenes is free though. i think its pretty sad though that you laughed so hard at something thats really not THAT funny. how sad is that.
*laughs hard at your foolish and impotent argument*every thing on psn is free? lol RIGHTTTTTTT lol and most of are behind the scenes is free, this on the other hand is an high def making of a game its not some lil clips.
You obviously don't know WTF you're talking about. All the PS3 making off vids are high def and free. You can watch all the behind the scene stuff about Uncharted, Ratchet and Heavenly Sword till you're blue in the face and it won't cost one cent. But then again nobody in their right mind would charge for this stuff anways, except for Xbox Live where everything is fair game or cost points.
As the service grows, we tend to see some odd things like this hit the market. Personally, I put this right up with the Madden tips from last year. I didn't want those either so it didn't affect me. If you feel this is a waste of money, by all means do not buy it. How the consumers react determines the viability or the contents justification for purchase. It's not so much Microsoft wants you to pay for it, EA wants to see if you will buy it. I think they would have a much better chance of selling the Page 3 photoshoot myself, but I guess they have to start somewhere. -Death Sorry for the double post, I missed.
...the making of video must just show a bunch of people sitting around looking inept. Or maybe 7 developers looking over the shoulder of another developer who's doing all the work.
I aint gonna put much thought into this like the xbots do for Sony, but this is just horrible to say the least remenber the whole gold horse for the inferior version of oblivion on the x360, microsoft needs to stop ripping off costumers, that what kidtendo does best though. tweak game cube with a gimmick $250 Hahahaha up yours kidtendo.
Microtransactions SUCK. Don't like them? Don't want to pay for horse armor or cheat codes? Don't download them. After a while, MS and co. will get the message. And don't think that PS3 or Wii is immune to this...even money says that Home will be rife with microtransactional content.
This is abolutely ridiculous and has already gotten way out of hand. They are charging for way too many things. This should be free just like gamer pics should be free and many other things. Paying for live should be enough and even that could be free. These cats are sick!
I agree with the guy above who said they want to see if they can get away with charging for it. The problem is that so many people are actually willing, even happy, to pay for XBL so they can play P2P online. Oh and Microsoft has ads all over it, but don't worry - you can have the ads even if you don't pay for Gold, you just can't, you know, play video games online. Microsoft has been pretty successful with the "let's see how much we can get away with" strategy in the PC world for a long time so it follows that they'll do the same with Xbox and try to milk every dime they can out of consumers. To the guy above who said EA is more greedy than Microsoft - I don't know. I think if those two had a greed-off they would just make the world asplode or something.
Have any of you purchased a collector's edition of any game? Most of those just include a commentary or a making of video. What's the difference in paying $10 extra for that and $3 for the same thing online? Is the box art that important that you're willing to spend an extra $7 for it?
collector edition actually come with poster, extra disc and better boxart. I don't think digital download count as collector edition. You don't get any extra, no disc.. just a download of the making. So where is the manufactured material ??? It is just a digital copy and they asking for $3??? I hope nobody buy them
WAHHHHHH they are charging for something they perfectly have the right to charge for, damn them for that! if you dont like it then vote with your wallet. But dont for a second say they dont have the right, and its wrong, they are in this to make money, and maybe make users happy, they aren't here to make you happy 1st and formost. AS for that dont say they are wrong for doing it when you have no idea what it takes to produce, edit, master, and then host a HIGH DEF making of ENTIRE series of games.
Maybe you're too used to getting ripped off to notice but this vid is nothing more than glorified marketing material. However since you ask so little from your "premium" service perhaps it wouldn't hurt if they start charging $2 a pop for any HD trailer you want to download.
OKay, you've got a $49.99 game and then you've got the "Collectors" version of the same game, but with a "making of" DVD attached, right? The collectors goes for about $10.00 more at $59.99, (I know NOWADAYS these editions come with much more swag, but it's just recently got that way) n' I've never heard any outcry over that. Now EA wishes to make a "History of the Need for Speed series in HD" available for $3.00 and it's such a sin.? So, I have to wholeheartedly disagree with the overall....scandalous tone of the article, at least the former part of it. The later part of it however, I can agree with. The NFL doesn't charge me to watch real pro's go at it, but I've gotta pay to watch some folks play video games? Lmao, but...that's when, as someone's already stated, you talk with or without your wallet. If enough do so, they'll get the hint..
i can see that the $50 they charge doesnt even cover the price of downloads? ill stick with PC and PSN me thinks...
you dont have to pay if you dont want to BUT its free everywhere else in the world IN HD except on xbl. If you cant see a worrying trend with this or cant see what ms/ea are trying then you truly are blinded by your love for MS. Lets not forget that you actually pay for xbl anyway. I could just about understand if the silver members had to pay if you know what I mean. Vote with your wallets people. Give em the two finger salute.
If you think this is bad just wait and see what EA will be doing with Home.
I don't know about you but... I have only seen "the making off" videos on DVDs and stuff. On video games something like that is unexpected. Tell me a game where the making off is included for free? I know the premium packs have them and guess what? They are like an additional $10-40 bucks.
The other day I saw a 'making of' documentary for the Lord Of The Rings movies in a shop. You know what I did? I didn't buy it. I didn't feel the need to complain about this online though, so what's the big deal with the same sort of thing on the Marketplace? If you don't want to buy it, don't.
well i hope Sony doesn't follow this.
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