Microsoft's director of programming, Larry Hryb, has revealed that the company plans to make non-paying users of the Xbox Live service wait longer to access game demos and trailers.
I hope this happends... We pay the bandwidth. I know you all want things for free, and you believe you are entitled to. But remove you broke as* of the network until I can download the stuff I want first; then and only then, you should be allowed to. Works in the real world, I pay for a service; why should silver accounts get what I get. Besides xbox live has always being acused of not being free. Some people even say that you have to pay for every single feature. I say bring it up, all these silver accounts are just slowing my bandwidth.
I agree! Silver users - pay the price or get in line.
hey! i'm a SILVER member. i only use Live to download demos and trailers. but i guess Microsoft's forcing me to have to pay for that too. bummer. guess i'll be making a trip to Walmart after work today to pick up a Gold subscription card.
I'm a GOOOOOOOLDMEMBER!! I LOVE GOOOOOOOOOOOOLD!!!!!! WHERE'S YOUR FAJA! YOUR FAJAAAAAA SMOKE AND A PANCAKE?
Watchoo been smokin', Bub? :| And yeah, although this is old news...already discussed here last week... I still agree with MS on this.
You never watched Austin Powers?
The first one was so retarded, I lost interest halfway through, and returned it for credit. :O
I pay for a Xbox Live Gold Membership. I would hope that I get this kind of perk. If you don't have Gold, I say that you are missing out anyways.
First of all let me say, I am a Gold Member. But this will give PS3 Fanniboyz more fodder for the fire. Are we getting nervous, Microsoft?
Actually Microsoft would be doing the other way arround if they were nervous. Maybe giving more to silver accounts. Also, why don't we wait until Sony releases the PS3 and their so call "everything free" service in order to make an intelligent comparison. If the PS3 online service suck a** the same way the PS2 or the psp then there will not be much flame, now would it.
It's only fair. muhhahaha. #2 you always have the most colorful points of view. What's the problem Gold members pay for that right.
Pay or get in line!
It's only fair, check the world around us. If you pay for something you generally get a better service then the people that don't pay. Look at healthcare, or compare McDonalds services as opposed to a Restaurants. Even though what we pay as Gold Members is pretty low (like $50 a year) compared to cell ($600 a year), TV/Internet ($1000 year), hell even coffee adds up to $400 a year. I'm pretty sure Live is costing microsoft alot of money but hey they can afford to take a hit since they are making money off other things. Which brings us to sony, no upfront monthly fee but I doubt they are going to have the level of service of live and still be free. Look at the PSP online is free and we only had like what 2 demos it's it's over 1.5 year history. No friendslist, no ingame video, text or voice. I can totally see microsoft giving gold members access to exclusive demos and other content way before silver. Just give gold members exclusive Halo 3 demo and garantee membership would double.
And this doesn't bother me at all. It's only fair to paying members. I get most of my demos from OXM anyway.
Demos have one purpose, TO SELL GAMES! Lets take Phantasy Star Online Demo, (which was released DAYS before its release) According to this NEW policy, many silver members would of never got to Try it(Buy it). look at T.C. Rainbow Six:Vegas(same thing will happen to many Silver accounts in NA.) Demos and Game Vidoes are tools to sell games, (look at them like Hi-Tech-Commercials) and SHOULD be free. This was not what Microsoft promised at Launch. If this is their NEW policy, then I guess "Phony" aren't the ONLY liers. Again, I ask the Question Microsoft, are we getting scared?
they just have to wait a bit. No big deal. You need to chill out a little, I think. There is no big conspiracy.
silver members will get the content before subscribers to oxm. EGM and Swedish game magazines have halo 3 news and the december issue of oxm only has info from X06 and some old demos besides R6. You can see how hard they work when you go to their website...which has been under construction for ever. If you really need a demo just make a new hotmail account and make a new gamertag.
I never heard about PS3's capablities with music managing can some one shed some light on that for me!. I hope MS brings that Dirret TV blade soon i cant believe Cnet? gave the 360 a lower score on media than the PS3 when people knew what MS was planning.
We pay extra, so we should get something a little extra. Besides, if you are too cheap to pay 50/yr, you are cheap :)
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