As if Xbox 360 Avatars weren't controversial enough, Microsoft's games corporate VP John Schappert says micro-transactions "may be in the future" for the Xbox Mii-alikes.
Lmao at microsoft if this is true.
That not a suprise i mean they charge us for gamerpics and themes.
You never learn
So they charge a monthly fee for XBL Gold, and on top of that they do microtransactions as well. This is a very bad idea MS.
We are paying for live and we cant even get gamerpics and themes for free atleast gold member should get em free!
What are you guys complaining about? They use this money to buy exclusive games for 360.. :) like paying off SE... whatever you give them will bring more exclusives for you.. the more money you give to M$ the more better games you will get for the system..
LOL this is just as funy as sony charging for cloths and houses in home! ... lame.
Home will do the same thing. So why doesn't anyone bash Sony for it? If your going to complain when one company does it, you should complain when the other does. I never seen any articles complaining about SSD charging $5 for two co-op modes and one of two gold trophies for the game. If MS did it people would be all over them for it.
are there actually any 360 fans commenting in this thread or was it marked as PS3 news.
this is great business on MS's part. Look, they know their fanbase very well and they know what they can get away with. They know the 360 fans are very loyal and before you know it they'll be rabidly arguing why paying for themes, BG pics and avatar customizations are indeed better than having them free. MS know their fanbase very well and will milk the hell out of them cuase they seen that they just can.
@1.8/1.9 PSN and Home is FREE! Xbox live costs 60 something a year, which I refuse to pay for, shouldn't we at least get some free stuff from them? Its totally understandable if Sony charges for stuff on home, since what they're providing is free... if MS made gold membership free, there would be NO complaints. Please use some logic in your posts, its not too hard
you could tell who's the ps3 fanboys.they act like it's a joke to charge for things like this and i'll agree but sony is charging for things for home to so they all need to stop laughing.It's the kettle calling the pot black.
since they already charge for changing you background on the 360, charging to buy a NIKE shirt for you Mii60 doesnt seem hard to see happening
Not home characters, who are fully 3d and customizable.
I don't know who disagreed with you, but if they charge you points just to change your damn name on LIVE, then you can bet they WILL charge for accessories.
5 Dollars for Shoelaces.
If you don't like it, don't buy it! WOW, such a concept!
For a Wristband.
Lmao, $20.00 for a pair of boxers! :D
150$ for a belt.
look how [email protected] they look..... hahaha enjoy playing with ur dolls xbots.
lolz, $50 for a Solid Snake avatar, cuz u know thats the closest ur getting to snake xbots lol.
No surprise, nothings free with MS I like the way he takes a jab at HOME: "Our goal is not to create a sterile environment where you move furniture around. It's about how can we make our gaming experiences better,"
Yeah funny he didnt add that home is free, then again, that's probably something MS had removed from his vocabulary.
you'll have to buy things for your characters in home too.
NO u DONT HAVE to buy anything
Yeah, sure you have to buy things in HOME but people are paying 50 bucks just for a GOLD Membership. People think that they deserve to get some stuff free when they are already paying for a membership.
you do not HAVE to buy ANYTHING in Home. you will have the OPTION to purchase certain items. i am in the beta and have been for over a year now. END OF STORY
@Scottie The same things will be with the avatars. You will never be forced to buy premium content, ever. It will always be an option.
Curious, does home boot in directly, once you install it or do you have to load it. I have always wondered how that worked. If it doesn't, is there a way to make it your default boot/loadin for the PS3?
Home will also be charging for extra accessories.
I think, i could be wrong, someone tell me if I'm wrong, or right.
u are right ....theyll charge for bigger houses etc . still think there will be something like ingame money earned by unlocking trophies.
That trophy money thing is pretty cool, maybe Microsoft should give award achievements with Microsoft points.
Yeah, I'm pretty sure there charging for bigger houses, but you can use trophies to buy them. M$ is getting pretty outrageous on what they charge, knowing them it will be over priced
Bend over And take it Were the sun dont shine Bots
that was random
Any one shocked by this news must have been living in a dream world. His pop at 'home' is the kind of pathetic jab we've come to expect from these muppets.
M$ is so jealous of Home it stinks! When your not as smart as the guy next to you then call him a nerd and move on...
yeah, especially since HOME has infinitely more potential. Whether or not it meets that potential is still up in the air, but you can do a lot more in a 3-d environment then you can do on a stagnant menu screen. Just look at the Resistance, Warhawk, and Uncharted spaces for the answer.
BUzz space doesnt want to be forgotten xD
We knew MS wouldnt miss a chance to bash sony . poor attitude.
This charging will only make things better. It will give us high quality features at a reasonable and small price. I don't see Sony matching up to the quality of Avatars. All they have is some stupid chat room that may not even exist seeing all the delays. This just goes to show how whiny and cheap PS3 fans are.
For example,not wanting to pay $50 dollars a Year for Online gaming isn't cheap,it's a smart decision because you can get this for free everywhere else... For example,not wanting to pay $275 dollars for an Xbox 360 only to have to pay $100 dollars for 20GB isn't a cheap decision,it's a smart decision because anyone who pays $100 bucks for 20GB of storage just isn't well informed... For example,not wanting to pay $350 for a video game console with an outdated format isn't a cheap decision,it's a smart decision because dvd was the standard back when Clinton was in Office... For example,not wanting to pay $350 for a video game console only for it to die on you before your next Paycheck isn't a cheap decision,it's a smart decision because poorly made consumer electronics don't belong in your home... So as you can see,Playstation gamers aren't cheap,they're smart.
Look at HOME, now look at avatars, honestly, which is the cheap one? You must also think that paying for themes and gamer pics actually makes them better, so does their outrageously priced hard drives, i could go on.
well i dont know about u guys....the only thing i use the 360 dashboard for is to check my xbox live messages. other from that....i just play games. i wont be paying for anything and for those who cant read , the keyword there is "MAY" not the month but it means they might.
You think its cool that they charge you? They already charge you for LIVE, Gamerpics, and themes and you think its "cool" that you have to pay more? @ Devient Both are pretty stupid.
whats more crazy pp being dumb or u trying to convince him not to love MS ^^
How the f*ck is paying 10$ per shoe, 'cool'?
or sets of wallpaper which they then cover up with ads.
It just goes to show That i can put anything out there And my loyal Bots will pay for it And you want to Know what i'm gonna charge you for Next ? The RROD Any of you Dumb Baboons send in another console that has Suffered a RROD Will now be Charged $50 AHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
How does PP still have that many bubbles?
@Gates, you charge for a RRoD and I will charge per customer support call. 9.99$ per minute ok?
Well Microsoft has already proven that they can't compete against Sony in the media arena. Charging a "per disc" royalty to developers publishing for your console is completely retarded if your competition can fit games on 1 disc compared to your requiring 3-4 discs for the same space. Quite personally I'm surprised Square-Enix has decided to release for the 360 considering the size of their games. I guess people were getting sick and tired of buying backgrounds and gamer pics so Microsoft gets rid of the entire system and forces you to start from scratch so you have to personalize your console all over again. Nice ass rape business tactic Microsoft. Every day I'm get closer to trading in my system for a PS3.
When you pay £40 a year and w/e $$ a year, i think its right that you get this stuff free. I mean even PSN gets stuff like gamerpics, themes etc for free, let alone everything else.
Well... I think the Sony fans should worry about home. Home is free on the start, but Sony will charge you for: normal clothing (not the cheap ass stuff you're wearing at start) with some bling bling: bang $ 5 the hottub you want (for the teenagers to get girls over): katsjing $12 a HDTV in your home: cash out another $ 9 Pool Table: $$$$$ 10 bucks And so on. I think MS will supply enough stuff for the Gold members, some content could become paid. But it won't be like home I guess. Home will be drawing credit cards every 5 minutes. EDIT @ the guy below: go read this, you'll only be able to agree http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... "Although the service itself will be free of charge, content will be available on the PlayStation Store, such as clothes, furniture and game specific accessories, which can be purchased, but some might be available free of charge. Content can also be unlocked on specific games. Larger apartments can be purchased that come with games such as billiards or a swimming pool." http://www.shacknews.com/on... "PlayStation Home, set to launch later in 2007, will offer PS3 users an interactive living space in which they can place furniture and decorations purchased or downloaded freely through the PlayStation Network via a virtual PSP device within the environment. " But again. I know PS3 fans don't like to hear that... I'll remind you when Home gets out of Beta in the end and starts charging users for getting the most basic stuff to have fun in Home. Or you'll end up as the poor cheap basterd living in a sh!thole instead of a Home... And yes I bet I am right on this one, as I was on FFXIII coming to the 360 were I was bashed for on N4G about 1.5 years ago. p.s.: you think Sony isn't after your money? You think Sony will spend their money on you because they don't need profit? How ignorant Sony fans are, pretty funny. Do you really think they don't need to get the costs of developing home back? You're funny.
Im thinking about $0.20 for clothes, and maybe $2-3 for full house. Not $1 for a friggin picture I can Google and put on my PS3 for free. Don't even TRY to hide the fact that you KNOW Microsoft RAPES every single dollar out of you, not just in games. $500 for Vista Ultimate? $350 for a console with an outdated optical drive + $60 to play online? Microsoft. Your Money. Our Products.
What's with all the Sony talk in the 360 section in a story about the 360? Want to try and stay on topic? Your deflection tactics don't work anymore.
That's free. If I want to launch a game with someone and go online then that'll cost me 5-50 bucks on Xbox Live. If I want a theme from Microsoft then they'll charge me for it. If I want a gamerpic then they'll charge me for it. If want to download a new demo and I'm not on gold then I'll have to wait a week or pay 5-50 bucks to play it. Lol, you should be worried pal. Oh no, Sony is charging for a bigger house in Home...what the hell will I do. Lol, Microsoft and Sony is after our money. But Microsoft is really after our money. You can't even use the avatar system with out paying. It's useless if you don't pay for it.
If you want some air jordans for your mii ripoff they ll probably charge the same amount it cost in the stores knowing them. Anything they can do to squeeze out a dollar they will do and as long as there stupid people buying it they will continue to do so
well cant say im suprise @ this
Well i have to admit i did see this coming - but to say its a bad idea on Microsoft's part is not actually true...This is rather smart. There are about 10 million xbox live users and users are constantly downloading gamerpics/themes/and DLC for games...They can clearly see the amount of Gross profit they make off of microtransactions...If users are willing to pay for the next "in" thing then they are very smart to charge for it as it is a business they are running...Now all this money that they make goes right back to the Community...examples are a new dashboad, buying up exclusive rights to games that may never have been on the xbox or timed releases and so on and so on. i don't mind being charged for microtransactions since i have the choice that its going towards things that i want and am willing to pay for...if i don't want it then i just won't pay for it...its that simple...I like the idea of avitars but i doubt i would ever buy a virtual jacket or pants or shirt for 50 microsoft points which is about a buck in real money.
@ pp. bubble up , Im sure youre doing it on purpose.
La Chance has cum on his face.