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I don't know haw MS does it, but damn their brainwashing/programming techniques seems to work real fast.
was it Nick McMoron?....why yes it was.
Let me rewrite an appropriate title: "I have my head in my butt I Would Pay $100 for Xbox LIVE"
Damn...Micro$haft has really done a wonderful job programming the bots. Is there some kinda mind control device inside the 360? Maybe it's the RROD? Hmmmmm...
"I Would Pay $100 for Xbox LIVE" Then you're a colossal sucker, and deserve to have your money taken in such a manner.
It's his money he can spend it on whatever he wants. Myself I rather spend it on a couple of games.
Not me... if this happened there wouldn't be anything new to tryout anyway. PS3 has most of the good games coming out. oh and btw, those good games are free of charge online
I really hope Microsoft does increase the price of Live. It's going to be a field day of Spins on N4G.
said the tool
Ooops, he likely did already!
Originally I had a couple of free months of XBL and once that ran out Microsoft automatically started charging me the monthly default rate, $8.99 cdn/month. I thought nothing of it until, on the forums, I heard someone mention that XBL was only $60/year after two years of paying the monthly rate. As it turned out, though, I had already started to game on my PS3 online, didn't notice any real difference so when my 3rd Xbox 360 failed on me and went into the shop I cancelled my XBL and have never looked back. Anyone know if Microsoft still charges $8.99 to play monthly?
You sir are very right but the underlying truth here is that his comment is proof that even idiots have money to spend. Only an idiot would write an article stating that they would be willing to pay more for nothing more than what they are paying for already. It is the epitome of idiocy.
Everybody that's a Gold Subscriber now and saying they wouldn't pay 100bucks is just lying through their teeth cause they don't want to come off as stupid on these forums. If you pay even $10 and justify it cause of essentially social networking features then you'll likely pay $100 if more social networking features are included. All MS would have to do is add another social networking feature and trailers of Halo Reach and you'll see Live members even willing to pay more than 100bucks. MS knows their base every well. They've had them for nearly a decade. I'm sorry but I don't go online to chat when I want to game. I go online to game. That's the main purpose of "gaming online" not chatting. But the different bases have their priorities and each company caters to them appropriately.
But i would NOT pay a $100 for a service that is only marginally better than a free PSN
When I asked if he'd shell out 100 bucks for it, he said he would. When I asked him why it was so much better than what you find on other platforms, he mentioned something about facebook and twitter and servers. I just cracked up.
I love Xbox Live, but I would never succumb to saying what the headline reads. How sad.
I was hesitant a year ago to buy the one year subscription it cost me 70$ tx inc . I played my share of halo and a bit of Gow. Then i didn't play on live for about 7 month. I barely played my 360 at all. There is no value what so ever that would make me pay $100 for this service that should be included with the initial price of the console. The whole gold thing is to be able to play with friends pretty much everything else that Gold account give you is useless. So since there is nothing i want to play on xblive i had to cancel my renewal when i notice they charge my credit card $70 again and got that email (Confirmation of renewal of Xbox Live 12 mo. Gold Membership) HELL NO!!! SHOW me some value Ms or some games that i might want to play online then maybe ill pay.
They better have a DAMN good reason for me to want to pay that much for something that has become even BETTER on the PSN.
Well, they're willing to pay $50.00 so...
2 things will either happen, 1, the 360 fanboys will accept a 100 dollar charge and write even more articles why 100 is worth it, or 2, they will piss off and get a ps3... Personally i think if MS does this, its gonna be one of those bad business decisions a company could ever make, prob higher than the mistake Nintendo did giving up on Sony's cd adapter then sony going off to create playstation brand.
Already an article like this huh? Lube up, m$ going deep this time.
It's HipHopGamerShow's ugly cousin.
If he wants to pay $100 for live then he can pay for me when I get a 360.
Reality Check: Xbox LIVE costs $50 for an unsure year. $20 for a mere 3 months. Or $10 for a month. (And possibly SLIGHTLY cheaper if bought on LIVE)
Why are any of you saying you would pay anything for xbox live? That is not normal. M$ is the only greedy ass company that makes you pay to play online(not to mention EVERYTHING else associated with the heater). You literally have half assed social networking that you pay for when the PS3 and PC have a friggin browser for free. You are all idiots! Just wake the hell up already.
"I would love to be ripped off by M$ cos..." (well i donno what these people think so i don't know what to enter there)
I'd love to know how many people would actually continue to pay for a gold membership if you could game online with a free silver membership.... seeing as I hear all the time how awesome the features are.
The XBL community is largely based on shooters, and fortunately there are ALWAYS at nearly ALL times, a lot of people playing a game like Halo 3 online. According to some people on this site, the same cannot be said for games like Killzone 2 on the PS3. Although I hope very much that this is not true, that there are plenty of people playing shooter games on PS3, I can't really find out for myself yet because I haven't purchased KZ2. And I'm afraid to buy it now just in case those 360 fboys are right. And if they are right, then maybe 50 bucks a year is worth it to play against people online at any time of the day. The Halo 3 community is so large, you will rarely ever be matched against the same random person twice.
Do not, and I mean do not play only one game online, feel KZ2 for yourself when the time is right, regardless of how many people are on. If XBLA went to $100, I really couldn't express my disappointment.
Those Xbox fanboys are lying as usual. Killzone 2 has plenty of people playing it. Are you kidding me?
i think because they pay for XBL they are kind of forced to play I mean it's like wasting money when not playing, but it's a waste anyway paying for such a service u usually get free. PS3 gamer have a lot more freedom, they are playing different games all the time, i rarely see people playing something more than a week!
@3 It's a complete lie, all PS3 gamers are different though. They stick with that one game that hooks them, and they'll buy other games once their completely finish with it. Take Warhawk for an example, it came out spring 2007 and it still has a strong community going even I get on it from time to time. Killzone 2 has a community as well, maybe not as big as it was on launch, but it's still there. As of now Uncharted 2 has a huge online following. So PS3 games have that same experience as the 360, I mean Resistance: FOM had a huge following, until they stopped the servers (At least they weren't working when I tried a few months ago). The difference between XBL and PSN is that XBL a couple of features that PSN doesn't. The other advantages like Facebook and Twitter aren't advantages at all, because you can get on them through the PS3's web browser and get the full experience. One other thing is that the majority of XBL players have mics which is a blessing and a curse at the same time since you can actually work together as a team, but at the same time you have to deal with all the people talking shigady. Where as, PSN has less people with mics so not so much talking at all.
logged in, checked killzone 2 muliti...omg look at that people are online playing... wow i guess people really play online with the ps3, even In killzone 2....sticking in COD4 cause just for the hell of it.....omg people playing even that one.
Why would anybody want to support the 100$ fee? wth?
$100 to let you use your own router as a laggy p2p server. What a privilege
..The same reasons they support a $50 fee.
Not surprised. the persons probably ms's butt buddy
i wont and am going on my 6th year.
it bearly worth 50$ and if we get little realistic,20$ a year for xbl sounds pretty perfect
See my post ( reply 1.15 ) With the kind of value you get $20 seem more realistic.
The PS3 offers the same things essentially at 0 cost, face book and twitter are accessible through the PS3's web browsers. and it has youtube support, and Netflix... really!!! after shelling out soo much money for a console, and having to pay a monthly fee for your internet, plus the money you pay for your Wifi router, i think you'd be looking for a break from your platform holder you support somewhere down the line. i mean. in this economy, gaves have hiked up $10 more than last gen. the PAY to PLay on line is just a ripoff. especially if your biggest competitors do it for free and offer pound for pound what you offer. XBL is over priced, over rated and far from better than it's competitors, it's the same thing only MS is strong arming and rapping it's consumers/supporters every way they can.. over priced DVD player (XBOX360), Over priced HDDs, over priced periferals, and over priced network services... twitter and face boox and net flix on a console when you already have it on your PC! for no added cost other than having paying for your internet... YES. MS XBL GOLD Memebrs enjoy having their Pockets Raped! I'll take the network thats free. because i need my break finacially. I pay gaming is too expensive as is. with games, and the console itself, I pay an arm and leg for broadband anyway. i dont have 100 bucks much less 50 bucks to trow away for Nothing i can do for no extra charge on my PC. I want MS to start Charging 100 bucks for live... thats the time i'm gonna laugh my ass of because if anyone pays for that like this noob. there'd be no way to spin the facts that those XBL Gold members are IDIOTS... have fun. the same multiplat games can be played online for free. Soooooooooooo... yeah i'm.
xbox live is more connected and offer a richer,deeper experience than psn trust me I give psn 8.5 xbl 9.5 there more ways to have fun in xbox live,for example,please look at this,someone here on n4g sends me a friend request,then played cod 4,the second the game started...blopop(the 360's official sound effect)"friends playing this games",then all of a sudden he sent me"playerXXXX invites you to a party and a game",I joined him,then found that this party has 6 players in it,we start talking together all through the game,I add some,4 of us were playing on the same team in cod4,a guy watching a video and the last one is playing batman u see,xbl is better,you can't deny that,I'd rather pay 3.75$ a month playing mp games on xbl than on psn,are you that cheap?? and besides,the deep player status ROCKS and........."I want MS to start Charging 100 bucks for live... thats the time i'm gonna laugh my ass of because if anyone pays for that like this noob. there'd be no way to spin the facts that those XBL Gold members are IDIOTS" typical fanboy,xbl is superior,get it,stop convincing yourself
cost me 49.95 I would not pay 100.00 though
cost me 00.00$ <JK>
that PSN is free, played uncharted 2 all weekend I also enjoy how my initial comment got 2 disagrees
Do not have reasons for the things they do. I payed 35 for my year for xbox...big sales at walmart : ) Otherwise I wouldn't have even paid 50. I only play one game online. Gears of War 2... So I can't justify the price.
has one thing that both PSN and the PC dont have online multiplayer competitive Peggle, Peggle Party ftw of yeah and my friends and stuff
I got the GOWIII demo code... YEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSS
Mine runs out in a month or so, I'm struggling to justify £40 to myself, if it were to increase, I'd wouldnt even consider it, it would be a no for me.
Don't say that too proudly. FAIL quote of the week.
Make it so, M$. Make it so.
I really don't believe XBOX Live will increase their pricing structure. But if they do I will still be willing to pay the extra fee. I'm not sure why people complain so much about the service fee for Live considering similar contracts from cellphone and cable providers are averaging $100.00/month. I'm fortunate that I have a very good job which I earned through a lot of hard work and a master's degree. It takes me about an hour to make $100.00 so I don't consider my Live subscription to be a foolish purchase. I do own both major consoles but I find myself drawn more to the XBOX than the PS3 despite Sony's free online offering and great exclusives. I appreciate the fact that the PS3 multiplayer is free but honestly I just don't care that much about the cost. I think that a lot of the Live detractors are really just afraid of being branded "suckers" by their peers. People should make up their own minds based on what they personally value. For me, money and peer pressure does not factor into most of my decision making (even when I was poor.)
but many people do not. And if Live reaches $100 a year on the U.S, imagine how much it will cost in the UK or other countries? Yes...It will cost a lot more than most people are willing to pay for. Live will not cost $100 in the future as MS knows that this move would be financial suicide for them.
It's good that you're making a lot of money but I honestly don't believe in paying for something that should be free or cheaper in the first place even if it is penny change. As long as people keep allowing MS to charge, they will continue to do so. Just look at DLC, PC gamers get it for free and sometimes even PS3 gamers. Microsoft forces other company to charge for their DLC, people buy it, so the industry as a whole accepts the idea of charging for DLC, and it becomes a norm. Now, if consumers said no to paid DLC, MS would have probably removed that policy and the norm would have been free DLC. I can charge an old lady 25 cent for helping her cross the street, it's small change for her but it doesn't make it right when it should have been for free.
I currently pay what works out to £40 a year and that feel, to me, like I'm being conned. It isn't about how much you earn at the top end(though as an extra ongoing cost that's equal to a whole game you could play online for free on PSN or PC I guess at the lower end it could well be a cost too far when there's equally effective free options elsewhere)and how easily you can afford it. The fact is that MS are ripping us both off and I find it amazing that we accept it and, even odder, people like you want to defend it's price AND us paying it! Even at launch it wasn't a fair price and we should really have made a stand and said why are we paying twice when PC gamers don't? Rest assured had we not subscribed so readily(which back then you can put down to our naivety)either then or when PSN started becoming a biable alternative they'd at least have made it reasonable-or more so. IMO there's little excuse for paying for Live when it's free everywhere else-and I pay it! I feel an idiot for doing so at times and would do even if I was totally in love with Gears and Halo online atm(and I've not played either a great deal for ages)every time I looked across at those playing for free on PSN/PC even the Wii! And saying the $100 charge would be ok by showing howit can be vroken down just misses the point even more for me-are we so eager to let MS shaft us yet again this generation after paying for this , unfairly, for so long already and suffered the least reliable console ever? If Sony can give it to PS3 gamers for free so should MS, or more pertinently so should the 360 gamers INSIST that MS treat them/us right and give it to us for free too. They are meant to be in competition bnut we allow MS to get a jump start with these fees and I just do not see why we do this-and see even less why people syick up for MS and their prices over this. Look at everything they sell as an extra to the 360. It's ALLL way overpriced compared to anywhere else-HDD, WiFi, HDDVD add on etc, etc-why assume for some reason that Live isn't also a massive con-because it REALLY is. Us 360 owners need to moan a bit more at MS, grow some balls and not sub for a while and suck up missing Halo for a month or two til MS do the decent thing. Sadly, though, it won't happen while we're happy to mumble but keep paying and instead of the PSN being free being something gamers could use to their benefit by making Live free also it'll be the other way round eventually and gamers apathetic acceptance of these charges will mean PSN and even Wii connect will end up pay to play. And Live a lot dearer too-that's why it's stupid of us to pay the sub and even sillier to justify it going up higher, imo. Not that all gamers couldn't do with being a bit more self supporting and standing together on these things a lot more but 360 gamers tend to be more accepting than any others of what their console maker of choice foists on them(and us). I doubt I'll be paying another Live sub for a whole anyway as I just cannot justify it anymore.
why support it and give that company more incentives to rape your wallet... Not here. if there is a cheaper alternative that gives you the same thing minus some unjustifiable bells and whistles you can get for free on your PC, then fricking drop them, XBL isn't all whats it's cracked up to be. It's Good but So Is SNE's PSN!!!! i'm with this. stiggs you and the writter of this article are what keeps MS doing the shafty things they do. and you have no blame at teh start of next gen. i'm sure XBL will be $150. and you'll have nothing but yourselves to blame because Gaming will be come more expensive and the Economy wont be getting better anytime soon. but more power to you if you have that much of disposable income.
The 25 cents per day argument might be valid if you actually paid in daily instalments. Unfortunately for you and your logic, you have to stump up with that money all in one go, or at the least on a monthly basis which works out even more expensive. You make a lot of money? Great, but not everyone is in the same boat. I could take the price of my car and break it down into what looks like a very low amount of money per day, doesn't change the fact that the full price is what it is.
Why must you post walls every post. I mean i would love to read them sometimes but its quite daunting considering you have like a 500 word minumim or more on your posts. Cna you not summarize better. its not that i cant read or to lazy to but man its forum posting. Anyways just ignore me this was pretty un called for But yea please skim your posts down a little the wall of text everyime you post gets daunting
A fool and his money are easily departed This author is clueless, totally and completely....
Whoever would pay 100 bucks for live is officially a retard
would be the more precise and socially acceptable term.
yeah but socially acceptable doesn't always sum it up as well
"I Would Pay $100 for Xbox LIVE - Generation RETARDS Episode #17" ;-D
I can see MS behind this guy..
Pun intended? LOL
This generation of gamers have really made the industry go down hill. Too many PS3 owners sending the message to Sony that their pricing was worth it at $500. Too many 360 gamers with multiply brickings saying over and over that it's worth it. Too many gamers saying that a 4-6 hour campaign is fine in ODST. Too many gamers saying Live could be $100. The industry has gone backwards because of fanboys who are trying to make their console look "worth it" to the other side. There's not nearly enough vocal gamers pointing out the negatives of their console of choice. These companies need to hear it. But the fanboys dominate the forums and send the message to MS and Sony that they are doing a perfect job. So long live bricked consoles, insanely high launch pricing, 4 hour campaigns, $100 XBL, insanely priced HDs! The important thing is to show no weaknesses to the other side, right?!!! Duhhhhh...