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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:53 am    Post subject: Microsoft raises the price of Xbox Live. What do you do? Reply with quote

The next generation Xbox is revealed and Xbox Live now costs $100 a year. What do you do?

If there are no new bells and whistles, like being able to stay online anywhere you go with your phone or whatever, and there are no free games like there are with PlayStation Plus, do you still stick with the service or did the next-gen PlayStation just get a boost?

What would you need to see to justify a $100 sub-fee a year?

I would need free games, built-in subscriptions to other services like Hulu and Netflix, and a host of new social stuff. Basically I'd want to see the service built from the ground up and NO MORE GODDAM ADVERTISEMENTS ON MY DASHBOARD.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No ads, free games, and huge "gold-only" promotions and sales.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do I get to play on my pc with xbox live and play in the same games as my xbox friends?

No? Then no.


I did however use my friends consoles and I will say I think xboxlive is the superior service(Even if its 70% ad space now)
Yes remove all ads but 10% if you actually pay the subscription make non payers watch ads before they can play or log in.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cancel my current bank account because it's impossible to get the microsoft dipshits to stop auto-charging you, and then i watch while the gaming industry gets even worse than it is today, playing my pre-2010 games on my laptop until the next game industry crash.

I wouldn't have redone my XBL this year if they didn't auto charge. Ads all over my dashboard for fundamentally the same service as you get for free on PC/PS3/WiiU and yet it costs the same as a PS2, memory card and a couple games?
Yeah, no.
Maybe it would be worth of it you got free ULC ('Unlockable content' - ie, the 'fuck you' developers are fond of these days), but even then i wouldn't spend more than $30/year.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd buy into those promotional deals that sell 1 month of XBL service for $1 buck at a time.
That's what I'm on right now. Hopefully I'll do the entire 2013 year on $12 bucks, instead of ~$49.99.

If that's not available, I'd expect more built in options, like a dvr connection to my television provider and bring back the option of a Netflix party in the dashboard so I could share my recorded episodes of Duck Dynasty with friends in Sweden. And they could share their tv with me. Awesome. The ability to share local tv with others will be a big step for consoles.

Free games and advertising on Live doesn't affect me so much. I just don't look at the ads...keep pounding the RB button. And anything given away freely is gonna have to suck, there's no getting around that.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would switch to Playstation for multiplayer.

In this same world though you would see Playstation start charging but at current live rates and its still better than the alternative.

I would also start taking pc gaming more seriously
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spartan317 wrote:
I would also start taking pc gaming more seriously

What if GfW Live started charging too? God, this future is inevitable.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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spartan317 wrote:
I would also start taking pc gaming more seriously

What if GfW Live started charging too? God, this future is inevitable.


Then I would become the Messiah of the Hacking world and wage a personal war on all forms of game penny pinching and misering... I would show them what for...
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fucking A! That first line of your OP gave me a heart attack, Dan. Don't scare me like that again.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

danielrbischoff wrote:
spartan317 wrote:
I would also start taking pc gaming more seriously

What if GfW Live started charging too? God, this future is inevitable.

wLive cracks already exist. I would continue to use them and start putting more stock in cracked servers.

Also, just ignore games with wLive and Origin.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would switch to PSN for free, subscribe to PS+ for $50 a year and get over $100 in free games right when I signed up.

Yeah that's what I'd do.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WickedLiquid wrote:
I would switch to PSN for free, subscribe to PS+ for $50 a year and get over $100 in free games right when I signed up.

Yeah that's what I'd do.

What I hate is those games are only free IF you stay with PS Plus. Otherwise, goodbye to all those games.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And it sucks if you've already played the good ones.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

used44 wrote:
And it sucks if you've already played the good ones.

Or already own all of them... Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Sony Forum is over there >http://www.gamerevolution.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=3

Don't bring your speak of free multiplayer and swag into our paid misery and exclusive DLC
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

danielrbischoff wrote:
used44 wrote:
And it sucks if you've already played the good ones.

Or already own all of them... Confused


Or don't have internet.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Microsoft raises the price of Xbox Live. What do you do? Reply with quote

danielrbischoff wrote:
The next generation Xbox is revealed and Xbox Live now costs $100 a year. What do you do?.


You site back and laugh with your free Sony Online Experience as Microsoft keeps bending over their customers.

Eat it up guys... eat it up.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if I like this alternate universe you've created. At any point do I find a herd of unicorns cuz if not...screw this alternate reality. I'M OUT!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UghRochester wrote:
WickedLiquid wrote:
I would switch to PSN for free, subscribe to PS+ for $50 a year and get over $100 in free games right when I signed up.

Yeah that's what I'd do.

What I hate is those games are only free IF you stay with PS Plus. Otherwise, goodbye to all those games.
Yeah but why the heck would you want to stop paying $50 a year for a ton of awesome games? I don't know that feel bro.

Think about it...

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:28 am    Post subject: Re: Microsoft raises the price of Xbox Live. What do you do? Reply with quote

danielrbischoff wrote:
The next generation Xbox is revealed and Xbox Live now costs $100 a year. What do you do?


Play on PC /thread
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