Originally Posted by Paradox me
It's not necessarily the price so much as its worth, and Xbox Live isn't worth a measly $4 a month in my eyes. I can play online on both PC and PS3 for free, as well as access many of a Gold subscription's other "benefits" for free from any PC.
DLC in general isn't very expensive either, but I've hardly bought any this generation because I know when I'm getting ripped off.
Gamers just keep giving in. What's a few bucks here and there? Used to be an entire game on the disc. Nowadays people are happy to pay full price for half of the game, buy the rest as DLC starting the day after it releases.
I didn't read the whole thread, I simply stopped at this post and felt the urge to reply to it. So pardon me if it has been addressed (:
I think you are being a little too cynical when it comes to DLC. "Half" of the game isn't released when you buy it, it is the full game. DLC is a way of adding on to the experience of a game and I, personally, enjoy it most of the time.
Also, $4/month is extremely cheap. Netflix/Hulu/etc. are round $8 if I remember correctly and even those are SUPER cheap compared to a Dish Network bill. XBL is half of the price of those services. Also, I could be wrong because I don't have actual experience, but I hear that the PSN is crappy. I am willing to pay for a better experience.