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post #11 of 52
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Originally Posted by paulerxx View Post
yep, $4 a month is a real lot. Someone needs a higher paying job...
No need to be rude to people.
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post #12 of 52
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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.
I'm sure you waste $4 on random crap from the cafe, in like 2 seconds.

I mean, really? 4 bucks?... Eat less sweeties for the month :/

I'm not trying to be rude...
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post #13 of 52
I won't debate something Bobby Kotic has said... Everything from his mouth is worth &%#$.

It's already causing agitation and dissent.
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post #14 of 52
Kotick: Console price cuts coming?! Perfect!
Activision Employee: This is great news for consumers, cheaper system so they can buy more games!
Kotick: Cheaper goods for consumers? I don't understand this concept... Anyways, time for subscription fees on top of "premium" map packs we release for the most reskinned game of all time! Happy birthday to me!

This is the most likely scenario. This is unfortunate, with his track record.
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post #15 of 52
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Originally Posted by paulerxx View Post
yep, $4 a month is a real lot. Someone needs a higher paying job...
It's charging you to connect to another console via the internet...using your internet.

You are paying to ping a server, just like when you clicked on your bookmark of this page (or typed it out lol).

You are literally paying for a "service" that does that for you, essentially going to a link(IP)...It doesn't matter how little the price is, they are practically charging you for breathing.
Edited by Z Overlord - 5/11/11 at 4:50pm
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post #16 of 52
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No but that is 60 dollars a year to get online play. Then 60 dollars for every release that is worth getting. Then you need a couple more controllers for friends. That crap adds up really really fast.
You get access to bunch of other stuff too. MS gradually adds new things for Gold members. Also, Gold members get 1st dibs when games, movies, etc. go sale, sometimes they get better deals/additional deals.

As for the controllers... Well that depends. If you're the one guy with the Xbox that everybody comes over to use, make them get their own controls.

I only have 2 controls, but all my mates have controls as well. This is the typical scenario for most console owners, they have buddies with consoles.
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post #17 of 52
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I'm sure you waste $4 on random crap from the cafe, in like 2 seconds.

I mean, really? 4 bucks?... Eat less sweeties for the month :/

I'm not trying to be rude...
The point was that value is subjective. I do blow quite a bit of money each month on things I don't need, but Xbox Live just isn't one of 'em.

I mean, I have a PC and PS3 right next to my Xbox 360. To me, Xbox Live is worthless. I can access online play, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, etc. on these other systems, without paying. It'd be like buying said sweets when a place right next door is giving them away for free.
post #18 of 52
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It's charging you to connect to another console via the internet...using your internet.

You are paying to ping a server, just like when you clicked on your bookmark of this page (or typed it out lol).

You are literally paying for a "service" that does that for you, essentially go to a link...It doesn't matter how little the price is, they are practically charging you for breathing.
Basically you have everything needed to play the game already, the console, the game itself, and internet. If subscription fees do come out, you won't be paying for anything extra on top of those 3 things to let you play, you'll be paying because Activision says you have to for no logical reason.

That's what I make of it. No one should ever let some other entity do that to them.
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post #19 of 52
Console prices go down, more kiddies buy a 360/PS3, more Activision games sold.

Bobby Kotick truly is the definition of a bastard.
Edited by SecrtAgentMan - 5/11/11 at 5:02pm
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post #20 of 52
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Originally Posted by Paradox me View Post
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.
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