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Originally Posted by paulerxx View Post
yep, $4 a month is a real lot. Someone needs a higher paying job...
That's 4$ a month on top of the cost of a console, paying for internet, buying games etc. Sure $4 a month may not be a great deal of money, but considering how terrible XBL is, especially compared to free pc and ps3 online, it's not a value for your money at all.
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The subscription is like if I have a subscription to use netflix but to watch a movie I have to have another subscription on top of the netflix subscription to watch it.

I'll pass
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Tbh I don't care, these console are obsolete IMO
    
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So console prices go down but subscription fees get tacked onto the already absurd $60 per game fee? As if the XBOX Live fee wasn't enough, you have to pay extra to play it online...
Agree with you, prices are ridiculously high. But its not anything new... I remember buying nes/snes games (and I think early n64 games too) for $60, sometimes more. I definitely know that I spent at least 70 one time

The games industry is pretty evil to its customers. Keep in mind the kind of crap we get in the $100+ limited/prestige/hardened/special edition games used to come standard...
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That's 4$ a month on top of the cost of a console, paying for internet, buying games etc. Sure $4 a month may not be a great deal of money, but considering how terrible XBL is, especially compared to free pc and ps3 online, it's not a value for your money at all.
Elaborate...

Because Xbox Live is leaps and bounds better than PSN, regardless of it being free. And PC is great, but the two are hardly comparable because PC = Dedicated servers and Consoles = Matchmaking. The winner is obvious.
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Because Xbox Live is leaps and bounds better than PSN, regardless of it being free.
Uhh, no it's not.
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post #47 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...
Yes, the companies getting more money in the long run is a great thing to have, I mean, Kotick absolutely needs his yacht and summer home.

Believe me, it's not a lack of cash to spend, it's a "Why the hell should I? You guys get enough" kinda thing.

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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...
Why should I get the exact same thing as I had, but with $4 or as you say, less random crap from a cafe?

If the online is decent and has stuff that you don't get on free online servers, sure, I'll pay $4 a month, but XBL has nothing extra.

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Originally Posted by DizturbedOne View Post
Play MW2 on LIVE, then play it on PSN... Guarantee you will never play PSN online again
Maybe it's because I like different games, but as someone with both a PS3 and a 360...Yeah, no.

They're roughly equally crappy in my experiences, PSN has the occasional randomly stop responding thing (And now its been hacked, luckily I never buy any games or DLC on anything bar Steam) and XBL has a worse player experience due to every 12 year old in the world deciding that a game of Rock Band needs them singing along even though they're failing Living on a Prayer on easy bass, there's also the cost for something that when it comes down to it, is inferior to the service I get with any Valve game, less kids talking and being annoying, less hackers, less "The service is down, so are all your games", etc.

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Elaborate...

Because Xbox Live is leaps and bounds better than PSN, regardless of it being free. And PC is great, but the two are hardly comparable because PC = Dedicated servers and Consoles = Matchmaking. The winner is obvious.
That's like me saying you can't compare a Yugo and a Ferarri because the Ferarri has more cylinders, sure, that means it has a massive advantage but they still do the same damn thing.
    
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uhh, no it's not.
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Nawww, boohoo.. Us Aussies pay $100+ For a console game (Usually $119) and ontop of that theres the $50-70 Xbox Live card, then the DLC Map packs for $15-20..

So if you wanna start playing COD in Aus... $400 for the Console itself, then $120 for Black Ops, $50-70 to play online then theres DLC.... Nearly $600AUD All up..
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Originally Posted by Jesse^_^ View Post
Nawww, boohoo.. Us Aussies pay $100+ For a console game (Usually $119) and ontop of that theres the $50-70 Xbox Live card, then the DLC Map packs for $15-20..

So if you wanna start playing COD in Aus... $400 for the Console itself, then $120 for Black Ops, $50-70 to play online then theres DLC.... Nearly $600AUD All up..
Not all games are 119 dolllars . You just need to look in the right places to get a discount for console games.

http://www.game-lane.com.au/ps3-game...brink-ps3.html
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