Originally Posted by SoloCamo
-if you are a poor college student what are you doing blowing $500 on a system when the student loans are piling up?
-moving out has absolutely nothing to do with it, unless moving out to the middle of no where to work at a waffle house somehow counts as proper money management and life planning?
-military is justified but a large portion does indeed have some form of internet access
-if you can't get decent internet in 2013 I'd be more concerned about fixing that portion of my life before worrying about not being able to play a $500 toy considering proper access is becomming a requirement for many decent paying jobs these days (atleast for those of us who went the IT / mgmt / etc. route)..
Again, I think it's a horrible idea by M$ and I greatly oppose it - however some of these responses are just well, ridiculous.
1) Because we're not all American? Different systems everywhere, and student loans are not anywhere nearly as big of a burden here in Australia as they are in America...and for Americans, not everyone is smart, a console (generally) is a long term investment and costs a hell of a lot less than the Internet you'd need for the life of an Xbox One.
2) They're living in the same city as me and could get the same plan as me, they just don't want to?
3) And is that once every 24 hours? Is it the type of internet you can take a console and plug it in to?
4) What part of they don't need more than what they can get for free
don't you get? Why should they pay $59.99 per month for a decent plan here
when it won't benefit them much at all? You need internet more than they do, I need internet more than they do but we're not everyone. I could
get a home phone, or pay double the amount on my mobile plan for more data and calls but it's not going to benefit me much at all so I'd rather spend that money elsewhere, it's called budgeting...The only spot they need
internet is at school or to check email, and guess what you can use for free at the University here? They've got free WiFi for students, PCs you can use, etc, McDonalds and various other stores have free public WiFi too.
Yes, the people who act as though fast, cheap and stable internet and that everyone absolutely smut have an internet connection before they get a console is prevalent everywhere are pretty ridiculous, some people need to really get a reality check and take a look past their own nose, wants and needs.