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It's not the price, it's the principle.
Like those millions of PS3 owners who initially payed $600 for shiny paper weight?

Besides, your not talking principle when it cost more to start gaming on PS3 when you can get the same games, better + more on a cheaper console.
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post #22 of 28
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Like those millions of PS3 owners who initially payed $600 for shiny paper weight?

Besides, your not talking principle when it cost more to start gaming on PS3 when you can get the same games, better + more on a cheaper console.
Hmm, I bought a PS3 less than a month after it came out and I can say that it was far from being used as a paper weight. Worth all of what I paid for it.

The 20GB Xbox 360 is only like $50 cheaper, and the Elite costs more. As far as the console itself goes, I don't know if there is any area where the 360 is better. Microsoft could/should have done more from the get go.

With the online, I believe in the free aspect. That's probably why I never got into MMOs. I don't see why I should have to pay a monthly charge to play a game online. I've already bought the game and am paying for internet service.

If PC and PS3 games can be free to play online, why not 360? Reason I believe for Microsoft: simply more $.
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post #23 of 28
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It's not the price, it's the principle.
Let me grab you a soapbox to stand on
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Man, how about that Wii...

>.>

I like my PS3 a lot. And my Steam account. Those 2 things are the best free online things in the gaming world. Heck, I even prefer Steam to XBL any day, and it's free.
    
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Console online is not equal to PC online meaning the company has to foot the bill to maintain the service.

They aren't being 'buttholes' your getting a bigger community, more robust online experience with XBL than PSN. Everygame must be connected to Live in some way, the same can't be said about PSN games, so paying 4$ a month is totally justified and not having to manage different servers. You get what you pay for.
Also, how can you say that MMO's are justified when all you can do is play THAT game online for 15$ amonth + the price of the game. Lets hope I don't have multiple MMO subscriptions.
With mmos you get much more content upgrades and the servers are hosted by the company. Xboxlive can be horrible sometimes if you get back to back crappy hosts. If Xbox live had dedicated servers for alot of games it would be worth paying for but they really dont offer anything more than psn. And as for the size of the community that has nothign to do with charging for it. Well it does but its just to play online you need to buy it. But as more ps3 get sold then the community will go up as well.
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post #26 of 28
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Like those millions of PS3 owners who initially payed $600 for shiny paper weight?

Besides, your not talking principle when it cost more to start gaming on PS3 when you can get the same games, better + more on a cheaper console.
I'm not sure what you're talking about. $600 for a shiny paper weight? I paid $600 for my 60GB originally and it's just fine. I mean if you're going to talk about dead consoles, this isn't the thread for it. Or if you're talking about there being no games for it, that's debatable too. But really, that argument may have worked a year ago. It doesn't hold water today.

And I am talking principle - the principle of free online gaming. I used to play SOCOM 2 online all the time back in the day - free of charge. Of all the PC games I've played online, I've never had to pay a charge. Why would I start now? If the PSN started requiring a subscription fee, I wouldn't pay it - simple as that. Online gaming should be free. There are plenty of ways Sony and MS can make money to support their online community, one of which is advertising.


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Let me grab you a soapbox to stand on
Cog hates it when I say anything nice about the playstation.
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post #27 of 28
That is one of the main selling points of the PS3, they can't afford to charge the people money for online play.
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PS3 FTW,i plan on getting one soon,glad to hear that online will remain free.
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