xbox live

Discussion in 'Gamers' Pulse' started by bob-klobb, Aug 11, 2009.

?

Xbox Live

  1. Make it free.

    42.6%
  2. Keep paying (why would you)

    57.4%
  1. bob-klobb

    bob-klobb New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2009
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    xbox live should be free. the games are expensive and so is the system. They have enough money.
     
  2. ITR06

    ITR06 OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2004
    Messages:
    15,936
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    vancouver bc
    Its not as expensive as the ps3. I dont mind paying $60 a year for good servers.
     
  3. FunkyMunniez

    FunkyMunniez Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2008
    Messages:
    17,918
    Likes Received:
    1
    elite system is 300 bucks, two years of live at 60 you already spent more than a ps3, 3 years of live at 40 with those 12+1 deals you already spent more than a ps3. minus whale have just bought a ps3 and got free online.
     
  4. Jesse

    Jesse PSN: iamajesse; XBL: Inhale My Rod; G8 GT crew; Ne OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2005
    Messages:
    25,649
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    California :: (925)
    Ps3 online isn't even comparable to XBL.

    You get what you pay for.
     
  5. FunkyMunniez

    FunkyMunniez Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2008
    Messages:
    17,918
    Likes Received:
    1
    and i paid the extra 100 upfront for a lag free experience that I can play anytime with my friends and will continue to get it for free for the remainder of the ps3's life.

    The only thing I see Live having better over the ps3, and yes I've used Live, is the party system. It just works better there and has better features. Beyond that, I can do everything that live can on the PSN, for free.

    I really don't understand why you'd rather pay 40-60 bucks a year for online play for one console when you get the same product, minus some features, for free.
     
  6. deviant

    deviant rest your trigger on my finger

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2005
    Messages:
    32,929
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    a town near you
    i'm sure this poll will get the job done, and they'll make it free by christmas. congratulations on your victory against microsoft.
     
  7. Keegan

    Keegan New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2008
    Messages:
    3,663
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    DC
    I'll pay 50 a year for it forever. Well worth it.
     
  8. deviant

    deviant rest your trigger on my finger

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2005
    Messages:
    32,929
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    a town near you
    it's only 35 for 13 months if you look around :dunno:
     
  9. stkorn97

    stkorn97 OT Supporter

    Joined:
    May 25, 2003
    Messages:
    19,649
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    St. Charles, IL
    :rofl:
     
  10. stkorn97

    stkorn97 OT Supporter

    Joined:
    May 25, 2003
    Messages:
    19,649
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    St. Charles, IL
    :werd: while i like live, they both can learn from each other for sure. psn works perfectly fine in all the games ive played. also having dedicated servers and playing with 24+ players without lag is :bowdown: i do love the party system of live though, which im sure psn will get soon enough. either way, paying doesnt overly bother me, but id like to see the money put towards shit geared towards gaming more than stupid shit like netflix or video marketplace servers etc... ex. dedicated servers so you can allow more players in games :dunno:
     
  11. FunkyMunniez

    FunkyMunniez Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2008
    Messages:
    17,918
    Likes Received:
    1
    the thing is, it should really be the other way around. M$ has a bottomless bankroll to throw at live. They should be able to make it free, while sony...not so much.

    and all the netflix and stuff is really just matching up with what sony has right now on the psn store. they already have movies to buy and rent at better quality than what ive seen on the xbox's netflix deal.

    If you have the money to pay for live then go for it...I just feel its better to pay for a ps3 and get free online and save the $35 or $50 bucks or whatever youre spending on live and put it towards something else whether that be another game or whatever.

    and :werd: playing games like resistance 1 and 2 and Killzone 2 with all those other players is bad ass. cant wait for MAG :bowdown:
     
  12. fluentinsilence

    fluentinsilence New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2006
    Messages:
    14,201
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Atlanta
    It's worth the cost ($50/year is minimal) to me.
     
  13. Scud

    Scud I'm an aquired taste.

    Joined:
    May 24, 2001
    Messages:
    1,240
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    i agree, its worth it. I'd like the option to start the dashboard on My XBox instead of their ads, but I can live with it. When I first got the 360 I thought it was the worst exploit making us pay for online service, but now I can say I don't mind one bit.
     
  14. Alvin

    Alvin New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2004
    Messages:
    26,907
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    ATL
    M$ has a bottomless bankroll for a reason

    Xbox Live has had movies to buy / rent at 720p long before Netflix came around, and they're still there.
     
  15. FunkyMunniez

    FunkyMunniez Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2008
    Messages:
    17,918
    Likes Received:
    1
    are you implying that they have a bottomless bankroll because they charge for live :coolugh:


    then xbox is wasting money on that as it's apparently a redundant service. the only reason they probably have it is because they dont have something like sony's massive film division to put movies out with.
     
  16. assclown

    assclown Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2003
    Messages:
    92,231
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    I think I played on live once or twice in the last year. :hs: My sub ran out a few weeks ago and I don't feel the need to renew it.

    The only thing I like about Live over PSN is the invite/join system. Other than that, I don't see why it's worth the money even if it isn't expensive.
     
  17. Alvin

    Alvin New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2004
    Messages:
    26,907
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    ATL
    Netflix was just put in Xbox live to add instant streaming so people that already subscribed to Netflix could use that feature straight on their Xbox.

    Almost every movie that comes out on DVD / Blu-Ray gets quickly added to XBox Live for download / rental.
     
  18. Nice post.
     
  19. tantrum

    tantrum New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    1,015
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Chapel Hill, NC
    .
     
  20. RickylSmalls

    RickylSmalls OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2002
    Messages:
    149,435
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Ohio
    this thread is gonna change things bro
     
  21. OFI

    OFI New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2006
    Messages:
    52,607
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wet Wales
    That sounds pretty important to me with the whole Party thing. I've not played on PSN with friends but Parties on Live are awesome :bowdown: to not have that would suck.
    Playing against randoms on PSN seemed the same :dunno:
     
  22. FunkyMunniez

    FunkyMunniez Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2008
    Messages:
    17,918
    Likes Received:
    1
    psn doesnt have that bad of a party system...xbox is just doing it better right now.

    if we're all playing cod on the ps3 i can invite all of you to my party and we can go play a game no problem. it just isnt executed as well and is missing a feature or two from xbox
     
  23. Sage Xaero

    Sage Xaero OT Addict

    Joined:
    May 3, 2001
    Messages:
    27,323
    Likes Received:
    37
    Location:
    South Dakota
    you can get the cards cheap so 30bucks a year isnt crap
     
  24. Matt Hood

    Matt Hood New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2007
    Messages:
    13,558
    Likes Received:
    0
    It's a good system for the most part. I don't see why people bitch about paying $50 for it.
     
  25. charbaby

    charbaby New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2006
    Messages:
    2,942
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    ಠ_ಠ
    Fine. Don't pay for it, don't play online. Bitching about it is redundant now that it has been SIX or so years. Until there is competition in the console space MS has no reason to change the fee. Majority of people feel it's worth the price to them.
     

Share This Page