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As more people move over the the(almost)free system(PS3) to play online. MS is now starting to see a loss in profits......

Just a theory.
 

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#3
As more people move over the the(almost)free system(PS3) to play online. MS is now starting to see a loss in profits......

Just a theory.
i think its just a money grab by Microsoft, they figure they have some 20 million xbl subscribers...an extra $10 from each will look nice on financial reports :mad:
 
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They figure since raising the prices on games from $50 to $60 didn't lead to a huge decrease in sales, people will pay the same for XBL.

I don't have a 360 anymore, but I for one would like to see that extra $10 a year really go towards some more improvements. I think it would be a lot better for Microsoft to say, "We're raising the price by $10 per year, but along with it will come these added features and improvements: ...."
 

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As more people move over the the(almost)free system(PS3) to play online. MS is now starting to see a loss in profits......

Just a theory.
Yeah, that is my theory too.

I kind of find it funny that they say they will continue to offer the best value in the industry, yet every other competing platform gives away the same service as Xbox Live Gold for free. How is charging $60 a year, or even $50 a year, the best value in the industry? Seems to me the word they are looking for is worst, not best.
 

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MS, nooo really? Why so long to up the price? :slap:

There going to hang them selves in time.... id agree to the bump if they smarten up there moderators a bit to ease up on some things.
 
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I cancelled my Live account this morning when I read this. Not so much because of the price increase, but because I haven't turned my Xbox on in 6 months.
 

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Its all opinion i guess,ill continue to use XBOX Live no matter how much it costs
 
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As more people move over the the(almost)free system(PS3) to play online. MS is now starting to see a loss in profits......

Just a theory.
... spoken like a true fanboy..

its a money grab, and ill still pay.

“EEDAR believes the fee increase will do little to impact the positive momentum of the Xbox 360," Divnich said in a statement. “When originally launched in 2002, a Gold subscription cost the same as an AAA video game, $49.99. When taking into account for inflation ($50 in 2002 is roughly $60 in 2010) and the additional services available to Gold subscribers in 2010, such as ESPN, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, Last.fm and Video Kinect, a $10 price increase still represents an incredible value to consumers.”
 

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ESPN on 360 is awesomesauce..I also regularly use Last.fm and Netflix so its definetly worth it to me
 

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... spoken like a true fanboy..

its a money grab, and ill still pay.
So if you had a xbox 360 and used it for Netflix you would get charged the $60 still ?..
 

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ESPN on 360 is awesomesauce..I also regularly use Last.fm and Netflix so its definetly worth it to me
From what I have read, your ISP still needs to be on the affiliate list to get ESPN. If your ISP is on the list I would just use the service at no additional cost on a PC.

As far as the service, ESPN3 has actually come a long way since it was ESPN360. I use the service on my PC when there are international games not played on cable. It sucked when I was watching the FIBA Americas tournament a couple years back, but did well a couple days ago during the FIBA USA Croatia game a couple days ago. Night and day difference.
 

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i find MS now to being retarded. the way the world is right now and Job offers decreasing each year and many people not making the money... Sony is doing the right thing (Free Internet/Gaming Servers/Etc.) i would never in my life time pay for just useless crap. really? you are already paying for you Internet Service! i would much rather spend that (Now: 9.99) on a higher speed plan for my Internet Service
 
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I don't have a 360, or any current generation consoles for that matter, but I do know a little something about deals.

Most of my friend's with 360s have been able to pick up year subscriptions to gold for $20-$25 a year. It's just a matter of keeping a good lookout.
 

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i find MS now to being retarded. the way the world is right now and Job offers decreasing each year and many people not making the money... Sony is doing the right thing (Free Internet/Gaming Servers/Etc.) i would never in my life time pay for just useless crap. really? you are already paying for you Internet Service! i would much rather spend that (Now: 9.99) on a higher speed plan for my Internet Service
im already at the highest plan for my ISP, Xbox live isnt for everyone especially the poor,but im not poor so i choose to spend my money on xbox live
 

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you forgot the r in trolling :toast: figured id help ya out as right now it seems your money collection counter measures are online
 
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well well i won't be renewing my sub. if anything i was expecting it to get cheaper its way over priced and sucks, i only use it so i can talk to my sister half way across the country
 
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still going to buy my live cards for 30-35 aint stoppin me. stupid prices their gonna drop players now. EVIL
 

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“EEDAR believes the fee increase will do little to impact the positive momentum of the Xbox 360," Divnich said in a statement. “When originally launched in 2002, a Gold subscription cost the same as an AAA video game, $49.99. When taking into account for inflation ($50 in 2002 is roughly $60 in 2010) and the additional services available to Gold subscribers in 2010, such as ESPN, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, Last.fm and Video Kinect, a $10 price increase still represents an incredible value to consumers.”
So, the user does not have to pay netflix another 10 dollars to be apart of the program?

Just wondering. I can do ESPN, Facebook, and Tweitter for FREE on the PS3, and pay 10 dollars for Netfilx if I want it. Not 60 dollars a year just to be able to pay 10 more dollars for the service.

Never heard of the other two so I don't know.

Well MS has always gotten people to pay for it, and so it would be dumb to give it away for free now.....
 

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So, the user does not have to pay netflix another 10 dollars to be apart of the program?

Just wondering. I can do ESPN, Facebook, and Tweitter for FREE on the PS3, and pay 10 dollars for Netfilx if I want it. Not 60 dollars a year just to be able to pay 10 more dollars for the service.

Never heard of the other two so I don't know.

Well MS has always gotten people to pay for it, and so it would be dumb to give it away for free now.....
Besides those, Xbox Live is just generally a better online service. And this is coming from someone who owns a PS3.

Xbox Live is a much more finely tuned service as opposed to the PlayStation Network(which still feels like it's in Beta), now personally, i think it's BS to charge more for Live.. and i do think it should be free. But it's Microsoft's rules and it has already been proven that millions upon millions of people enjoy using Live. So if people really want it.. then they'll pay the money.