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With Xbox you have to pay for online service but for PS3 it is free. So my question is, do you think that it is worth paying money for Xbox Live when you could play for free on PS3?
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I'm a Legendary GI member.
I think that its definitely worth it. Its a better service than Playstation Network in nearly all categories. I do think that the subscription price could be lowered though. Its a little high in my opinion. Overall, though I think its fair for Microsoft to charge for Xbox Live Gold.
I'd rather pay $60 a year for Xbox Live than to play PS3 for free and get hacked and then get my Credit Card Information Stolen.
I like video games.
I do not mind paying for xbox gold but they could drop the price and still make a killing. they could cut everything in half and still have no problems.
XBOX Live membership gets you an online gaming experience that is not at all even close to matched by PS3 in terms of performance. PS+ membership gets you access to a bunch of downloadable full games while you are a member, including some of PS3's exclusive titles (which IMO are far superior then 360's) , and discounts on TONS of things. They are both worth it and neither of them are very expensive. Think about how much your DirecTV bill is per month and it will make you look at the cost of these differently. At least it does for me LOL.
I don't mind paying for xbox live it is better then playstation network in every way
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In the beginning coming from of gamin it infuriated me. Paying for a peer to peer connection ?? Now servers are run and compared to PS network it's a no brainer.
Hard to play a coop game on PSN when no one owns a damn headset.
Live is where the games worth playing online are found. So yes I'll pay the 5$ a month.
I don't mind it too much, I do wish it was a bit cheaper!
Absolutely not worth it unless the majority of your friends game on it. Trust me I have a 360 & PS3 & the PS3 is the superior system IMO. They both offer all the same things with their online capabilities in or out of game. It's a myth that playing games online is more stable on the 360. I & everyone else I know who have both consoles have all the same problems at the same frequency on both consoles. Just as many dropped & interrupted matches, same glitches, & same hacks regardless. I've actually tested this with Black Ops & MW3 which I have on both systems. So at this point, now that the PS3 has caught up to the 360 in online gaming performance MS should at least make XBLG subscriptions cheaper.
Xbox live is better, but go with what your friends are playing.
I think it is too expensive.
If I had Xbox Live I'm sure it would be worth it.
Live is the cost of a new game so I really have no problems paying for it. However for the last two years I have been able to pick up renewal cards for as low as $40 so its really not bad if you search for deals