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Everyone Please if you want free Multiplayer and more on Xbox Live please sign this petition http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/free-xbox-live-2-2/ .We want everyone who is sick and tired of paying so much money and getting so little from XBL Gold so sign this please! All they need is your first name and email that's it! This is not a scam I'm freaking serious please help us help you and the rest of the Xbox world!
Where this originated: http://www.gameinformer.com/forums/microsoft/f/20/p/243839/2140552.aspx#2140552
Another Petition with 100 more http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/free-xbox-live/
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Well.. I could argue...
If Microsoft for XBL Went free... Then they wouldn't engage in the security measures they already take. When was the last time you heard about Xbox going down for multiple days like Sony's PS3 did? Exactly... Even though you got to spend alittle coin for online interactions, I believe it is worth it.
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Dude do you actually think we are paying for security? I rather Xbox live be free It's bull crap they already make enough money they don't need to make us pay for security they should provide it for free!
Heavens no sir, 60$ a year just for security would be completely stupid! Well.. Not really, If you look at your virus protectors for your computer that are high on power and maintenance, they will cost you about that. BUT that is not the only reason why you pay!
Now, Masterchief186, don't get me wrong. Free is a good thing, and I wouldn't go against it. But, if they don't make money, how will they continue to enhance our gaming experience?
Take a look at the Xbox360 and then the PS3. Xbox360 brought so much more onto the playing board for gaming, while the PS3 brought us the Blue-Ray player. Yea, I know, It put all of us down.
60$ a year is a average of about 5$ a month. Which is extremely low for the following!
1). Free Apps
2). Strong UI
3). Constant feedback
4). Internet Browser and Internet interactions
5). High Security system
Now, For free would mean I keep 60$! Nothing wrong with that, nothing wrong with that at all. But, I like the experience I get from the Xbox360, And If they went free, I hope they wouldn't stop doing what they do best.
I wish you best of luck on the Petition, who knows, Xbox Infinite's Live might be free!
Lets hope so.
Alright, let me tell you why paying $60 a year is ok.
First off, it's $5 a month. If you can't afford that then you have bigger issues you address so get off the system and fix yourself.
Second, all that money goes to all sorts of places. It goes to maintaining a huge infrastructure of servers that every single multiplayer/online component has to go through. XBL consistently has better, more reliable connections in online matches than PS3 (trust me, spent many months playing on PSOnline).
You are also getting much faster download speeds for DLC or even simple updates (the download speeds on PS3 are atrocious) and ability to download them one at a time at your leasure (that second part is free by the way but charged for by Sony).
You do get a better security system. There I said it. Think about it, the security programs on your computer are really only there to protect you against passive hacking/phishing attempts (unless some hacker REALLY hates you) that can mostly be avoided if you play it smart during web browsing and file downloading. Microsoft, on the other hand, has to have a security system that has to withstand hundreds of ACTIVE hacking attempts every day. It's the difference between putting up a fence to keep the rabbits out of your garden and laying down sandbags and pillboxes to keep the zombies at bay. Don't even try to argue that more security isn't a big deal, because it truly is.
The extra money goes to securing exclusive games and apps for our enjoyment. Last time I checked, I couldn't watch Sports Center on one side of my TV while a football game playing on the other on the PS3. Last time I checked, the PS3 wasn't getting an app for any smart device you own to interact with the console.
Thirdly, just because MS is making a crapload of money doesn't mean they should pony up the cost of running the best console online infrastructure at no cost. See my argument above, the networking on PS3 multiplayer games is just awful compared to the 360. You're not paying to play multiplayer, you're playing to have access to the best multiplayer network. Funny, for $60 a year XBL has been the leading platform in terms of most people playing online at once with over 12 million subscribers. Last time I checked, the biggest multiplayer games for consoles sold more on the 360 than the PS3, despite having to "pay for multiplayer".
Fourth(ly?), XBL has party-chat, cross-title chat, better invitation system, and many more social features that the PS3 lacks. Being able to chat with 8 other friends while playing 8 different games is something that should not be overlooked.
Five. There are frequent sales and promotions offered to Gold Members. PSPlus is not some exclusive entity in that department. Sure, you could argue that MS could do a better job advertising those sales, but they do an ok job and either way those sales are still there. If you don't think so, then you haven't been looking.
Sextetly, you get cloud storage for game saves and a roaming profile that easily transfers to multiple consoles. Those features require servers set up in a facility that costs money to run, maintained by people who are paid, and all taxed by the US government. These things aren't some magical product of network engineering, they're features that cost money to run, so therefore should cost money to access. Besides, you need PSPlus in order to get the online storage for game saves, so you're not gaining anything by switching there.
Siete, by not having to pull money/funding from other areas of their company to cover the costs of maintaining XBL, MS has much more capital they can divert to more meaningful updates in the future. Kinect, SmartGlass, even the 720 itself are all possible because money MS doesn’t have to pay to keep your friends talking to each other during a CoD match. I don’t mean to say that the money payed for XBL is the only reason we got those features, but by providing more funding to MS and showing them just how much gamers value their product and therefore are willing to pay for it makes MS more willing to try new things and bring new experiences to the platform because they aren’t worried about whether or not it will be profitable for them.
Look at Sony. Their TV side of the company (arguably the largest consumer product side of their company) has been tanking in the last few years. Is it no surprise then that once a major part of the company started to lose money that they come out with a “premium” membership that charges gamers to access to many of the same features that are provided to 360 users free while tying in old games that are no longer profitable (that can only be accessed if you download them during a certain point of time and cannot be played if you drop the membership)? Don’t think this whole PSPlus thing is Sony reaching out to its valuable customers to bring them better experiences, its them trying to recoup losses made on another side of the company. If it was something that was really there to provide value, then PSPlus members would be getting Black Ops 2 within a few months of release, rather than over 2 years after the game shipped or after the game stopped selling any copies. The games are only free because no one is paying for them anymore.
Now, because MS has been charging for the Gold Membership since the very beginning, we don’t have to worry (as much) about whether one department at MS starts to fail because we’ve already been hedging up the walls with paid services.
Ocho, if there’s anything I forgot to mention: that too!
Basically, there are plenty of reasons why $5 a month is worth paying to have a great online experience. Don’t like it? Then go play PS3 or get a PC. Or better yet, grab yourself a Wii U! Hear there’s lots of people getting those who complain about paying good money for good experiences.
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1.This post is old
2.Just helping out a friend
3.Not everyone has a credit card
4. Money does grow on trees
5.To long didn't read bro
And it's not 5 dollars a month its 10. Also rude much?
You pay $120 for your XBL membership? Someone is ripping you off. Should run you $50-$60 retail or roughly $5 a month. If you shop around and watch sales you can pick it up for closer to $30, I think I payed $32 for my last card. Plus these cards can be picked up at dozens of stores such as gamestop, best buy, walmart, and target. So you dont need a credit card for the subscription.
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Well let me explain I know Microsoft rips people of this is how it is:
The whole year $60 using a credit card(if you are smart enough to go on their website which they don't tell you about... assholes)
On your Xbox system Using a credit to renew it every month
$10 a month + tax
Like you said 120 a year plus tax of course
See what I mean by the credit card having the advantage?
1. This post is not very old, and considering there are 3 identical posts by you about this same thing on the first two pages of the forum list means that this is still a conversation worth having.
2. Helping out a friend in the name of something stupid (3 times) doesn't speak well of your intellect.
3. True, not everyone has a credit card, but when you can physically go to over a dozen different national retailers and buy the subscription with cash means that there's no excuse that you can't pay the money. You should be doing that anyways to help protect your identity.
4. Money does not grow on trees. Sounds like someone is either not old enough to have a job, or receives a magical check from the government every month.
5. If it's too long to read, then you clearly don't have the capacity to understand how businesses and services are run and managed, meaning you have no right to be posting up comments about how it's wrong.
I have important things to do then read your long post I understand your opinion but could you be a little less of an ass?
I know I am going to sound like I jerk here but ohh well.
Let me get this straight you dont have 4 minutes to read over a reply, that actually points out many of the reasons that $5 a month is not a rip off. (if you pay the higher price of $10 that is on you.) Yet you have the time to start what 2 or 3 threads, a similar amount of online petitions, and reply to every comment disagreeing with you?
Oh and did I say it was wrong? I said its not fair. BUT WAIT WE ALL HAVE OPINIONS IN RIGHT IN WRONG NOW DON'T WE?