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price change XBL Gold

Post by sakono » Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:07 am

this may or may not be old news for some of you but i didn't see a post about it so here it is.

http://majornelson.com/archive/2010/08/ ... ption.aspx
Since launching Xbox LIVE in 2002 we have continually added more content and entertainment experiences for our members, while keeping the price the same. We’re confident that when the new pricing takes effect, an Xbox LIVE Gold membership will continue to offer the best value in the industry
I call bs!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't use anything other then party chat and online multiplayer. i don't need or want twitter, facebook, last fm or even netflix as i get that on my pc or my wii for free! :x :x
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Post by Karou Ariyen » Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:28 pm

You know what? I don't need xbox live gold to get armor unlocks in Reach, I can fugging do that in campaign, on legendary, with a friend. MS Can go screw themselves. They don't give us enough content to warrent 50/mo. Oh and there are MS Whores like certain people in my linkshell who will be fine with being screwed in the rump. You know what? I work hard for my money and I don't like being ripped off. This is nothing but a sham, It will hurt them, and they will revert.
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Post by Shirai » Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:22 pm

Kaorii wrote:It will hurt them, and they will revert.
My thoughts as well, they'll be losing a lot of subscribers.
This will cost them more than the new price will compensate for.
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Post by Alya Mizar (Tsybil) » Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:47 pm

So much for ever seeing FFXIV on the Xbox.
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Post by Tivia » Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:54 pm

Welcome to the Playstation network, where we get all the things you pay for, free. :rofl:

I do love the "Continue to be one of the best values blah blah blah"...Newsflash ms..Live gold hasn't been a good value much less the best in at least 4 years.
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Post by Karou Ariyen » Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:55 pm

Tivia wrote:Welcome to the Playstation network, where we get all the things you pay for, free. :rofl:

I do love the "Continue to be one of the best values blah blah blah"...Newsflash ms..Live gold hasn't been a good value much less the best in at least 4 years.
2 Words. PlayStation Plus. Welcome to our neighborhood.

Yes but playstation plus is purely optional stuff. We don't require it to use things like netflix, get DLC, get demos, etc. It is basically making content that was otherwise pay content anyhow and offering it under one flat rate.
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Post by Keerith » Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:12 pm

There was a while where I used Netflix, but it got kinda meh after a while.

Now I only have a Gold membership for the few games I play online, and the free demos from X-Box Arcade. Going to drop the subscription. :)
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Post by Karou Ariyen » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:10 pm

Sony is going to go the full pay route. I know they are. PlayStation plus is just the beginning. Xbox Live was originally supposed to be free, until MS Changed that before launch.
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Post by Amiricle » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:55 pm

Well, they've said that the current free PSN service as it stands will always remain free, and they will just be adding extra stuff and features to PSN+ to entice more people to subscribe to it. CEO at E3 confirming that was last I heard on this subject. I highly doubt this will change during the Ps3's life.
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Post by Karou Ariyen » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:18 pm

Isania wrote:Well, they've said that the current free PSN service as it stands will always remain free, and they will just be adding extra stuff and features to PSN+ to entice more people to subscribe to it. CEO at E3 confirming that was last I heard on this subject. I highly doubt this will change during the Ps3's life.
Like their famous CEO Quote "We can sell the Playstation based on our name alone." o.O; I want to believe sony's not all stupid, but these corporations have changed my mind big time. Look how quickly microsoft went down hill when Gates retired and stepped down. MS Went from integrating technology into our lives to make things better to "Screw you people, we want your money and you have no alternative."

Makes you wonder what really goes on behind closed doors where the public and the media can't see or hear, doesn't it?
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Post by Alya Mizar (Tsybil) » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:45 pm

Kaorii wrote:.... Look how quickly microsoft went down hill when Gates retired and stepped down. MS Went from integrating technology into our lives to make things better to "Screw you people, we want your money and you have no alternative."

Makes you wonder what really goes on behind closed doors where the public and the media can't see or hear, doesn't it?
Ummmm.... You are old enough to remember the MS-dos days I think. The days when they set up that no alternative thing? Using tactics that would have gotten a company in any established industry slapped up 'side the head by antitrust laws? When Washington DC was so computer illiterate that Microsoft didn't have to spend one thin DIME on lobbying and STILL didn't get slapped up 'side the head?

So nothing has changed save their lobbying expenses. :rofl:

I can STILL blame Chairman Bill (Retired).
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Post by Karou Ariyen » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:47 pm

Tsybil wrote:
Kaorii wrote:.... Look how quickly microsoft went down hill when Gates retired and stepped down. MS Went from integrating technology into our lives to make things better to "Screw you people, we want your money and you have no alternative."

Makes you wonder what really goes on behind closed doors where the public and the media can't see or hear, doesn't it?
Ummmm.... You are old enough to remember the MS-dos days I think. The days when they set up that no alternative thing? Using tactics that would have gotten a company in any established industry slapped up 'side the head by antitrust laws? When Washington DC was so computer illiterate that Microsoft didn't have to spend one thin DIME on lobbying and STILL didn't get slapped up 'side the head?

So nothing has changed save their lobbying expenses. :rofl:

I can STILL blame Chairman Bill (Retired).
No that's not what I mean, yeah they did shady crap but at least windows back then was a solid product. All I get with Windows 7 is constant errors. and it's only on the xp mode copies. Thanks MS you douche bags.
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Post by MikaMeow » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:18 am

Woah, when did Gates retire?
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Post by Alya Mizar (Tsybil) » Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:06 am

MikaMeow wrote:Woah, when did Gates retire?
About 4 years ago I think. Maybe 3.
Kaorii wrote:at least windows back then was a solid product
:shock: :? :lol: :rofl: :lol: :rofl: :lol:

Windows was solid VAPORWARE for over a decade. But Chairman Bill merely had to say "Its coming...*" to kill other graphic OSs dead in the water.

When the first Windows actually hit was in the early 80386 days. I had a pretty good 8086. What a 386 running windows did in minuets I could do in seconds. OK, for an 8086 it was hot.

Win 98 was my first upgrade from DOS. It wasn't as stable.

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Post by Karou Ariyen » Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:09 am

You didn't use windows 3.1/11? Wow.
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Post by Alya Mizar (Tsybil) » Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:10 am

At that point I had a 386 DOS blazer that would rip through anything 5X faster than a Windows 486.

I was quite good with DOS by that point too. I don't think I have ever been as deep into an OS since. I didn't change to WIndoze till games kinda forced me to.

ME was the first one more stable than late DOS IMHO.
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Post by Keerith » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:27 am

You could do all kinds of mean things to DOS and it just wouldn't care. :D

Then again, it was pretty simple. Adding pictures made it all complicated.
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Post by MikaMeow » Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:50 am

I think I used 3.11 on my dads comp a few times, but my first OS was windows 95. I didn't get a computer till I was 15 or so.
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Post by Karou Ariyen » Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:26 pm

Well in that case, Windows 3.1/11 was and still is considered the greatest windows system ever. But seriously, Microsoft is purely stupid, no gamer is going to pay their fees. And anyone who can sit there and justify microsoft's actions as "okay" should be shot at 30 paces. Nothing about this increase in fees is okay or acceptable by any business standard. "We believe the content" yeah right, nothing even justifies the 50 bucks.
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Post by Shirai » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:52 pm

And they just sent me an email offering me a 40% discount on a one year subscription! :rofl:
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Post by Karou Ariyen » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:02 pm

Shirai wrote:And they just sent me an email offering me a 40% discount on a one year subscription! :rofl:
That applies to dashboard subscriptions only. Game cards exempt. Why you ask? Because on the dashboard your subscription is set to automatically renew. They figure they can sucker people that way. when your "discount" period is over, they rebill you at the full rate. And it's a bear to jump through hoops and get it taken off your credit card because they connect you to "Hello this is bob from india!" >.>;
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Kaorii wrote: That applies to dashboard subscriptions only. Game cards exempt. Why you ask? Because on the dashboard your subscription is set to automatically renew. They figure they can sucker people that way. when your "discount" period is over, they rebill you at the full rate. And it's a bear to jump through hoops and get it taken off your credit card because they connect you to "Hello this is bob from india!" >.>;
My subscription runs out in November; it took a while and a lot of wrong clicks that took me to pages I didn't want to see, but I turned off the auto-renew through the x-box live website.
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Post by Karou Ariyen » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:44 pm

Keerith wrote:
Kaorii wrote: That applies to dashboard subscriptions only. Game cards exempt. Why you ask? Because on the dashboard your subscription is set to automatically renew. They figure they can sucker people that way. when your "discount" period is over, they rebill you at the full rate. And it's a bear to jump through hoops and get it taken off your credit card because they connect you to "Hello this is bob from india!" >.>;
My subscription runs out in November; it took a while and a lot of wrong clicks that took me to pages I didn't want to see, but I turned off the auto-renew through the x-box live website.
Wait you can stop the auto billing? Why does that sound like a court-ordered FCC Ruling?
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Post by Keerith » Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:12 am

Hah. Dunno.

There was a month where I was signed up to Phantasy Star Online, THAT required two phone calls and a few hoop jumps to stop. The X-Box Live subscription was relatively painless despite the missclicks.

Go to your X-Box Live account home page and the billing information (I think), where it tells you your renewal date/rate. There should be a line that reads: "Automatic subscription renewal: on" or some such. Click where it says 'on' and you can get the option to cancle it after a few pages of please-don't-go and some adds.
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Post by Karou Ariyen » Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:05 am

Keerith wrote:Hah. Dunno.

There was a month where I was signed up to Phantasy Star Online, THAT required two phone calls and a few hoop jumps to stop. The X-Box Live subscription was relatively painless despite the missclicks.

Go to your X-Box Live account home page and the billing information (I think), where it tells you your renewal date/rate. There should be a line that reads: "Automatic subscription renewal: on" or some such. Click where it says 'on' and you can get the option to cancle it after a few pages of please-don't-go and some adds.
I buy subscription cards and points cards for 2 reasons: A) It's convienent for me to get them from gamestop which is a block away from me. B) It's safer. I don't have to worry about my credit card information being at risk and prone to hackers. Microsoft claims your information cannot be hacked, but that's impossible. Nothing on the internet is safe.
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Post by Shirai » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:59 am

Kaorii wrote:That applies to dashboard subscriptions only. Game cards exempt. Why you ask? Because on the dashboard your subscription is set to automatically renew. They figure they can sucker people that way. when your "discount" period is over, they rebill you at the full rate. And it's a bear to jump through hoops and get it taken off your credit card because they connect you to "Hello this is bob from india!" >.>;
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