Monday, August 30, 2010

Shoulda Seen That One Coming

Well look at that, Microsoft bragging about upgrading their service and now we get this delightful little nugget, expelled directly from Major Nelson's colon. Yep, they're raising the price of a gold Live subscription by 10 bucks a year.

Seriously guys, you couldn't even justify the original fee and now you want MORE? Gotta love this quote from the article:

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.

Best value? You mean how your two other competitors offer online play for fucking FREE? Or maybe we're paying for those retarded videos on the dashboard you guys always put up to advertise your newest contest or pay DLC. Either way this is about as good a value as buying an extra value meal, but instead of a hamburger it's shit and instead of fries it's more shit!!

Although if I am reading the site correctly, here in Canada it's just the 1 month subscription going up. I can guarantee though that if the other subscriptions in the USA are increasing, ours soon will. At this point we really need the PS3, or god forbid the Wii to step up and with some superior online play and kick them right in their money grubbing balls.

1 comment:

  1. If the PS3 offers the cross game chat like the XBL and include it in the free service. The answer that all Xbox users give," Its a better online service" really has to be put in perspective.

    I mean its not like the PS3 online multiplayer service is that bad that its frustrating unplayable, I use it constantly and it works really well. But setting up games with friends would run much better with the cross game chat instead of typing it all out or setting up a chat room and Sony as to address this soon.

    I'm sure when they do finally bring it in, it will either not be free and included in the Plus service or it will be soo buggy it might as well not have it to begin with.But have to wait and see.

    But if I was hesitant in getting a Gold membership before, then I'm sure as heck not going to get it now. But I honestly think that the number of people that they may lose due to the increase will be balanced out but all the others paying the extra $10.

    I have to go and make my own rant, getting to long here.:)