QUOTE(twistedsymphony @ Jul 19 2005, 09:57 AM)
to me $50 is pocket change, I have more than that in my pocket as I type this, I spend more than that taking my girl out to dinner and a movie on the weekend and that only provides a few hours of entertainment.
That was real arrogant. Good for you twisted.........You have more than $50 in your pocket as you typed that.
I've paid much more for much less with other services and the lack of hassle and (relatively) reliable servers XBL provides is worth it to me.
Yeah, I forgot that I never pay to play Half-Life, Half-Life 2 Deathmatch, Counter-Strike, Counter-Strike Source, Day of defeat, etc. I also forget how reliable the servers are. I seem to keep forgetting all the updates, new maps, weapons, and whatever other downloads valve gives to me almost every week. I also seem to forget how Steam collects all of these together in one program, like XBL. Valve has not asked for a dime since my purchase...............
As far as server hosting
So let me get this straight. M$ wants me to pay because I am using their servers. If EA can run the servers free(all ranked B2 servers are controlled by EA), someone please explain why M$ needs to charge me?
I can explain why. They are monopolistic. If the people are willing to pay............