QUOTE(bucko @ Oct 15 2006, 11:51 AM)
Very nice read, nice to know that online gaming will be free, that has always bugged me with Xbox Live (never had it) because I just like to play Counter Strike Source on my PC for free online because I've already bought the game. ...
QUOTE(Deftech @ Oct 15 2006, 11:20 PM)
Yeah, 4.17 a month is soooooo pricey for what you get
Some people need to stop looking for reasons to justify not getting Live, its embarassing.
I'd have to agree with Deftech here. I didn't bother with XBL for the longest time. I had an Modded Xbox, and I thought it was stupid to have to pay any amount for online service. I played a few games online using my PC but not to often because it was a hassle.
I won a new Xbox in a Mt Dew contest and it came with 3 months free. Being that got an unmoded console and a free trial I decided it could hurt trying. I didn't even have any specific games that I wanted to play online.
After about 2 hours revisiting old games I hadn't played for months and tried them for the first time online (even games I wouldn't have thought about playing online) I realized that the measly $4 a month was well worth what MS offered. The servers are fast, you don't have to configure anything, and you have a singular identity across every game. Playing online was just as easy to do as playing offline.
I bought a 12 month kit the next day and never looked back...
bucko, I can see where you're coming from but Deftech is right, making excuses at this point is just embarrassing, hell even my GF has a XBL Gold account This post has been edited by twistedsymphony: Oct 16 2006, 01:23 PM