QUOTE(1nsan3 @ Feb 12 2007, 10:25 AM)
These Dev's put a hell of alot of time and there OWN money out of there OWN wallets to make all this happen for us, an all you can do is piss and whine because you are not going to pay $99.00 a year for this. Yet you will Fork out $400.00 for a gaming platform, and then anywhere from $29.99 for $59.99 for the games? Personally your just a selfish son of a bit*h. If you cant pay $99.00 a year for this then you don't deserve it. Yes someday there may be a way for free, but still support these Dev's!! Don't complain about prices, you know that m$ charges high for everything even tho we know it never meets 'our' expectations. Please tho don't come to the scene and cry about it not being free. Makes you look more and more like a damn pirate.
Ive put my 2.4322 cents in.
First of all, your statement doesn't make sense. Yes homebrew dev's put lot of time and effort in creating emulators, games and apps, true. But the reason we are complaining is that the 99$ anual fee isn't imposed by those dev's... It's all done by Microsoft. What do dev's get from that 99$? The obligation to pay it too! So yes I am also complaining about the fact that no money goes to any of those dev's. Microsoft has created a little strategy called "I'm trying to make money from other's work". I would gladly pay 99$ a year if all of this money was going to those who deserve it, the homebrew coders but the way things are it's just giving a little more money to Microsoft.
Yes the XNA option is a great way to code apps for a different platform than the PC but hey... a Xbox1 and a modchip(or even a softmod), GP32/2X, etc. are all good too. Yes Microsoft has put a little effort in making XNA but considering the console war and the fact that PS3 owner can use their console to install Linux and create stuff on it I'd say Microsoft has only found a compromise that could satisfy some Xbox360 dev's that were thinking of changing their Xbox360 for a PS3. It's marketing and it's a way to satisfy a customer and make him stay with you instead of going to a competitor.
So when you write that we must support the dev's and that paying for the XNA subscription is a good way to do it I disagree with it. Also... keep the bad language out... that doesn't give you more credibility or superiority.
Also about that pirate suff, because you don't want to pay for something doesn't make you a pirate. I don't own a 40" plasma TV because I don't want to pay for it, on the other hand I would really like to have one free. Am I a pirate?