Marketed as an entertainment system, yet you need gold...

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2 years ago#1
How does that make sense? I mean, there are many devices out there that don't charge you to do something so simple as watch Netflix. So how was Microsoft get away with requiring a gold account?

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It is a legitimate question and it really makes no sense.
2 years ago#2
I would rather see them enhance Gold's value a bit more creatively, but I can live with it.
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2 years ago#3
Yeah, it's pretty short sighted of them. Gold really only has value if you're a hardout gamer and yet they are saying "It's ok, you don't have to be a hardout gamer to own a XBO, because it does all these other cool things BUT you have to have Gold to access most of them!" Makes no sense.
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2 years ago#4
jsplisim posted...
I would rather see them enhance Gold's value a bit more creatively, but I can live with it.


They have, you get Gears of War for free. Not the second or third, but the original. Last month you got Keflings. Let me say that again, Keflings. It doesn't get better.
2 years ago#5
jsplisim posted...
I would rather see them enhance Gold's value a bit more creatively, but I can live with it.


I can live with it as well, because I will probably always have a Gold account as a gamer. But it seems kind of deceptive for people who see this and think it is cool (I mean, my parents even asked me about it) and decide to get it.
2 years ago#6
entertainment is optional of course. gaming first I guess.
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2 years ago#7
scarygrin posted...
entertainment is optional of course. gaming first I guess.


But when they show the reveal of xbone at E3 the focus is on TV (cable integration) and sports (football).
2 years ago#8
Def_S0ul posted...
scarygrin posted...
entertainment is optional of course. gaming first I guess.


But when they show the reveal of xbone at E3 the focus is on TV (cable integration) and sports (football).


Yeah, but yet not journalist talks about this. I am not sure, but can PS4 play things like Netflix and Hulu without PS+ ?
2 years ago#9
It's like a car commercial they show all the features not the base model and say some features optional.
Not to mention a free trial of gold.
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2 years ago#10
aray48 posted...
Def_S0ul posted...
scarygrin posted...
entertainment is optional of course. gaming first I guess.


But when they show the reveal of xbone at E3 the focus is on TV (cable integration) and sports (football).


Yeah, but yet not journalist talks about this. I am not sure, but can PS4 play things like Netflix and Hulu without PS+ ?


the only thing ps+ is required for is the multiplayer on ps4 games like call of duty, battlefield, ac4,ect.

you dont even need it (from what i understand) to play online for games that will require a subscription, like elder scrolls online, or are free to play, like DC Universe online.
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