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The reason why XBL isn't free.

#11kidwgmPosted 12/24/2012 7:21:45 AM
triple s posted...
It's not free because they have millions of subscribers that are willing(or forced) to pay for it...


People are forced to pay for something? lol No.
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#12TeraPatrick2008Posted 12/24/2012 7:32:45 AM
Kids are so funny.
Stupid, but funny.
#13triple sPosted 12/24/2012 7:37:13 AM
kidwgm posted...
triple s posted...
It's not free because they have millions of subscribers that are willing(or forced) to pay for it...


People are forced to pay for something? lol No.



If you want to play online on the 360, you have no choice...
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#14DxZ99Posted 12/24/2012 7:41:23 AM
No like, no buy.
#15UndietakerPosted 12/24/2012 7:51:08 AM
jonnyram4000 posted...
If people wouldn't pay for p2p connection M$ wouldn't charge sorry i'm not spending a dime on xbox live when nintendo and sony offer the same thing for free and well pc with dedicated servers all for the low price of free.


Did you seriously just try to say Nintendo's pathetic online services compare to Xbox Live? lol
#16UndietakerPosted 12/24/2012 7:53:17 AM
kidwgm posted...
triple s posted...
It's not free because they have millions of subscribers that are willing(or forced) to pay for it...


People are forced to pay for something? lol No.


Obviously you're not old enough to own a home....
Or do you sit around with no power, gas or water?
#17chrcolPosted 12/24/2012 7:58:44 AM
xbox live isnt free because microsoft have realised enough will pay for it. Simple economics.
If they launched it with the price but takeup was abysmal it would have been made free or abandoned.

I would hazard a guess the typical console owner is a kid who has no choice because he can only use what mummy and daddy buy him so the parents who have invested in the console and games already fund the xbox gold rather than buying an alternative machine and new games.
#18ThePowerOf140Posted 12/24/2012 7:58:45 AM
Microsoft can technically justify their charging for XBL, given that their servers are much more secure than either Sony or Nintendo's.

It's unlikely that MS will ever have the problem that Sony faced with the mass account hacks.
#19HakuPosted 12/24/2012 8:05:49 AM
chrcol posted...
xbox live isnt free because microsoft have realised enough will pay for it. Simple economics.


This.

chrcol posted...

If they launched it with the price but takeup was abysmal it would have been made free or abandoned.


Happened on pc. They charged for GFWL, pc users would not pay, free now.
#20FrostedCwiPosted 12/24/2012 8:19:06 AM
ThePowerOf140 posted...
Microsoft can technically justify their charging for XBL, given that their servers are much more secure than either Sony or Nintendo's.

It's unlikely that MS will ever have the problem that Sony faced with the mass account hacks.


I wouldn't be so sure about that, sony got attacked because a guy hacked his ps3 and got sued for a ridiculous amount. The hacker group anonymous had no problem messing with the fbi so i'm sure microsoft would have gotten it just as bad as sony if the story would have been about a x360 instead of a ps3.