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Why are we paying for xbl to see ads?

#1HaloODSTDPosted 2/18/2013 9:46:57 AM
Xbox 360 owner/ Live subscriber since launch
7 years (2006 - 2013)
Xbox Live annual cost: $49.99 (For argument's sake, let's say $40, you might have got a $35 deal here and there)

7 x 40 = $280 cost to date

Can you imagine what you could buy with $280? You could get 7 games (or +20 for budget gamers) or even another console for yourself.

Aaaaaaand on top of that we have to look at ads every time we're on the dashboard? I thought we pay extra for services so we don't have to see ads (download sites, anti virus programs, etc)
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#2FocianPosted 2/18/2013 9:48:36 AM
Pathetic.
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#3Perfect LightPosted 2/18/2013 9:48:56 AM
Same reason you see ads on cable and Hulu Plus.
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#4EM_MegaPosted 2/18/2013 9:49:38 AM
$280 over 7 years.

That's slightly over $3 a month.

That's not even a trip to a Mcdonalds you spent per month.

Please try harder, over a long period of time ALL amounts sound abnormally large.
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#5cup_a_soupPosted 2/18/2013 9:49:57 AM
I don't know about you but the only adverts I see on the dashboard are stuff that's being sold on the marketplace.
#6HaloODSTD(Topic Creator)Posted 2/18/2013 9:51:01 AM
cup_a_soup posted...
I don't know about you but the only adverts I see on the dashboard are stuff that's being sold on the marketplace.


I see movies, tv shows, and music ads all the time, even soda and cars :/
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#7SunDevil77Posted 2/18/2013 9:57:02 AM
HaloODSTD posted...
Xbox 360 owner/ Live subscriber since launch


LIAR.
You are a dirty traitor.

We all know what you did.
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#8Marvel ManPosted 2/18/2013 9:59:24 AM
You guys are ****ing idiots for constantly entertaining this junk.
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#9darkharePosted 2/18/2013 10:00:57 AM
EM_Mega posted...
$280 over 7 years.

That's slightly over $3 a month.

That's not even a trip to a Mcdonalds you spent per month.

Please try harder, over a long period of time ALL amounts sound abnormally large.


yeah i was going to calculate this out myself, glad to see other gamefaq users with a head on their shoulders.
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#10HaloODSTD(Topic Creator)Posted 2/18/2013 10:01:40 AM
SunDevil77 posted...
HaloODSTD posted...
Xbox 360 owner/ Live subscriber since launch


LIAR.
You are a dirty traitor.

We all know what you did.


I wasn't talking 'bout myself, talking to whoever it applies to
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