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Is paying to play online fair?

No. 37 58.73%
 
Yes. 21 33.33%
 
Don't know. 5 7.94%
 
Total:63
Flilix said:
No. It's a way to indirectly sell people games that they don't even want.

No, that's just part of the package and a great benefit. The reason most people subscribe is to play online.

Frankly, I don't get why people complain so much. PS+ and XBL are some of the cheapest subscription services around.



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Officially, it's just a paywall for companies to make more cash with the consumer.

Free games are only a sweet method to justify their actions.



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flashfire926 said:
Yes, to an extent. Running Xbox Live of PSN isnt free. It takes money to run these servers. Look at how shitty PSN was in PS3 days (when it was free), and look at how far along it has come on now.

However, the PSN "free games" and games with gold should be scrapped, because for people who want a monthly subscription for games PSNOW and Xbox game pass exists. And the price should simultaneously be lowered to $20-$40.

60 bucks is too much, imo.

I disagree with the bolded part.

The primary difference with "free" games with PS+/GwG is you keep those games with your subscription. Meanwhile with Gamepass and PS Now, you get access to many games instantly but games get removed.

Because of that I don't want "free" games removed from PS+ and GwG.

However, I think MS launching games on Gamepass is a game changer on what a game subscription service can be.



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If there would be option for online play that costs nothing or just a little, then I would like that instead of "free games" and "better" services. They are not giving us the option to choose, because then many would choose to give them less money... Its a shame that Wii U failed as it was the last hope for free online.



Mr Puggsly said:
Flilix said:
No. It's a way to indirectly sell people games that they don't even want.

No, that's just part of the package and a great benefit. The reason most people subscribe is to play online.

Frankly, I don't get why people complain so much. PS+ and XBL are some of the cheapest subscription services around.

Of course people suscribe to play online, but why can't it be free? It doesn't cost them millions to maintain their servers.



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Flilix said:
Mr Puggsly said:

No, that's just part of the package and a great benefit. The reason most people subscribe is to play online.

Frankly, I don't get why people complain so much. PS+ and XBL are some of the cheapest subscription services around.

Of course people suscribe to play online, but why can't it be free? It doesn't cost them millions to maintain their servers.

It doesn't cost them $0 to maintain their servers.  And thats why it can't be free.



The poll makes me really happy. I'm surprised by how many people think it's unfair considering most of the people here are console peasants  .



Neodegenerate said:

It doesn't cost them $0 to maintain their servers.  And thats why it can't be free.

But it was free and is free...



Stuart23 said:
Depends of the price and what is offered for that price.

Exactly. If item has value and charges an appropriate for that value, then I will likely buy it.



The F2P model in which the company makes money through microtransactions came to stay, it sure attracts more players than the old subscription model nowadays.