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Mr Puggsly said:
S.T.A.G.E. said:
Mr Puggsly said:
S.T.A.G.E. said:

Microsoft, EA and Activision are going to take the gaming industry into a full pay to play methodology next generation for sure if you don't keep your mind sharp to how this gen is going to end. Everything will have a dollar price and if they can't get it straight out of you they'll find other ways. I really do wish it was the days of fun gaming when the Japanese ruled the industry, but I am sure that is going to take a harsh turn now.

If Sony can manage to stick around they will probably go the pay route as well. Its amazing how some people can't get through their head that offering online services isn't free. The overhead cost are so high that Sony actually has publishers pay bandwidth fees. MS however does not which is part of the reason they get more support and content.

The Cold War is over commie. Quit worrying about companies trying to make money off something as trivial as video games.

Yes because they would find that being fair and respecting that people already pay internet bills should be enough admission to use the internet without publisher and Microsoft barricading you from further entertainment. They tried, but they found that people find paying is the way to go so they just might follow suit. When they do were all fucked. I might just stop gaming because of all the payments ontop of games for a little while. I have too many other things to focus on.

I remember when programs like Napster first appeared and people felt they were entitled to download all the music they want free because they pay for the internet. Your argument is equally ignorant.

Fair is bullshit spewed by socialists/commies. You wanna know whats truly fair? Not being oblige to pay for something you don't want or support.

Nobody cares if you stop gaming and more importantly you shouldn't care how people chose to spend their money. If you don't like the direction the industry is going, you can take your money elsewhere. That says more than pissing and moaning on a forum.

You're a fool if you think I'm equating the piracy of copyrighted music to third parties paying for their own servers. You're definitely American....using socialists and commies as a scare tactic argument to scare someone into believing what you're saying is true. I know better. Some of the happiest, healthiest and nations with the best education in the world are socialist or have some sort of socialist policy. I am not arguing against the price of the console, nor the games, its everything in between thats screwing everyone.

Never questioned why you can game on the Wii and PS3 for free but on the 360 you can't even get to your own Netflix, Hulu or any secondary subscription account that you pay for?  Your blocked off until you pay them. Tell me how thats fair. Xbox Live doesn't have dedicated servers. Activision making players pay for COD Elite optional if they want to get everything in one package. 

Xbox Live (one year): $60 (Ten dollars of that already goes to Activision courtesy of Microsoft)

COD Elite:                     $50 

Battlefield 3 server costs


  • 1 day: $1.49
  • 7 days: $6.99
  • 30 days: $24.99
  • 90 days: $64.99
Yeah...add it up depending on what type of gamer you are. Whats next Halo? Yay capitalism! :)