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kentarulez
09-22-2008, 09:36 PM
I heard from my cousin that from next month Xbox LIVE will become FREE like PSN, does anyone have any proof of this, or anything going against it, could itr be something to do with the Dashboard update? Or is it just a rumor? Any feedback will be appreciated by my wallet :p

antnie
09-22-2008, 09:37 PM
People have been saying live will be free for years. I don't think it will ever happen. Even if it did I would like to get half of my money back, or something like that.

JesusBread
09-22-2008, 09:41 PM
It will never be free. PSN will probably start charging once HOME becomes available ;)

IMAMEX
09-22-2008, 09:44 PM
Damn. I guess I should just buy my sub for next year already then.

hopesfall2win
09-22-2008, 09:44 PM
It's getting a price reduction, to $40/yr i believe..

Daywalker-san
09-22-2008, 09:46 PM
It would be a bad move if it went free, compared to the PSN, XBL is a leauge above, the extra money means a better service

Lebowski
09-22-2008, 09:51 PM
It will never be free. PSN will probably start charging once HOME becomes available ;)

No they wont. PSN will ALWAYS be free.
Xbox Live costs money as it has a MUCH better service.

kiwi18
09-22-2008, 09:54 PM
NEVER! This will be bad because it will turn into a PSN type marketplace. Sloppy and not organized at all.

wgpfly
09-22-2008, 09:55 PM
Think about it as other posters are saying. You pay for a service a good one at that. By paying our making that service that much better. Take it from a Former WoW player. Paying means better service Imo. Ive played free games and they all somehow charge in one way or another. And the ones that charge are that much better.

Lebowski
09-22-2008, 09:55 PM
NEVER! This will be bad because it will turn into a PSN type marketplace. Sloppy and not organized at all.

Are you serious man
:chair

Coming from a PS3 Owner's view, The PS3 marketplace is REALLY well organised.

Jamie Solo
09-22-2008, 10:02 PM
lol, I remember last year when I had like 30 messages telling me to put "xbox live for free" in my motto... I dont think it will ever become free, but like the others said, it's worth it for the service you get.

Drewdude1023
09-22-2008, 10:52 PM
It's getting a price reduction, to $40/yr i believe..

whats your source?

Hypnotik Andrew
09-22-2008, 10:54 PM
Xbox live isn't that expensive anyways.
but I doubt they will become free.

kiwi18
09-22-2008, 10:58 PM
Are you serious man
:chair

Coming from a PS3 Owner's view, The PS3 marketplace is REALLY well organised.

I didn't mean it in that way. I know I messed up my words. I just meant that there really is not good content on it. And yes, I have had a PS3 since day 2.

Eternal
09-22-2008, 10:59 PM
Microsoft wants money. Xbox LIVE fishes them couple million every year. Of course they won't make it free.

Tricka21
09-22-2008, 11:00 PM
I'd also like to know this as i'm like sitting on my bed right now trying to decide whether or not to spend a rip off 40 on a piece of card as my live has just ran out or buy a brand new spanking game :confused: Seriously I wonder what i'd choose:D lol

[Waggly Bean]
09-22-2008, 11:01 PM
Yeah it won't become free, this IS Microsoft we're talking about!
It better not anyway as I have 13 months ready and paid for. :D

It would cause total havoc if they were to suddenly make it free - would everyone get refunds? What about people with existing Live cards? What about people half way through a 12 month subscription? And also, what about ALL the shops and businesses that have 3/12 month subscription cards in their stock? Would Microsoft refund all of those companies for the cards? I think not, it would be a massive payout on Microsoft's part.

It would be idiotic for Microsoft to do this, therefore they never will!

Fonkey Monkey
09-22-2008, 11:07 PM
i would be pissed if live became free, the drop in quality would be insane.
seriously, 13 months for $50 is nothing. especially when compared to most mmo's that are like $15 a month or whatever.

First Spectre
09-22-2008, 11:39 PM
Well, If it's going to be free. Than MC won't have enough money to create a new dashboard. And Xbox live is going to become a PS3. Which no body likes Ps3 Online.

vI Starlight Iv
09-22-2008, 11:44 PM
Boring....never going to happen

Lebowski
09-22-2008, 11:50 PM
And Xbox live is going to become a PS3. Which no body likes Ps3 Online.

I like PS3 Online, so your quote is therefore incorrect.

Jdm
09-23-2008, 12:45 AM
I honestly believe MS will never let their Live service be for free. I do not mind paying $50.00 a year for such an excellent service that continues to get better and better.