Hey Axe-Head Army. It's me, Amrit, and I wanted to re-evaluate Xbox Live and ask you guys whether or not you think it's still worth the price. I've seen some recent youtube videos, one of which is from a pretty big youtuber named "Boogie2988." This video is of him acting as a character named Francis, and he rants about how Xbox Live is not worth the money and that Microsoft shouldn't be charging consumers to play online or to enjoy many of the other services. The video can be found here. It's a hilarious video, but it's true.
Next-gen is almost upon us so I think its time for this the argument of PSN versus XBL to come up again. Personally, I can't justify having to pay to play online. Having a PS3 for so long and being able to play online for free, I can't see myself going back and having to pay for online play. I have an Xbox, and had been solely an Xbox player for almost 3 years (from 2005-2008) until I got my PS3 in 2008. I used to pay for Xbox Live and thought it was worth it then because back then, there was a noticeable difference between Xbox Live and PSN. But now, I don't see that big a difference (or any at all), and definitely not a big enough difference to justify having to pay.
PS Plus is giving its members free games, and they are no longer terrible games. Our friends in European territories are getting Okami HD, and there's Sleeping Dogs, Infamous, and a whole bunch of other games.
Yes, the game is this beautiful Go out and buy it. Oh wait, it's going to be available for FREE in EU.
With Xbox Live, and according to this link, you're paying to:
I'm sorry, but isn't this archaic by now? Every other console other than the Xbox offers playing online for free. Every device known to man can stream Netflix, and you don't need to pay to access it. There is just so much wrong with that list it just boggles my mind.
Anyways, I wanted to know what the EBA community thinks about Xbox Live. Is it still worth it knowing what other companies are offering? Do you think it should be free? Do you think people should stop paying for it? (because I don't see how MS would stop on their own) I would love to hear some opinions on this.