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Old 07-23-08, 11:25 AM   #13
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Why do they even bother?
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Old 07-23-08, 11:46 AM   #14
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yeah this is cool
now if only my gears of war would work...
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Old 07-23-08, 12:00 PM   #15
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...because we don't have a choice. It's not like there are competing online services which can do everything Live can available on the 360 like there is on the PC. MS is only doing this because Live doesn't stand a hells chance of succeeding on the PC with so many competing services that were always free and frankly superior.

Welcome to the life of a closed platform user.
heh well said

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because you are suckers

but seriously once people agreed to it and started paying, cost also went up from xbox to xbox 360. Why would MS stop?

On the second hand MP has always been free on PC, MS tried to turn PC into another cash cow. Since the LIVE on windows only supports about 10% of features it does on xbox 360 that didn't work. But now that they slowly will introduce more and more stuff to it. Sooner or later they will introduce montly cost again.
seriously. i get 12+1 month XBL Gold cards for my birthday every year though, so i dont mind too much.

i havent been online in a while. need to get back into it, but COD4 on PC is sooo addictive
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Old 07-23-08, 03:18 PM   #16
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It's actually a decent service as long as it's free. Not worth paying for on PC.
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Old 08-01-08, 11:06 AM   #17
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Hey all - new to the forum!

I don't know - I'm not soexcited about this. I thik my excitement is shadowed by annoyance at how long ths took to hapen. Pretty ridiculous.

Also - what is Microsoft doing to make all PC games work with live... me thnkstere are lots of uanswered questions!

My thoughts are pretty much in line with this Greg Vederman post I came across

http://www.thenextbench.com/hpg/blog?blog.id=hpblog
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Old 08-01-08, 02:14 PM   #18
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I still would like to know why it sucks with everything free...
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Old 08-01-08, 04:52 PM   #19
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Nothing wrong with it being free, but JessMyz is trying to say that it's taken too long to happen. And I agree. Not only that but it's taken too long for it to be a standalone product, for it to be PC centric and for it to sell PC games, distribute demos and other things like Xbox Live. MS says it's coming this Fall, it should have been here much earlier.
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