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RandomWiiPlayer

shingi_70 wrote:

Anyone looking forward to halo reach?

I might pick it up when it comes out. I'm not all that into Halo, but apparently Black Ops is going to cost more than the standard 360 game, so screw that idea...... Maybe Reach, maybe Castlevania, maybe Fable. I'm not sure.

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The_Fox

I'll be picking Reach up. I haven't really played Halo multiplayer in months so I'm pretty eager to dive in.

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xAlias

I love Monday Night Combat, probably will delve into Reach as well.

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shingi_70

how do you gys like the new dashboard coming in the fall?

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RandomWiiPlayer

I can have some inappropriate fun with Kinect moving the avatar. But the dashboard isn't much different, so I don't give a crap. I don't spend any time on it anyway.

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WolfRamHeart

The new dashboard looks nice. It doesn't look too different from the existing one. I suppose it is more for Kinect integration than anything. I see that they redesigned the avatars too. Unfortunately, they still have that horrible stance. I guess I like the new look but even if I didn't it wouldn't matter because I would still have to download it anyway.

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RandomWiiPlayer

So, Microsoft is raising the price of Xbox Live Gold. They just lost a customer. I'm sure there will be more.
http://kotaku.com/5625516/xbox-live-price-increase-coming-nov...

To me, it's not even that they are raising the price. If they did that for a good reason, that's fine. But crappy reasons such as "the additional services available to Gold subscribers in 2010, such as ESPN, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, Last.fm and Video Kinect", I refuse to pay. I don't use any of these features, I use my gaming console for gaming. They should just add an additional fee for each of these services.

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The Game.

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WolfRamHeart

RandomWiiPlayer wrote:

So, Microsoft is raising the price of Xbox Live Gold. They just lost a customer. I'm sure there will be more.
http://kotaku.com/5625516/xbox-live-price-increase-coming-nov...

To me, it's not even that they are raising the price. If they did that for a good reason, that's fine. But crappy reasons such as "the additional services available to Gold subscribers in 2010, such as ESPN, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, Last.fm and Video Kinect", I refuse to pay. I don't use any of these features, I use my gaming console for gaming. They should just add an additional fee for each of these services.

Yeah, this is total BS. It's just Microsoft being greedy as usual. They do it just because they know they can get away with it. I guess it's time for me to stock up on some cheap 12 month cards online.

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WolfRamHeart

Corbs

I don't like the price increase, but I also don't mind paying for something if it's good and Xbox Live is the best online service available by a large margin. Nothing else comes close. And with likely only a year or two left in the console's lifespan, just do what Wolf said and snatch a few 12 month cards and call it day.

Plain old gamer :)

The_Fox

No doubt it's plenty annoying. MS should use a tiered approach in my opinion.

As a side note, if you buy the subscription cards at retail price you're getting suckered. I've bought plenty on eBay (for myself and friends without an eBay account) for 20-30% less.

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The_Fox

Annoying crap aside, Shank is pretty freaking awesome.

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the_shpydar

Annoying. But honestly, it still comes down to only $5 a month.
Granted, i rarely play online, so maybe i'll let my Gold subscription run out and just say screw it.

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Ravage

Luckily, only the 1 month is only raising $1 in Canada. We are already supposed to be paying $60 for 12 month, although I think a lot of people buy online or wait for sales.

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the_shpydar

What do you lose if you skip out on Gold membership and stick with Silver? Online support for multiplayer (all games, or just some?) and some occasional early releases of DLC, right? And some of the upcoming stuff (ESPN Live, Hulu+), i think? I don't think i'll really mind if i drop it, but i could go either way.

Any info on the differences (or pointing me to where i could find them) would be appreciated.

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The_Fox

I'm pretty sure you would lose out on Last FM, and the ESPN content I think is gold only. I believe Hulu might be an additional fee on top like with the PS3, but don't quote me on that.

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Magi

Netflix, ESPN, LastFM, Zune, Facebook, Twitter, videoKinect, Hulu Plus, and some multi-player functionality. I'd wait for a second opinion though as I'm not 100% sure on all of those.

Oh and this link talks about a few more differences between gold/silver:
http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/goldBenefits.htm

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EarthViper

I don't use any of the extra features and I don't play competitive multiplayer. I've used XBL a lot over the last 3 years or so for some awesome coop experiences that were either exclusive or games my PC couldn't handle; sadly there isn't a game on the horizon in that category that interests me.

As such I was already on the fence about renewing, MS just went and made my decision an easy one.

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Lotice-Paladin

To any UK 360 users.

Banjo Kazooie: Nuts n Bolts is £10 at Morrisons as well as Halo Wars being about the same price (it WAS £8 at Morrisons but they've raised it by another £6 since...).

Also I think you can find Resonance of Fate for as little as £15 in some GAME/Gamestation stores.

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the_shpydar

Magi wrote:

Netflix, ESPN, LastFM, Zune, Facebook, Twitter, videoKinect, Hulu Plus, and some multi-player functionality. I'd wait for a second opinion though as I'm not 100% sure on all of those.

Oh and this link talks about a few more differences between gold/silver:
http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/goldBenefits.htm

Ahh, thanks. Aside from the occasional online multiplayer, not a single one of those things is important to me to have on my 360.

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