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Topic: XBox Live... is it worth it?

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chadthegamer

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I've had the 360 for years and still don't have xbox live. Is it really worth $50 a year? I don't have Playstation network either but I believe it's free. Are there any major differences between the two? (other than price) Which do you believe is better?

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MetalMario

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$50 a year is freaking nothing dude. There's so much you can do.

And you can try it out for a month for only $8.

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The_Fox

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It is worth it. If the price bothers you, you can find cards cheaper on sites like eBay. I don't have a PS3 (but do have a 360), and from what I've been told from those that have both Xbox Live is generally smoother. I guess it's really up to what games you want to play online.

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James

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Don't forget that when you create an Xbox Live account, you get a month's trial of Xbox Live Gold (at least, you do in the UK). I would say it's well worth it, but then I get mine for free, so it's the best value for money I ever had :D

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Dezner

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If you have the games AND the friends to play them with, I'd say it's worth it. :)

If you have the friends BUT no games to play them with, then no, I don't really think it is. (Speaking from experience here, I only have a Silver account, and I would probably have never got a 360 had a secondhand one not been given to me 2.5 months ago.)

However, if you have the extra money to get the games to play with friends, or just want to play games online to make new friends, AND you don't view cross-platform PS3 games as an option, then I'd say a Gold account would be good for your money.

Long story short, if you buy lots of online multiplayer 360 games and have lots of time to devote to it, go ahead! :o

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KDR_11k

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I doubt it's worth it for me, I rarely play online. Wouldn't justify the 60€, would it?

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Stuffgamer1

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I haven't played a game on Live in about 250 days, or at least not one that contained anybody not already on my friends list (not much if any with friends only either, though). Honestly, I don't think Gold is worth my money. But I upkeep it anyway because I do use it sometimes. I make pretty good use of the Gold Deal of the Week sometimes, at least. :P

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Ramandus

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chadthegamer wrote:

I've had the 360 for years and still don't have xbox live. Is it really worth $50 a year? I don't have Playstation network either but I believe it's free. Are there any major differences between the two? (other than price) Which do you believe is better?

I have heard that XBOX is better, but PSN is free so I'd rather go with PSN than the XBOX Live. It also depends if you have games you are itching to play online.

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Xbox Live is worth every penny of the $50 a year. It's the best online gaming service on the planet. Nothing else is even remotely close, IMO.

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astarisborn94

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Paying for online = Not worth it. If you don't play your Xbox 360 anymore, sell it.

And good news, because you don't have to pay for online play for Playstation Network, which is one of the advantage.

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apocalypse217

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I cannot say personally but everyone I know that has a 360 and buys XBOX Live all I hear is how awesome the online experience is.

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Dezner

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Super+Smash+Bros wrote:

Paying for online = Worth it if you have the games to play online with and the friends to play said games with online, and if you play online on a near-daily basis with almost no backlogged games on the 360 or any other systems.

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MetalMario

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You don't need to play daily, but if you don't play it much don't do it.

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