1. MrCokeacola

    MrCokeacola The Xbox Guy
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    Gamepass is a meme that use Xchads only signed up for because you could get 3 years of it for a buck. Once my GPU runs out in 2022 if Xbox Live is still 120 dollars a year I'm making the switch to PS5.
     
  2. Big Man Tyrone2

    Big Man Tyrone2 GBAtemp Fan
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    People only have Xbox because they're already too far into the ecosystem.

    Also because they have friends who have Xbox.
     
  3. Crazynoob458

    Crazynoob458 Idiot wii and ds hacker
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    banjo kazooie is on game pass
     
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  4. Plstic

    Plstic Guru Meditation Error
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    Microsoft must be smoking super crack to come up with an idea like this.
     
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  5. ZeroFX

    ZeroFX Eh. What?
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    Whoa, 120 for a permission to play online.
     
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  6. RichardTheKing

    RichardTheKing Wolf Blass Shiraz Drinker
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    Which is why console-specific online paywalls are bullshit, as evidenced by Nintendo and, ironically enough, Microsoft.
    Nintendo didn't force up a stupid monthly/annual paywall for the Wii, for the DS, for the 3DS, for the Wii U, or for the Switch's first year - which just shows just how bloody arbitrary the bloody paywall is, how it doesn't "improve online" at all, since the last three worked fine enough without needing it.
    Microsoft also never constructed a paywall to use their OS's online functionality in relation to gaming, which could conceivably be done with games sold on their store. I wonder why they didn't, despite being the first to do so with the 360...oh yeah, because other storefronts don't do that, and would use the lack of a shitty paywall to snatch even more customers.
     
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  7. Lumstar

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    It isn't like there's been a great online game players of all skill levels can jump in and enjoy, even if they only play a few minutes a day, since... I dunno. Maybe Call of Duty 4.
     
  8. MrCokeacola

    MrCokeacola The Xbox Guy
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  9. Reploid

    Reploid GBAtemp Advanced Maniac
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    not in Russia, so it's okay
     
  10. Jayro

    Jayro MediCat USB and Malwarebytes Bootable Developer
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    This Gamepass/PS Plus crap is good for people who plow through games, but it's definitely not for me.
     
  11. Memoir

    Memoir Hi, I'm Cynical!
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    Oh, hey. They're doing a complete 180. Also, F2P games may no longer require Gold to play.
     
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  12. Unleanone999

    Unleanone999 GBAtemp Maniac
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    And last year people were saying that xbox online is going to be free. Lol!
     
  13. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Legend
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    Didn't even last a whole day :creep:
     
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  14. RichardTheKing

    RichardTheKing Wolf Blass Shiraz Drinker
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    GOOD - we've already got that completely needless and disgusting price hike on PS5/Xbox Series games (from US$60 to $70), so raising Gold price would've been more salt on the wound.

    We're not made out of money, morons; stop raising prices, especially during a goddamn pandemic!
     
  15. Pipistrele

    Pipistrele GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    I'm sure it was pretty much their plan - to bully people onto GamePass because getting Gold separately won't make sense by this point.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    It's a console that gives you the most bang for your buck, which is the primary appeal - hardware is cheaper than if you buy a PC, software is cheaper than if you buy PS.
     
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  16. KingVamp

    KingVamp Haaah-hahahaha!
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    They even had F2P behind a pay wall? smh Pay online was and will always be a dumb thing. At least without giving a free option.
     
  17. ccfman2004

    ccfman2004 GBAtemp Addict
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    Again I already have most of next month's games. Got Gears 5 for basically free as I bought the Gears 5 Xbox One X off eBay for $300 and the redemption card for all Gears games was unused. This was before MS reduced the price of One X to $300.
     
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