Future Xbox Live pricing announced!!!

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  1. Paul_Fisher

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    The pricing for Xbox Live has been announced. For previous subscribers, $49.95/year, or $5.95/month. Read the article here.
     
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    Well that is a pleasant surprise. Good move for MS to keep the price down.
     
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    Excellent.
     
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    While $69.95 for a starter kit is a bit much, I think the idea of a monthly charge for those who want to try it out but not necessarily fully commit is a good idea. Also, the idea of games with free subscriptions for a limited time is a good one. But does that mean you can go online with only that game for that period of time, or that you need to have XBL and a copy of the game for the free trial (suggesting that the game normally has an additional fee)?
     
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    SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETTT :)

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    Sweet, I am in for life i guess :)
     
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    Also, from http://www.dailygame.net/news/archives/000660.html :

     
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    Looks like they have listend to what people wanted. Now everyone who was on the bubble to get XB and Live pick one up and get the $50 live starter while you can
     
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    "Voice is not a mandatory part of Xbox Live."

    Interesting...

    And Morgan, the idea of the free trial with games is that you do NOT need XBL - you get to try that particular game online for free without already having purchased XBL.
     
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    Good pricing scheme. If there's enough games that I'm interested in I'll renew.
     
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    Big props to Microsoft for giving us gamers CHOICES!! I'm very impressed with the options available here, and am glad they didn't just say "Here's how it's going to be". As I thought, MS realized that an announcement that doesn't give people what they want, would mean trouble for the service. The yearly price is exactly what most of us wanted, and the monthly price is actually pretty good anyway (it's not $10).

    The free trial with certain games is also a great new idea. It actually give some validity to having the ethernet port built into the system (instead of now which requires a start up kit, which costs more than Sony's Adapter). It'll of course also be a great tool for bringing more customers to the service.

    Now.... since they're going to be selling spare headsets, I think it would be nice to let the guests have a voice.

     
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    Plus, you can buy one now for much less...
     
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    Only $49.99 a year (or $5.99 a month)?!

    How will Bill Gates afford to support his family? [​IMG]
     
  16. Dan B

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    Yeah, it's $29.99. (according to an above post)

    I've heard of more than a few people breaking theirs already. [​IMG]
     
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    I broke mine. Fortunately I was able to swap it with one that was returned with a faulty module.
     
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    Great News What I was hoping for... I'll be renewing in Sept. I think I'll still be playing Wolfenstein by then...
     
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    ALso, just about any cell phone headset will work, most of them have small plug required,
     

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