Neoseeker : News : Microsoft drops Gold subscription requirement for most apps, Netflix, Twitch, Skype and so on
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Auron32 May 13, 14
they finally noticed their sales have TANKED in recent months?

some good changes, this and the no kinect forced down our throats are great imporvements indeed, makes me tempted, but i will still grab a PS4 first when the games start rolling out
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Tenken May 13, 14
About damn time. Always thought it was the dumbest thing ever that they required the subscription for it when Sony and Nintendo both let Netflix be used without one.
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harbin May 13, 14
Makes sense. Why should you pay a company for services it has nothing to do with, no control over its delivery, app, etc? Puts it on levellevel with Sony. You pay £5 for Netflix then have to pay Microsoft for Gold for the luxury of having it on your Xbox? Pfft.

Not saying this is the sole reason but it's no surprise why the PS4 continues to outsell the Xbone.
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Darknet May 13, 14
This is gonna get casual gamers to buy an Xbone. And it's a bonus for core owners.
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THM May 13, 14
Still not good enough.
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Auron32 May 13, 14
im not grabing either one just yet, there are not enough games for me to worry about and they arent a year old, i wont get burnt by buying a console that could break, i know a guy who had his day one PS4 die on launch...
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Epoch May 13, 14
I hope this means they are going to consider dropping gold fees for games that have seperate subscriptions, such as ff14.
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BlackLabel May 13, 14
quote THM
Still not good enough.
It makes Xbox Live Gold as fair as PlayStation Plus now. If you're on board with PlayStation Plus then you're on board with this.
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Auron32 May 13, 14
quote BlackLabel
quote THM
Still not good enough.
It makes Xbox Live Gold as fair as PlayStation Plus now. If you're on board with PlayStation Plus then you're on board with this.
not really, the games for gold SUCK compared to what sony give out, and dont even TRY that rental BS, if your online, your going to be online all the time, the rental argument is pathetic fanboyism...

Sony gives games 6 months old, meanwhile microsoft gives out stuff that is mostly 5 YEARS old and pretty much DEAD...
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BlackLabel May 13, 14
quote Auron32
quote BlackLabel
quote THM
Still not good enough.
It makes Xbox Live Gold as fair as PlayStation Plus now. If you're on board with PlayStation Plus then you're on board with this.
not really, the games for gold SUCK compared to what sony give out, and dont even TRY that rental BS, if your online, your going to be online all the time, the rental argument is pathetic fanboyism...

Sony gives games 6 months old, meanwhile microsoft gives out stuff that is mostly 5 YEARS old and pretty much DEAD...
Gee you're pretty intense aren't you? It almost makes me not want to reply to anything you said, almost.. I will give it a shot though because you did put the effort in to reply to me so out of respect I'll do the same.

Games With Gold has been pretty tame but Microsoft has always been playing catch up. Sony started the scheme before them and likely had many deals in place for the best games before Microsoft could get a look in. Next gen on the other hand things could be different. Yes Sony has started PS+ Instant Game Collection on current-gen before Microsoft has, but nothing has really come out of it for obvious reasons as the generation is young. This means it's a far more neutral battleground this time and that means Games With Gold going forward could get better.

Now I am only assuming things but you're also assuming PS+ will remain as good from a value perspective as it has been, so we're all just assuming here aren't we? What I am saying is that now more than ever Xbox Live Gold is in a prime position to offer parity with PS+ in terms of value. Yes the parity isn't there last-gen, but this is current-gen now and the services current-gen are now pretty equal.
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Huntereb May 13, 14
Wow, this is a surprise. This actually makes me want to buy an XBone!

And I can start using my 360 again!
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Tommy Vercetti May 13, 14
quote Auron32
quote BlackLabel
quote THM
Still not good enough.
It makes Xbox Live Gold as fair as PlayStation Plus now. If you're on board with PlayStation Plus then you're on board with this.
not really, the games for gold SUCK compared to what sony give out, and dont even TRY that rental BS, if your online, your going to be online all the time, the rental argument is pathetic fanboyism...

Sony gives games 6 months old, meanwhile microsoft gives out stuff that is mostly 5 YEARS old and pretty much DEAD...
They give out better games since you have to keep the subscription activated to play them. Unlike where GfG you can end the XBL service and keep the games. There's a risk of the player only subscribing when there's "good" games so they can't make alot of money off of it.

Now on Xbox One they're switching to the PS+ style they can afford to gift bigger titles.
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Xperious May 14, 14
Hallelujah!
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RabidChinaGirl May 14, 14
BlackLabel Your avatar fits this news pretty well.
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