Originally posted by Flanker
3.) You're complaining about $10/month for online play? Chances are your cable internet costs $40/month of so just by itself.
Cheaper than that man. From the Microsoft website:
"Twelve-month (plus bonus!) Xbox Live Gold Subscription Card
Estimated Retail Price: $49.99 USD or $59.99 CAN"
That's $5 Canadian / month
For you Americans out there (most of you
), it'll be about $4 US / month.....
Just skip a lunch for one day out of the month..
I guess to be fair, you "can" add this to the cost of the XBox 360 system price to get a fair comparison with a PC - since PC online gameplay is "usually" free. Interestingly enough, Massive Multiplayer on XBox 360 seems to be "free" (silver memberships), where as on the PC it costs money. So, I'll leave it up to the individual person to see if they want to add it or not. In a worst case comparision, it'll cost $150 US extra over 3 years. Still beats a gaming PC............
A PS3 on the other hand doesn't seem to have a subscription fee. THe "online" fee is upto the game publishers - so it's identical to the PC online setup. THe price of the PS3 is what you pay over the counter. Period.