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10-06-2013, 11:29 AM
Big Grin Microsoft fires back at Sony!
I hope nobody beats me to posting this but
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Microsoft fires back at Sony with free game downloads for Xbox live gold gamers

"Well, Microsoft kicked off its big E3 media briefing today with a big middle finger to rival console player Sony. Starting on July 1, XBOX Live Gold members who still have XBOX 360s will get two free game downloads per month to keep — according to Microsoft SVP Yusuf Mehdi, Assassin’s Creed 2 and Halo 3 will be among the first titles to be available for Gold subscribers."

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10-06-2013, 11:42 AM
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Wow free games....that everyone bought years ago Dodgy

Sounds like a "bribe" to try keep customers quiet about the DRM shite with the ridiculously named xbox 1.

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10-06-2013, 11:44 AM
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(10-06-2013 11:42 AM)FSM_scot Wrote:  Wow free games....that everyone bought years ago Dodgy

Games that I could never buy because I'm a broke teenager. Thumbsup
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10-06-2013, 11:52 AM
RE: Microsoft fires back at Sony!
I'm with Scot on this.
It's great, and it will certainly get people coming back or buying the new xbox1 when it comes out.
BUT it's stupid because the only games they will have for free download will be old games that, as Scot said, everyone brought ages ago.

It's nice, but being able to download free games a couple years after they come out for free (and only 2 a month at that) is no where near worth buying an xbox1 imo.

aka, xbox1 still sucks.

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10-06-2013, 12:12 PM
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Actually now that i think about it this is microsofts way of retaliating against the users that have cancelled their gold membership in protest at microsoft.

Personally i think they should be giving free games to the members that succesfully managed to cancel their subscription since microsoft made it damn near impossible to get done. Making cancelation a fucking achievement.

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10-06-2013, 01:03 PM
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No seriously, it's a loss-proof method to fool the "idiots" among the sceptics. Ferdie, don't fall for it, the only thing Microsoft wants to do is to spank you and make you call it your master.

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10-06-2013, 01:30 PM
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Don't forget that the XBone isn't backwards compatible. So from their point of view, it's a way to continue monetizing (by getting 360-only people to maintain subscriptions) their obsolete console.

Oh, and Playstation Plus has given out free games for years. So there's that.
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10-06-2013, 04:00 PM
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Yep, MS just ripped off Sony.

I don't think there is currently any advantage of buying a XBone (thank you cjlr) over getting a PS4.
The hardware is weaker, the whole selling of games, Xbox Live is way more expensive than Playstation+ (if the prices on the current consoles are kept). The dialing home thing on a 12Mbit connection minimum. Mandatory login and telling what you are and are not allowed to play, the desing, the Smart TV thing that my Smart TV has already, and so on.

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10-06-2013, 04:13 PM
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Hey. I'm all for free games. If they offer a game I don't have I'm in. I suspect I wont be buying either of the new consoles at this point, instead opting on making a gaming computer (fuck both of you, microsoft and sony)
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10-06-2013, 04:41 PM
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PC gaming FTW!!

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