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Do you have Xbox Live?

Post by atf487 » Fri Jun 20, 2003 1:26 pm

Haven't seen any of these in a while.


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Post by TreyDay » Fri Jun 20, 2003 1:35 pm

My gamertag is TreyDay.

The games I have are NBA2K3, Whacked!, and Moto GP.
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Post by liltimmyw » Fri Jun 20, 2003 1:37 pm

My friend has it. The only Xbox Live game he has is UC. I play under the name Wompa One when I'm there or he's here.
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Post by area » Fri Jun 20, 2003 1:53 pm

I have it. Still sealed and unused though :| (It came free with my free Xbox, before you ask :))
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Post by Nyarlathotep » Fri Jun 20, 2003 2:13 pm

Question about Xbox Live!:

what exactly do you pay for?
Other than some crappy imo demo games and a microphone.
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Post by az_bont » Fri Jun 20, 2003 2:17 pm

If I were to get an online package for a console, it would be a PS2. I wouldn't have to worry about my switch being in the proper position, I'd get more games that I fancy, no monthly fees on the majrity (on the ones I'd play) and all my friends have PS2s, so I can still play them. Although I'll stick to using PC internet gaming, or at least I will do in a few days time when my BB modem arrives.
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Post by TreyDay » Fri Jun 20, 2003 2:18 pm

The $50 I payed for it payed for the demos, the headset and microphone, and a subscription to the on-line service.
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Post by bizzle » Fri Jun 20, 2003 2:28 pm

liltimmyw wrote:My friend has it. The only Xbox Live game he has is UC. I play under the name Wompa One when I'm there or he's here.
Wompa One.. that sounds so damn firmiliar.. I am thinking of movies with Jay and Silent Bob...
I think Jay and Silent Bob.. where they go into the guys house.. and they see the internet.. and the guy that used to do the comic.. I forget his name.. sees someones username.. and says, something.. "chick magnet net handle, Wompa One" or something like that.
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Post by liltimmyw » Fri Jun 20, 2003 2:39 pm

Xylene wrote:
liltimmyw wrote:My friend has it. The only Xbox Live game he has is UC. I play under the name Wompa One when I'm there or he's here.
Wompa One.. that sounds so damn firmiliar.. I am thinking of movies with Jay and Silent Bob...
I think Jay and Silent Bob.. where they go into the guys house.. and they see the internet.. and the guy that used to do the comic.. I forget his name.. sees someones username.. and says, something.. "chick magnet net handle, Wompa One" or something like that.
hahaha yeah
and my friend plays as "Magnolia Fan" :lol:
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Post by atf487 » Fri Jun 20, 2003 3:00 pm

az_bont wrote:If I were to get an online package for a console, it would be a PS2. I wouldn't have to worry about my switch being in the proper position, I'd get more games that I fancy, no monthly fees on the majrity (on the ones I'd play) and all my friends have PS2s, so I can still play them. Although I'll stick to using PC internet gaming, or at least I will do in a few days time when my BB modem arrives.

I'm sorry, but in this instance, the Xbox clearly wins. This is the only place where I feel that the Xbox actually has a much better plan then the rest.

Talk in all games
No 56kers
Easy interface
Identity/Friends List on all games
Better Games for online...

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Post by Vlad Tepes » Fri Jun 20, 2003 4:10 pm

I got the network adaptor for my PS2 just to see what it would be like, and I have to admit, it really doesn't suck nearly as badly as I thought it would. I thought about getting XBLive, but the only game I have that really supports it is RtCW, and since I play that on PC, there was no point. I got the PS2 network adaptor for THPS4, which is excellent online. I haven't experienced any dropped connections or much noticable lag. I might rent Socom to see how that is...and I'm really curious to see how Midnight Club II plays online. I might pick up XBLive when I finally get around to buying MotoGP2.
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Post by toastman » Fri Jun 20, 2003 4:21 pm

The funny thing about Live is that you pay $50, and you get a year of Live for free. In order to play your XBox online you need the Live starter kit. You can't just say, "Hey, I want the Live service here is $10 for my first month." Purchase of the starter kit is necessary.
In other words, Microsoft is once again making you pay to access features already designed into your console.
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Post by bizzle » Fri Jun 20, 2003 4:24 pm

toastman wrote:The funny thing about Live is that you pay $50, and you get a year of Live for free. In order to play your XBox online you need the Live starter kit. You can't just say, "Hey, I want the Live service here is $10 for my first month." Purchase of the starter kit is necessary.
In other words, Microsoft is once again making you pay to access features already designed into your console.
Same with the DVD kit. You need $30 to be able to play DVD's on it. For that price, well a little more, you can get a damn modchip, use DVD-x2, which doesn't require a remote, and play all the homebrew you want.
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Post by atf487 » Fri Jun 20, 2003 4:44 pm

Xylene wrote:
toastman wrote:The funny thing about Live is that you pay $50, and you get a year of Live for free. In order to play your XBox online you need the Live starter kit. You can't just say, "Hey, I want the Live service here is $10 for my first month." Purchase of the starter kit is necessary.
In other words, Microsoft is once again making you pay to access features already designed into your console.
Same with the DVD kit. You need $30 to be able to play DVD's on it. For that price, well a little more, you can get a damn modchip, use DVD-x2, which doesn't require a remote, and play all the homebrew you want.
Eh, yeah, but I wouldn't want to control DVD's without a remote, I'd buy one anyway.
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Post by Nyarlathotep » Fri Jun 20, 2003 4:54 pm

TreyDay wrote:The $50 I payed for it payed for the demos, the headset and microphone, and a subscription to the on-line service.
Yes, but my question is this:

When the years subscription is up, *what* are you actually then going to be paying for?

Servers? nope

Or is there going to be a huge upsurge in Live sales in November as everyone just buys a new Live starter kit instead of paying monthly subscriptions?

EDIT: I'm not actually bashing the Xbox, I just genuinely dont understand what exactly I'm supposed to be paying a subscription for when a Live trial subscription is used up :?
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Post by bizzle » Fri Jun 20, 2003 5:03 pm

DetunedRadio wrote:Eh, yeah, but I wouldn't want to control DVD's without a remote, I'd buy one anyway.
I'd rather just use the remote than pay $30. All I need the remote for is to start the movie. I usually don't pause and go back and stuff.
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Post by Skater_dusto » Fri Jun 20, 2003 5:33 pm

toastman wrote:The funny thing about Live is that you pay $50, and you get a year of Live for free. In order to play your XBox online you need the Live starter kit. You can't just say, "Hey, I want the Live service here is $10 for my first month." Purchase of the starter kit is necessary.
In other words, Microsoft is once again making you pay to access features already designed into your console.
Yeah. And microsoft did the same thing with the dvd/remote dealy... but we all have to admit that their Live service still rocks sonys online blather.

Btw, I'd use xbox live if my stepdad would just pick a gosh darn gamertag! We sat around the tv for over an hour, my whole family, tossing names back and fourth. Now the live package just sits here on my computer desk. Same things goes with the router and all the other jazz we bought for him for christmas. I sure could use that $300 right about now... :cry:
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Post by Gmc » Fri Jun 20, 2003 6:37 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:
TreyDay wrote:The $50 I payed for it payed for the demos, the headset and microphone, and a subscription to the on-line service.
Yes, but my question is this:

When the years subscription is up, *what* are you actually then going to be paying for?

Servers? nope

Or is there going to be a huge upsurge in Live sales in November as everyone just buys a new Live starter kit instead of paying monthly subscriptions?

EDIT: I'm not actually bashing the Xbox, I just genuinely dont understand what exactly I'm supposed to be paying a subscription for when a Live trial subscription is used up :?
Right, after your free 1yr subscription runs out, you need to pay like another $50 to get ANOTHER year subscription. Without a subscription you cant play it online. Do you understand now?
If not, for god sake go to http://www.xbox.com/live/ and read up there.
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Post by toastman » Fri Jun 20, 2003 7:05 pm

Gmc wrote:
Nyarlathotep wrote:
TreyDay wrote:The $50 I payed for it payed for the demos, the headset and microphone, and a subscription to the on-line service.
Yes, but my question is this:

When the years subscription is up, *what* are you actually then going to be paying for?

Servers? nope

Or is there going to be a huge upsurge in Live sales in November as everyone just buys a new Live starter kit instead of paying monthly subscriptions?

EDIT: I'm not actually bashing the Xbox, I just genuinely dont understand what exactly I'm supposed to be paying a subscription for when a Live trial subscription is used up :?
Right, after your free 1yr subscription runs out, you need to pay like another $50 to get ANOTHER year subscription. Without a subscription you cant play it online. Do you understand now?
If not, for god sake go to http://www.xbox.com/live/ and read up there.
I thought it was $10/month after the "free year". I've looked on the site, and it is not too clear on it though.

NM: On other sites they give a more clear idea of what costs you may be incurring regularly.
http://www.gameforms.com/news/?809
http://money.cnn.com/2003/04/02/comment ... mn_gaming/
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Post by Nyarlathotep » Fri Jun 20, 2003 7:09 pm

Gmc wrote:Without a subscription you cant play it online. Do you understand now?
No.

Because I'm not paying for servers, games, connection fees, ISP costs, or anything else that games companies charge money for: *WHAT exactly* is that money supposed to be paying for?

The privilege of being 'worthy' enough to use Live!? :?
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