It is not a scam, and it has nothing to do with awareness. Amazon being behind Xbox LIVE paywall is a non issue because no one buys Live because of the streaming features as the main reason. If you have LIVE it is to play games online as its main use period. Now there are certain things that are included with LIVE but those are just sprinkles on the sunday not the ice cream.
It has lots to do with awareness, sometimes you can reel down the things you can't do with the console without having live to an Xbox gamer and you'll be surprised what reaction you get. Lol I'm glad you know what every Xbox gamer does with his/her console, jeez /s. Speaking in absolutes only highlights bias and doesn't further the point at all. I've see comments where people have let their live run dry by jumping ship to only come back to their 360 just to use some simple features, out of convenience, like the browser and have themselves locked out? Yo, you need gold for that! Lol I mean come on. People are definitely re-analysing it because now PSN can go toe to toe in features, what's left to differentiate?(inb4: boring stability retorts) Not to mention more value, and people can stop when they want to stop and still be able to use most of the console when it's done. WOWZA, fancy that, aye? Maybe you forgot about those people who may not be able to afford next months live for what ever reason(inb4: but it's only like $$$) or may consider stopping it for what ever reason and want to feel comfortable that without live their console isn't a featureless brick....which it would be.....
This only shows they see the Xbox as the competition, they know Sony is just dead man walking
@misterpmedia: Because there are just so many people out there who pay for Xbox Live so that they can use Netflix...
Again, lems seem to know a whole lot about every Xbox owner. Need to know where this hub of information can be accessed, hivemind? The sarcasm is there but it's probably true ;) and you couldn't deny it, you can still play games offline you know :P. The "you have to pay to play online anyway" retort is just laughable because you are the perfect MS customer(take that as a compliment or insult, up to you lol), that's the drone argument but maybe that's Stockholm syndrome setting in. It only gets you so far. Doesn't matter if you pay to play games online we're talking about what MS sneakily corners off in the process. inb4: PSN equivalent argument.
Yeah because the only reason you pay $60 a year on XBOX is to watch Netflix . P don't be this ignorant.
Seeing a common theme here. The hivemind is strong. Shitbat, fight me irl.
Point to a single person on this site that buys LIVE for movie/show streaming services...........
Go ahead I will wait.
Also, who the hell pays full price for LIVE ever?????? I can usually find it for $40 and sometimes $30.
You Cows point to everything but reality when it comes to consoles.
Well, then... go find some XBox owners who complain about it. I have been on XBL since 2003 - I have never heard "it sucks that MS put Netflix behind the paywall" or "I got XBL so I could stream Netflix movies".
The only people who "complain" about it are Sony fanboys.