Skype behind paywall for X1, free on Vita

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#1 Posted by clyde46 (45393 posts) -

#2 Edited by Senor_Kami (8344 posts) -

Non-existent on PS4 whether you want it for free or are willing to pay.

#3 Posted by MBirdy88 (7846 posts) -

Non-existent on PS4 whether you want it for free or are willing to pay.

skype will very likely be on the ps4....

#4 Edited by Heil68 (43603 posts) -

MS puts everything they can behind their paywall.

#5 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

What a joke.

#6 Edited by Heil68 (43603 posts) -

@Michael0134567:

Indeed, Ms really only cares about their bottom line and not gamers.

#7 Posted by KellyKelly (377 posts) -

I believe everything is behind their paywall including F2P games (LOL) and cross game chat

#8 Posted by donalbane (16211 posts) -

I find it hard to get mad about a paywall I am going to pay for anyway. And who here has a legit reason to care if PS4 services like Netflix aren't behind a paywall if you are paying Sony for online play anyway? Somebody who doesn't play games, that's who. (i.e. not anybody on this forum.)

#9 Posted by juarbles (801 posts) -

Too bad lems are still falling for this crap :( wake up and stop getting xboned.

#10 Edited by shawn30 (4364 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

@Michael0134567:

Indeed, Ms really only cares about their bottom line and not gamers.

Looking at th a;lunch line ups, I wouldn't agree with that. Game wise not even in to next year would I agree with that, lol. If you game on Xbox you need Live, period. If not go elsewhere. Though I don't see the value in its competition, lol

#11 Posted by Heil68 (43603 posts) -

@shawn30 said:

@Heil68 said:

@Michael0134567:

Indeed, Ms really only cares about their bottom line and not gamers.

Looking at th a;lunch line ups, I wouldn't agree with that. Game wise not even in to next year would I agree with that, lol. If you game on Xbox you need Live, period. If not go elsewhere. Though I don't see the value in its competition, lol

Well of course you wouldn't agree with that. :roll:

#12 Posted by Desmonic (13525 posts) -

lawl

#13 Posted by KellyKelly (377 posts) -

I think this is Microsoft's revenge for people not wanting always online.

They lock all their features behind a paywall

#14 Edited by waltefmoney (18030 posts) -

You also get access to video conference calls with Skype on XBL, a feature that costs 60 dollars on all other platforms including PC.

#15 Posted by TheEroica (13340 posts) -

Lame.... But gamers will vote for how much they agree or disagree with this using their hard earned cash... If people buy up x1's like hotcakes then we're arguing about a non issue.

#16 Posted by RR360DD (11638 posts) -

Its always been like this ...

#17 Edited by cainetao11 (17010 posts) -

MS owns Skype. They can do what they want with it.

#18 Edited by PonchoTaco (1991 posts) -

Good thing all of the above is free on PC.

#19 Posted by charizard1605 (56260 posts) -

Sony Microsoft Collaboration Domination Continuation

#20 Edited by lundy86_4 (43047 posts) -

Stupid, but I don't overly care.

#21 Edited by LJS9502_basic (150475 posts) -

I find it hard to get mad about a paywall I am going to pay for anyway. And who here has a legit reason to care if PS4 services like Netflix aren't behind a paywall if you are paying Sony for online play anyway? Somebody who doesn't play games, that's who. (i.e. not anybody on this forum.)

Not true. Not everyone games online....

#22 Posted by blackace (20382 posts) -

@MBirdy88 said:

@Senor_Kami said:

Non-existent on PS4 whether you want it for free or are willing to pay.

skype will very likely be on the ps4....

If Sony pays M$, indeed it will.

#23 Posted by GTSaiyanjin2 (5828 posts) -

wonder if netflix will still be 720p on the xbox lol... the XBL pay wall really is a joke

#24 Posted by blackace (20382 posts) -

Lame.... But gamers will vote for how much they agree or disagree with this using their hard earned cash... If people buy up x1's like hotcakes then we're arguing about a non issue.

If you are already paying for XBL on the XBox 360, you're already good to go. Which means there's already millions who will have access to Skype as soon as they get an XB1.

#25 Edited by Netret0120 (2048 posts) -

This is not surprising considering this is MS. Money over all

#26 Edited by SirSlimyScott (266 posts) -

Even free to play games have a paywall; it's really strange.

#27 Posted by MonsieurX (29733 posts) -

I believe everything is behind their paywall including F2P games (LOL) and cross game chat

Forgot how F2P are now awesome

#28 Posted by Heil68 (43603 posts) -

@kellykelly said:

I believe everything is behind their paywall including F2P games (LOL) and cross game chat

Forgot how F2P are now awesome

Well now you know. It's part of the LEARN way of life.