Xbox live going free?

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#1 Posted by chaz53132 (572 posts) -

My friend just texted me syaing an emplyee at Gamestop told him Xbox Live is going to be free starting June 1st. I did a quick google search and found nothing substantial. Is this for real?

#2 Posted by Legendaryscmt (12532 posts) -

I remember seeing a user post that here. I think it was on the 1st.

#3 Posted by chaz53132 (572 posts) -

I remember seeing a user post that here. I think it was on the 1st.

Legendaryscmt

:cry: That's a shame.

#4 Posted by balfe1990 (6747 posts) -

Yeah, Microsoft don't like making loads of money off something that costs them nothing anymore.

#5 Posted by brimmul777 (1530 posts) -

I think that is BS.Link please.

#6 Posted by JayQproductions (1703 posts) -

It was an April fools joke.

#7 Posted by gago-gago (9864 posts) -

Xbox Live is already free but you have to pay if you want to play online and use other features.

#8 Posted by chilly-chill (8902 posts) -
Pretty sure you friend got fooled on the 1st.
#9 Posted by Vari3ty (11111 posts) -

Xbox Live is already free but you have to pay if you want to play online and use other features.

gago-gago

In other words, it's not free.

#10 Posted by Warablo13 (1289 posts) -

[QUOTE="gago-gago"]

Xbox Live is already free but you have to pay if you want to play online and use other features.

Vari3ty

In other words, it's not free.

It is free, just not playing online.. I can still use Xbox Live features without gold..
#11 Posted by Vari3ty (11111 posts) -

[QUOTE="Vari3ty"]

[QUOTE="gago-gago"]

Xbox Live is already free but you have to pay if you want to play online and use other features.

Warablo13

In other words, it's not free.

It is free, just not playing online.. I can still use Xbox Live features without gold..

Some, not all. Still can't use Netflix or a bunch of other apps without Gold.

#12 Posted by RealJasonBourne (71 posts) -
theres no way in hell they would do that. they are raking in TONS of cash with subscriptions
#13 Posted by MaddenBowler10 (8857 posts) -
Lol Xbox live going free...especially after they raised the subscription prices not too long ago.
#14 Posted by kungfool69 (2583 posts) -

kinda lame that to use youtube, u haev to be gold. i havent been gold since Halo Reach......just dont feel like playing COD, it seems to be the only game online these days.

#15 Posted by mother_farter (16665 posts) -

Anything related to M$ and being free in the same sentence is just wishful thinking.

#16 Posted by KC_Hokie (16099 posts) -
Expect MS to announce a free to play option for gaming fairly soon. These games would use microtransactions via MS points. Not sure if Gold will be required though.
#17 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

Yeah, Microsoft don't like making loads of money off something that costs them nothing anymore.

balfe1990
pretty much agreeded. it cost a little but nowhere near what they make. only reason it works because they have a lead over smooth online gaming over Sony and Nintendo
#18 Posted by SoAmazingBaby (2819 posts) -
Hehe. Fake?
#19 Posted by ScreamDream (3953 posts) -

I think that is BS.Link please.

brimmul777
They make way too much money on this to make it free.
#20 Posted by Nike2880 (1 posts) -
Um i wouldnt be so sure for those of you saying "No" because when i got on my xbox 360 i was playing Resident Evil:ORC and people began joining my games and when i put in my Gears of War 3 game i went online and im not even a gold member i was silver then i found out my brother also had xbox live free so i think it is going free!!!
#21 Posted by Cyanide4Suicid3 (733 posts) -
I dont see them making all of it free, but I wouldnt be surprised if the next Xbox had free online multiplayer. Id look for MS to do something like Sony. Free online play, but discounts and free stuff, aswell as access to certain apps with a subscription
#22 Posted by _TheJoker_ (6013 posts) -

Yeah, Microsoft don't like making loads of money off something that costs them nothing anymore.

balfe1990

This.

And I bought a new 12-month subscription yesterday so they better not screw me up xD

#23 Posted by djshowstopper87 (417 posts) -

Honestly, there isn't much difference playing games online between the ps3 and 360 anymore (at least for me that is). I never experience lag or any of the stuff people complain about on psn (on rare ocassions I do though) but I found lag more on xbox live in games like MW3 and Gears 3. Heck playing MW 3 on ps3 and 360 is pretty much identical the only difference being the controller. Hardly any uses mics anymore in online games on xbox live or they are in party chat so the whole no mic thing on psn isn't that big a deal anymore. I guess I am paying 60 bucks a year just to use netflix and other stuff on my xbox.......

#24 Posted by Blueresident87 (5340 posts) -

Will never happen. There are far too many people who have already shown they are willing to pay for the service.

#25 Posted by Megavideogamer (5595 posts) -

Seems like he was joshing with you. July 4 weekend may be a xbox live free weekend, but thats it. Xbox live will never be going free. except for weekend holidays now and then.

#26 Posted by Wetworks_Gunner (153 posts) -

I seem to have xbox live free.... You see a few months ago i bought that deal they had about 2 months of gold live for $
2 Dollars.... Well those 2 months are long gone and i made sure to cancel my xbox live subscription from my paypal account but i seem to still have access and play online with my friends. pretty weird.

#27 Posted by Ravenlore_basic (3935 posts) -

Yeah, Microsoft don't like making loads of money off something that costs them nothing anymore.

balfe1990

LOL ^ This.... but MS makes the money it needs from advertising. Live is loaded with it and MS makes $$$$ from ads even with GOLD subscription. The fee is just the iceing on the cake.

#28 Posted by Wetworks_Gunner (153 posts) -

Well i have it free

#29 Posted by XCyberForceX (1135 posts) -

LOL Tell your friend to stop experimenting with Bath salts. This will never happen ... ever.

#30 Posted by Diehardgames2 (1018 posts) -
I don't think it'll happen, 'cause they 'apparently' need it to fund development of the service and stuff. Or so I heard anyway. There are plenty of people who are willing to pay for the service. A price decrease would be more likely.
#31 Posted by Ultrakiller21 (17 posts) -
Nop.. Stawp trawling moi trolleh
#32 Posted by migelpsp (217 posts) -

Seems like he was joshing with you. July 4 weekend may be a xbox live free weekend, but thats it. Xbox live will never be going free. except for weekend holidays now and then.

Megavideogamer
exactly, i agreed with you ,,,just for holidays ,,,,depends of which day pump,..
#33 Posted by wikkiwild1 (188 posts) -
I doubt Microsoft would stop making money on XBL. You do get a lot for the $60 a year, and they keep adding to it.