E3 2011: Microsoft to announce xbox live diamond

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#1 Posted by ninjapirate2000 (3347 posts) -

Link

I guess m$ is serious about this "entertainment" machine they love to talk about.

Edit: Linkified

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#2 Posted by lbjkurono23 (12544 posts) -
What does this one offer over gold?
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#3 Posted by ninjapirate2000 (3347 posts) -
IPTV basically. Cable television is getting killed by all these services (hulu, Netflix, amazon, and now the 360)
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#4 Posted by -Snooze- (7304 posts) -

US only. How great.

Not that'd i'd care either way.

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#5 Posted by gamer-adam1 (4188 posts) -

that will fail, it is not possible for that to be success full.

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#6 Posted by ninjapirate2000 (3347 posts) -
I have a feeling that it'll cost $100 a year for xbl diamond.
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#7 Posted by lbjkurono23 (12544 posts) -
IPTV basically. Cable television is getting killed by all these services (hulu, Netflix, amazon, and now the 360)ninjapirate2000
I see, thanks. Can't say I'm interested.
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#8 Posted by finalstar2007 (27920 posts) -

So lets see sony keep offering games and exclusives and Ms gives a TV show? great! GOTY!

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#9 Posted by ShadowDeathX (11624 posts) -
They already had Xbox LIVE Diamond a while ago. I remember I had it for like two years after the 360 launch, but Microsoft canceled it or sold it off to a third party. I guess they are bringing it back. It didn't cost more then Gold though. It was like a Microsoft rewards program, you got discounts on online items, a lot of discounts in retail, some perks here and there. It was nice for being free and I got a lot of it.
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#10 Posted by Wanderer5 (25727 posts) -

Get or upgrade toXbox Live diamond for just $100+.

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#11 Posted by JohnF111 (14187 posts) -
What does this one offer over gold?lbjkurono23
Read the damn article and you'll find out...
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#12 Posted by Vadamee (1195 posts) -
I foresee many cable subscriptions being canceled... Can you imagine having a U-Verse type of thing with this? You can already do this with AT&T's UVerse + 360, but imagine doing it with just 360s. $100/year for this + Live Gold is definitely worth it in my opinion.
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#13 Posted by Vadamee (1195 posts) -
[QUOTE="ShadowDeathX"]They already had Xbox LIVE Diamond a while ago. I remember I had it for like two years after the 360 launch, but Microsoft canceled it or sold it off to a third party. I guess they are bringing it back. It didn't cost more then Gold though. It was like a Microsoft rewards program, you got discounts on online items, a lot of discounts in retail, some perks here and there. It was nice for being free and I got a lot of it.

This is different. You are talking about a discount card.
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#14 Posted by NeonNinja (17318 posts) -

So lets see sony keep offering games and exclusives and Ms gives a TV show? great! GOTY!

finalstar2007

It's nothing that interests me, but MS do know what they're doing. Their system is growing year over year at three times the rate of the PS3. So Diamond may not appeal to you or I, but MS are doing really well for a system that's six years old.

I wouldn't be surprised if they announced this Diamond thing at E3 and really push this entertainment lifestyIe forward. But really, that is what mainstream consumers want and that is what MS is giving them. Sony might be more inclined right now towards traditional gamers which certainly makes them a bit more appealing. But I don't think MS gives a crap about GotY when they're tapping into a market that even Nintendo has failed to reach. It's very possible that with the 360, MS will surpass the Wii and PS3 without having to release another new console for quite a few years.

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#15 Posted by PBSnipes (14621 posts) -

I have a feeling that it'll cost $100 a year for xbl diamond.ninjapirate2000

Considering a decent cable package will run you at least $60 a month, that doesn't sound like such a bad deal for an all-in-one Netflix+Hulu+XBL+VOIP (Skype)+IPTV service. Hell, if they can get premium channels like HBO and AMC on board, $100 a *month* would be reasonable.

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#16 Posted by DroidPhysX (17098 posts) -

All for 3 easy payments of $14.99 a month.

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#17 Posted by T-razor1 (1162 posts) -

Can't say I really care. Nothing wrong with this but if this is going to be the focus of E3 for them well that's just a big fail in my eyes. So basically the entertainment focus, Kinect, Modern Warfare 3 focus and exclusive dlc. That's what I expect. Just getting a bad vibe from all of this but I hope they prove me wrong. The games.... Bring out the games and don't spend three quarters of your time about how you've become an all-in-one entertainment beast.

Instead of announcing Xbox Live Diamond they should've just said "Core gamers we thank you for your money and where you got us. But **** off now. Kthxbye."

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#18 Posted by lbjkurono23 (12544 posts) -

[QUOTE="lbjkurono23"]What does this one offer over gold?JohnF111
Read the damn article and you'll find out...

read the damn thread and you'll know I'm aware of what it offers...

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#19 Posted by Inconsistancy (8094 posts) -

Skipping ranks I see, next E3 they'll announce XBL Grand Master's.

EDIT(after reading...): That's... a little interesting, a little competition to the cable company... nice, nice.

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#20 Posted by BigBoss255 (3539 posts) -
[QUOTE="lbjkurono23"]What does this one offer over gold?JohnF111
Read the damn article and you'll find out...

Hahaha, harsh but so true.
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#21 Posted by todd2r (2615 posts) -

Can't say I really care. Nothing wrong with this but if this is going to be the focus of E3 for them well that's just a big fail in my eyes. So basically the entertainment focus, Kinect, Modern Warfare 3 focus and exclusive dlc. That's what I expect. Just getting a bad vibe from all of this but I hope they prove me wrong. The games.... Bring out the games and don't spend three quarters of your time about how you've become an all-in-one entertainment beast.

Instead of announcing Xbox Live Diamond they should've just said "Core gamers we thank you for your money and where you got us. But **** off now. Kthxbye."

T-razor1
Agreed. They are focusing on everything but games. The only game they care about is call of duty
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#22 Posted by coltgames (2120 posts) -
thats cool and all but has nothing to do with gaming
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#23 Posted by kuu2 (10367 posts) -

Already got rid of Dirct TV so if I can choose what I want sign me up for an addtional $40 per year.

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#24 Posted by Shinobi120 (5602 posts) -

[QUOTE="finalstar2007"]

So lets see sony keep offering games and exclusives and Ms gives a TV show? great! GOTY!

NeonNinja

It's nothing that interests me, but MS do know what they're doing. Their system is growing year over year at three times the rate of the PS3. So Diamond may not appeal to you or I, but MS are doing really well for a system that's six years old.

I wouldn't be surprised if they announced this Diamond thing at E3 and really push this entertainment lifestyIe forward. But really, that is what mainstream consumers want and that is what MS is giving them. Sony might be more inclined right now towards traditional gamers which certainly makes them a bit more appealing. But I don't think MS gives a crap about GotY when they're tapping into a market that even Nintendo has failed to reach. It's very possible that with the 360, MS will surpass the Wii and PS3 without having to release another new console for quite a few years.

Exactly. Plus PS3 owners doesn't exactly play exclusives, they play multiplats &/or Blu-Ray movies. ;)

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#25 Posted by i5750at4Ghz (5839 posts) -

I'll be first in line, if they have all the channels I watch. I pretty much only use netflix now as it is, would love to drop my cable plan if I can get local channels and what not through xbox live. Paying $50 a month for cable TV I hardly ever watch is a huge waste.

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#26 Posted by Elitro (578 posts) -

US only. How great.

Not that'd i'd care either way.

-Snooze-

That's why i hardly see a XBOX around here...

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#27 Posted by darth-pyschosis (9322 posts) -

Sounds awesome. I'm not afraid of how much it will cost honestly. I can see them simply making Diamond cost $60-$75 a year, and putting all Gold features into Diamond, giving all Gold subscribers a free first 3-6 months of diamond, and basically taking away Gold and making it only Silver (no online, no TV service, etc) and Diamond (with everything gold had and more)

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#28 Posted by Merex760 (4381 posts) -
One big reason this will fail. HBO is huge. Time Warner owns HBO. Time Warner won't let Microsoft have HBO for this service.
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#29 Posted by PatchMaster (6013 posts) -

One big reason this will fail. HBO is huge. Time Warner owns HBO. Time Warner won't let Microsoft have HBO for this service.Merex760

Most people don't have HBO. If Diamond offers television for a fraction of the cost the cable companies do it could be huge.

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#30 Posted by RawDeal_basic (1959 posts) -

I pay an insane monthly Comcast bill, so I am open to this if the price is right.

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#31 Posted by Zero5000X (8314 posts) -
At first I thought it was going to be a dumb money grab, but that's actually pretty reasonable to charge more if it basically replaces your cable service/bill. I guess we'll have to wait for e3 and see exactly what you get and how much it costs.
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#32 Posted by KC_Hokie (16099 posts) -
I'm actually interested. I pay a ton for HD cable every month.
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#33 Posted by MrSelf-Destruct (13400 posts) -

[QUOTE="finalstar2007"]

So lets see sony keep offering games and exclusives and Ms gives a TV show? great! GOTY!

NeonNinja

It's nothing that interests me, but MS do know what they're doing. Their system is growing year over year at three times the rate of the PS3. So Diamond may not appeal to you or I, but MS are doing really well for a system that's six years old.

I wouldn't be surprised if they announced this Diamond thing at E3 and really push this entertainment lifestyIe forward. But really, that is what mainstream consumers want and that is what MS is giving them. Sony might be more inclined right now towards traditional gamers which certainly makes them a bit more appealing. But I don't think MS gives a crap about GotY when they're tapping into a market that even Nintendo has failed to reach. It's very possible that with the 360, MS will surpass the Wii and PS3 without having to release another new console for quite a few years.

It really sucks for us gamers, though. What's the point of them harvesting new features for their system when they are neglecting the ones that gave the damn thing purpose to begin with? I understand what they are trying to do and agree that its clever of them, but it sure isn't that great for the people who bought it just to play games.
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#34 Posted by eboyishere (12681 posts) -
pretty smart i mean cable tv is getting it's ass whipped by netflicks and other outlets...i remember sonyTV came out about a year ago in europe.....touche MS touche
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#35 Posted by icyseanfitz (2493 posts) -

great.... except the eu will not get this cable tv feature like every other features ms have brought out for this damn console

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#36 Posted by Androvinus (5796 posts) -

[QUOTE="Merex760"]One big reason this will fail. HBO is huge. Time Warner owns HBO. Time Warner won't let Microsoft have HBO for this service.PatchMaster

Most people don't have HBO. If Diamond offers television for a fraction of the cost the cable companies do it could be huge.

Microsoft offer something for a fraction of the cost ? i dont think so
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#37 Posted by Heil68 (57914 posts) -
No thanks, I have zero use for it with Netflix and Dish TV.
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#38 Posted by PatchMaster (6013 posts) -

[QUOTE="PatchMaster"]

[QUOTE="Merex760"]One big reason this will fail. HBO is huge. Time Warner owns HBO. Time Warner won't let Microsoft have HBO for this service.Androvinus

Most people don't have HBO. If Diamond offers television for a fraction of the cost the cable companies do it could be huge.

Microsoft offer something for a fraction of the cost ? i dont think so

Cable costs $50+ per month and some people pay $100+ per month. I highly doubt Diamond is gonna cost more than $100 per month despite MS being behind it.

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#39 Posted by Pug-Nasty (8508 posts) -

I have a feeling that it'll cost $100 a year for xbl diamond.ninjapirate2000

I doubt it, unless it doesn't offer very much in the way of content.

Cable TV is very expensive, which is one of the reasons I cancelled ours. MS could charge quite a bit and still be under cutting the competition.

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#40 Posted by FPSDad1161 (814 posts) -

Sign me up. This is great. I won't pay Time Warner for their garbage service. Unfortunately I have to use them for a ISP since there aren't many other options where I live.

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#41 Posted by 205212669269561485377169522720 (14458 posts) -

That actually sounds like a cool deal!:o Man Microsoft can easily dominate next gen if they play their cards right!:P

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#43 Posted by coasterguy65 (7133 posts) -

I'll wait and see if this is true first off, then see what the service offers before I decide. However if the service is similar to u-verse, or allows you to pick and choose your cable channels I'm in. Anything to send Time Warner packing.

I pay way more than $100 a year in cable bills now, so $100 for cable channels sounds like a deal.

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#44 Posted by coasterguy65 (7133 posts) -

Is a RROD included?SPBoss

Does PSN+ include a YLoD? :roll:

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#45 Posted by todd2r (2615 posts) -
Who wants to watch tv through their xbox anyways??? So I get to sit there and hear the fan kick on and off and listen to that sound of friends getting online all freakin night? Rad
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#46 Posted by MobilechicaneX (2863 posts) -

If it were similar to PSN+ then it would be pretty cool. Such as including discounts on content. Nah, that's where Xbox Live Sapphire'll come in.

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#47 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (29702 posts) -

Forget Diamond, Netflix, Hulu and blah.

If I want to watch TV I'd just WATCH TV!

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2010/10/6/

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#48 Posted by shinrabanshou (8458 posts) -

Good for those who want it, if it's priced reasonably I guess.

It's nothing that interests me, but MS do know what they're doing. Their system is growing year over year at three times the rate of the PS3.

NeonNinja

In the US.

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#49 Posted by SPBoss (3746 posts) -

[QUOTE="SPBoss"]Is a RROD included?coasterguy65

Does PSN+ include a YLoD? :roll:

whats a ylod? You Lose or Die?
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#50 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (28915 posts) -

[QUOTE="coasterguy65"]

[QUOTE="SPBoss"]Is a RROD included?SPBoss

Does PSN+ include a YLoD? :roll:

whats a ylod? You Lose or Die?

yellow light of death which is the name of the general fault error the ps3 puts out and if its to be believed was at 11% of all systems sold at one point. *But only if you also believe the 54% failure rate of the 360* PS plus offers an extended warranty program but you have to pay extra.