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Poll Should cloud saves be free? (50 votes)

Yes. I enjoy free cloud saves. 88%
No. I prefer to pay for cloud saves. 12%

What is the SW take on cloud saves being locked behind a paywall?😎

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#51 Pedro
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@mrbojangles25 said:

@ProtossRushX: Thanks for being so understanding. I do ignore it for the most part, I am a member of the PC master race after all. I just like to go slumming once in a while and wallow in the filth you console folks have to live with, and sometimes it gets the better of me. Still, it makes me appreciate PC much more so expect to hear more insane comments.

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#52  Edited By ProtossRushX
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@mrbojangles25 said:

@ProtossRushX: Thanks for being so understanding. I do ignore it for the most part, I am a member of the PC master race after all. I just like to go slumming once in a while and wallow in the filth you console folks have to live with, and sometimes it gets the better of me. Still, it makes me appreciate PC much more so expect to hear more insane comments.

Bro i've been a PC gamer since 1995 I built my own Rig recently and have been gaming on PC for centuries. Consoles folks what are you talking about bojangles? I was high warlord twice in vanilla wow, I was ranked 2000 in starcraft 1 ladder. Before that I was playing warcraft 2 lans and on AOL. WHO ARE YOU? Some new PC gamer who just bought a PC lately?

Dude don't even go there. I own the consoles for exclusives not for power or useability. Before that I had a Apple 2si in the 90's for kid pix, paper glider, and word muncher, chuck yeagers air combat, sim ant, oregon trail, carmen sandiego. Don't talk to me about being a console only gamer, plz.

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#53 Pedro
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Poor guy is looking for validation. πŸ˜‚

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#54 ProtossRushX
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@Pedro said:

Poor guy is looking for validation. πŸ˜‚

Well when someone calls me a "console gamer" when im not. I respond dude it wasn't validation its clearing the air and letting people know the truth. Hes a liar.

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#55  Edited By mrbojangles25
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@ProtossRushX said:
@Pedro said:

Poor guy is looking for validation. πŸ˜‚

Well when someone calls me a "console gamer" when im not. I respond dude it wasn't validation its clearing the air and letting people know the truth. Hes a liar.

No, you.

Anyway my weekend just started and this isn't fun any more. Game on what you want, pay what you think is worth it. I don't care.

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#56 Caj1986
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@lebanese_boy: same ppl justify dlc, season passes, microtransactions & oh paying to play online. They never learn. See to where gaming has reached to

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#57 JasonOfA36
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If Steam can offer it for free, others can as well.

While not really that big of a deal, I do use it from time to time when I switch from my laptop to my gaming PC when I play Civ 6.

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#58 lebanese_boy
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@caj1986 said:

@lebanese_boy: same ppl justify dlc, season passes, microtransactions & oh paying to play online. They never learn. See to where gaming has reached to

Company loyalty is truly a bitch.

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#59 regnaston
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@ProtossRushX said:
@Pedro said:

Poor guy is looking for validation. πŸ˜‚

Well when someone calls me a "consolegamer" when im not. I respond dude it wasn't validation its clearing the air and letting people know the truth. Hes a liar.

fixed it for you

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#60 Bluestars
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xbox..... for the players

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#61 ProtossRushX
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@regnaston said:
@ProtossRushX said:
@Pedro said:

Poor guy is looking for validation. πŸ˜‚

Well when someone calls me a "consolegamer" when im not. I respond dude it wasn't validation its clearing the air and letting people know the truth. Hes a liar.

fixed it for you

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#63 Pedro
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@regnaston: You triggered a meltdown.

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#64 SOedipus
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Jesus

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#65  Edited By ProtossRushX
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@Pedro said:

@regnaston: You triggered a meltdown.

Again just taking out the trash again. Clearing up the air once again.

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#66  Edited By ProtossRushX
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@SOedipus said:

Jesus

That's what happens though you the mess with the bull you get the horns.

It is...what it is.

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#67  Edited By briguyb13
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I use them but I don't see why anyone would be entitled to them, since it costs money to maintain servers that house them.

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#68 ProtossRushX
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@briguyb13 said:

I use them but I don't see why anyone would be entitled to them, since it costs money to maintain servers that house them.

Hosting some small saved files isn't actually that hard places like photobucket and youtube and imgur they host files 1000x times bigger for free to users than a few small save files here and there. Hosting these is nothing to these game companies. Valve does it for free and always has its nothing to them same with google on youtube. Its literal trash to them.

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#69 hardwenzen
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I only use them in the Soulsborne series to load saves off of the cloud to respec builds. Having just one cloud save per game is such shit on ps5. I am fine with them being behind a paywall, but there must be a minimum of 3 save slots per game.

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#70 Archangel3371
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@Pedro: Hey! Pedro! I’m here to call you out and say.........

.........congratulations! Keep up the good work. πŸ‘πŸ˜Ž

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#71 Pedro
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@Archangel3371: πŸ˜…

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#72 DragonfireXZ95
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@Chutebox said:

It's a service that companies spend money on to have. I don't blame them if it's behind a pay wall.

Poll has horrible options. No I do not prefer to pay, but I understand why it's behind a pay wall.

Oh no, what will the billion dollar companies do if they have to put resources into cloud saves? Won't somebody think of the billionaires!?

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#73 xhawk27
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Now it’s the ponies turn to defend .πŸ˜†

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#74  Edited By I_P_Daily
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@Chutebox: That's some poor damage control even for you πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ

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#75 rzxv04
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Yes.

MS has this in the bag.

Sony knows its audience so they know they can easily be m***** for it.

I'm guessing that MS has ways to offset costs and pass that cost to a specific Xbox service.

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#76  Edited By MirkoS77
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Would I like them to be free? Of course.

Do I realize that servers cost money to run and upkeep? Yes.

Why exactly should they be free?

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#77 lamprey263
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Should? No, but it's nice MS does this at least.

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#78 ProtossRushX
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@rzxv04 said:

Yes.

MS has this in the bag.

Sony knows its audience so they know they can easily be m***** for it.

I'm guessing that MS has ways to offset costs and pass that cost to a specific Xbox service.

Yeah dude where were you when they just tried to double xbox live maybe they would pay for the free cloud saves. Dude just stop man while your behind.

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#79 I_P_Daily
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@ProtossRushX: Nah man you had your fake outrage when MS was putting F2P games behind Gold.

Now where's your fake outrage that Sony & Nintendo are being anti consumer and charging for cloud saves?

Time to put up or shut the **** up fakeboy 🀣

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#80  Edited By philamona
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@MirkoS77 said:

Would I like them to be free? Of course.

Do I realize that servers cost money to run and upkeep? Yes.

Why exactly should they be free?

Gamers need to know that things that are free to them have a cost and someone has to pay for them, whether console makers subsidizing the costs or through consumers by paying higher software/hardware prices. Also, even if gamers have to pay a fee to use a service like uploading save data on the cloud, the fee may not cover the entire cost to run and upkeep the servers as console makers will subsidize the rest. I think this is how some health insurance programs work.

It is nice to upload save data to the cloud for free, but is this service really necessary or it is just optional? We need to focus on the forest (essentials) than the trees (non-essentials like free cloud saves).

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#81 Syn_Valence
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No, it shouldn't be free.

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#82 HalcyonScarlet
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Steam just does it. But I think it's important to their business strategy that you can just sign into steam on any device and continue where you left off. I think console manufacturers make you pay because they know most people are not switching devices probably. I appreciate it on steam, but don't mind as much on consoles. That could change.

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#83  Edited By Litchie
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It's free on PC, and I don't care about it for consoles. 🀷

Talking about consoles, cloud saves always comes with paying for online, right? Paying extra for cloud saves on top of paying for online would be insane. Just paying for online is already fucked up.

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#84 Ghost_of_Phobos
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@HalcyonScarlet: That might be the reason why they are free in Xbox too, so you can move seamlessly between devices.

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#85 I_P_Daily
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@Litchie said:

It's free on PC, and I don't care about it for consoles. 🀷

Talking about consoles, cloud saves always comes with paying for online, right? Paying extra for cloud saves on top of paying for online would be insane. Just paying for online is already fucked up.

Well Sony & Nintendo charge for cloud saves, MS doesn't.

And i'm happy to pay for online on consoles, we have less, and by less i mean a shitload less cheaters than PC, and who would charge for a lawless land that is PC online LOL.

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#86 ProtossRushX
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@i_p_daily said:
@Litchie said:

It's free on PC, and I don't care about it for consoles. 🀷

Talking about consoles, cloud saves always comes with paying for online, right? Paying extra for cloud saves on top of paying for online would be insane. Just paying for online is already fucked up.

Well Sony & Nintendo charge for cloud saves, MS doesn't.

And i'm happy to pay for online on consoles, we have less, and by less i mean a shitload less cheaters than PC, and who would charge for a lawless land that is PC online LOL.

Well when is the last time you used a cloud save on your Xbox? I haven't ever needed to use a cloud save for my Switch Lite or PS4.

Are you taking advantage of them or just puffing your chest for something you don't even use?

When and where did you use the xbox cloud saves IP?

You realize IP_Daily most games now have cross-play enabled with PC? So now you are not only paying to play with same people who are paying for free your probably getting wrecked by them and Microsoft just tried to double the price for you to be able to play with them while they still play for free. (Yet you still see nothing wrong)

So I hope you have fun waiting in ques for hours on Xbox searching for a match without PC cross-play enabled since nobody friggin plays on xbox anymore anyway.

My Halo MCC online xbox one ques literally didn't even find matches for 3+ hours of going in an out I couldn't find a game and then turned the system off. On PC i find matches all the time same with other games.

Company's do large ban waves on PC all the time its actually pretty common I never hear xbox banning loads of people like blizzard or other companies.

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#87 Ghost_of_Phobos
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@i_p_daily: Although I'm not "happy to pay" I do preferer to play online on console over PC. PC gamers like to pretend cheating isn't an issue when it absolutely is.

Anyway, hopefully someday Nintendo and Sony will stop charging for such a basic function such as cloud saving. That's really anti consumer.

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#88 ProtossRushX
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@ghost_of_phobos said:

@i_p_daily: Although I'm not "happy to pay" I do preferer to play online on console over PC. PC gamers like to pretend cheating isn't an issue when it absolutely is.

Anyway, hopefully someday Nintendo and Sony will stop charging for such a basic function such as cloud saving. That's really anti consumer.

If your paying for online anyway what does it matter if the cloud saves are free or not ps+ and nintendo guys get those saves too when they buy the online. Literally them being free doesn't matter. Are you using them on xbox?

Like literally where were you when free to play games were locked behind a paywall for the past 7 years on xbox one? People like you and daily were saying its mean to make people who buy there games to pay for online and free games get to play for free now you see no issue now that microsoft changed there stance. Its hypocritical and were not gonna stand for it keep your position that you previously had.

If cheaters are an issue I sure as hell hope you are turning off cross play on every single game your playing on xbl and sitting in that que forever.

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#89  Edited By Litchie
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@i_p_daily said:
@Litchie said:

It's free on PC, and I don't care about it for consoles. 🀷

Talking about consoles, cloud saves always comes with paying for online, right? Paying extra for cloud saves on top of paying for online would be insane. Just paying for online is already fucked up.

Well Sony & Nintendo charge for cloud saves, MS doesn't.

And i'm happy to pay for online on consoles, we have less, and by less i mean a shitload less cheaters than PC, and who would charge for a lawless land that is PC online LOL.

Respect points for MS then. Well, kinda. More like minus respect points for everyone that does charge for it.

I'm not happy to pay for Nintendo's online. Mostly because I find the service ridiculously bad. On PC, I game online for free, and it works like it should. No lag, whereas all games on Switch lags a lot. Smash is one of their most popular games, and it's borderline unplayable online. Their online is cheap, but I'd rather pay a bit more to get a service that works.

Regarding cheaters, it's definitely a problem on PC. Haven't had issues with this myself with the games I play online though. Maybe I'm lucky, maybe the problem is overblown. 🀷 I play online games on PC every day without issues, and most people I see bringing up cheaters on PC are console gamers. I can imagine it being a problem mostly for really popular games, like Fortnite, PUBG, CoD, CS, and the like, which I don't play. I do play Overwatch from time to time, and I've never come across a cheater since I started playing in 2016.

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#90  Edited By Ghost_of_Phobos
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@ProtossRushX: Yeah TotoX, but when my Switch died and I lost all my progression in Zelda BotW after more than 100 hours I kinda needed that.

TotoX, you're talking with some imaginary person. I'm was against F2P games not being free. Hell, I'm even again paying for online gaming. It sucks that consoles force online paywals. During the 360 I wasn't even a Gold subscriber.

Of course I'll turn off crossplay with PC TotoX.

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#91 ProtossRushX
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@ghost_of_phobos said:

@ProtossRushX: Yeah TotoX, but when my Switch died and I lost all my progression in Zelda BotW after more than 100 hours I kinda needed that.

TotoX, you're talking with some imaginary person. I'm was against F2P games not being free. Hell, I'm even again paying for online gaming. It sucks that consoles force online paywals. During the 360 I wasn't even a Gold subscriber.

Of course I'll turn off crossplay with PC TotoX.

Your Switch didn't magically just die recently you hardcore lem, the systems been barely out very long and I have nothing but awesome experiences with it.

Even if it did who cares if you lost all your progress welcome to how video games have been going on 30 years now without cloud saves if your system or whatever died you lost everything its no big deal i've lost saves before on memory cards I start the game over if I want to finish it I don't complain about cloud saves being locked behind a paywall because i suck at taking care of my system and it suddenly dies after a year or two.

How the f did your switch just randomly die if I may ask, and 100 hours is basically nothing you can work that back up in a couple months if your a real gamer thats nothing.

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#92 SecretPolice
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Yikes, here's the bovine brigade saying they want to pay on PS for a service MS offers for free. Just can't make this manure up. Well, I suppose they can.

They so much love a good milking they'll do it themselves. lolol :P

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#93 uninspiredcup
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Being a Steam user, use to many features for free.

Using the Switch felt like a monumental downgrade, demanding money to play online with shitty roms I could find in 5 minutes.

Yes. Gamers are important and should be treated as such.

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#94 Ghost_of_Phobos
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@ProtossRushX: TotoX, of course my Switch didn't magically bricked. Magic isn't real you know. Faulty hardware isn't sorcery. How are you aloud to use the internet unsupervised? Do your care takers know you're online TotoX?

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#95 NathanDrakeSwag
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Been a rough start to the year for lemtots. First they find out PS5 is outselling XSX 3:1. Then Microsoft releases their official "exclusive" list for the year and it's nothing but indies and late ports of games already available on other platforms. Now they dodge a huge $60 price increase bullet thanks to good upstanding Sony fans calling Microsoft out for their bullshit.

Instead of thanking us though what do these clowns do? They run back to Microsoft for more abuse. Pedro is covered in bruises yet still continues to attack Sony. The lunatic is obsessed with them.

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#96 Bluestars
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@NathanDrakeSwag:

i feel your pain.

i understand you wanna deflect from sony lying about generations,increasing game prices and losing every DF comparison video due to the ps5 not having VRR.

i understand you’re emotional what with the inevitable delays to horizon and god of war along with the medium (the first of THIRTY xbox exclusives)review imminent..but stay strong and keep telling yourself β€œits just a box with a plug”

HAH

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#97  Edited By Sancho_Panzer
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Nice how that coincides with the killing-off of physical save backup options. Come to think of it, is there a way to do local save backups on any current gen console anymore?