Monday, March 5, 2012

Free Gold is Good Gold?

Today is a good day for me apparently because on top of being able to play one of the most anticipated video games of all time, DOTA 2, I received 3 months worth of X-Box LIVE Gold subscription from one of my X-Box 360 friends. An old friend of mine has been hounding me about getting back on Gold and I was contemplating on getting the $2 for 2 month deal that is currently being offered on the dashboard but hey, free is a lot better. This will be a true test to see if I could ever give this service a second chance. I am really in it to be able to play with my friend - and also to be able to find individuals who wants to enjoy some casual Culdcept Saga matches - because I still feel strongly that the service should be free. Hopefully, I will be able to pull myself away from DOTA 2 in addition to League of Legends and maximize the 3 month access that I have activated tonight. But at least now I can put that LIVE iOS app to good use.

Will it be a golden experience this time around?


Chalgyr Vokel said...

Good deal. and I do pay for it still, but I do feel it should be free - or at least not as much as a bloody game. I realize there's some overhead in having to maintain it, but the idea that multiplayer features are locked down because you don't pay a premium for gold has always irked me - and it's one of the reasons almost any time a game with multiplayer comes out on both 360 and PS3, I get it on PS3 so my kids can play online

Loner Gamer said...

Same here - if it has online multiplayer, I would get the game for the PlayStation 3. If there's a Personal Computer version, well, that makes the decision much easier (unless it's an Activision title of course). It's a real shame that Microsoft lock online multiplayer the way they do.

The funny thing is, if they just limit LIVE Gold subscription to access the frivolous things like game discounts, ESPN, et cetera and not the online multiplayer, a lot of people would still pay for it. I mean, look at PlayStation Plus. Online multiplayer should always be free. Unless you are World of Warcraft.