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Microsoft to Raise Xbox Live Subscription Fee, Says Pacther
« on: October 19, 2009, 05:50:25 PM »
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The Wedbush Morgan analyst predicts that Microsoft plans to wean gamers off the PC and, eventually, charge more for Xbox Live.

Michael Pachter, the internet's favorite gaming soothsayer, turned up on GameTrailer's Bonus Round once again this week. What did the Wedbush Morgan analyst see in his crystal ball this time around? Not only did he declare that Microsoft has given up on PC gaming, but he also predicted that the price of Xbox Live Gold subscriptions will be going up sometime in the future.
"It's a profit deal," Pachter claimed, responding to a fan question about the dearth of ports from Xbox 360 to PC. "Microsoft wants you to never play a game again on your PC and play everything on your 360," he went on to suggest, adding, "You give a PC gamer an incentive to buy a 360 if you put something that he really wants only on the 360."
But why would Microsoft want to lure customers away from one of their own platforms? Pachter made his case:

    "You can't hook a guy into Xbox Live Gold if he's playing on PC. So, I mean, that's the other problem is you really wanna hook every gamer who has a 360, you want them to buy all their games on 360, play everything multiplayer, pay you 50 bucks a year so that in a couple years, it's 100 bucks a year. And that's going up -- we all know that."

It might sound crazy to actually raise the price of Xbox Live, especially when neither of Microsoft's competitors are currently charging for online play. Then again, Microsoft has attempted to add value to Gold memberships for years now by piling on exclusive features like Netflix streaming and, any day now, Facebook integration -- perhaps in anticipation of a price hike further down the line?


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Re: Microsoft to Raise Xbox Live Subscription Fee, Says Pacther
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2009, 05:58:23 PM »
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"You can't hook a guy into Xbox Live Gold if he's playing on PC. So, I mean, that's the other problem is you really wanna hook every gamer who has a 360, you want them to buy all their games on 360, play everything multiplayer, pay you 50 bucks a year so that in a couple years, it's 100 bucks a year. And that's going up -- we all know that."


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Re: Microsoft to Raise Xbox Live Subscription Fee, Says Pacther
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2009, 06:27:36 PM »
and console gamers will hope for support from the PC comm.

Console gamers will not stand for this either.






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Re: Microsoft to Raise Xbox Live Subscription Fee, Says Pacther
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2009, 06:31:26 PM »
oh noes here it comes for the consoles muahahhahaahahahhaa suck it bitches lol

you guys are on your own lol

wait i have a 360 :/

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Re: Microsoft to Raise Xbox Live Subscription Fee, Says Pacther
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2009, 06:32:57 PM »
oh noes here it comes for the consoles muahahhahaahahahhaa suck it bitches lol

you guys are on your own lol

wait i have a 360 :/


:)  nice

now THAT pushes piracy and soft modding....





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Re: Microsoft to Raise Xbox Live Subscription Fee, Says Pacther
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2009, 06:51:32 PM »
oh noes here it comes for the consoles muahahhahaahahahhaa suck it bitches lol

you guys are on your own lol

wait i have a 360 :/


:)  nice

now THAT pushes piracy and soft modding....

But u kno that it will happen.. wont be surprise when microsoft makes this move, and again chachi MOST of the xbox360 community wont care cus they all are casual gamers who would think "100 bucks a year who cares"

...just a quick question..but ar eyou alt-tabbing and using same pc? if so.. please stop..

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Re: Microsoft to Raise Xbox Live Subscription Fee, Says Pacther
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2009, 07:00:26 PM »
oh noes here it comes for the consoles muahahhahaahahahhaa suck it bitches lol

you guys are on your own lol

wait i have a 360 :/


:)  nice

now THAT pushes piracy and soft modding....

But u kno that it will happen.. wont be surprise when microsoft makes this move, and again chachi MOST of the xbox360 community wont care cus they all are casual gamers who would think "100 bucks a year who cares"

No one I know well on xbl would do this, EVER





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Re: Microsoft to Raise Xbox Live Subscription Fee, Says Pacther
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2009, 07:56:54 PM »
Even is the price goes up, am i ever going to purchase an xbox live game again... no ;)