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#21961 Burning Karma   A pain so heavy I could collapse CAGiversary!   997 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Burning Karma

Posted 22 January 2021 - 09:38 PM

I've been trying to get my buddy, who has been on Gold longer than I, to upgrade to GPU since the conversion deal was revealed. Maybe this will finally persuade him. :rofl:



#21962 RubMySweatyThighsPls  

RubMySweatyThighsPls

Posted 22 January 2021 - 10:11 PM

Man, people on Reddit are really flipping out over the Gold increase. Guess I thought more people were already on GPU. Regardless, it definitely was a stupid move at this time with the pandemic and all. Not sure what MS was thinking. They should at least make F2P games not require Gold as a gesture of goodwill since all the other consoles don’t require their online subs.

I mean this sort of forces people to get GP when people were okay with Gold and it's not like Gold is getting anything substantial for a double in price. it's baffling Xbox still requires paid online for free to play games when every other console doesn't and honest;y shocked they haven't  been called out on it more 



#21963 whitereflection   Shake well before serving CAGiversary!   5841 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

whitereflection

Posted 22 January 2021 - 10:11 PM

Man, people on Reddit are really flipping out over the Gold increase. Guess I thought more people were already on GPU. Regardless, it definitely was a stupid move at this time with the pandemic and all. Not sure what MS was thinking. They should at least make F2P games not require Gold as a gesture of goodwill since all the other consoles don’t require their online subs.

It affects you too. Once your current GPU sub ends, how are you going to renew? With the conversion deal and stacking 3 years of discounted XBL Gold, you paid $151 for 3 years of GPU. The next best price has been about $25 for 3 months, so you're looking at paying $100 for 1 year of GPU when previously $51 more got you an additional 2 years. So what you're going to pay in the future is double the price of what you already paid from the conversion deal. That's if there are still deals by the time your GPU expires.

#21964 camperinabush   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1629 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

camperinabush

Posted 22 January 2021 - 10:28 PM

The ironic thing is many people in 2020 were convinced Xbox Live would be going free, myself included. It was going to be something Sony couldn’t compete with, and the GwG offerings were/are pretty mediocre. Not only was that a pipe dream, but pricing doubled with no improvements made 😂

It’s also odd that Microsoft now seems to be forcing the consumer’s hand towards Game Pass, but they’re including Gears 5 in with GwG (it permanently resides on GP).

#21965 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   4745 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2021 - 10:40 PM

It feels to me like the gold price increase is to soften the blow of a GPU price increase. Wouldn’t be surprised to see that in the next 6 months or so.

#21966 deszaras   Omnis Vir Lupus CAGiversary!   1570 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

deszaras

Posted 22 January 2021 - 10:41 PM

I just thought of this. If Microsoft doesn’t readdress this, and people stop paying for GPU or Gold then you’ll lose access to the “free” games from GWG. I don’t play multiplayer games much at all and while I enjoy GPU, my main games are typically ones I buy so gold doesn’t bother me. What concerns me is the inevitable price increase for GPU. One thing I had considered was maybe if GPU goes up and my 3 years I’ve built up runs out, I’d go back to gold and get Gamepass here and there but this new pricing destroys that.

I’m not sure how big of a deal this is. I imagine most people who are just now getting into Xbox are only going to care for GPU and rightfully so. For a company who has spent over a year building goodwill to consumers, this looks terrible. They should just scrap Gold and let people keep the digital rights for games that were given with Gold(I’m not saying we are owed that.) They should have followed suit when PS and Switch allowed certain multiplayer games be playable without a subscription.

#21967 wampler13   That's just ,like, your opinion, man! CAGiversary!   980 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2021 - 10:43 PM

Anyone want to see a movie on the screen pass?



#21968 slamoco   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   210 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2021 - 10:46 PM

Gamepass was always compared as a "Netflix" for games. Netflix is 14-18$ a month for hd, which is in the same wheelhouse price wise. Not surprising really, just pricing out the separate services in order to get everyone into ultimate and tied more in the ecosystem.

#21969 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10952 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2021 - 10:52 PM

This old man will just be happy if I’m still agile enough to play games in three years when my GP sub expires (didn’t realize I have until the end of 2023). :)

Not going to sweat what the price will be then. I’ll rob a bank in GTA 6 or something to pay for it.

#21970 Confucius   Corporate Shill CAGiversary!   16825 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2021 - 11:12 PM

I haven't done it myself, but I thought I read that you can do it a second time, but it's $15, not $1. Let GPU lapse, add gold, convert for $15. Someone else can confirm.

Regardless of if i can do it (and i haven't been able to google anythign about doing it twice), i'm thinking to just buy 2 or 3 more years at $60 from amazon or costco today before prices go up.



#21971 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   15742 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 22 January 2021 - 11:18 PM

Is there a way to get dead rising for free permanently after gold runs out?

Buy it with Rewards points?



#21972 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11571 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 22 January 2021 - 11:38 PM

Microsoft has garnered so much goodwill lately that this move really is out of left field.  Let's hope it's a one off and not a sign of things to come.

 

Coupled with the story that Microsoft isn't mandating vaccinations for employees to return to the office and it really has been an ugly PR day for them.

I haven't heard of any company mandating that all employees get vaccinated before returning to the office (and I haven't really been following this type of news anyway).  My company hasn't said one way or the other about it, but if they want a 100% vaccination rate before re-opening the offices that's going to take a LONG TIME.



#21973 bee01   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1109 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2021 - 11:45 PM

Sucks that we couldn't get a THPS 3+4 Remaster before Vicarious Visions got absorbed by Blizzard.



#21974 Zenax[zd]   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   825 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Zenax[zd]

Posted 22 January 2021 - 11:48 PM

Man, people on Reddit are really flipping out over the Gold increase. Guess I thought more people were already on GPU.

The numbers are mostly out there, it's very obvious this isn't the case. The last revealed GPU numbers were 15 mil subs, probably higher by now but that is the number we have. That sounds like a lot but in the grand scheme of things it's just a drop in the bucket because there are at least 50 mil Xbox Ones out there (MS hasn't given numbers in years, so it's likely much higher) and that number is including all subs even PC users who don't have an Xbox.

 

The overwhelming majority of people playing on Xbox don't have the service. Obviously something MS wants to change considering they're going all in on it. Personally I think this change is just going to backfire on them. 



#21975 David Hibiki   You must be tired... CAGiversary!   11918 Posts   Joined 18.1 Years Ago  

David Hibiki

Posted 23 January 2021 - 12:04 AM

I've been a xbox member since the original xbox and the move is crazy because of the double price increase.

#21976 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   4745 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2021 - 12:08 AM

I don't really have a problem with what MS is doing. Gold has been the same price for years now while games, consoles, etc. have increased in price. When you consider the value you get from Game Pass, great free games every month, and Game Pass it's really a bargain even at $120. Would I rather pay $60? Of course. No one wants to pay more money and I understand if some people no longer subscribe for that reason. Do I have a problem with the price increase? Not really, as long as they keep their services as good as they are now.


I think your confused, Gold was increased in price, not Gamepass yet.

#21977 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   15742 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 23 January 2021 - 12:09 AM

Sucks that we couldn't get a THPS 3+4 Remaster before Vicarious Visions got absorbed by Blizzard.

For better or worse it sounds like they're working on a Diablo II remake, but yeah I'd rather have another Tony Hawk since there are enough loot based RPG's.



#21978 terminal escapism  

terminal escapism

Posted 23 January 2021 - 01:09 AM

Yeah, kind of a weird moment for an increase on Gold... I guess I'll keep stacking those 3 months GPU cards with reward points. Hopefully they don't change that too.

 

Speaking of Gold, I just noticed Kingdoms of Amalur is F2P for the weekend. I know it's not something you can finish in few days, but it's one of those i've been curious to try but not enough to actually spend money on.



#21979 kcobra22  

Posted 23 January 2021 - 01:18 AM

just gotta win the mega millions to afford the new xbox live price.



#21980 Coyotezeye  

Coyotezeye

Posted 23 January 2021 - 01:23 AM

Sucks that we couldn't get a THPS 3+4 Remaster before Vicarious Visions got absorbed by Blizzard.

I actually beta tested THPS just before COVID hit. We only got to play THPS 1 at the time. But I thought there were 3 games listed in the main menu. Not sure it was THPS 3



#21981 tangytangerine   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4379 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

tangytangerine

Posted 23 January 2021 - 01:24 AM

Makes me wonder if they followed Sony and didn't have the F2P games like Fortnite, Apex Legends & Warzones behind the Gold paywall, how many would still be paying?  



#21982 DT778   number 1 on the westside CAGiversary!   10559 Posts   Joined 17.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2021 - 01:42 AM

I haven't done it myself, but I thought I read that you can do it a second time, but it's $15, not $1. Let GPU lapse, add gold, convert for $15. Someone else can confirm.

Yeah you can do it again.

I think I’m going to grab a 2 year gold card from Costco and hold onto it until next year

#21983 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10980 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

cancerman1120

Posted 23 January 2021 - 01:50 AM

This is why I will never be rich. Like WTF?

 

GameStop soars nearly 70%, trading briefly halted amid epic short squeeze

 

https://www.cnbc.com...t-squeeze.html/

 

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#21984 Backlog Hog  

Backlog Hog

Posted 23 January 2021 - 01:58 AM

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#21985 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4991 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 23 January 2021 - 02:06 AM

Seems like Blizzard probably could use the man power. VV worked on Destiny 2 for a couple years so I wonder if a good chunk of them will be on Overwatch 2. Diablo 4 probably needs the extra hands too.

#21986 darthfracas   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1281 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

darthfracas

Posted 23 January 2021 - 02:18 AM

This is why I will never be rich. Like WTF?

GameStop soars nearly 70%, trading briefly halted amid epic short squeeze

https://www.cnbc.com...t-squeeze.html/

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The fact that GameStop has 140% of its shares in a short position is what blows my mind.

#21987 Mega_Douche   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   129 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Mega_Douche

Posted 23 January 2021 - 02:50 AM

Use this MOVIES ANYWHERE Screen Pass to choose a movie to watch from my list of Screen Pass-eligible movies.
https://moviesanywhe.../SLRJPCYZE6PHH8


Thank you, I Grabbed War of the Planet of the Apes

#21988 Mr_hockey66   Lets go pens! CAGiversary!   8135 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

Mr_hockey66

Posted 23 January 2021 - 02:55 AM

Use this MOVIES ANYWHERE Screen Pass to choose a movie to watch from my list of Screen Pass-eligible movies.
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#21989 ritchardf  

Posted 23 January 2021 - 03:05 AM

Use this MOVIES ANYWHERE Screen Pass to choose a movie to watch from my list of Screen Pass-eligible movies.
https://moviesanywhe.../SSAYCXSSH3TK35

thanks!



#21990 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4991 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 23 January 2021 - 03:25 AM

Seems like Blizzard probably could use the man power. VV worked on Destiny 2 for a couple years so I wonder if a good chunk of them will be on Overwatch 2. Diablo 4 probably needs the extra hands too.

Apparently VV is primarily working on a remake of Diablo II.