Xbox Live – Price To Increase Starting November 1st, 2010

Perhaps because they’re currently in last place, Sony’s PSN for PS3 is free.  How about Microsoft’s Live service for 360?  It’s not free, and is increasing starting November 1st.

Microsoft's Greedy Hungry Intern

The fact that Live costs something for no good reason, and now that a price hike is happening, this nerd is shaking his head in disbelief!  Live does cost money to run, of course, but MS also makes a lot of money by selling things. Steam and PSN offer similar functions anyways; essentially I feel that Live users are paying to enter Microsoft’s shopping center.  As far as I can tell the online gaming on Live is done peer-to-peer, which means it’s not costing MS for you to play games online.  Why can’t people at least get online and play for free?

You can look forward to the following price increases:

1 year from $49.99 to $59.99

1 month from $7.99 to $9.99

3 months from $19.99 to $24.99

I’ve only paid for a year subscription to Live once, and that subscription is ending in a few months.  I probably won’t be renewing it.  What will you do?

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