So, my Xbox live gold subscription has been reverted to silver. I thought, "Hmm, guess I should buy more time!"
Why? Why should I have to pay to play Call of Duty online with my friends? PSN doesn't charge anything. Nintendo isn't charging anything for their new online service.
When I log onto League of Legends, i'm not asked to subscribe to a pay-to-play service.
It's not as if Microsoft established dedicated servers for my friends and I when we play Halo 4 matchmaking. M$ even has the audacity to "award" me ~20 Microsoft points for being a loyal member. And that's only if I decide to spend enough points on the marketplace in a month.
Don't give me that "You get what you pay for" crap. I am aware Sony's PSN servers were hacked. So what? They fix it, and it's not as if Xbox live hasn't been down before. Not to mention the several Xbox's I went through because of red light errors.
I can't stand console fan boys, and I only find myself playing console games because my friends play exclusively on console. Unfortunately, Xbox is the popular choice of the generation.
I hope the next Xbox offers free to play services. If it doesn't I pray Sony dominates the next generation. I don't care.
PLEASE, attempt to justify Microsoft's reasoning for requiring a paid subscription to play games online.