EDIT: As of this morning, Microsoft/Xbox have reverted their decision to increase the price of Xbox Live. They’ve now made the decision to also allow free to play games to not require Xbox Live Gold to play. Being vocal really does matter, and I’m glad the decision was reverted.
Nice work for everyone who voiced their opinions and concerns. Situations like this show just how powerful the consumers are when we all have similar opinions, and band together to voice those opinions.
If this happened with Microsoft, I’m sure this can happen with publishing studios like Activision and EA in the near future.
Keep on gaming :)
Here’s an article explaining it all ~ https://www.fool.com/amp/investing/2021/01/23/microsoft-raises-xbox-live-gold-subscription-price/
Yes, I 100% understand why they’ve raised their prices.
Game Pass is a success, and they’re going to continue to add more and more games over time.
However, straight up jacking up the general Xbox Live subscription because of this is just a bit much of you ask me.
Yes, game pass is a very good deal. Yes, EA play and all those bundles are very good.
But the moral of the story...not everyone wants those things....we just want to play online.
I repeat...Not everyone wants Game Pass or EA Play, etc, we just want to play online.
$120 a year may be nothing to some people, but it’s a huge deal to many of us. We already pay for other subscriptions and bills, so essentially once our subscriptions expire we now have to add an additional $60 onto our finances every year.
I’m sorry, regardless of how good the game pass is, I don’t see how people are defending spending more money just to play video games online.
We just want to play games, period.
Game Pass is a bonus if you genuinely want to experience that and have money to do that. But not everyone wants Game Pass or all the other stuff.
And for people who continue to defend this...realize that now video games are $70 going into 2021, and now Xbox Live is $120 a year going forward. That’s a huge chunk of money now going toward Xbox Live ALONE.
Many people MAY have the money, but $120 IS a huge deal considering we live in a world where everyone has a streaming platform or offers subscriptions.
Some people just but 1-5 games then play those for the year. Hell, some people play games from years ago and only buy one game every year or so.
I get the business decision, I truly do. But as a consumer, it’s just... keep reading on reddit ➡
Shares of the video game company soared more than 50% to $101.01 at its high of the session shortly after the open. The stock was last up 35% to $87.80 when it was halted for volatility.
“The sudden, sharp surge in GameStop’s share price and valuation likely has been fueled by a short squeeze, given the high short interest, and, to a lesser degree, speculation by retail investors on forecasts for the new gaming cycle and the involvement of activist RC Ventures,” Telsey analyst Joseph Feldman said in the note on Monday.
GameStop, a brick-and-mortar video game retailer, has been a popular short target on Wall Street. In fact, more than 138% of its float shares had been borrowed and sold short, the single most shorted name in the U.S. stock market, according to FactSet citing the latest filings.
I believe there should be a 4th core game mode along side gambit, strikes and the crucible. It should be a 6 player mode with new loot each year and a couple guns added each season maybe? It should be like menagerie and sundial but it shouldn’t ever go away, the game always needs a 6 player fun mode to do encounters and destroy bosses!
Some ideas, put exo frame rasputin in charge of the 6 player mode and give us SIVA weapons along side a way to get warmind cell mods?
Give the mode to the emissary of the nine, give us the trials of the nine weapons back with random rolls.
Give it to the factions, whoever you represent faction wise is the loot that drops?
Edit. Silver!? Thanks random guardian!
>Shares of GameStop, AMC and others jumped in extended trading on Thursday after Robinhood said it will resume limited trading.
>"Starting tomorrow, we plan to allow limited buys of these securities. We’ll continue to monitor the situation and may make adjustments as needed,” Robinhood said in a statement.
>GameStop shares rebounded in after hours trading following the Robinhood decision. The shares gained 28% to $247 in extended trading after closing down 44% to $193.60 during regular hours Thursday.