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T.Dizzle
8th Feb 2004, 12:36 PM
gamer tag: DizzyT Dizzle


i got UC. :D

i also have RTCW and Mech Assault.

so if you want to play UC or anything else tell me on here ahead of time so i can hook everything up...

Sir_Brizz
8th Feb 2004, 08:57 PM
why?

should stick with Gamespy Arcade :-/

CiD
10th Feb 2004, 12:57 AM
UC was a huge letdown.makes me really wary about buying u2 for xbox.

T.Dizzle
10th Feb 2004, 10:15 PM
It wasn't a huge let down, but it was let down. I mean it is addicting and it is fun, but it didn't live up to the unreal game. I think they are going to do good on U2. XMP is coming out with it. I heard XMP was awesome so i am really excited

CiD
13th Feb 2004, 10:48 AM
i've heard the xbox version of u2 is a complete lemon.only 4 maps,low res gfx,lot of lag,loooong load times,server crashes a lot....doesn't sound too good.

T.Dizzle
19th Feb 2004, 09:51 PM
i've heard the xbox version of u2 is a complete lemon.only 4 maps,low res gfx,lot of lag,loooong load times,server crashes a lot....doesn't sound too good.


i heard it was too. im kinda pissed. im glad i didn't buy it. i bought Counter Strike instead.

but i also read an article that there is a Unreal Championship 2 in the talks. im glad about that because i love UC. it isn't the best game. but it is fun and addicting :D

Fwff Ktt
20th Jul 2004, 11:19 PM
The talk of bad graphics and long load times/lag and 4 maps was directed toward u2- unreal2 : the awakening for xbox. Not UC....Although UC was a let down, it did not have too much lag or any of the things mentioned about U2.

Lt Fuzzy
21st Jul 2004, 01:21 AM
whoops, sorry :/ i thought UC was only xbox, i just got into unreal about a month ago

Stigmata
21st Jul 2004, 02:10 PM
Tantalus dropped the ball on XMP for the xbox. I mean, I still play it, from time to time, but Rainbow 6 is just a much better designed game, even though I prefer sci-fi to realistic combat.

Peregrine
21st Jul 2004, 05:34 PM
Thanks for reminding me I need to cancel my Xbox live...
;)

KiloDelta
22nd Jul 2004, 12:11 AM
i'll add ya.

Lt Fuzzy
22nd Jul 2004, 02:08 PM
ill play with u T, my name is Lt fuzzy, when? my best time is this weekend

Clayeth
24th Jul 2004, 09:28 AM
I refuse to pay for Xbox live. I had fun playing NFL 2K1 online when I had my dreamcast, but that's because it wasn't an extra bull**** fee. Unless MS stops charging for it, I'll never bother with it. I can always play my PC games online, or my console games with my friends. I mean, if I pay $50 for a game, I don't want to have to pay more just to play it with other people. There's a reason that services like Kali and Dwango failed, eventually Xbox live will too.

It's one thing to need the money to support a MMORPG, but there's no need for the fees in normal games.

Peregrine
26th Jul 2004, 10:39 AM
Agreed with Clayeth. The thing that ROYALLY annoyed me....
Pay $40 for broadband and then $6/mo for Live. Bought UC. Found like 20 servers, and not one was an official server. They were all other people with Xboxes running servers on thier system. So what exactly is that monthly fee for again? :rolleyes:
*CANCELED*
Love how they try to talk you into it...
"But there's a bunch of new online titles coming" -MS Dude
"Yeah and they will be on the PC, too..."
"Yes, but with our voice chat feature it's like phone service over the net" -MSdude
"Yeah, and I know 3 people with Xbox. Eww. That's worth it. Only one with LIVE. UT2K4 now does voice in game and I'm sure more games will, too. Not to mention Teamspeak/RogerWilco."

-1 Xbox Live customer

Sir_Brizz
26th Jul 2004, 11:22 AM
That's pretty much how I felt when I bought the starter kit. I played UC like 4 times and every time I killed everyone that wasn't cheating...and then it was boring and i cancelled.

Fwff Ktt
26th Jul 2004, 03:56 PM
hmm...well...Xbox Live just hit 1 million users...guess its not goin down anytime soon...unless one million people all decide that every one of the xbox titles for live have become boring and all of the new titles arriving soon and new features are just not worth paying for... :crazydance:
I say this because I am a very satisfied customer and can't wait to see even more updates to the xbox live community.
And to add to someones post about buying a game and not wanting to pay the fees of live...well most games for live now have 2 month free trials...lol... :lol:

Peregrine
26th Jul 2004, 04:18 PM
2 free months? Wow, great. Create a tag, play for 2 months, decide you don't want it, cancel. Next game same deal. Seems a big pain in the arse to me for something that is free on a PC.

Clayeth
26th Jul 2004, 04:45 PM
hmm...well...Xbox Live just hit 1 million users...guess its not goin down anytime soon...unless one million people all decide that every one of the xbox titles for live have become boring and all of the new titles arriving soon and new features are just not worth paying for... :crazydance:
I say this because I am a very satisfied customer and can't wait to see even more updates to the xbox live community.
And to add to someones post about buying a game and not wanting to pay the fees of live...well most games for live now have 2 month free trials...lol... :lol:
That's too bad, because as soon as they start losing money on it they'll have to restructure it and drop the fee, then it would be free for everyone and it would have about 5x as many users. Not only that, but there would also be the possibility that multi-platform titles could be compatible with one another, so people with Madden for the PS2 could play against people with Madden on the Xbox.

Fwff Ktt
27th Jul 2004, 04:21 PM
The trials are often a gateway for people to start playing live, despite what some may think, alot of people actually enjoy the enviornment and decide to purchase an account for a bit to play some games and enjoy their time...I am by NO MEANS at all..saying Xbox is better than PC. That one is obvious..PC just owns xbox. Although Xbox is a good solution of someone doesn't have a PC or the money to get one and would like to experience an online community with a good system that has some good games to play and alot of neat features. Xbox would probably be a bit cheaper than a good PC, not much cheaper though...

As for some type of sudden user loss for xbox live...I doubt it will happen, same goes for the dropped charges for live, if you want that then go to XBC or XBT because Microsoft would stop live instead of dropping charges, and about the multi platform online play between different systems...That is probably never going to happen but would pose a good interest. There would be no competition or gain for the companies then.

Peregrine
27th Jul 2004, 04:38 PM
Agree. Not saying LIVE sucks totally. It's good for some. But the principal of paying for it just irks me. It should be free. If I want to pay monthly I'll join a MMORPG.

Have to disagree with NO GAIN FOR THE COMPANIES.

EX: 2 very good friends. One has Xbox, one has PS2. Now if, say NeedForSpeed7 were available on both systems AND they could talk together. Those 2 friends = 2 sold copies. Now since it currently stands that they CANNOT play together, maybe only one friend buys it and they get together and play it in person = LOSS for companies AND Microsoft. No need for XBOX live, no need for 2 copies... ...

Sir_Brizz
27th Jul 2004, 06:46 PM
My biggest complaint with XBox Live is that downloadable content should be FREE (like the UC patch) and less than 1% of all servers were LIVE servers and not community servers. IMO, the only reason to HAVE Live is for fast servers (which there aren't) and the buddy list.

Peregrine
28th Jul 2004, 09:43 AM
It's not free? 0_0
Sad...
Buddy list is cool, agreed, but for $6-$9/month ... nah.

Sir_Brizz
28th Jul 2004, 10:46 AM
It's free...as long as you paid for Live :p IMO it should be free and SEPERATE from Live. Right now, they are using d/l'able content to attract new customers that won't use the service for anything else.

Duffman!
29th Jul 2004, 06:53 AM
Ill add ya.

My tag is DUFFKING

My games:

C-S, UC, SC:PT, RTCW, Ninja Gaiden, Rainbow 6, Ghost Recon, XII, Project Gotham Racing 2

Clayeth
29th Jul 2004, 03:46 PM
I've never even heard of "XBC or XBT" :confused:

Stigmata
30th Jul 2004, 03:34 PM
I've never even heard of "XBC or XBT" :confused:
XBC is Xbox Connect and I think that XBT is XBox Tunnel (via Gamespy Arcade)
XBC is, IMO, better than XBT

Clayeth
30th Jul 2004, 03:42 PM
hmm... i need to check these out. Links? Info?

=ty=

MeStinkBAD
6th Aug 2004, 11:29 AM
You know whatg I've been doing for the past 14 hours? Working on my PC trying to a "fresh" Windows install without loosing any data. It's been two years since I last installed Windows... and it finally gave out. Why, because Windows is sh*t.

And I can't beleive you honestly think six bucks a month is a ton of cash. If I were chraging someone $50 an hour for the work I've done on my PC, I'd be up $700. And I probably am halfway done. Right this moment Windows is installing itself, but not to the correct drive. Makes me want to scream.

Xbox live isn't anywhere near perfect, but it's evolving. Things like clan support and the like will be added. And not everything works with PC games. The stats server, for example, has been down for months and now appears to be partly up. Why such a long wait? Well because unlike most "PC" net games, the stats server is run by Atari (or a sub contractor). Most gaming servers are hosted by gamers. Many exploit fixes are fixed by people who play the game.

Peregrine
6th Aug 2004, 01:15 PM
Most gaming servers are hosted on dedicated servers.

$6/month ISN'T a lot of money, no, but every little bit adds up. $40-$50 for braodband every month + $6-8/month for Xbhox Live, another $12 for HBO, my cable/internet bill is already $109? And what do I get for my $6?
Not enough, imo.

Sir_Brizz
6th Aug 2004, 06:23 PM
I agree. I won't pay for play for the MMORPGs for exactly the same reason. It's not alot of money, but there's just not enough incentive to pay it.

UncleThursday
7th Sep 2004, 05:47 AM
That's too bad, because as soon as they start losing money on it they'll have to restructure it and drop the fee, then it would be free for everyone and it would have about 5x as many users. Not only that, but there would also be the possibility that multi-platform titles could be compatible with one another, so people with Madden for the PS2 could play against people with Madden on the Xbox.

What do you mean as soon as it "starts" losing money? XBL has been losing money since day 1, as has the Xbox (to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars per quarter in losses).

In fact, Microsoft only makes money on two divisions: Office and Windows. EVERYTHING else they lose money on, except MSN made a profit for one whole quarter then again went into the money pit.

Microsoft is content to charge people money for XBL as long as no other service comes out that's free to make people wise up. Imagine how few people would stay with Xbox Live if Sony or Nintendo (or both) decided to give the same services as XBL, but make them free? Only the most die hard Xbox fanboy would stay with XBL then. If Sony or Nintendo (or both) do this, THEN you'll see Microisoft have to cave in on charging people to play online.