Wait... Activision is doing this?

#1 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -

Ok so I come to find out that Activision is offering 3 DLC songs for Xbox Live gold members until October 19th. So, I want to know is there a reason why they're doing this and why only Xbox Live members? I'm not hating on them, it's probably a smart move, but this is a first that I'm seeing this coming from Activision. 
 
http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/65977

#2 Posted by MattyFTM (14386 posts) -

Microsoft are traditionally very restrictive with free DLC, so it's probably MS who have demanded it's exclusive to gold members.

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#3 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -

I understand that. I mean if you pay for the service then yeah you should get some exclusives. Now I don't mean to sound bias, but I feel the PSN is left out of this. There are PSN Plus members. 

#4 Posted by Hamz (6846 posts) -
@ch13696: Wouldn't be surprised if that was also part of the deal with MS. Activision have often been critical of Sony in the past, wouldn't put it past them to simply agree to Microsoft's offer.
#5 Posted by Zidd (1846 posts) -

Sales of GH6 must be worse than we thought. 

#6 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -
@Hamz said:
" @ch13696: Wouldn't be surprised if that was also part of the deal with MS. Activision have often been critical of Sony in the past, wouldn't put it past them to simply agree to Microsoft's offer. "
Yeah I didn't think of that. Ever since that fiasco with Activision telling Sony to drop their prices or else they'll pull support for their system, it's been going bad.
#7 Posted by Hamz (6846 posts) -
@ch13696 said:
" @Hamz said:
" @ch13696: Wouldn't be surprised if that was also part of the deal with MS. Activision have often been critical of Sony in the past, wouldn't put it past them to simply agree to Microsoft's offer. "
Yeah I didn't think of that. Ever since that fiasco with Activision telling Sony to drop their prices or else they'll pull support for their system, it's been going bad. "
It's also a decent PR move by Microsoft to offset the mass of upset that Xbox Live has caused lately.
#8 Posted by Vinny_Says (5709 posts) -

Well we can't start making threads everytime XBL or PSN has exclusive stuff that the other platform doesn't now can we?
 Wait we can?
 
...my theory is it was a thing that came with the contract for exclusive Call of Duty map packs on XBL.

#9 Posted by Raymayne (1226 posts) -
@ch13696 said:
" Ok so I come to find out that Activision is offering 3 DLC songs for Xbox Live gold members until October 19th. So, I want to know is there a reason why they're doing this and why only Xbox Live members? I'm not hating on them, it's probably a smart move, but this is a first that I'm seeing this coming from Activision. 
 
http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/65977 "
Activision and MS are kinda like this *crosses fingers* these days bro...you must've missed the memo.
#10 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -
@Hamz said:
" @ch13696 said:
" @Hamz said:
" @ch13696: Wouldn't be surprised if that was also part of the deal with MS. Activision have often been critical of Sony in the past, wouldn't put it past them to simply agree to Microsoft's offer. "
Yeah I didn't think of that. Ever since that fiasco with Activision telling Sony to drop their prices or else they'll pull support for their system, it's been going bad. "
It's also a decent PR move by Microsoft to offset the mass of upset that Xbox Live has caused lately. "
Wait what upset did they cause? Just give me a second to crawl out from under my rock.
#11 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -
@Raymayne said:
" @ch13696 said:
" Ok so I come to find out that Activision is offering 3 DLC songs for Xbox Live gold members until October 19th. So, I want to know is there a reason why they're doing this and why only Xbox Live members? I'm not hating on them, it's probably a smart move, but this is a first that I'm seeing this coming from Activision. 
 
http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/65977 "
Activision and MS are kinda like this *crosses fingers* these days bro...you must've missed the memo. "
No I got that memo. Probably just misread it. I thought it was just Call of Duty DLC.
#12 Posted by Hamz (6846 posts) -
@ch13696: A few weeks ago Microsoft announced a price increase of around $10 for Xbox Live subscriptions in multiple regions. It sparked up some controversy as they didn't really provide a good explanation for why they were doing it. If anything it came across like a greedy move on their part in most people's eyes.  
#13 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -
@Hamz: Oh yeah. I thought you meant something else. Yeah of people didn't like that. People said it had something to do with inflation though. Whatever that means. However, if that was the case, then I can't see something like this to make up to the subscribers. Maybe a free game as long as you're a subscriber.
#14 Posted by nukesniper (1312 posts) -
@ch13696: Thanks for showing me this. I got the free songs. I don't have the game, but that doesn't stop me from liking free stuff now.
#15 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -
@nukesniper: Uuummm it's all good. I guess enjoy.

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