Is this correct, online multiplayer is free for PS3 through PSN and it cost money for the Xbox 360 through Live?
Answer by JordanV · Nov 05, 2012 at 08:50 PM
PSN is free for online play, but you can sign up for something called PSN+. Basically some free stuff and early access to some things. I honestly don't know much about it. Xbox LIVE has Gold and Silver Membership. For most things on XBL, it requires having a Gold Subscription which costs money. $25 for 3 months or $60 for 12.
In my experience, games that are cross platform and have multiplayer always seem to operate better on 360. PS3 can sometimes get too laggy and also I have had occasions of dropped frames. You really don't get that too much on 360. I generally prefer Xbox LIVE to PSN as well, it does operate better. Also has some pretty good quality arcade games like Minecraft. Once again, the "you get what you pay for" saying fits perfectly here.
Answer by mutley2209 · Nov 06, 2012 at 02:24 AM
The benefits of paying for the Gold membership on Xbox Live comes from Microsoft securing early and often exclusive content for their gamers such as COD and Halo and what can often be more stable servers but i'm sure some would argue otherwise. Also a side benefit is that the Cell processor is a tricky chip to code for and so it often leads to delays such as Skyrim DLC"s which may not come until next year at which point we'll all have our eyes on the next gen consoles. Microsoft will be making changes to the achievement points system soon to unlock in game content as well as avatar and dashboard add ons, it'll be similar to what they originally had planned for the points system where they could be spent on the marketplace so it's another reason to go Gold and who knows what they have planned for the 720/Durango.
You can also get free online gaming on the Wii & Wii U but who cares lol