…but then it turned out I couldn’t download the demo. Why? Well, two reasons really:
1. My PS3 is a useless, freezy brick.
2. Xbox LIVE, for some entirely FUCKED up reason, requires a Gold subscription to download newly-released demos.
I’ve never liked the fact that Microsoft makes their customers pay for something as basic and fundamental as simple online play, but I can kinda see where people come from when they make the argument that they’re “paying for the stability.” Okay. Fine. But why the hell do I have to pay $50 a year to download demos on release day when I can do it for free on PSN? The “stability” argument really isn’t going to fly; it’s nothing more than a blatant penalization, and I do not appreciate it. At all.
To be perfectly honest, it makes me want a Gold subscription less. In my mind, refusing to pay Microsoft that measly $50 is a way of sticking it to the man. And that makes me feel big.
I’m pathetic, I know. But I’m still not buying a Gold subscription.