Yesterday, I told you about Microsoft deciding to throw a bit of love at the virtual game show crowd by offering the upcoming 1 vs. 100 game free for all Xbox Live Gold members. Well, now the big M is offering NBA Live ’09 fans a chance to save a few bucks with their latest Deal of the Week. The NBA Live 09: NBA Live 365 subscription (It just rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?) has been reduced from 800 Microsoft points to 560 points. The service updates EA’s coveted Dynamic DNA system, which keeps the stats and skills of real life players and teams in line with those of their virtual counterparts. If you buy the game new, then the service is included for free on the PlayStation 3 and the 360, but if you happen to pick up a used copy, purchasing the service is your only option if you want to have the "most realistic" version of the game possible.
Now, everyone likes saving a little green, especially these days, but seven bucks still sounds a bit steep for player updates that will only be applied (and relevant) for the next six weeks or so. If you bought this subscription pack at the start of the season when it was $10, then at least you were able to take advantage of it for the entire eight-month season. Meanwhile, NBA 2K9 fans are still enjoying their free Living Roster updates, and now they have seven extra beans to buy tasty snacks that they can then lovingly eat in front of their NBA Live-playing friends.
So, Deal of the Week, or out of touch ruse…of the week?