Price of Xbox Live is increasing.

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  1. austers

    austers Well-Known Member

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    Well, this is sad and unexpected: Microsoft's Major Nelson just announced that Xbox Live Gold will be getting more expensive in the US, UK, Canada, and Mexico starting November 1. A single month will go from $7.99 to $9.99, three months will go from $19.99 to $24.99, and the yearly sub will now be $59.99, up from $49.99. Yes, it's super lame, but to make up for it Microsoft's running a quickie "lock in" promo for a discounted $40 one-year Gold sub starting November 1 -- a nice deal if your subscription is set to expire around then, we suppose. We're definitely wondering why Microsoft is jacking Live prices right before launching Kinect and the gaming-focused Windows Phone 7, though -- we've heard theories ranging from an attempt to increase Entertainment and Devices revenue to a simple inflation adjustment. We'll poke around -- and we're guessing there's about to be a run on Gold upgrade cards.

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    Come on man, PS3 online is free, why not Xbox Live?
    And now we pay MORE? dammit Micro$oft -.-
  3. austers

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    I think this is so stupid myself, I think it's too expensive now that's why I'm silver at the moment but putting the price up is one of the dumbest things I've heard.
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    Luckily I am getting a PS3 XP
    All i have to do is replace my step-dads HDD.

    I never payed for Xbox live, I just used the first free time an all three accounts on xbox.
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    Just saw this. :/

    Highly annoying. Better buy it for cheap while I can.
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    All the more reason to get a PS3.
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    At the end of the day, people will still buy it for the online experience anyway. (I have neither XBOX or PS3)
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    Screw you mircosoft, im goin home, then buying a ps3
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    Just so people know the 12 month memberships only affect USA and Mexico and the 3 month membership affects the USA only.
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