Tag: Xbox Live Gold
News Microsoft Is Making Major Improvements To 'Subscription Management' On Xbox
More control from your console
Microsoft's latest Xbox Insider update notes have dropped information on a welcome change coming to subscription management on Xbox. Currently available to Alpha Ring Xbox Insiders, users can now fully access and change their subscriptions directly from Xbox consoles. Once the feature moves to the full Xbox dashboard,...
News Free Play Days: Try These Xbox Games For Free (October 13-16)
Your latest batch of free Gold games
Another weekend, another set of Free Play Days titles to tuck into! Three games are available to try with an Xbox Live Gold sub this weekend (one game also having two versions), although as is becoming the norm, a couple of these are already included with Xbox Game Pass. Here are this weekend's free-to-play...
News Free Play Days: Try These Xbox Games For Free (September 22-25)
Your latest batch of FPD titles
As we approach another weekend, we've got another set of Free Play Days titles to enjoy as part of Xbox Live Gold! There's only two unique options this weekend, with one game having two versions across generations. Here's what you can download and play right now with Free Play Days: Dead Island Definitive...
News Free Play Days: Try These Xbox Games For Free (June 9-12)
With Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate
E3 season might be in full swing, but we've not forgotten about Free Play Days! This weekend's selection of free Xbox games is a solid one as well, headlined by the inclusion of Blizzard's Diablo III. Here are the three games you can download right now as part of Free Play Days: Dead by Daylight
Rumour Microsoft Might Permanently 'Combine' Xbox Live Gold With Game Pass
And set a new "baseline" price in the process
We've seen all these rumours over the past couple of years that Microsoft might be thinking about getting rid of Xbox Live Gold for good, but now a new rumour is suggesting it might be permanently integrated into Xbox Game Pass. Journalist Brad Sams has advised that he's heard Microsoft is "trying to...
News Xbox Is Offering 5 Free Months Of Game Pass To Lucky Gold Members
"Thank you for being an All-Star Member"
You might want to check your Xbox messages today, as numerous Gold subscribers have been taking to social media to report that they've been gifted five months of Game Pass for free — due to being an "All-Star Gold member". The messages are being sent directly on Xbox, and as far as we can see it's a single...
News Xbox Is Making Game Pass & Live Gold Cheaper In Three Territories
Chile, Hong Kong and Israel
Microsoft is lowering the price of Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold in Chile, Hong Kong and Israel, responding to the market in those territories. The company confirmed the news to VGC, revealing these changes have been made to fall in line with the economic climate of each territory, rather than serving as the...
Rumour Microsoft Still Planning To Get Rid Of Xbox Live Gold In The Future
"It’s on the roadmap to go away for good"
Yep, it's this story again! You might remember all the rumours that were floating around last year about Microsoft potentially getting rid of Xbox Live Gold, and it's been claimed that's still the plan, albeit maybe not for a while. According to industry reporter Jeff Grubb on the
News Xbox Begins Unlocking Multiplayer For Free-To-Play Games
It's now in testing for Xbox Insiders
Microsoft dropped the big news on us back in January that it would be removing the Xbox Live Gold requirement for free-to-play games on Xbox in the near future, and now it's slowly being put into practice. Xbox Insiders in the Alpha and Alpha Skip-Ahead rings are beginning to test this as of today, and the...
News By The Way, MX Unleashed Is Still Free With Xbox Live Gold
Even though it's not advertised as such
Back in January, we highlighted that original Xbox racer MX Unleashed was currently free with Xbox Live Gold despite not being advertised as such, and well over a month later, it's still available at no extra cost. So, think of this as a reminder! You can grab MX Unleashed with your Gold membership simply by...
News Microsoft Will Find 'Solution' To Increase Revenue Per Xbox User, Says Industry Analyst
Business is business
Microsoft's attempt to increase the price of Xbox Live Gold was widely rejected and so it immediately reversed the decision - instead using it as an "opportunity" to announce free-to-play games would no longer require a membership. So what's the plan now that Gold's price will be staying the same? While we doubt Microsoft will...
News Phil Spencer Apologises For 'Angst And Emotion' Caused By Xbox Live Gold Price Hike
"We will learn from it"
Yesterday, Microsoft announced it would be increasing the price of its Xbox Live Gold membership. It's now gone back on that decision and even gone a step further announcing free-to-play titles will no longer require a subscription. Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, realises the initial announcement upset many people, and has now
News Free-To-Play Xbox Games Won't Require Xbox Live Gold Anymore
Update rolling out in the "coming months"
There's been a lot of discussion in the past about Microsoft potentially dropping the requirement of an Xbox Live Gold membership in order to enjoy free-to-play titles on Xbox, and today it's finally happened. Microsoft attached this to the news that it had decided against increasing the price of its Xbox...
News Microsoft Admits It 'Messed Up' And Will No Longer Increase The Price Of Xbox Live Gold
Instead free-to-play games no longer require a sub
Following the negative response to Microsoft jacking up the price of Xbox Live Gold, the company has now announced it will no longer be increasing the price of its long-running subscription service. In an updated post over on the Xbox website, the company admits it "messed up" and that fans were...
News Microsoft Confirms Xbox Live Gold Is Getting A Price Increase
Update: Forget that, it's been reversed!
Update #2: In response to the negative feedback, Microsoft has announced it will no longer be increasing the price of Xbox Live Gold. Get the full rundown in our latest story. Update: Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox Live Gold is indeed getting a price increase in select markets, and emails and messag
News Insider Hints That Free Xbox Multiplayer Is Still On The Table
Suggests it's just been delayed
There's been a lot of talk over the past few months about the potential of Xbox Live going free at some point in the future, and while there's been no official sign of it happening any time soon, trusted industry insider Jeff Grubb of VentureBeat appears to be hinting it's still very much a possibility. Asked about...
News Microsoft Hikes Prices Of Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Game Pass In Latin America
“We are continuously evaluating our business..."
Update: Various Pure Xbox users have suggested to us that Microsoft hasn't re-added 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions as an option on the Microsoft Store in Latin America, so the increased price for this membership appears to be for renewals and retail codes only. Original story: Microsoft has...