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XBox Live Gold (12 Months) for £20.01!!

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9y, 5m agoFound 9 years, 5 months ago
I thought this was a bargain at £20.01 I've just ordered one myself! Better than paying £39.99! :)

The offer ends in 5 days its part of their Summer Smoothie thing...
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#1
Aren't these things region locked? I'm sure you'd need a US account
#2
No I've looked into it already... you can only create new accounts with this card... you can't renew your old one... saving 20 quid I'm no longer bothered about my old one lol :D
banned#3
You can get them for £12 on ebay:thumbsup:
#4
There's a rumour kicking around that eventually they are making it free. I find this hard to believe though.
#5
Wont you loose your gamerscore then?
#6
this is super confusing.
so a new account: you are fine.
old account: cant use to renew. right?

yeah know M$ is ever gonna make this free. oh yeah i used $ instead of S.
#7
This has been discussed in the Play Asia thread here as well as everything you need to know about US Live accounts. No point repeating myself here ;)
#8
why does it say halo 3 on it???

Xbox Live 12-Month Gold Card (Halo 3)
#9
Its just a Halo 3 promotion pack... they also sell normal versions which cost the same price.
#10
Hugh
There's a rumour kicking around that eventually they are making it free. I find this hard to believe though.


I think that's more than highly unlikely, as practically everyone that has an xbox 360 is connected to xbox live because of how much life it adds to gaming.
We've actually spent 100's of hours more on certain games, just because of xbox live and how can you begrudge that for the sake of £2-£3 a month.

I can never see Microsoft giving this up for free, as they'll lose a guaranteed £100m+ every year for no reason, would you?

EDIT: This is a good deal for people looking to set up an additional account for there friends/family (as we have 2 in our household, as the second person can't use the mic, whereas the first player concentrates more on what everyone has is saying over xbox live, leaving the second player bored) but i personally wouldn't recommend losing out on your friends list, gamerscore, tag etc just for the sake of buying it for an extra tenner elsewhere.
#11
There was talk about the possibility of going free depending on what the competition do. Any free option would be advertising/sponsor supported. Was mentioned on one of Major Nelson's podcasts by his guest that it is a consideration.
#12
lightbulb
There was talk about the possibility of going free depending on what the competition do. Any free option would be advertising/sponsor supported. Was mentioned on one of Major Nelson's podcasts by his guest that it is a consideration.


From what i heard, the competition is all offering it for free but only on short term basis and i know Nintendo will start charging later this year but i don't know too much about PS3 on this front.

So it would be weird for the rivals to offer free online gaming and then start charging (that's comfortably inferior compared to xbox live) and while xbox charge and go the other way.

Unless there's huge advertising going on, then i can't see it happening, as it will require to cover Microsofts loss of well over £100m on this aspect and it will also have to be done in a way where customers won't get annoyed with how distracting the advertising is from gaming.
I'm sure everyone will notice a big difference from no advertising whatsoever to full on ads and will need to keep it as subtle as possible, while grabbing many potential customers attention.
#13
We'll all know in good time.. Microsoft is doing free three year warranties to all consoles now... Doing well I'd say :)
[mod]#14
realfriendlyman
From what i heard, the competition is all offering it for free but only on short term basis and i know Nintendo will start charging later this year but i don't know too much about PS3 on this front.

So it would be weird for the rivals to offer free online gaming and then start charging (that's comfortably inferior compared to xbox live) and while xbox charge and go the other way.

Unless there's huge advertising going on, then i can't see it happening, as it will require to cover Microsofts loss of well over £100m on this aspect and it will also have to be done in a way where customers won't get annoyed with how distracting the advertising is from gaming.
I'm sure everyone will notice a big difference from no advertising whatsoever to full on ads and will need to keep it as subtle as possible, while grabbing many potential customers attention.


When Nintendo start charging then my Wii will start gathering dust. How they can charge for their service god only knows..............not enough to warrant it.

I think (hope) Sony will keep theirs free as they'll be happy to keep going at a loss to corner the market.

As for Live i don't mind paying £40 a year as it's well worth it.........would just be nice if we got Arcade freebies like the U.S. :-(
#15
I've had my Live subscription from when the service was launched on the original Xbox and I've never paid full price for it - my best deal was probably for the 360, I bought two PGR2 packs from HMV for 40 quid (buy one get one free) and sold the two copies of PGR2 for a fiver each to get a quick sale. Popped both codes on my 360 costing me just 30 quid for two years.

I have no objection to paying for Live, I've always found it to be an excellent service which has continually improved.

John
#16
Where has it been said that the wii isn't going to be free anymore?
#17
Syzable
When Nintendo start charging then my Wii will start gathering dust. How they can charge for their service god only knows..............not enough to warrant it.

I think (hope) Sony will keep theirs free as they'll be happy to keep going at a loss to corner the market.

As for Live i don't mind paying £40 a year as it's well worth it.........would just be nice if we got Arcade freebies like the U.S. :-(


I heard about it before the Wii was launched and they said it was going to be only a small charge, which will be deducted from the points card that you can buy for about £15 anyway and it won't even take up all the points, so it'll still be very cheap and they plan to make improvements as well.
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Zer0
Where has it been said that the wii isn't going to be free anymore?


It hasn't. No way in the world will Nintendo's online services for online gaming ever not be free. I think the poster is confused with the internet browser which is free at the moment but will cost points once it leaves beta.
banned#19
i brought this £27.99 using google checkout

but these MIGHT be region locked!
#20
Superstarbeejay
It hasn't. No way in the world will Nintendo's online services for online gaming ever not be free. I think the poster is confused with the internet browser which is free at the moment but will cost points once it leaves beta.


Thanks for clearing that up :)

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