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Submitted by fusible 600d ago | news

Microsoft continues "Xbox Gold" domain buying spree following news of interest in name

Since it was first reported Saturday that Microsoft had been obtaining “Xbox Gold” domains, the company has gone on the offensive registering a slew of “Xbox Gold” domains on Monday, including several international names. The newest domain registrations include XboxGold.biz, XboxGold.com.co, XboxGold.us, XboxGold.at, XboxGold.ch, XboxGold.jp, XboxGold.mx, XboxGold.ru, XboxGold.tw and XboxGold.fr. These latest names are just a sampling of what Microsoft has been buying up, at a time when rumors of the next-generation Xbox being officially announced to the public within the next several weeks. The newest registrations all took place on February 25, two days after news broke that the company had been taking an interest in “Xbox Gold” domains. (Industry, Microsoft, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

nrvalleytime  +   600d ago
Xbox Gold... as a subscription service, okay. Fine. Keep the Gold moniker.

But as a system name... my God, Xbox Gold is awful.
bobtheimpaler  +   600d ago
Yuck. Images of tacky looking gold spray painted plastic come to mind.
Ritsujun  +   600d ago
GGOD incoming.
"Golden God of DEATH"
Thefreeman012  +   600d ago
They could make 2 different xboxs, like arcade and pro was. One more entertainment other a premium
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3-4-5  +   600d ago
Xbox Mid Life Crisis

Xbox Gypsy
garos82  +   600d ago
Looks like x box live gold ain't going anywhere anytime soon
DigitalRaptor  +   600d ago
Nor should it. What should go is the obligatory online charge. I think consumers have had quite enough of paying to access P2P online gameplay on games they already own. Microsoft needs to join the ranks of what is considered fair in a service.
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N0S3LFESTEEM  +   600d ago
Major Nelson and all his slackies would have to take a pay cut... not going to happen.
Root  +   600d ago
You know who's in charge of this don't you

http://i2.listal.com/image/...
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kookie  +   600d ago
Goldmember lol
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Moonman  +   600d ago
Xbox Fools Gold is far better! lol
Evil_Ghosty  +   600d ago
If Microsoft is keeping a Pay-for-online model for Gold, I hope they really give better bang for your dollar. Right now I don't feel I am getting enough for what I pay.

I am also paying for PS+ and i feel like I'm definitely getting my monies worth with that service. Especially now that Plus is on my Vita as well under the one subscription.

Hopefully Plus has made Microsoft rethink their strategy for Gold.
Ritsujun  +   600d ago
65+ FREE games per year on PS+ now because of the launch of PS+ on PSVITA.
The number will increase when PS+ launches on PS4 too.
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TheSaint  +   600d ago
So the subscription is going nowhere then, oh hello completely free Sony.

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