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Submitted by eezo 347d ago | news

Microsoft now opening Pre-orders for Day One Edition Xbox Live Gold, Details Revealed

Microsoft has now open a pre-orders for Day One edition Xbox Live Gold. Customers who will pre-orders Day One Xbox Live Gold via Microsoft store will receive (Xbox Live 12 Month Gold Membership, Xbox One digital game, Killer Instinct: Round One Playable with exclusive Shadow Jago and Commemorative Gold membership card). (Microsoft, Xbox LIVE, Xbox One)

iamnsuperman  +   347d ago
I am surprised they didn't go with an achievement instead of the card.
xHeavYx  +   347d ago
Say someone already has Gold, does that count as" day one"?
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n4rc  +   347d ago
Think you can just extend for another year to gain the extras..

My gold auto renews in December.. May bypass that and add on another year early
kreate  +   347d ago
I don't think so..
I'm gold member and when I clicked on that ad on the dashboard.

It took me to a payment page costing me $59.99
ShinMaster  +   346d ago
So you gotta pre-order XBL Gold even if you already ha e gold to get the benefits? wow
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TeaRunner  +   346d ago
They already confirmed that your Gold membership will carry over to xbox one. Guessing if you preorder then your subscription would just add 12 months to whatever you got left.
indysurfn  +   346d ago
Wow reading the title I was thinking now Microsoft is at least competing. But after reading the details I find out I'm not getting a deal? Just a full priced card with a day one decal on it? NO THANKS not that I would EVER go back to Microsoft after they tried to stab me in the back, by stealing my ownership rights from me. But I was hopping it would put pressure on Sony to keep doing great. Some pressure, all Sony has to do to match that sale a system alone with only, word DAY ONE on the plus card (which is way better than gold, free games!).
s8anicslayer  +   346d ago
How about instead they focus on allocating more hardware for pre-order, limited supplies will next give them a strong foothold upon launch against a Sony machine that is already being made available for hungry consumers after being sold out a few times.
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nick309  +   347d ago
I like the new card... But its silver :S wheres my gold?
xReDeMpTiOnx  +   347d ago
That's kind of nice just as an extra benefit for getting live day one.
Insomnia_84  +   347d ago
What's the difference between Xbox Live Gold and Day One Edition Xbox Live Gold? The silver card?
creatchee  +   347d ago
Shadow Jago on the preorder.
admiralvic  +   346d ago
Not like M$ doesn't have cards now that give you a free game or anything. You're pretty much preordering it for a character and special card, which I guess is a plus, but nothing I would be excited over.
NegativeCreepWA  +   347d ago
But what if I already have Live?
eezo  +   347d ago
Your current Gold Memberships will carry over just fine as confirmed by Major Nelson Here: http://www.reddit.com/r/xbo...
OrangePowerz  +   347d ago
I guess his question is if he will also get the stuff as existing Gold member or not.
brich233  +   347d ago
It will add 12 more months to your live subscription. i dont think you will need this card since i dont see any benefits.
NegativeCreepWA  +   347d ago
I looked it up.

If you plan on buying KI, you should just get this, you get a year of gold plus the game. A pretty good deal actually.

Though what's the point of the card, does it show up on your gamercard or something?
McScroggz  +   347d ago
I guess this is cool, but current Xbox Live Gold carries over from Xbox 360 correct?
dark-hollow  +   347d ago
Yes it does.
ShinMaster  +   346d ago
Not if you want these benefits.
dazzrazz  +   347d ago
Pr-ordering digital service ! Priceless ! :D :P
Fireseed  +   347d ago
Depending on what it means by "Killer Insinct: Round One" I might just get this even though I already just purchased a year of gold last week.
josephayal  +   347d ago
time to buy the ultimate console
xXtremeHDGamerXx  +   347d ago
PS2?
OrangePowerz  +   347d ago
Enjoy the Dreamcast :)
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NeoTribe  +   347d ago
You trying to turn this article into a fanwar?
Rockstar  +   346d ago
LOL!

Love the replies
Trenta27  +   347d ago
Wait. I'm not sure I read that right. You can preorder Xbox Live?! I dont even...
Soldierone  +   347d ago
You can pay for it now, so you don't have to worry about it when you get the console.
Trevonn  +   347d ago
Like you already could?
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   346d ago
@TwistyTrev

If by "like you already could" you mean future Xbox One owners could just go and buy Live now, that's hardly a good idea unless you already have a 360 and already use Live Gold (in which case why would you need to buy another signature anyway?), this is meant for people don't currently use Live Gold on their 360 or don't have a 360 at all, but still plan on buying an Xbox One. If those people sign Live right now they would waste the time 'till the console is released sometime in November, if you pre-order the timer only start when the console launch, so you don't waste money.

That said I don't see much reason to pre-order either way. It's not like this could ever sell out, you can just bring your console home day one and log in online to buy it virtually with your credit card, without putting yet more money this early, I would rather pre-order games or the console itself as those actually can sell out... But, hey, that's me, if people care about the extras and don't mind paying for it now, more power to them.
kewlkat007  +   347d ago
I bought 3 Gold Memberships(12-months) for $34 on new egg sale..I'm still on my first year.
Megaton  +   347d ago
A pre-order... for XBL gold...

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gamertk421  +   347d ago
Yeah, I'll wait for another $35 sale later. Mine is good till May.
LAWSON72  +   347d ago
I swear MS is the king of gimmicks.
ALLWRONG  +   346d ago
PSN on the PS4 is now behind a paywall and Sony is going to charge you to play the PS3 games you already own on the PS4. Lets not forget Wonderbook and Move the Nintendo Wii clone.

Talk about gimmicks.

Try harder next time
Rockstar  +   346d ago
^^^^
I think it's you that has to try harder....

What a terrible response.
LogicStomper  +   346d ago
^^^^

What a terrible reply, did not even rebute his views.
LAWSON72  +   346d ago
Do you know what a gimmick is? Also, just so you know I am not one of sony fanboys I own all platforms from this gen and played my 360 more than any other platform. Just because I dont kiss MS ass dont mean I am a sony fanboy
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MrBeatdown  +   347d ago
Holding out for the Xbox One commemorative plates.
cr33ping_death  +   347d ago
What about the coffee mugs?.... I guess thats a bit much
LAWSON72  +   346d ago
lmao, hopefully they say day one so every one knows how much I admire the Xbox brand
sovietsoldier  +   347d ago
am i the only one who does not grasp the concept of a pre order for a monthly service that is in a active state?
cr33ping_death  +   347d ago
Right? I already have PS Plus knowing its carrying over but if Sony pulled this even id be like WTF?
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sovietsoldier  +   347d ago
if it was a rate lock in i would understand, but its just a subscription same as the normal one .
admiralvic  +   346d ago
I believe you're actually preordering a physical item (the card) that will ship / work like all XBL cards now, but is unique. In either case, any time you "prepay" for a monthly service (like XBLG or Plus), you're pretty much "preordering" (though again, it's tech prepay) the service anyway.
chuckyj1  +   347d ago
I thought KI was a free download game w/ 1 character anyway. Maybe it's only free for those w/ gold memberships. Really sounds like a gimmick esp. if you have to pay $60.00 and can't snag it on a deal from amazon or something.

I got 2 years of xbox live gold free using bing reward points. I purchased the 1 month card for like 675 bing points. When I entered the code it extended for 1 year instead of 1 month. So now I am set for 2 years free of charge.
aviator189  +   347d ago
Pretty cool for those interested, but I don't think I want to pre-order xbox live lol..
I still have gold live memb until 2017 on my account, so I'm good for a long time.
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Agent_hitman  +   347d ago
So I still won't be able to watch youtube free on my new Xbox without the Gold membership?.. PS4 here I come
azshorty2003  +   347d ago
"Microsoft has now open a pre-orders"

Oddly, the grammer of the article reflects just how stupid the idea of preordering a subscription service is.
PablitoPaperito  +   347d ago
I'll never pay for online gaming!!!!!! Ever!

Oh wait..
RaduTyrsina  +   347d ago
That website has AWFUL grammar! why we keep on voting stories to it?
evilhasitsway  +   346d ago
what is that your gold member ship wont transfer well ps+ does transfer damn how does your ass feel after that rape.

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