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Xbox Live Family Subscriptions Convert to Individual Accounts Aug. 27

Kotaku - In preparation for how Xbox Live will function once Xbox One gets here, Microsoft will convert Gold family subscriptions to individual accounts beginning on Aug. 27. Since everyone in the house will now have to pay for a subscription, Microsoft is adding another three months of Gold to anyone affected. (Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, Xbox One)

The_Infected  +   649d ago
Microsoft is just to damn greedy! They nickel and dime you for every freaking thing! First AA batteries don't like them just buy our play and charge kit. Now they kill the family share plan. No I'm not trolling I have a Xbox One pre ordered but all this crap they're doing is stupid.
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HammadTheBeast  +   649d ago
Just to clarify, this makes every accounts require a separate gold membership on every account.

On Xbone, they've put in the other plan to allow Gold on one console to suffice for all accounts on that console, however, any accounts not on the console don't have gold.

With family plan, you link up 4 accounts from any console to one price.
whoyouwit04  +   649d ago
Do you people really comprehend what they are doing? what is so stupid about what they are doing?
HumanAfterAll  +   649d ago
Here come the trolls in 3.....2.....1...
KonsoruMasuta  +   649d ago
And the angry people who got shafted by this move.
HumanAfterAll  +   649d ago
They aren't getting shafted. Microsoft is taking away the family plan for the Home Gold. just as ONE family plan pays for all accounts on a console, Home Gold is ONE subscription that gives gold to all accounts on the console. They are giving people 3 more months free until the launch of the X1 so when they renew their Gold subscription they will just pick up a single one and all accounts will have gold.

It's a pretty good idea as my GF doesn't have gold so now when I pay for Gold her account will also have gold. it's like 2 for 1.

How is that even remotely being shafted?
SniperControl  +   649d ago
Arent you kinda shafted if there is more than 1 X1 in a household?
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KonsoruMasuta  +   649d ago
Newsflash, not all 360 owners will be picking up a One directly at launch. Those who aren't are getting shafted.

The 360 won't have the same feature as the One.
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HumanAfterAll  +   649d ago
I do agree. But if you are picking up an X1 at launch then you aren't getting shafted.

That's my point.
LogicStomper  +   649d ago
I have literally just read the word 'shafted' six times in one minute and I don't even know what it means.

Having googled the word 'shafted', I'm seriously doubting that you guys are using the right word...

Verb

1) (of light) Shine in beams.

2) vulgar. (of a man) Have sexual intercourse with (a woman).

So could anyone possible give me some insight on what you're actually saying???????
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kreate  +   649d ago
@logic

I would assume they are not going by the definition of the official american dictionary.
RiPPn  +   649d ago
@LogicStomper: It means getting f-cked in the -ss. Hope that helps.
SniperControl  +   649d ago
@LogicStomper

It is British slang for being screwed over, urrrm, in trouble. Closet definitions I can give.
paul-p1988  +   648d ago
With some of the decisions Microsoft are making at the moment it wouldn't surprise me if they forced all the 360 owners who weren't going to upgrade immediately need to get a xbone by just pulling the plug on the 360 and stopping all the servers on the 360 "to free up more resources for Xbox One"... as the PR spin will inevitably call it.
Manic2014  +   649d ago
Kinda makes sense because each console now needs one membership.
DarkBlood  +   649d ago
lol wow i guess they badly needed to do that since they had to reverse its policy so'll they will find some way to compenstate for it
Manic2014  +   649d ago
I think it gives them a lees income as the family plan costs $100 but now you only need one $60 Membership for the console.
DarkBlood  +   649d ago
interesting very well, makes sense.
No_Limit  +   649d ago
Duplicate news, already posted 2 days ago.
AutoCad  +   649d ago
here comes the people who act mad when they dont even have a family plan or 360 in 3...2....1..
BLAKHOODe  +   649d ago
It's probably nothing, but interesting they are adding 3 months. If a subscribers account would have expired on August 27, the 3 extra months would keep their membership active till November 27.. 2 days before Black Friday.

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