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Microsoft introduces 24 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions

Microsoft appears to have introduced a new 24 month option for Xbox Live, offering a 2 year subscription to Xbox Live Gold for £59.99.

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No1up793d ago

Guys, SERIOUSLY, elop will take care of everything. Like the next Steve Jobs of xbox.

Mystogan793d ago (Edited 793d ago )

Elop is a really nice guy. He cares about Customer Service(He answers his emails personally) and He cares for Developers.

I can vouch for him, He gave me a Lumia 920 Developer Device free of charge.

I am an App developer for Windows Tablets and Phones soon to be game developer which will include Xbox One I have signed up for [email protected]

My Studios name is BlackFire.

egidem793d ago

Elop also butchers/destroys companies. Beware of him, now that he is in charge of Xbox.

Back-to-Back793d ago

"I can vouch for him,"

.....because he gave me free shit and I can be bought.

There finished your sentence for you.

PS If you were smart you would be developing on proven markets like ios and android. Windows phone apps are a dying breed.

rainslacker792d ago

MS gave me a free Windows phone a few years ago at my local Global Game Jam for the same reasons they gave you a tablet.

I'm an app developer as well, and while I appreciate that MS did what they did, and I have used it to work on code and test it and such, as a gamer, I still have expectations from console makers to work hard to improve the industry in every way possible.

To date, Elop hasn't done anything worthy of merit to do such a thing. I'm not saying he won't, and for the time being I will give him the benefit of the doubt, but the health of the industry and gaming itself relies on console manufacturers innovating and building strong ties with the development community and gamers, not just brought to serve a company wide agenda. I've pursued supporting Live apps, and will probably explore [email protected] one day, but it has nothing to do with MS giving me free stuff, it has to do with it's an outlet to the customer. Same with Sony, Apple, Google, or Steam. It isn't about being brought.

I personally feel right now that Phil Spencer seems to be the only one trying hard to right the ship without being combative or idiotic. I've yet to see a report on what Elop is doing, or if he even really cares.

loulou792d ago

24 months live... i cant yet find these on amazon uk. but ill buy one when i do

Giul_Xainx792d ago

Sorry. This is yet another one of those big ol huge warning signs that gamers just don't ever F'n pay attention to.

The Xbox is in serious trouble and they need the money back from this money pit.

I have experienced several downfalls of companies that I have worked for in the past and it all points to the same road they take to save their way of business. But in the end? They go out like a head light in your car. It builds up a strong glow with a sudden bright flash of light and then.... darkness.

Disagree, hate, thumb down, and call me immature all you want. It is the cold hard truth. And if it means I get a bloody lip for speaking it then so be it.

Death792d ago

Since the PS4 is glowing brighter, does that mean it's about to go out too?

Seriously, the Xbox does something good and it's doomed. The PS4 does something good and they are bringing the industry forward, listening to gamers and developers, and died for our sins after walking across the Pacific to hand out a free system to little gamer boy and girls for Playstation day morning.

Darrius Cole792d ago

@Back-to-Back

I can be bought too. This stuff is not about my core principles, which I won't sell for anything; this is about fun and games, literally, and I can be bought where the fun and games are concerned.

If you give me better hardware, better games, and more games for $100 less and I'm sold.

@Giul_Xainx

Care to point out or elaborate on some more of these signs that the Xbox is in serious trouble?

@Death

Not today

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showtimefolks792d ago

Elop proposed when he was in running for CEO of MS back in the day to sell xbox brand so not sure where this taking care of developers or gamers is coming from

bunch of fanboys on every gaming site believe that MS can spend whatever it wants to on xbox one and secure any and all exclusive content, when in reality investors aren't happy how xbox divisions spends

I really hope that xbox brand is around because without competition sony or nintendo would become lazy. Competition is an healthy thing

Death792d ago

I'm with you brother. Fanboys think that Sony can go bankrupt and it won't affect the Playstation brand. Sony has been selling 750,000 consoles a month since the start of the year and still can't keep up with demand. This is after producing and selling close to a million a week at the end of 2013. I wonder why that is?

Mr Pumblechook792d ago

In response to the superior games given away with PlayStation Plus many multi-format console owners have been letting their LIVE subscriptions drop.

24 month subscription is a necessary measure for Microsoft to lock-in their loyal customers.

getmad792d ago

Lol, Elop sucks. Didn't you see what he did to Nokia. Betrayed the Finns, he was beasically a trojan horse, so M$ could buy Nokia for a low price.

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Eonjay793d ago

This is $100 so in the US its the same as buying two single subscriptions. I don't mind this at all but would prefer a discount because you can get single year subscriptions at less than $50 sometimes.

bleedsoe9mm793d ago

it would be nice but sales are good in the US , no need to do it

famoussasjohn793d ago (Edited 793d ago )

Right now you can get them at $40 for a 12 month subscription. Might want to get them while they're discounted people!

http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-...

Arkardo793d ago

Thank you i was thinking am i the only one who sees that this is a stupid offering? My god 100 USD...

famoussasjohn793d ago

The sales are probably going to be ending soon and will go back to $60 for 1 year, which would be $120. So you'd be saving $20 if you bought the 2 year option, but currently, not the best deal.

Irishguy95792d ago

If you're stupid enough to think currency conversion actually affects a local system then sure, it's a stupid offering.

ovnipc793d ago

Ms store has gold year for 39.99. Well $100 for two years its not bad cause you save $20 of the regular price. Something good about the xone its that only one account needs gold other accounts on the same console dont need gold.

PsylentKiller793d ago

I'm finally glad they added this feature. Sony has had it for years.

I, for one, am taking full advantage of home gold. I'm buying all digital so my family room, where anyone can play, gets all the games I bought and my Gamertag carriers all those games with it as well. It's like a buy one get one free sale on every digital game

nightsurge793d ago

Sony has not had this for years... you had to have a PS+ account to access PS+ content on PS3 (not sure about PS4). Non PS+ account was still limited to like 2-3 users. You could not buy a game on someone's machine and have them play it without your account unless it was one of their 2-3 licenses. I know from first hand experience.

Iceman X792d ago

@nightsurge that's not true, PSN was limited to 5 users could use same content since launch. It was changed last year to 2 users.

Bigpappy793d ago

Once amazon gets their hand on this, it will be cheaper. I like it. One lest thing to renew.

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Wikkid666793d ago (Edited 793d ago )

Cheaper to buy 2 12-month codes

SliceOfTruth888793d ago

If this was Sony
"This just shows that Sony keeps gamers in mind by offering Value and more OPTIONS"

Xbox
"BAHAHAHAH GETTING DESPERATE! Xbone is doomed i know because i am 16 and cant afford systems on my own"

TXIDarkAvenger793d ago

I'm shocked by the amount of agrees you have, I mean I am on N4G right?

Immorals793d ago

Maybe n4g switched around agree and disagree?

ITPython792d ago

I think it more has to do with a lot of people on N4G just loading the PS4 sections and ignoring everything else. So they would never see this article unless they checked the main page.

Can't blame them, at one point there was like 100 Titanfall articles with random, mostly useless, TF info each day. Which was quite annoying as it was bumping out many other interesting articles that got buried under a mountain of TF articles, which most didn't even classify as newsworthy.

CEOSteveBallmer793d ago

The Butthurt is strong with this one. May the force be with you, always...

SonyStyled793d ago

right you are. correct he is not

Ipunchbabiesforfun792d ago

Hahaha. I have an allegiance to ONLY games and Microsoft makes bone headed moves but this was flat out hilarious.

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