Submitted by Queasy 1501d ago | news

Xbox LIVE 12 Month Gold card for $30 at Walmart starting February 19

XMNR: Since Microsoft raised the price of the Xbox LIVE Gold to $60 there have been a few deals that dipped down to $40. However, the biggest drop yet is happening this Saturday at Walmart. (Alan Wake, Fable 3, Forza Motorsport 3, Halo: Reach, Xbox 360)

aviator189  +   1501d ago
Pretty awesome deal right there if you need one.
Queasy  +   1501d ago
Yeah, this is actually good timing for me as my Gold subscription is about to run out.
guitarded77  +   1501d ago
Yeah, I'm actually still pissed at MS for raising the price and said I wouldn't renew my gold... but for $30 I will sell out. DAMN!!!!!
awiseman  +   1501d ago
They did raise the price, but honeslty its not really raised, you can purchase gold from on Xbox live itself for 44.99.
gamer2010  +   1501d ago
Cool. I recently ran out of my subscription so I'll be getting this.

I don't like that I have to pay for Xbox Live, but I usually get it for like $40 each year and to me it is worth it for the quality of service I get.
blumatt  +   1501d ago
An even awesome-er deal would be FREE. That's zero dollars! There's no excuse for MS making people pay except just to do it. I could understand if all their games ran on dedicated servers, but they don't. A few of them do, but not many.
Drcherd  +   1501d ago
yeah i wonder what microsofts response would be if we asked why they charge for features that ps3 has and more for free.
VINNIEPAZ  +   1501d ago
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kaveti6616  +   1501d ago
"There's no excuse for MS making people pay except just to do it."

They're a for-profit company.

The reason is FOR PROFIT.

Yeah, it's gay. But don't say they don't have a reason for doing something.
Solidus187-SCMilk  +   1501d ago
ahah bluimatt
why dont you cry about it...ohh wait, you already are.
DelbertGrady  +   1501d ago
If I could get the same quality of service as Xbox Live for free that would be great.

If you are implying PSN is of the same quality with all of it's demo installs, laggy PSN store, lack of cross game chat, non unified game logon(have to create a profile for each game), tiresome patching everytime you want to play a game (friend of mine had to wait over 2 hours before he could play Uncharted 2). Well, then you are a liar.
blumatt  +   1500d ago
Admittedly, Xbox Live IS indeed a better service, but not $60 worth of better, or even $30 worth of better in this story's case. lol
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fr0sty  +   1501d ago
I bet that was the scam all along. "George, we're seeing a decline in new XBL memberships... how can we make people think this is worth more money?" ... "Well Bill, we could jack the price up without adding anything new, and then make then think they're getting a deal when they pay a few bucks less than they were paying originally."

PSN's approach:

"Well, we need a way to get money out of them. What do we do? Make them pay for online?" ... "F - that. Give them free games/avatars/themes and discounts on other games/etc, as well as beta access, exclusive system firmware features, and early demos".

The public's reaction:

"PSN is teh ghey, XBL foreverz!"
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slavish3  +   1501d ago
i may get this, but if they can sell it for this price and make a profit it kind of shows how greedy M$ is.
Queasy  +   1501d ago
Depends on whether or not they are making a profit. Loss leaders are pretty common at Wally World.
B1663r  +   1501d ago
It could be the whole drug dealer model... First one is free.
Kon  +   1501d ago
An article of something MS related w/o comments saying how greedy MS is isn't normal.
slavish3  +   1500d ago
they are not selling at a loss. I work for sears holdings and everytime we do sells of like 20 to 30 % off we still make profits because mark ups are already so high. So yes it is greed
Wenis  +   1501d ago
Or you can get a PlayStation Network Infinite Month card for only $0!

i had to say it.
Urrakia34  +   1501d ago
LMAO! bubbles for writing the funniest comment i've seen today:)
Kon  +   1501d ago | Well said
You don't see many comments, i think
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Urrakia34  +   1501d ago
@Kon- Well I damn sure see enough of YOUR comments:)
darx  +   1500d ago
Wasn't that funny!
gamer2010  +   1501d ago
I already got one of those.
Solidus187-SCMilk  +   1501d ago
OR you could already have psn, and buy this still because you would rather use XBOX LIVE then PSN whenever possible, like me.
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jdigitalseven  +   1501d ago
They allow this kinda deal because you dont really own XBL games....you pay FULL price for games you basically rent. I found that out the hard way. Dont believe me, let your subscription run out and you'll see that you really dont own anything on there.
morventhus  +   1500d ago
what are you talking about i let my account go dry a year ago... when I built my new pc.... i still go on to play castle crashers.... it works fine.
josephayal  +   1501d ago
Ohhhh yesss!
midgard227  +   1501d ago
good deal. tho renewed my sub for 40 a few months ago, havent used it since, sorta a waste, shuda gave those 40 bucks to my bro or somethin useful, gas or a new game. o well, reach was fun while it lasted for the first 3 weeks
thebudgetgamer  +   1501d ago
that's what i'm talking about.
ANoobsJourney  +   1501d ago
What time do these deals start? It's still almost sixty bucks on the walmart site right now.
KING85  +   1500d ago
I look at these comments and all I can do is smh. I gather everyone or at least most here is passionate about gaming; which causes mento raise the question of the ages of some of you. The silly comments which go back and forth shows a serious lack of maturity in regards to those who love the tit for tat. I don't know if this is how it's always done, but some of you guys need to mature a little. Not bashing, but simply giving a suggestion out of genuine concern.
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stephmhishot  +   1500d ago
If people want to pay for XBL, that's their choice. Its up to them. I have friends who pay for XBL and swear by it and I have friends who chose PS3 since online is free and comparable. Its you're choice.
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fromasterjay  +   1495d ago
this deal is BUNKD! Stop lying to us....HAHHAHA

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