Not hugely exciting news, but one to remember for future reference: Europe Xbox Community Manager Graeme Boyd has confirmed
"that 'Xbox LIVE Silver Membership' will now officially be called 'Xbox LIVE Free Membership'.".
The change accompanies today's relaunch of the xbox.com site
, which you'll notice now includes a whole lot more Kinect promotion.
Additionally, it looks like the paid "Gold" subscriptions will be getting some more value-add soon with the introduction of "deal of the week" promos that will see selected Live Arcade titles offered at discounted prices to Gold level users only. Major Nelson's blog
has more details on that one.
No reason has been given for the "Silver" to "Free" name change, although can't you just imagine an MS marketing exec using the "second is the first loser" line?
Speaking of cringe-inducing marketing. Check out this new Kinect TV spot
Kinect is due on Australian shelves November 18th 2010 with an RRP of AUD$199.