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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 02:53pm 22/06/09 | 32 Comments
Walking past my brother playing Xbox 360 today, I noticed Microsoft are offering a AU$1 one month Gold Subscription fee, in an effort to engage Silver members (my brother mooches my Gold membership, so he's Silver). Still, it's a pretty good deal for anyone who hasn't checked out what Xbox Live Gold offers.

The deal gives you a Gold sub for one month, after which you'll be charged the usual monthly rate of $10.95. For a full price listing for the service, you can hit this link.

It's also worth noting, for anyone on the fence about picking up either a 360 or PS3, Sony's online service is completely subscription free.



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Thundercracker
Posted 02:55pm 22/6/09
I can't actually bring myself to pay for the xbox 360 gold membership. I don't play it online enough to warrant the cost.
Steve Farrelly
Posted 02:56pm 22/6/09
I've found online gaming on Xbox Live (via a Gold membership) to be a bit more stable than with my PS3
Twisted
Posted 04:23pm 22/6/09
I used to have a gold subscription. But mostly use my 360 as a media centre now...so I can't be bothered paying to use what I barely use anymore.
Midda
Posted 04:28pm 22/6/09
After buying a PS3 and playing Killzone 2 online, I can't justify paying for Live. For the small number of times that I'll actually play a game online on my Xbox, it's just not worth it. I've got 2 one-month subscription cards that I got for free, and I'll use when I feel the need to play online (which is rare). But when they're used, I wont be buying any more unless something truly awesome comes along which required Live Gold.
MatchFixer
Posted 05:26pm 22/6/09
It's $65 for 13 months people, which works out 5 measly bux a month.

I'll glady pay that for a better service. I spend more on crossing the toll bridge everyday.

Since I play a lot of Street Fighter 4, especially online, I know i'm getting more than my money's worth in doing so.

That's not to mention GoW, RE, COD, Burnount, FIFA etc..


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Midda
Posted 05:29pm 22/6/09
It's $65 for 13 months people, which works out 5 measly bux a month.

It's $0 a month for online play on PS3 and PC. I play Street Fighter 4 online for free. What's the better price?
Bikkies
Posted 05:41pm 22/6/09
I can't bring myself to pay to play online on the xbox360 i tried it out when i first bought it but i don't see the point when its free on PS3, PC and Wii.

If you sign up remember you cannot cancel online you HAVE to ring them and go trhough all that BS which takes 15mins+
ara
Posted 06:01pm 22/6/09

this isn't true.

you can log on to your profile at www.xboxlive.com and change your membership from gold back to silver.
whoop
Posted 06:22pm 22/6/09
It's $0 a month for online play on PS3 and PC. I play Street Fighter 4 online for free. What's the better price?
It's $50+ a month for ps3/pc actually. You've still got your ISP costs, unless you're stealing the neighbours wireless.
FraktuRe
Posted 06:28pm 22/6/09
whoop that's stupid logic, since you've still got to pay your internet anyway.

for 360 you're paying even MORE.
whoop
Posted 07:05pm 22/6/09
I'm aware of that. How is it stupid logic? It's like saying oh hey my parents gave me a car so I have a free car, the car isn't free you've still got to pay fuel & rego to be able to use it. Just because you don't pay a subscription fee to play on PC it's technically not totally free, you've got the cost of power to power the PC and the price of your ISP.

Take into account different ISP charge rates and you might pay $80 a month on one ISP and only $70 on another. If you do only pay $5 a month for xbox live, it works out cheaper to game on the console for the person on the cheaper ISP as they're only paying a total of $75 a month instead of $80.

Your stupid.

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FraktuRe
Posted 07:19pm 22/6/09
"You're Stupid"
Nathan
Posted 07:20pm 22/6/09
ara; where abouts? This thread reminded me I have an unused Gold subscription. I logged into xboxlive.com and cant see anything that looks like it would let me cancel.
TK421
Posted 07:28pm 22/6/09
Dear whoop

I pay $65 a month for my interwebs. Can you help me with the following two maths problems ?

65 + 0 =
65 + 5 =

Thanks in advance
greazy
Posted 07:39pm 22/6/09
when you compare the microsoft service to the nintendo service, $5/month is worth it.
Midda
Posted 07:44pm 22/6/09
I pay $65 a month for my interwebs. Can you help me with the following two maths problems ?

Haha, awesome first post.
when you compare the microsoft service to the nintendo service, $5/month is worth it.

I'd be inclined to agree if it weren't for PC and PS3 online gaming being free as well.
Twisted
Posted 07:47pm 22/6/09
MatchFixer
Posted 11:22pm 22/6/09
I play Street Fighter 4 online for free. What's the better price?
Free is obviously a "better price", but what i'm saying is that xbox live is more stable then PSN and by that alone i'll be happy to pay said 5 bux a month.

Yeah sure PC is free and Microsoft therefore should charge nothing for online play but sif play SF4 on PC when i can play it on my full high def LCD with 7.1 surround sitting back a couple of meters on a comfy couch with a fight stick in my lap.

$5 - take it.
greazy
Posted 11:49pm 22/6/09
look ill offer you $2.50 its my final offer.

im walking away.
Midda
Posted 11:57pm 22/6/09
Free is obviously a "better price", but what i'm saying is that xbox live is more stable then PSN and by that alone i'll be happy to pay said 5 bux a month.

More stable how? Xbox Live is by no means problem free, but it hasn't really been any better or worse than PSN (in my experience).

And the Xbox 360 doesn't support 7.1 surround anyway. ;)
MatchFixer
Posted 12:19am 23/6/09
Yeah well, besides, i only actually have 5 speakers and a sub but my pioneer receiver is capable of 7.1.

But hey, we're getting into unnecessary technicality here :p

Khel
Posted 12:32am 23/6/09
But if you had streetfighter 4 on 360, you could play against all the cool people, with it on ps3, all you can play against is f***. OH YEAH YOU HEARD ME.
Nathan
Posted 07:31am 23/6/09
ara; that page only lets you pay for more membership, there is no option to cancel.

ravn0s
Posted 07:43am 23/6/09
you have to phone up to cancel
Midda
Posted 07:51am 23/6/09
But if you had streetfighter 4 on 360, you could play against all the cool people, with it on ps3, all you can play against is f***. OH YEAH YOU HEARD ME.

But at least I'm not PAYING to play against f***!
ravn0s
Posted 07:55am 23/6/09
speaking of psn, whats with getting random friend invites from people? i havent got any mp games so how did they find out my id?
Midda
Posted 12:28pm 23/6/09
Dunno, hasn't happened to me.
Bikkies
Posted 06:19pm 23/6/09
I play Street Fighter 4 online for free. What's the better price?

Free is obviously a "better price", but what i'm saying is that xbox live is more stable then PSN and by that alone i'll be happy to pay said 5 bux a month.

Yeah sure PC is free and Microsoft therefore should charge nothing for online play but sif play SF4 on PC when i can play it on my full high def LCD with 7.1 surround sitting back a couple of meters on a comfy couch with a fight stick in my lap.

$5 - take it.

I'm all ready to play it like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyOX1S3wFHA
:D

You can keep your comfy couch.
ara
Posted 06:31pm 23/6/09

hmm, i have a silver option. when i signed up i got gold and changed down to silver by selecting the option i am currently on.

maybe they got rid of that.
Bikkies
Posted 09:46pm 23/6/09
That cool ara it's not like they are going to publicise that they made it harder for you to cancel the gold subscription, was just saying my experience after trying to find out how to cancel last year.
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