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XBox Live Gold Membership

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Fletch, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. Fletch

    Fletch To The Moon

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    For Father's Day, my wife bought me the Xbox Live Gold Membership for a whole year. That's about 60 bucks or more. For all you gamers out there, IS IT WORTH IT? Myself, I am not a big gamer. I only play like two games. EA Sports NCAA 2014 (the last time they ever make that game) and Madden. I am definitely considering FIFA 2014. Besides not having the time to play online vs. someone in Okinawa, are the other options -- like movies, music, etc. worth it? Isn't the NFL getting involved in some of this stuff too?

    Any help would be appreciative. Thanks in advance.
  2. tantrix1969

    tantrix1969 Well-Known Member

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    Since I got a smart tv not really since I don't use it for netflix anymore but it's necessary if you want to play with friends. You can find it on sale quite often though, found it for $35 last time I bought a year
  3. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

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    They give you free games each month, (Xbox live games with gold). They change the free ones every 15 days, they've been doing it about a year now. You could almost justify the cost for that, each one averages about $20 and over time you end up with a library of free games..

    It used to require Gold to use apps like Netflix/Hulu, but they changed that so it doesn't anymore. You get other small perks, and weekly discounts on movies/games but I'm not sure if that is Gold exclusive. The Gold will be on both consoles if you ever upgrade to the next gen Xbox One. And you can play people online like you know.
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  4. Beelzebot

    Beelzebot New Member

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    It used to be more necessary if you were looking to use Netflix, etc. I've had a membership for years now, but I play online fairly often. If you don't, it probably isn't something you need to worry too much about.
  5. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    I used mine to download the HBOGO app so I could watch GoT from season one.
  6. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasing Zone Supporter

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    This is a good summary of the perks to gold. I would just download all the free games every two weeks. Dark Souls was recently released on Gold and is a good game (steep learning curve though) but think the deadline just passed. Charlie Murder (arcade) and Street Fighter IV are available to download on 360. There were some decent games released throughout the year; Dead Island (zombie game), Hitman: Absolution, & Saints Row 3 the last 6 months(ish). They tend to throw in arcade titles more frequently than hard copy games like the ones I listed above but some are still of great quality.
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  7. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    You'll need it when Halo 2 gets re-released ;)
  8. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    If you played multiplayer then yes it's worth it. They also will give away free games periodically to gold members but those are the two advantages of it.
  9. AmarilloCowboyFan

    AmarilloCowboyFan Active Member

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  10. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    Not true for HBO GO. I had to re-subscribe to gold to use the app. I could download it and install, but to get it to actually play........had to pay the ten bucks. This was about two weeks ago.
  11. AmarilloCowboyFan

    AmarilloCowboyFan Active Member

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    Good to know, thanks
  12. TheDallasDon

    TheDallasDon AegonTheConqueror-Now bend the knee

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    PS+ gives you free games, Live just gives you multiplayer and use Netflix and HBO......which PS already gives you free.

    I use to be a Xbox guy but their shenanigans made me switch sides
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  13. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    I believe it went into effect June 9, so just over a week ago.
  14. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasing Zone Supporter

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    Agree completely; Sony gives MUCH more value for the PS Plus subscription. They regularly give away GOOD/GREAT games for download. They just made NBA 2k14 free for download. One of my cult faves "Payday 2" was downloaded off psn for free as well. Uncharted 3 is another top title I remember being free as well.
  15. Beelzebot

    Beelzebot New Member

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    The downside to PS+ is that Xbox Live is a far more polished multiplayer experience. Although that won't really matter for the OP.
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