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    Microsoft is raising the price point for Xbox Live Gold memberships. 1-month memberships are increasing by $1 to $10.99 a month, while 3-month and 6-month subscriptions are spiking up $5 and $20 respectively. With this new pricing model, a 6-month pass of Xbox Live Gold will now retail for $59.99. Current subscribers on the 6-month or 12-month plan auto-renewals won't be affected by these new prices, for the time being.

    Meanwhile, the new monthly games for Gold members have been announced. Gears 5, Resident Evil HD, Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition, Breakdown, and Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb will all be free throughout February. Gears and Resident Evil can be claimed all month, while Dandara will be free from February 16-March 15, Breakdown will be free from February 16-28, and Indiana Jones can be gotten any time from February 1-15.

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  3. Reploid

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    Sony still lagging behind.
     
  4. SkittleDash

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    At this point, 1 month of Gold should just be replaced with Game Pass since they cost exactly the same.
     
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    1 month gold is still 4 dollars cheaper than 1 month of gamepass ultimate so theres that at least.
     
  6. GhostLatte

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    Greedy bastards
     
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    just another way to force people into gamepass
     
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    Dandara is super worth it, finished it in around 9 hours and recommend everyone to try it out.
     
  9. AshuraZro

    AshuraZro Belongs in a museum.
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    There is an error from the original article in the quote and blurb before it. It says Breakdown however it should say Lost Planet 2. The game description and platform and hyperlinks are correct.

    Breakdown was January and is an Original Xbox title.

    On the games themselves, this a good month's selection to say the least. Anyone who doesn't have Game Pass can enjoy Gears 5 which has a Series X|S upgrade as well.
     
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    Only a fool would have an xbox without game pass at this point.
     
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    So, are you able to just stock up on the 12 month subscriptions now? I seem to remember being able to activate multiple instances of 1 years and they'd just stack - does it still do that?
     
  12. Memoir

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    Welp. They know their hardware platform is dying. If they start charging for PC Online Play, it's over.

    Gamepass is a fine service, but it's most definitely not for everyone.
     
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    So XBOX Live Gold is now $120 a year?

    Jesus fuck.
     
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    I'd pay that much for something useful.. Like a security service. Or even a VPN. Not an Online multiplayer subscription service. This is ridiculous.
     
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    Steam gang
     
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    It's also a way of pushing up the price if Game Pass (although not yet).

    They're stopping people getting in cheaper, then faze out Live, then gradually push up Game Pass.
     
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    I like how they still support previous gens with „free“ games - shame on sony for dropping ps3 and psv +Titles.
     
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    Bum Deal...
     
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    Remember when you could get an entire year of Gold for $59.99? Gotta love that subtle price doubling.

    At this point there's really no reason to subscribe to Gold individually; Game Pass Ultimate is a mere $4 more per month, and has such a hilariously higher value. Which I'm sure is the point, from Microsoft's perspective.
     
  20. AshuraZro

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    I have no reason to believe at this point there would be an Xbox Live Gold subscription for new subscribers in a year. Instead, I expect to see current subscribers converted to Game Pass or Game Pass Ultimate at grandfathered pricing with Gold retired outright.
     
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    Only a true fool would have an Xbox in the first place, considering its "exclusives" also work on PC, and its controllers have always been horribly designed.
    I don't know anything about the Game Pass, though; never bought it. Can you play Banjo & Kazooie through it? I've kinda always wanted to play the updated port...
     
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