Items tagged with Xbox Live Gold

If you’re heavily invested in Microsoft’s cloud services ecosystem, you’ll be glad to hear that the company’s popular Work & Play Bundle has returned once again to the Microsoft Store. As before, the Work & Play Bundle includes a year’s subscription to Office 365 Home, Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Music Pass, and Skype Unlimited World + WiFi. Individual pricing for each service (for a year’s subscription) is listed as follows: Xbox Live Gold: $59.99Office 365 Home: $99.99Xbox Music Pass: $99.90Skype Unlimited World + WiFi: $153.89 (first month is free) At the current price of $149, Microsoft is... Read more...
Well, that didn’t take long. In early November, Microsoft rolled out its new “Work & Play Bundle” that combines a year’s worth of Office 365 Home, Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Music Pass, and Skype Unlimited World + WiFi. Microsoft priced the bundle at $199, which at the time seemed like a sweet deal. Today, however, Microsoft is making the deal even sweeter thanks to a $50 price cut to $149 for the holidays. Purchased separately, here’s the breakdown of the costs for each service: Xbox Live Gold: $59.99 Office 365 Home: $99.99 Xbox Music Pass: $119.88 Skype Unlimited World + WiFi: $167.88  So... Read more...
Stuck inside this weekend because of the snow and/or cold weather? Or simply looking for something to occupy your time? Good news, at least for you folks who own an Xbox One console and are subscribed to Xbox Live Gold -- the Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive developed by Insomniac Games and published by Microsoft Studios will be free to play for 24 hours this weekend. Microsoft made the announcement on its Major Nelson portal, saying that the 24-hour time period begins on Saturday, November 22nd at 12:01 AM Eastern Time (9:01 PM tonight). "This is the full game; players will earn achievements... Read more...
You've got to hand it to Microsoft -- the company is willing to find novel ways of promoting its products. The company is now offering anyone who buys a year of Office 365 ($99.95 annual rate) a free year of Xbox Live Gold. That's worth $60 a year -- a not-inconsiderable value relative to the cost of Office itself. According to Microsoft, the offer runs from now until October, and signing up for it is quite straightforward (you can investigate the relevant terms here, if you're so inclined). With the Xbox One dropping later this year, it's a decent way to subsidize the additional cost of the Xbox... Read more...
It's been a busy week for Microsoft. The Redmond software giant rolled out its much anticipated Xbox Live Dashboard update with a brand new look and fancy new features like voice controlled navigation, and it also launched an iOS app as well as an app for Windows Phone 7 users. And to kick things off, Microsoft is letting all Xbox Live Silver members enjoy the benefits of a Gold membership free for the weekend. Obviously there's more than good will at play here. Sure, Microsoft's getting in the spirit of the gift giving season, but the real motivator is to give non-Gold members a glimpse of the... Read more...