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xbox 360 question

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by Shane5578, 24 Jul 2006.

  1. Shane5578


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,430

    Location: newcastle

    i already have aol broadband on my pc.

    do i have to pay/subscribe to microsoft to play xbox online?

    or is online play free?
  2. DaveyD

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    Joined: 19 Jan 2003

    Posts: 12,647

    Location: Warwickshire

    To play Xbox Live games online, you have to pay for a subscription, Xbox Live Gold.

    You can however, get 12 months fore pretty cheap, sometimes £15 if you get it with an old Xbox game bundle, but the RRP is £39.99 for 12 months.

    There is a basic 'Silver Package', which allows you to download demos, updates, videos etc for free, and never have to pay for it.

    You get 1 month free 'Gold' when you buy a 360.
  3. Cronox


    Joined: 6 Jul 2006

    Posts: 324

    You have to pay. I believe its about £40 for a year (got mine a while ago so that might be slightly wrong).
  4. badgermonkey


    Joined: 4 Mar 2006

    Posts: 3,712

    Location: Wales

    i haven't seen it anywhere except for from microsoft for that much.

    Buy an original xbox game eg pro evo 5 off a competitor and get 12 free months + you have a good game
  5. Manlove is my forte


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,637

    Location: Xbox Live

    The most you will pay a year is £40 (in one annual payment), you can get it cheaper sometimes.

    Lets put it this way @ £40 pa you are paying 11p per day to play against people on live. I would say that is extreme value for money once you try it.
  6. DaveyD

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    Joined: 19 Jan 2003

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    And most places sell for a lot less than £40, we'll be seeing Xbox Live bundles with 360 games I guess soon, so it'll give a lot more value for money.