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XBL has 12.5 Gold members

Microsoft has said that it currently has around 12.5m paying subscribers to Xbox Live. Subscriptions to the service currently cost 40 a year in the UK. Of our 25m members, about half of them are subscribers to the business and pay us about $60 a year for that,” Microsoft’s head …

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Xbox Live Silver gets new name

Microsoft has revealed a slight alteration to how it markets the two tiers of membership for Xbox Live. Speaking via Twitter, Xbox Europe’s community manager Graeme Boyd stated: Just been told that ‘Xbox Live Silver Membership’ will now officially be called ‘Xbox Live Free Membership’. The times they are a-changin…” …

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$100 Premium XBL service predicted

Earlier this week Microsoft announced that it is to increase the price of some Xbox Live subscription packages – but Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter thinks the platform holder is preparing to take things much further. The extra $10 translates to around $100-150 million per year inadditional revenue for Microsoft,” …

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Analyst backs XBL price increases

Microsoft’s decision to increase some of its subscription prices for Xbox Live Gold membership is understandable and will not damage the service, EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich has stated. The platform holder yesterday announced that monthly XBL Gold membership will increase from 4.99 to 5.99 in the UK, with annual US …

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MS ups Xbox Live Gold price

Microsoft has upped the price of Xbox Live Gold membership in the UK, US, Canada and Mexico. In the UK the price has increased for 4.99 per month to 5.99. For UK users who pay monthly this represents an annual increase of 12. Those who pay for XBL access once …

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MS reveals Xbox Live Family Pack

Ever been frustrated by the fact that while dad can play online on Xbox Live thanks to his Gold membership, the kids can’t do the same on the very same machine when logged in under their profile? Fret no more. Microsoft has revealed what it is calling the Xbox Live …

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Premium PSN on the way

Sony is set to unveil a new premium online service that will cost the consumer around 50 per year, MCV understands. Sources have corroborated claims from VG247 that Sony is, as has been previously hinted at, preparing a paid-for PSN option and will announce the scheme at this year’s E3 …

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US: Pokewalker bundle incoming

Ahead of the release of DS pair Pokemon HeartGold and Pokemon SoulSilver in North America on March 14th, it has been revealed that both games will come bundled with a bonus accessory – the Pokewalker. Kotaku reports that branded pedometer offers more than simply a step recorder – it can …

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Left 4 Dead 2 open to Silver XBL members

Microsoft has confirmed that Silver members of Xbox Live will be granted access to the multiplayer features of EA’s Left 4 Dead 2 next weekend. Normally, only Gold members of the console network are able to access the online multiplayer features. Access for Silver members will be turned on next …

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Sky TV arrives on Xbox Live

Sky’s long-awaited Xbox Live IPTV service has gone live in the UK, meaning that Xbox 360 owners are now able to access satellite TV without the need for a dish. The service, which launches with 24 available channels, requires Xbox Live Gold membership to use. The monthly subscription charge for …

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