MICROSOFT is about to hike the price of Xbox Live Gold subscriptions by 20 per cent. That means a year-long membership of the service that lets you play multiplayer games online, gives out a couple of free games every month and discounts on many more, will cost £10 more. The changes are coming into effect over the next few months, with current subscribers able to renew up until August 7 at the old rates. If you don't have an active Xbox Live Gold subscription you're going to have to act fast, with prices going up on May 8, according to a statement provided to VG247. The change is "to ensure gamers have consistent pricing for Xbox Live Gold across Europe" and is down to "changing market conditions", according to Microsoft. The price of Xbox Live Gold has barely changed since the service launched with the original Xbox in 2002, with the UK monthly price being fixed at the current £5.99 since 2010. The UK skipped the last round of price rises that hit other regions several years … [Read more...] about Xbox Live Gold price is being hiked by £10 a year – but here’s how to avoid it
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Ubisoft has announced a brand-new solo and co-op PvE Arcade mode for its multiplayer melee fighter For Honor, alongside news that the game is currently free to keep on Steam and via Xbox Games With Gold.For Honor's new PvE-focussed asymmetrical Arcade mode comes to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on October 16th, as part of the game's next major expansion, Marching Fire. We already knew that Marching Fire would bring the new Wu Lin faction (and its four new fighters), alongside a new 4v4 castle siege mode known as Breach - and now we've a clearer idea of what, exactly, the previously hinted at new PvE content will entail. According to Ubisoft, Arcade mode will allow participants - either playing solo or in teams of two via online co-op - to compete in "randomly generated combat scenarios of varying difficulty". This, says the publisher, will ensure that each experience is unique. There's a smattering of Arcade mode's new PvE action in the announcement trailer above.Arcade mode, … [Read more...] about For Honor is currently free on Steam and with Xbox Live Gold
IT'S almost August which means that a brand new set of games will soon be available to download for free. The exact line-up for Xbox Games With Gold hasn't been revealed but there's still games from last month to play. Here's all you need to know! What are this month's free Games With Gold games? The August 2018 Xbox Live Games With Gold line-up hasn't yet been released by Microsoft but the rumour is that it will be awesome. Last month had a distinctly indie vibe to it but it's not clear what Xbox are planning for August. Games with Gold typically release the names of games on the 22nd of each month but we are still waiting at the moment. The announcement has been as late as the 27th before. Until then, take a look at July's games below. What were last month's Games With Gold and can you still download any of them? The July 2018 Xbox Live Games With Gold line-up features three games you can still download. Xbox One Assault Android Cactus (July 1-31) Death Squared (July … [Read more...] about Xbox Games With Gold August 2018 free Xbox One and 360 games – what titles can you download today?
IT'S finally July, which means that a brand new set of games are available to download for free. The July line-up for Xbox Games With Gold has been revealed but there's still even a game from last month to play. Here's what you need to know! What are this month's free Games With Gold games? The July 2018 Xbox Live Games With Gold line-up has been released by Microsoft and it's got one of the most varied months ever. Virtua Fighter 5 was available at the start of the month, but that went offline on July 15. Splinter Cell:Conviction is now available in its place. Meanwhile, Death Squared is now available for Xbox One owners too, after coming online on August 15. There were initially some issues with gamers not being able to download Splinter Cell, but those have been resolved. Xbox One Assault Android Cactus (July 1-31) Death Squared (July 16-August 15) Xbox 360 (playable on Xbox One) Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown (July 1-15) Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction (July … [Read more...] about Xbox Games With Gold July 2018 free Xbox One and 360 games – what titles can you download today?
DEALS with Gold are back for Xbox fans, with discounts in the Microsoft store on a wide range of titles for anyone looking for an excuse to stay out of the sun. There are discounts of up to 80 per cent available until next Monday, July 16, on a huge range of titles. Top-rated games in the discount pile this month include Anime-inspired pair Attack on Titan (down 40 per cent to £26.99) and One Piece: Burning Blood (down 75 percent to £12.50), along with bike-racing game Ride 2 (down 70 per cent to £15). The biggest discounts are on Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers (down 75 per cent to £6) and Big Buck Hunter Arcade (down 80 per cent to £3.20) – but both of those are probably still overpriced and best avoided even with the discounts. Meanwhile, you also have until July 16 to get your first Xbox 360 Games With Gold for the month. Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown and Sonic All Stars Racing are only available until Monday, so get … [Read more...] about Xbox Live Deals with Gold and Spotlight Sale games for July 2018