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The Elder Scrolls Online, Hunt: Showdown, and Steel Rats are free to play with Gold this weekend

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 1 April 2021 19:51 GMT Microsoft has announced three games are free to play this weekend with Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate.As part of this week’s Xbox Free Play Days, The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, Hunt: Showdown, and Steel Rats are all available for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members.You have until late Sunday, April 4, or very early April 5 depending on your timezone, to play Steel Rats and Hunt: Showdown.The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited will remain free to play until early Tuesday morning, April 13.Each game will…

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Microsoft testing feature which would no longer require Xbox Live Gold for multiplayer in free-to-play games

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 24 March 2021 19:14 GMT Microsoft is testing new features which wouldn’t require an Xbox Live Gold subscription.Currently available to Xbox Insiders in Alpha Skip Ahead and Alpha, the feature being tested is one that would no longer require an Xbox Live Gold account in order to play multiplayer in free-to-play games.Microsoft said it is aware that titles do not currently support the Free-to-Play multiplayer testing currently available in Preview. It is currently working with studios as the titles require an update to support this service change.Titles currently not supported include Destiny 2 and Call of…

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Microsoft announces price increase for Xbox Live Gold

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 22 January 2021 15:03 GMT Microsoft has announced a price increase for Xbox Live Gold.The company has said it will be making price adjustments for Xbox Live Gold in select markets.According to the new pricing structure, existing 12-month or six-month Xbox Live Gold members won’t see a price increase until they decide to renew.Once renewed, or started, the price of one-month Gold membership is increasing $1 and the price of a three-month membership is increasing $5, or your regional equivalent.For those who want to upgrade to their Gold membership to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, the remaining…

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Xbox Ultimate Game Sale takes 50% off over 500 Xbox One and Xbox 360 games

By James Pickard, Friday, 14 August 2020 16:34 GMT Those of you looking for some Xbox One or Xbox 360 bargains will want to check out the freshly-launched the Xbox Ultimate Game Sale. You’ll find over 500 games reduced by up to 50 per off in Microsoft’s biggest sale of the year so far.One of the best deals of the bunch has to be the Arkane Anniversary Collection for $39.99 or $29.99 for Game Pass Ultimate and Gold members. For that, you’ll get a handful of incredible immersive sims. Included in the bundle are Dishonored: Definitive Edition (that’s the full game and all DLC), Dishonored…

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Xbox Live Gold is not going away, Microsoft says

Xbox Live will remain as it is today, for now at least.The past few weeks brought some rumblings about a seemingly imminent change to Xbox Live. This all started with Microsoft confirming in July that it’s no longer offering 12-month subscriptions as an option for Xbox Live Gold, with the three and one-month remaining.Some assumed Microsoft is reshuffling all of the Xbox services under the Game Pass banner, which indicates a major change in how Xbox Live works today. Getting rid of Gold and offering free access to online multiplayer, for instance, was among the rumoured moves. This was further…