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If you just purchased your Xbox One / 360, a good way to get some quality games is to take advantage of your Xbox Live Gold membership. This week, Xbox has some excellent titles that are up to 75% off
Microsoft has announced the titles that its Xbox Live Gold users will be able to download for free in January, and those include some highly acclaimed and well known names
As part of its latest Games with Gold promotion, Microsoft is making Halo: Reach on the Xbox 360 free for everyone with an Xbox Live Gold membership, along with two free games for the Xbox One.
Microsoft will offer refunds for people who subscribe to Xbox Live Gold if they used its just to stream apps like Netflix and Hulu Plus on the Xbox One and Xbox 360 console.
Confirming the rumors, Microsoft has announced many of its Xbox 360 and Xbox One media apps, including Netflix and HBO GO, will no longer require Xbox Live Gold membership to access starting in June.
Microsoft will let Xbox Live Gold members download two more free games for the Xbox 360 in May: the side-scroller "Dust: An Elysian Tail" and the open-world action game "Saints Row: The Third."
Microsoft is planning to give at least some Xbox One owners a credit for one week of Xbox Live Gold due to an issue that prevented some users from using the service in March.
Microsoft has announced that 'Hitman Absolution' and 'Deadlight' will be the free games given to Xbox 360 owners in Aril who are signed up for the paid Xbox Live Gold service.
Microsoft has announced that U.S. and Canada residents will be able to access Xbox Live Gold services for free this weekend, starting on Friday, for the Xbox 360 console.
Microsoft will offer two games, Dead Island and Toy Soldiers: Cold Wars, for free in February to Xbox 360 owners who are signed up to use the paid Xbox Live Gold service.
Xbox 360 owners with a paid Xbox Live Gold subscription will be able to download two more free games in January: “Sleeping Dogs” and “Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light"
Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox Live Gold members who own Xbox One consoles will be able to get free games each month starting sometime in 2014, with details coming later.
Microsoft has announced that Xbox One owners with an Xbox Live Gold subscription will get 100 free minutes on Skype to call mobile and landline phones in 50 countries for six months.
Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox One owners with Xbox Live Gold subscriptions will be able to stream music from the Xbox Music service for free, but with "periodic ads".
Microsoft has announced that 'A World of Keflings' and 'Iron Brigade' will be November's free games for Xbox 360 owners with Xbox Live Gold membership, as part of the Games for Gold program.
Microsoft has announced that Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes and Halo 3 will be October's free downloadable Xbox 360 games which can be accessed by its paid Xbox Live Gold members.
Microsoft is now allowing paid Xbox Live Gold subscribers to download the full version of Ubisoft's tactical shooter Rainbow Six Vegas for free until September 30th.
Microsoft Xbox executive Albert Penello hinted in an interview that the OneGuide TV guide feature in the upcoming Xbox One console may not need a paid Xbox Live subscription to work after all.
Microsoft has announced owners of Xbox 360 game consoles with paid Xbox Live Gold subscriptions will be able to get Magic 2013 and Rainbow Six Vegas as their free downloadable games in September.
Bethesda wants Microsoft to eliminate the Xbox Live Gold requirement for users of its upcoming game "The Elder Scrolls Online" since they'll already have to pay $14.99 a month.
Microsoft has revealed details of how Xbox One game owners can share their digital games with others and that paid Xbox Live Gold members can share many features with non-Xbox Live Gold users.
Sony has confirmed the PS4's game recording features won't cost extra, something Microsoft might want to consider changing for the same features on Xbox One, which needs a paid Xbox Live service.
A page on Microsoft's Xbox website confirms that several features announced for the Xbox One console, including Skype, OneGuide and Game DVR will only be accessible by paid Xbox Live Gold members.
Microsoft has announced that Assassin's Creed 2, one of the many games in the action series from Ubisoft, will be the next free game available to download for Xbox 360 owners who use Xbox Live Gold.
Microsoft has announced that Xbox 360 owners with paid Xbox Live Gold members can now download the tower defense game Defense Grid: The Awakening for free from now until July 15th.
The new season of Arrested Development is only hours away and Microsoft has something special for all you Xbox 360 owners: access to the Netflix app even without an Xbox Live Gold subscription.
U.K. residents who are also Xbox 360 owners can check out the content of the paid Xbox Live Gold service for free this weekend, and existing Gold customers will get tokens to watch free TV episodes.
Microsoft is giving every Xbox Live member in the U.S., Canada, Japan and Latin America a chance to check out the features that are normally reserved for paid Xbox Live Gold members this weekend.
Microsoft has announced that the Redbox Instant streaming video service app has been released for the Xbox 360 and that it can be accessed by all Xbox Live gold members for a limited time.
Microsoft has announced that Xbox 360 owners who have Xbox Live will be able to unlocked both Netflix and Hulu Plus this weekend without needing a Xbox Live Gold subscription.
Microsoft needs to change its policy and let its tens of millions of Xbox 360 owners watch videos on Netflix without having to pay for Xbox Live Gold, like the PS3 and other devices currently allow.
Microsoft has announced that its various Xbox 360 media apps that work with the Xbox Live Gold service would be unlocked and available to free Xbox Live members for several days starting Thursday.
The BBC iPlayer app for the Xbox 360 finally launches today, and it's free for all users - not just those with Xbox LIVE Gold membership. Windows Phone users can look forward to some iPlayer love too.
Microsoft has confirmed that some of the newly announced Xbox TV providers for its Xbox 360 console will require a paid Xbox Live Gold membership in order to access them.
Microsoft is facing a lawsuit with an Xbox Live Gold subscriber claiming that the company double bills in some cases for its online game subscription service.