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Microsoft - Xbox Live 12 Month Gold Membership

Model: XBOX 12MO GAMES W/GOLD 2015SKU: 4249402

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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 974 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Never keep your card on file with Microsoft

    Posted
    nickcal
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    I learned the hard way to never keep my credit card on file with Microsoft. Now with me saying this, I know that most people will never have this issue but a few of my gamer friends and myself have and the one time was enough for me. Microsoft overcharged me for my Xbox Live 12 Month Gold Membership. When I tried to contact them to get it straightened out I was given the run around by people in a call center in India. The experience was horrible and because I wasn't able to get it fixed or refunded I had to have my bank issue me a new debit card closing out the old account. It was a nightmare. Needless to say because of this I will never trust Microsoft with my card information again so having the option to buy my Xbox Live 12 Month Gold Membership this way was awesome. No complaints I took the card home and entered the code provided and I was all set. It's also a great way to give your kids Xbox Live without leaving your card on file for them to buy games.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's a 12 month membership for xbox live gold

    Posted
    Harbinger50
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    It's a 12 month gold membership for xbox live card. And here's some more characters to meet the minimum. I mean, I guess I could review the membership itself, maybe. I think it's totally worth it for the various games that require it for online multiplayer, but it goes above and beyond the cost after just a couple months with the two full free games a month. You literally don't have to spend money on games any more and you'll get new ones every month. What's not to like? Sure, some months it's some arcade style game, but other months its full on triple A titles like Assassins Creed or Thief. Sure they're a year or two old, but free vs the $20-$30 you still pay in stores for these, and that's used games too, well, again, can't beat free. If you have an xbox 360 or xbox One, you'd be silly (to be nice) NOT to buy this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Better in the long run. Still pretty bad.

    Posted
    Paul
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    Xbox Live Gold. One of the most arbitrary things to charge money for. While I will say, I don't mind having to pay for Gold, it's definitely not my first choice. Being a PC user myself, my brother wants a way to play games with his friends. Therefore, the Xbox Live Gold subscription was the way to go as most of his friends reside on Xbox. Since we already canceled automatic renewals from happening on our card, we decided it would most likely be better to buy the entire year as opposed to paying a monthly fee. So, in the long run, if you want to play on Xbox Live with friends and have a generally good time. This is pretty good. Just make sure you moderate your children while they play online games.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    want to play online? Then you will need this.

    Posted
    spideyfan8403
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    If you need a review for this product chances are that you are not the target demographic for this item. That being said if you are reading this for an actual review of the product, hi, welcome to the world of gaming. The xbox consoles will play most games offline but for you to play the multiplayer modes you will need an xbox live account which is where this product comes in. After you purchase it you will have to scratch off the back of the card and input the code into the system (you can see how at www.xbox.com/howtoredeem-console) and then you are ready to play online.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Essential part of Xbox for entertainment

    Posted
    Jerkfaced
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    If you utilize the streaming features of Xbox, you need this subscription. I'm not a fan of being forced to subscribe to something in order to utilize other items I already pay for elsewhere (Like Netflix and Amazon Streaming services) but it becomes a little more useful when you consider that you get a couple free games every month as well. Often one of the games isn't desirable to play or worth buying but there are at least a half dozen decent games each year. It's too bad they don't include warranty coverage as an option, that would be worth a little extra to me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A must have!! :)

    Posted
    JohnnyB1982
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    The Xbox live Gold membership is a bit pricey when compared to the fact you can buy a new top hit game for same price, but the extras it gives you such as games for gold , etc, kinda makes up for it.. I only wish it made everyone in the household that's using that Xbox gets granted the "gold" pass , instead of just allowing Live access.. Only Gold members can have GUEST accounts or split screen when playing online. So if my son has friends over, they can't play together split screen because he's not the GOLD member, I am..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Microsoft needs more work

    Posted
    Esantana89
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    For the price that Microsoft is charging I expect the game servers for online play no not crash, there are times when Xbox live is down for the entire day. The free games the you get for having a gold membership are really crummy games that are not worth the space on your hard drive. I have so many games on Xbox one I feel almost forced to buy Xbox live. When the services are working the way they were intended the Xbox live gold really pays off

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One year

    Posted
    SANDMANhurtbox
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    Pretty straight forward a year gold membership which you need to play and download games online. I would like to mention that when my wife entered her code in the play store on her xbox one it said she had successfully downloaded a year of gold on her 360. She then had to log on to her 360 to get it to activate for both consoles. Microsoft may have remedied this though as a month later I renewed my gold membership on my one and it took right away.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Xbox Live is the gold standard

    Posted
    caponey
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    After a long hiatus I am back on Xbox Live, and the Games with Gold and Deals with Gold are very nice bonuses. The price is worth it, but at the same time PS only charges 50, and I honestly don't see that much of a difference between the 2. Either way, if you play online, this is a must, and I've never bought less than a year at a time. Best bang for your buck right here, and by the end, you can have a ton of free games so it all works out great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Xbox "Tax" worth it

    Posted
    Durack
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    Nobody cares for taxes, but when you need the resources it provides you are glad they are there. That is the case with xbox gold live. You might feel this is unnecessary given you are paying $60 plus for most games, however xbox goes above and beyond in offering free monthly games. Now most of these games I spend very little time with, but about once a quarter I will find one that I spend several hours with. Making this "Tax" worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Your have to have it, more ways then 1

    Posted
    cndnj1
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    Its needed for most games these days so your really can't do without it. The bonuses and free games almost make up for the cost. Plus its for multiplayer for alot of games. I still like the old days when you buy a game get to play the whole game and not have to download unlocks for content all ready there. So you have to suck it up and buy it. would like to see a 3 or 5 year plan, maybe lifetime? XBOX Platinum member.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    xbox live

    Posted
    UrBoy
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    i always buy these cards just where i dont have to have a credit card linked to my account ever since somy had the playstation network hacked and my info was stolen its a safer way to have live without having to worry about canceling cards and get your credit fixed becuase of supper lax security of companys like sony never had a problem with microsoft but play it safe just incase

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Online Gaming

    Posted
    cvfd13
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    If you like to play games on the Xbox, you definitely need this. It lets you play others online, but also you get extras. You can download free games, while not the best games out there, they can be fun, and are free. You also can buy games through the store at a discount. You can also use your Xbox with streaming services, letting you have Netflix and Hulu at 4K.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's 12 months of Xbox Live Gold...

    Posted
    Justin
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    What you see is what you get with this prepaid card. It's nice that you don't have to give your credit card info to Microsoft or have to worry about monthly renewal fees. I give it 4 stars because some of these cards come with a bonus month that adds to the value, but mine did not. If you're going for a prepaid card, check to see if they have bonus month ones first.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best value!!!

    Posted
    Tattoo121
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    Bought this for my 17 year old son for Christmas. we had never had a gold subscription before were you got free game downloads so this was a plus. he absolutely enjoys it and he's downloaded so many free games just from having the gold membership. Bought him an upgrade the next year for the gold again and will continue each year.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    What happened to the 24 month card?

    Posted
    ladychev
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    This is nice because of what you get with it, however, when we first bought the Xbox one, it came with a 24 month Live gold card, and that's why I only gave it a 4 star, I would like to see the 24 month back. For those of us who don't buy new systems each year when they come out (it seems that way) it would be nice to not have to buy a gold card each year.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GO FOR THE GOLD

    Posted
    gailygirl
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    My grandson always asks for XBOX live gold for his birthday each year, so it has become tradition that I get it for him. This was the best price I could find anywhere. We picked it up in-store, which is never any problem, and had it in time for his big day. I love Best Buy, the customer service is awesome, and the sales people are always a big help.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great deal

    Posted
    mastermind
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    with this 12 month gold membership you can do all kinds of things on your Xbox one ,like watch Netflix,amazon or YouTube and having a membership allows to play video games live with many people just about anywhere and there's so many other benefits of having a membership for your account and best-buy offers it at a reasonable price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A lot more than it used to be

    Posted
    Kretical
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    It seems odd that we have to pay for the ability to play online games. I am thankful that Xbox allows Silver (basic) accounts to access certain online features. However, the Games with Gold program more than pays for the price of a yearly subscription. I highly recommend all gamers to pay $60 yearly and download the 2-4 "free" games a month.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Price

    Posted
    WeGotDeathStar
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    Not much to review seeing as how do you review a card purchase that allows service and we aren't actually reviewing xbox live here. What I can say is that I was able to buy this on sale and got a tremendous deal on a year membership. I lucked out finding this on sale while just browsing games. Saved nearly 40% off retail! Was very pleased!

    I would recommend this to a friend