Walmart is selling 12-month Xbox Live Gold cards for $30. The full retail price when purchased directly from Microsoft is $50.
If you’re still chugging along with the free Silver membership, here’s what upgrading to Gold gets you:
- Multiplayer games
- “TrueSkill matchmaking”
- Parties (not real-life parties)
- Gamer feedback (vote down jerky players)
- Netflix (you have to also have a Netflix membership)
Should the service be free? I vote for YES! But Microsoft will never listen to me. And $30 is better than $50, I guess.