Xbox Live 12 Month Gold Membership [Online Game Code]

Platform : Xbox 360, Xbox One
4.6 out of 5 stars 11,514 customer reviews

Price: $59.99
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12 Months
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  • Play together with friends in the world's premier gaming community
  • Powered by hundreds of thousands of servers that maximize performance and reduce lag
  • Get free games to play with friends every month, worth up to $700 a year
  • Receive exclusive discounts of up to 50-75% on games in the Xbox Store
  • All future Games with Gold titles for Xbox 360 will be playable on Xbox One
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Subscription Length: 12 Months | Format: Online Game Code

With Xbox Live Gold, you’re part of the world’s premier gaming community. Play with friends on the most advanced multiplayer network, get free* games, and receive exclusive discounts. Experience games like Halo and Minecraft on a network powered by hundreds of thousands of servers that maximize performance and reduce lag. Get free* games every month, worth up to $700 a year, and receive discounts up to 50-75% on games in the Xbox Store. All future Games with Gold titles for Xbox 360 will be playable on Xbox One, giving you even more free* games each month. With millions of gamers worldwide, and so many games to play, now’s a great time to go Gold. *Free Games Offer: Up to $350 value on Xbox One and up to $350 value on Xbox 360. For paid Gold members only. On Xbox One, active Gold membership required to play free games you’ve redeemed. Restrictions Apply. Savings based on retail value of game. Games sold separately. Requirements and available features vary across consoles. Offer terms and availability subject to change. See http://www.xbox.com/live/games-with-gold. Multiplayer between Xbox One and Xbox 360 supported for select titles. Download required. Xbox One Backward Compatibility feature works with select Xbox 360 games, see http://www.xbox.com/xbox-one/backward-compatibility. Kinect and accessories designed for Xbox 360, and games requiring those accessories, are not compatible with Xbox One consoles. Xbox Live and broadband internet required for initial download of game to console.

Product Details

Subscription Length: 12 Months | Format: Online Game Code
  • Online Game Code: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United States.
  • Note: Gifting is not available for this item.
  • ASIN: B002VBWIP6
  • Release Date: November 15, 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11,514 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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Access Method: Online Game CodeSubscription Term Name: 12 Months Verified Purchase
I decided to purchase one of these when my current subscription expired. It took a matter of minutes, and I was logged back on to my Live account. It was also about $10-12 cheaper than it would've been if I went to my local big box store (not to mention gas and time). Here are the steps that I took:

1. Purchased it on Amazon.com
2. Checked my e-mail to retrieve my Xbox Live Code immediately after purchase.
3. Logged onto my account on xbox.com, and put the Xbox Live Code in. (Or enter the code on the Xbox 360 dashboard.)
4. Turned on my 360 and viola! Instantaneous access.

I plan on purchasing this again when my current subscription is up. It's a total no brainer.
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Access Method: CardSubscription Term Name: 3 Months Verified Purchase
To start off, I'd like to say that X-Box Live is amazing and worth every penny. Online gaming is incredibly fun and quite a good way to pass time.

That aside, there are downsides to X-Box Live that can be avoided through prepaid cards. Number one, you always run the risk that unwarranted transactions will be made if your credit card information is stored on your X-Box 360 system. It may not happen all that often, but it's best to avoid it all together.

The biggest reason to buy prepaid Xbox Live card is the renewal process that happens when you don't use one. If you order X-Box Live through your system, it'll renew every time your subscription runs out. This wouldn't be a problem except that it's not that easy to cancel. Instead of canceling through your system, you have to go through the hassle of actually calling X-Box Live support. Even then, depending on the representative you get, you may be hassled to keep your subscription because they really don't want you to cancel it. I'm guessing that's part of their job to convince you to keep it, but it still is frustrating to the person that is trying to cancel it.

You'll have to go through this process every time you want to cancel if you don't use a prepaid card. Is that hassle really worth it? I don't think so. Therefore, avoid all of the problems by simply buying a prepaid card. You won't be sorry.

UPDATE: (3/6/2011): I updated this review about a year ago pointing out that you could disable the subscription on X-Box Live's website. As of this update, they've taken that feature away again. I'm guessing Microsoft must have seen a major increase on people who canceled their subscription, thus now forcing you to call their customer service hot-line again to cancel.
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Access Method: Online Game CodeSubscription Term Name: 12 Months Verified Purchase
My kid needed this to go on line and kill zombies. Who am I to stop my kid from saving the world.
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Access Method: Online Game CodeSubscription Term Name: 12 Months Verified Purchase
I purchased a 12 month Xbox Live Gold membership for the first time on Amazon a couple years ago and I love the convenience. I typically use the "Online Game Code" option which provides you with a code you enter on your Xbox or within your Xbox Live account. This allows me to make the purchase and basically instantly redeem the code on my Xbox Live account. It's great if you need to quickly start, reactivate or extend membership without waiting for a physical card to arrive in the mail or without needing to run to the store to buy one. I also like using these prepaid cards or codes to pay for Xbox Live over paying with a credit card or debit card. If you pay with a credit/debit card Microsoft typically automatically renews it when your subscription is up. As a single dad I may not always have the required funds where they need to be when that happens. I don't like surprises and the associated fees that come with them. ;) I prefer not having a credit card linked to my Xbox anyway because it helps prevent fraud and the kids can't "accidentally" purchase something.

WHICH MEMBERSHIP LENGTH SHOULD YOU PURCHASE?
Xbox Live membership pre-paid cards/codes are available in 3 month, 12 month or 24 month subscriptions. I typically buy the 12 month and I'll explain why in a minute.

The 3 months option is good if you're on a tight budget or if you're not sure you'll like Xbox Live. I typically avoid the 3 month option because it costs you much more in the long run. If you pay for 12 months of Xbox Live using the 3 month option at $24.99 you'll pay $99.96 for a year of Xbox Live. For 3 cents more you could have purchased a two year subscription card! (Currently $99.99 That's crazy!

I purchase the 12 month subscription because I know we'll want. . .
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Access Method: CardSubscription Term Name: 12 Months Verified Purchase
Code would not work; re-entered numerous times, and it was never accepted. Foreign language on outside cover of card-- definitely a waste of money.
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Access Method: CardSubscription Term Name: 12 Months Verified Purchase
So, after buying a Xbox one my two week trial of Xbox live I needed to renew my subscription. I saw this item, and for $40 for a year long subscription that's a savings of $20. I thought I'd spring for the deal. However, after receiving the package something was off, there was a foreign text under the English text. It looked unfamiliar so I was skeptical, but after contacting Microsoft they said it would work so low and behold I got a 12month renewal for 40 dollars! Awesome deal.
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Access Method: CardSubscription Term Name: 12 Months Verified Purchase
When I scratched off the back to get the code it's all smudged and I can't read it! Not happy at all!
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