Get ready for Titanfall with discounted Xbox Live

Amazon and the Microsoft Store currently offering 12-month subscription cards to premium service for $40.

If you're interested in playing Titanfall next month and don't have an Xbox Live subscription of if you need to re-up, now would seem like a good time to do so. Amazon and the Microsoft Store are currently offering 12-month subscription cards for $40, or $20 below their normal asking price.

It's not the hottest deal we've ever seen on 12-month subscription cards, but it's a pretty significant savings all the same.

The Microsoft Store lets you in on the deal either via a download code (which you redeem immediately) or through a physical card mailed to your home or apartment. Meanwhile, Amazon's offer is valid only on physical cards.

Titanfall launches for Xbox One and PC on March 11, while the Xbox 360 version arrives on March 25. For more on the game, be sure to check out our newly launched The Next Big Game: Titanfall feature.

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wallacom
wallacom

Man I need to buy like 2 of them, they stack anyways.

VakarianGirl
VakarianGirl

@wallacom  Loool, I just came here intending to post a question about this very thing.  I have thinking that I should maybe stock up.

DARKSPACE
DARKSPACE

See between the spider web ploy. This is a push sale for MS  vs Sony thing. If not $60 would be the price in many retailers.  Remember org MS XBL was $50 then went up for no reason what so ever.

FULGOREY2K
FULGOREY2K

i wonder how much do PC gamers have to pay to play online?

oh i forgot it's free.

adambomb007
adambomb007

this is $39.99 on amazon every other day. anyone paying more is not the brightest or doesnt care about money

roman4545
roman4545

It should STAY at $40-$20 forever !!... not $60... but again this is Microsoft... im gonna stick with my PS.. until XBL is free or $20.

jameston80
jameston80

@roman4545 it will never be free, Sony has started charging 49.99 a year if you didn't notice on the ps4!! Obviously you cant have something free and expect it to be great!! That's why XBOX Live is leaps and bounds ahead of Sony, and Sony sees this so they started to do something right that Microsoft has been doing for almost 12 years!!

roman4545
roman4545

@jameston80 are you assuming or its your own fanboy theory ? Sony started to charge because it cost money to run servers NOT because of Microsoft doing so or quality online. 

Its not never... its gonna happen one way or other (probably not for Xone but for X360). They been promoting free gold for weekends for how many time ? 5-6 times ? This suspicious activity could land a free XBL in the future. Promoting new games with free gold or not its still something suspicious going on !

terrariafan247
terrariafan247

Perhaps you're just trying to justify why you paid £40 for something that should be free?

terrariafan247
terrariafan247

Maybe you're just an Xbox fanboy who is justifying your £40 a year for something that should be free?

jameston80
jameston80

@roman4545 @jameston80what part of my statement did you not understand in clear english??? Read it again you sony fanbot!! This is why Microsofts online is better, because they get money from people for live and use this money to make live better, when all along sony has not charged, henceforth, no money = crappy quality!! it's not too hard to understand, this is why sony now charges, obviously it cost money for servers and other things, what do you think microsoft has been doing for 12 years, you obviously are a sony fanboy and not seeing the big picture!!!

PartyGavinParty
PartyGavinParty

Ah... PS+. Nothing better than renting games in 2014.

Shango4
Shango4

@PartyGavinParty  Just like paying a subscription just access basic app that are already free on other platforms.

stlmemrie
stlmemrie

It's always available for $40 online somewhere. Amazon has been go-to the last few years and Best Buy always had sales with it for $40 before that. Do your online homework and you'll find a deal (and not a scam).


DARKSPACE
DARKSPACE

@JeePeeDee_basic Just as in PSN or XBL, you can enter and combine multiple cards and your subscription end date will be updated.  

sgt_hunter
sgt_hunter

I wonder if TitanFall's countless map packs and titan packs will get discounted :p

StHapns247
StHapns247

They should have a free Xbox Live weekend. NOT the week Titanfall comes out, but sometime in the summer.

No better way to show the value of something than actually showing the value of it.

jameston80
jameston80

@StHapns247 A Company already does that, the company is called Sony and it's on PS3, they already show the value there, FREEEEE!!!!

ZamboniGamer
ZamboniGamer

Walmart has day one edition "KI code" online for same price.

haze0986
haze0986

good news, now sony should follow.........hopefully

neowarrior121
neowarrior121

@haze0986  lol they gave us 3 months free of psn+ when you buy a year didnt you get the memo 

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

lol, if microsoft had any sense they would drop the xbox live subscription fee altogether. it is the only way they are ever going to catch up with sony.


ps4 ftw.

tomservo51
tomservo51

@Aaronp2k  


Microsoft: Drop the Kinect,  $420 Titanfall Bundle

Ninentdo: Drop Price to $199 or $250 Zelda bundle

PS4: Get some games out stat.

VakarianGirl
VakarianGirl

@Aaronp2k  To be honest, there's not a whole lot to catch up WITH, right now.  Give it a year, maybe.....

jameston80
jameston80

@Aaronp2k catch up with Sony?? Where the FU%^ have you been for the past 12 years? Sony is waaaaaayyyyy behind Microsoft in Paid Subscriptions!!!!!! You want something great, you gotta pay for it, all the cheap @sses are on ps3 for free, with terrible lag, cutting off in middle of games, why? because they are not making money with the service, it's free!! Doh!!!!

jimmy_russell
jimmy_russell

So I pay $40 for the permission to play the game online. There's nothing else technically that is required, just pay Microsoft money. What a scam.

jameston80
jameston80

@jimmy_russell No it's not a scam, it's paying for a service that you get for a year, been almost 12 years now!! Sony just started it too with thei PS4, why? because they see that to better their service, they are gonna have to charge!! So Sony finally stepped up to the plate and bit at something Microsoft has been doing for 12 years!!!!!  Wake up!!!!

delete-easycomeeasygo
delete-easycomeeasygo

In all fairness (not trolling) I enjoy both PS+ and Xbox Gold for what there worth but if MS wants to do something special for Titanfall and consider it's MP only, why not include just a 1 month Gold which could boost the sales of Titanfall.

I'm getting Titanfall but I might get the 360 over PC and none of my friends have PC. (I'm gonna hate myself for not getting PC Titanfall but I'll live)

blackace
blackace

@EasyComeEasyGo M$ usually has a 30day free trial of GOLD in all their 1st party games. Well they did with the XBox 360. I think for the XB1 it's only a 7 days trial. Titanfall is being published by EA though, so I'll be surprised if there's a free XBL trial, but who knows.

tomservo51
tomservo51

@EasyComeEasyGo  I got a lot of hours out of my 360, but yeah, Microsoft seemed to always find a way to piss me off so I'm going PS4 this gen. No regrets whatsoever.

blackace
blackace

@northArrow @EasyComeEasyGoFable Anniversary just came out. They still have a few exclusives in the works for the 360. They are pulling the plug on the 360 in 2016.

robertcain
robertcain

@EasyComeEasyGo  I'll be brutally honest; that sounds WAY too generous on Microsoft's part. Judging on all the bad practices they've continued to put out including...


1. Paywalls for online services

2. Microtransactions in most games (Though at least PVZ Garden Warfare won't have them; that's an improvement)

3. Making us pay more for an inferior hardware infrastructure

4. Not letting people use their external headsets unless they buy an official Xbox One adapter

5. Giving out free games that they know won't make a profit anymore

6. Dropping most notions of innovative new IPs in favor of keeping what makes the most money going (Only three ''true'' Xbox One exclusives are completely new ideas! Sunset Overdrive, Quantum Break and D4)


I just can't help but think that they're after money and money only, and anything that would impact that aim is thrown out the window immediately. Something needs to change over at Xbox very soon.

robertcain
robertcain

@VakarianGirl @EasyComeEasyGo  What he means is that Xbox Live USED to be the best service but now seeing as PS Plus and Steam both offer brilliant value, Gold seems like a huge rip-off by comparison. If MS was more generous and gave more back to it's fans in addition to fixing other gripes then I would consider the Xbox One, but as it stands, I'll be standing by PS4 and PC this gen.

VakarianGirl
VakarianGirl

@EasyComeEasyGo  Oh gimme a break - XBox Live Gold has been a popular subscription service for a decade or more.  Get over yourself.

y2jarmyofficial
y2jarmyofficial

Yeah sure it's more popular for getting hacked and being slow, I'm sticking with x1 and maybe pc for some games this gen

delete-easycomeeasygo
delete-easycomeeasygo

I'm only bad mouthing Xbox One because MS just keeps fucking up. 360 on the other hand is a true all in one entertainment.