Xbox Live Gold vs. Silver (difference)?

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#1 Posted by DeuceBaseman (85 posts) -

I'm new to all this Xbox stuff. I want to do Xbox live. I saw a 12 month card for Silver is only $50. I just wanna play Halo 3 or maybe Madden online against random people or friends. What is the difference between the Silver and Gold? Do I need Gold?

#2 Posted by limpbizkit818 (15024 posts) -

Simple:

Yes you need Gold to play online.

#3 Posted by f5lesnar2000 (5649 posts) -
silver is actually free, gold is the one you gotta pay for. Yeah you get 12months for $50. Essentially the big difference is being able to play games online, you can download content and all that for "free" (depending on your Microsoft Points supply vs. the content), but to play you gotta pay
#4 Posted by fazio93 (2921 posts) -

I'm new to all this Xbox stuff. I want to do Xbox live. I saw a 12 month card for Silver is only $50. I just wanna play Halo 3 or maybe Madden online against random people or friends. What is the difference between the Silver and Gold? Do I need Gold?

DeuceBaseman

it is 13 months for 50 bucks (at least in the u.s. )

silver account has messaging (text, messenger, live chat), u can DL demos, movies, shows, trailers, arcade games, arcade demos, and more

gold has all that and the only other thing u pay for is multiplayer gaming

#5 Posted by shock_88 (298 posts) -

gold is the only one that costs money...silver is free

and gold is the only service that lets you play games online like halo

that 12 month card was probably for gold

#6 Posted by Bristar (495 posts) -
Silver does not cost $50 it is free...period. You can't play multiplayer without gold, Halo or anything else besides that I know of no difference between gold and silver anymore. For a while gold was getting demos and what not about a week before silver but that seems to have stopped.
#7 Posted by Jabroni619316 (1218 posts) -

You can get silver (free) just by connected your xbox to the internet, but to play online like in halo 3 or something you're going to need gold (not free). If you register your gamertag as an online account you can get 1 month of gold free.

#8 Posted by AndyWilliams24 (7291 posts) -
Gold you can play online, silver you can do everything but play online.
#9 Posted by HuntersPrey (133 posts) -

1 Month Free Gold with New Live Accounts.

Silver : messaging, demos, friends, voice chat. You gotta buy Microsoft points for movies, Arcade Games, and such

Gold : all of above plus : play games online, (im not sure, but i think you are allowed more stuff from the Marketplace)

#10 Posted by Thorpe89 (19548 posts) -

Well, gold you get a gold strip on your gamercard.

Silver, you get a silver strip.

#11 Posted by Major_Wiggles (144 posts) -

having silver wont let u play online wit other ppl...but ur ablwe to use the marketplace n download things

#12 Posted by TheRedStrike (603 posts) -
With Gold you can play games online, Silver you can't.
#13 Posted by AGENT-ZER0 (60 posts) -
pay monthly for gold??
#14 Posted by AGENT-ZER0 (60 posts) -

i mean can you pay monthly for gold

#15 Posted by HuntersPrey (133 posts) -
yeah, monthly pay is also an option.
#16 Posted by grayoldwolf (2274 posts) -

I'll sell you 12 months of Silver access for $50 *shifty eyes*

Seriously though, yes you can pay for Gold monthly but it works out cheaper to buy it yearly.

Gold access monthly = $7/month

Gold access 12+1 card = $50/13months = $3.84/month

So you see it works out almost twice as expensive to pay monthly.

#17 Posted by AGENT-ZER0 (60 posts) -
alright thanks, but how do u pay montly.. i
#18 Posted by Radiozo (2413 posts) -

alright thanks, but how do u pay montly.. iAGENT-ZER0

Credit or Debit card. I pay monthly.

#19 Posted by DuDisNow (2741 posts) -

$15 dollars per month

$50 dollars per year

Go with the year plan

#20 Posted by AGENT-ZER0 (60 posts) -
1 person sed 15, the other sed 7? hw much does it cost if i pay monthy..
#21 Posted by Radiozo (2413 posts) -
Im pretty sure I pay 10$ monthly.
#22 Posted by AGENT-ZER0 (60 posts) -
lool ok thanks