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[Last Day] Xbox One: Great Deal On Xbox Live Gold Subscription
Lots of games for little money.
Right now Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners can grab a great deal on an Xbox Live Gold membership. Instead of the usual annual price of $60, you can get a 12-month Xbox Live Gold subscription for $40 from the Microsoft Store. That's a 33% savings on what's already a pretty great deal for Xbox owners. The offer ends August 1, which is coming up fast.
The deal is good for new members and current members alike. If you're already in the middle of an Xbox Live Gold subscription, buying this will add 12 months to it.
Xbox Live Gold is Microsoft's paid online service for Xbox One and Xbox 360. In addition to letting you play your games online, it also gets you free games each month through the Games With Gold program. These include two Xbox One and two Xbox 360 games each month, and the 360 games are always backward compatible and playable on Xbox One.
The Games with Gold for July, for instance, are Assault Android Cactus and Death Squared for Xbox One and Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction for Xbox 360 (though the availability window for Virtua Fighter 5 has ended). The quality of the games varies from month to month, but there's usually something worth playing.
Additionally, Gold members get exclusive discounts on the Microsoft Store each week, often on popular games. As a matter of fact, Microsoft's annual Ultimate Game Sale is running July 19-30. All told, Xbox Live Gold tends to be a very good deal, even if you only play a fraction of the free games in a given year.
You're not likely to find a better deal than this anytime soon; $40 is about as low as this annual subscription ever goes. So if you're planning to start (or keep) an Xbox Live Gold membership, take advantage of the offer here before August 1.