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Microsoft Hikes Price of Xbox Live Gold - Bad Messaging or the Worst? (VL396)

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When is a massive price hike not announced as a massive price hike? When it's Microsoft talking up increases in the price of Xbox Live Gold (with a side of Game Pass).

There's so much here. Let's dive in.

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#Xbox #Live #Gold


Discussed in this episode:

"Update on Xbox Live Gold Pricing"
Xbox Wire - January 22, 2021
https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2021/01/22/update-on-xbox-live-gold-pricing/

"I'm trying to make sense of "it will renew at the current price" and "Going forward new pricing will be..."
Tweet - January 22, 2021 - Hoeg Law
https://twitter.com/HoegLaw/status/1352648711067860992

"'Microsoft has quietly changed its reference to renewal at "the current price" to renewal at "your current price"."
Tweet - January 22, 2021 - Hoeg Law
https://twitter.com/HoegLaw/status/1352703792609947649

"Microsoft drops 12-month Xbox Live Gold subscription"
GameIndustryBiz - July 20, 2020
https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-07-20-microsoft-drops-12-month-xbox-live-gold-subscription

"Confirmed: Microsoft has increased the price of Xbox Live Gold to $60 for 6 months."
Tweet - January 22, 2021 - Andy Robinson
https://twitter.com/AndyPlaytonic/status/1352623662403383297

"Microsoft raises the prices to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold"
USA Today - January 22, 2021
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/gaming/2021/01/22/xbox-live-gold-soon-cost-more-subscribe-microsoft-announces/6672195002/

"I have to say..."
Tweet - January 22, 2021 - Hoeg Law
https://twitter.com/HoegLaw/status/1352662322909761546

Xbox Game Pass Website
https://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-game-pass#join


h/t SpiritKid (Twitter)


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