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Xbox Live Family Packs converting into individual Gold accounts Aug. 27

Xbox Live Family Pack subscribers will soon have their bundled Xbox Live Gold accounts dissolved into individual, unlinked accounts on Tuesday, August 27, Microsoft announced yesterday in an email to subscribers. In addition to having multiple subscription fees to worry about, this also means...

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Xbox One allows limited sharing of Xbox Live Gold and digital games

Microsoft has announced that perks made available to Xbox Live Gold subscribers will be accessible to every user of that home's Xbox One console. This means that, so long as the owner of the Xbox One is a Gold subscriber, other people in the household will be able to have their own accounts and...

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World of Warcraft lost 600,000 subscribers over Q2 2013

Activision Blizzard announced that World of Warcraft's subscriber base has shrunk to 7.7 million users, down from the 8.3 million subscribers it reported three months ago. Last quarter's report revealed that World of Warcraft lost 14 percent of its players between January and March, as 1.3...

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Limited Amazon-exclusive Madden 25 special edition includes free Sunday Ticket subscription

Since Madden NFL 25 skipped 12 years is named to commemorate the series' 25th anniversary, it shouldn't be surprising that EA Sports recently unveiled a special Anniversary Edition. What is a little surprising are the contents of the special edition, which includes a free one-year subscription for...

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Steam adds subscription plans, first is indie MMO Darkfall Unholy Wars

Steam launched a subscription payment plan for MMO-style games today, starting off with Darkfall Unholy Wars, a sandbox MMORPG that made its way through community voting on Greenlight in November. Darkfall Unholy Wars is available for the initial price of $40, and then an auto-renewed subscription...

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Yoshida: PS4 may have subscription levels, all games available digitally

The PlayStation 4 could employ a multiple-tier subscription service, offering different levels of access in a style similar to a cable television company, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida tells The Guardian. "We could have gold, silver or platinum levels of membership, something like...

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World of Warcraft subscribers dip to 9.6 million, up from Cataclysm low

When the Mists of Pandaria expansion launched for World of Warcraft, Activision Blizzard reported more than 10 million players, up from 9.1 million after Cataclysm. In today's financial call, Activision reported World of Warcraft had 9.6 million subscribers. It's like a roller coaster, kind of....

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Twitch introduces ad-free Turbo subscription service

Popular video streaming site Twitch has announced a new service called Twitch Turbo. For $8.99 a month you can turn off all the ads on the site, get priority customer support, and unlock a special badge, chat colors, and custom emoticons that only Twitch Turbo subscribers can use. Twitch also...

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Rhapsody app now available on Xbox 360

People with expensive home theater set-ups and/or insane people who listen to music through television speakers now have yet another option when using their Xbox as a weird internet radio device. Specifically, subscription-based streaming music service Rhapsody has launched a new app, which is...

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0x10c may charge monthly subscription for ship ownership

In a recent interview, Mojang's Markus "Notch" Persson says he's thinking more and more that 0x10c, the Minecraft mogul's space-based PC title, may use a subscription-based monetization plan when it's ready to be sold. The idea's not cemented just yet, but Notch expects to have a multiplayer mode...

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