Xbox Live Gold
Now, the things we talked about above are the things any user has access to. If you just buy an Xbox One, create an account and power it up, you will be able to benefit from all of that, but there is one more level that you can unlock by subscribing to Xbox.
Xbox live gold is basically a premium account on Xbox. In order to get it, you will have to subscribe monthly and pay more or less depending on the amount of months that you choose. But what benefits do you have if you own a premium account?
If you become a proud owner of an Xbox Live Gold account, you will be able to benefit from a lot of things, but three things are more important than any other, and they are the reason why ninety-nine percent of premium users opt for that options. These things are Online Multiplayer, Game Discounts, and Free games.
Online multiplayer is very important and is probably the main reason why people choose to upgrade their accounts. You see, if you buy competitive games like Call of Duty or Battlefield you will want to play with other people and you won't be able to do that if you don't have Xbox live Gold. This means that anyone who is a competitive gamer simply has to buy the account upgrade or they won't be able to do what they wanted to do in the first place when they bought the console.
Game discounts are pretty neat if you like to buy new games frequently. Sometimes the discounts go as high as seventy-five percent. This means that if a game costs like sixty bucks, you will save forty-five. If you purchase one game a month, it will be more than enough for you to justify subscribing to Xbox live Gold. The games rotate each week, and there will always be something good in the rotation. For example, there was a fifty percent discount on GTA V last week. Microsoft call's these discounts "deals with gold", and if you like buying a new game every week, then it really is.
The only problem with game discounts is that the games come only in digital forms, which means that collectors won't be able to purchase a CD and store them with their other games.
Now, how about free games? Microsoft likes to award their fans loyalty by giving them good discounts and a bunch of free stuff. It wouldn't really pay off if they gave them brand new content, so they decided to give away some of the older games instead. So, in 2017, you can expect to get free games that have been played in 2016 or 2015 or even a couple of years back. In 2014 those with Gold accounts received games like Dark Souls, Dishonored, Halo, and so on. So this benefit shouldn't be taken for granted. Maybe there are some games that you really wanted to play back in the day, but you simply didn't have enough money to purchase them. Now you maybe do, but they are so outdated that you'd rather play something else, so you still don't want to buy them. But if you got them for free, we're sure you'd really appreciate it.
Now that we're on the subject of money, more precisely, on the subject of the shortage of money when it comes to gaming, we have a solution to all of your problems regarding Microsoft's Xbox.