Xbox LIVE Gold prices going up

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I got an email from Microsoft a few days about the cost of Xbox LIVE Gold memberships going up.

They seem to say its because of the additional features coming to Xbox live  this holiday session like ESPN and Video Kinect, with Hulu Plus coming on Xbox LIVE in 2011

• With ESPN on Xbox LIVE, you can stream and watch over 3,500 live and on-demand sporting events plus highlights.*

• Video Kinect allows you to chat with family and friends on the big screen, right from the comfort of your living room—no headset or controller required.

• With Hulu Plus on Xbox LIVE you will be able to enjoy a customized Hulu Plus experience that will include Kinect navigation and Xbox LIVE Parties

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The price increase go in effect Nov 1 2010

  Old Price New Price
1-Month Gold Subscription $7.99 $9.99
3-Month Gold Subscription $19.99 $24.99
12-Month Gold Subscription $49.99 $59.99

 

  Make sure you purchase some additional subscriptions now.