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  • Get the full multiplayer experience with an Xbox Live Gold Membership.

The cat's out of the bag: Xbox Live® has a new pricing program for Xbox 360™ owners, and it's golden. You want multiplayer? Xbox Live Gold gives it to you in spades. Read on for the full details.

Xbox Live Gold is the only way to play online.
What are you waiting for?

Get it All
An Xbox Live Gold Membership is the complete online entertainment experience that's only available on Xbox 360. Those who subscribe to this premium service can jump online and compete in huge virtual arenas against the best and brightest players out there, or just play casually against family and friends. As an Xbox Live Gold member on Xbox 360 you'll get to:

  • Engage in competitive online multiplayer matches using the new TrueSkill™ matchmaking system.
  • Tailor your matchmaking via feedback and accomplishments.
  • Chat with more than one person at a time.
  • Take advantage of exclusive privileges in the Xbox Live Marketplace.

Xbox Live Gold Membership does have its privileges, and the biggest one of all is the ability to enjoy your Xbox 360 games online. Games like Perfect Dark Zero™, Call of Duty® 2, and Burnout Revenge™ let you play hectic matches against dozens of living, breathing opponents from all over the world.

If large scale frag-fests aren't your thing, you might enjoy the tactical stylings of the latest Tom Clancy squad-based shooter, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon™ Advanced Warfighter™. Peek in on the latest race in Project Gotham Racing® 3 using GothamTV or visit the Xbox Live Arcade to play the latest casual arcade games.

Since Xbox Live Gold is enhanced for Xbox 360, you have total control over your online experience. Check out our articles on the feedback system, enhanced friends list, matchmaking, Gamer Zones, and tournament systems for full details about each component of Xbox Live Gold.

All Xbox Live gamers also get a free Xbox Live Diamond Card. Personalized with your gamertag, the card gets you discounts and promotions at your favorite stores, restaurants, and other retailers across the country—Ticketmaster, Cambridge Soundworks, Timberland, McDonald's, and hundreds more are partnering with Microsoft. Sign up for your Xbox Live Diamond Card here!

Simply put, Xbox Live Gold is the only way to play online. What are you waiting for?

Article by Jim W. Gettys

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