3-Month Xbox Live Gold Membership
Great for people who don't have $60 to shell out
I understand that the 1 year subscription saves you money then buying four of the 3 month subscriptions however it's just easier to save $25 then $60. They need to add more games for the memberships overall. Sony is giving more games out for getting the subscription. I hate that Microsoft gives out 2 a month and they usually stink I mean do we get any input on which games we would like ?
GREAT PRODUCT OVERALL!
First off I have both an Xbox and PS3, so I have something to compare it to. My expert opinion is that XBL provides better in depth experience and online play. PSN may be free, but it lacks compared to XBL. Both services are pretty good, but I do notice less people communicate on PSN than Live. PROS for PSN; Free online play, sweet exclusive multiplayer titles. CONS; Poor server quality, LITTLE-NO PLAYER COMMUNICATION! PROS for XBL; Better server quality, more communication capabilities, larger populous. CONS; More Players = More Jerks, Price increase is kinda stupid. That's what bothers me most, they increased the price when they really didn't need to. The 3 month is great for temporary playtime, between the summer and holiday jobs if your in the same situation as me. If you can do it you should definitely should get a years worth for 60 bucks. Overall XBL is a better product and service, but the price increase was both unnecessary and inconvenient, so go for the years worth if you can.
Stinks Dont Get It
It stinks when i sratched the code so i could see there was a missing letter so i wasted 25 dollers it stinks dont get it i mean dont get it
Bought this online thinking the code would be available immediately… guess I was poorly mistaken. FAQ's say that if the code is not shown right away an email within an hour will have the code, but this was also wrong. I could have just gone to the store and got one if I knew it wouldn't be immediate.
Make an Account
Don't buy this as a guest. Make an account so it will be sent to your order history where you can download the code.
It is a lot of fun playing online with friends
This 3 month gold membership is awesome. It is so much fun playing on Xbox Live. The 3 month Gold Membership is the right amount of time for a new person to Xbox LIVE to really enjoy it. For the veterans of Xbox LIVE, like myself that have played it for years, it is still about the right amount of time because of work, church, vacations...etc. Even though a person has only a few hours at night, if any, or the week-end, 3 months still gives you ample time to enjoy online play. I am talking about the people that can not afford the 12 month membership. I am one of them. I can afford the 3 month, but not the 12. for the amount of time that i am gone for work and family issues, 3 months still gives me plenty of time to enjoy Xbox LIVE.
Don't know why people are complaining. Worked fine
I don't know why people have complained about this. I purchased two of these for my sons and immediately received my code on my checkout confirmation. I also received an email within 5 minutes of completing my order with a link to re-obtain my code. Code worked fine and the extra months were added. I did this for two cards/orders and neither had an issue. Only negative was that I had to do a single card on an order, so for two cards, that meant two orders. That didn't bother me at all. Price is the same price everyone else charges so not dinging GameStop for that since MicroSoft sets those prices. Bottomline: made it easy to re-up without having to drive to the store and buy the cards.
PS3 network vs Xbox Gold
As my friends and family have long known me I have been a video gamer for years. I don't think that Xbox can hold a candle to Playstation 3 network. For instance: Reliability, always able to link up with friends, can join matches with no problems. I have been having an ongoing battle with Xbox for over 3 plus years with them fixing a glitch in me getting online with my friends and linking to their "party and game" mode. I would rather much play on my PS3 than PAY for a membership to a network that is by far subpar for such a large corporation.
Easy & Fast
It's perfect for the one who is always on the go & who is always on some sort of device , phone, computer, tablet, etc.
Not worth it - had to wait forever to get!
I bought this for my son to use with his xbox and am still waiting for the code after 3 hours. I waited on hold to speak to a human at Game Stop and after 30 minutes finally spoke to someone. I was told they were unsure when I would get the code to download. I could have been to the store and back 5 times to get this item. Not worth it and am VERY disappointed in the customer support. Support rep was not very friendly either. Next time I will go back to Best Buy!