What is Xbox Live Gold? | What You Need To Know

Xbox Live Gold

Xbox Live GoldIf you have gotten an Xbox video game console recently, you have most likely gotten notifications about Xbox Live Gold. For those who are new to the Xbox consoles, Xbox Live Gold is a paid subscription service for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 as well as the new Xbox Series X and Series S. Many people already feel bogged down with other subscription services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Apple Music, and might be wondering if Xbox Live Gold is necessary or worth the money.

A subscription to Xbox Live Gold is probably the one thing that most Xbox owners feel that they can’t do without since the  Xbox has limitations on what you can do with it unless you have a subscription. This might sound like a letdown, but your money is not being wasted. Xbox Live Gold provides great value for the amount you pay. Let’s dive in and review everything you need to know about Xbox Live Gold.

What Do You Get With Xbox Live Gold?

Online Gaming

Xbox Live Gold allows you to connect online with other Xbox owners by offering multiplayer gaming. Not only will you be able to play with your friends and family members, but when they aren’t online the fun doesn’t end, you can have fun competing and playing with other players from around the world.

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Physical Video Game Copies vs. Digital Copies – Which is Better?

In previous years there was only one way to purchase video games. You went to your local store and bought the video game which was on a disc or cartridge.

Now video game systems along with the technology that supports them have advanced to the point where we have another option – Digital Copies. These digital copies are downloaded directly to your video game console and allow you to play the game just as you would with a physical copy of the game.

So what type of copy (physical or digital) should you buy when you purchase your next video game? Is one type better than the other?

Physical copies and digital copies both have their own advantages and drawbacks. So we decided to examine this topic by taking a look at the pros and cons of each option. As part of this examination, we are taking a look at this issue from the perspective of someone who wants to pre-order a video game that hasn’t been released yet.

If you are new to the world of gaming you might not be familiar with the concept of pre-ordering games. You can read more about what pre-ordering of video games is here.

So let’s begin.

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What is the Best Video Game Console for Families?

What is the Best Video Game Console for Families?

What is the Best Gaming System for Kids?Unless they were a gamer themselves, it is doubtful that very many parents have ever said, “What this family really needs is a video game system.” But even if you have never uttered those words your kids probably have. So what video game console is best for families the Playstation 4, Xbox One, or the Nintendo Switch console?

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Xbox Series X Release Date, Specs, Price and More

Xbox Series X

Xbox Series X Logo

2020 is the year many gamers have been waiting for. It is when Microsoft will be releasing its brand new next-generation video game console, the Xbox Series X. This console is going to be new and improved from the ground up. Naturally, there is a lot of excitement among Xbox fans.

Xbox Series X
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Xbox Series X
  • Introducing Xbox Series X, the fastest, most powerful Xbox ever. Play thousands of titles from four generations of consoles-all games look and play best on Xbox Series X.
  • Experience next-gen speed and performance with the Xbox velocity architecture, powered by a custom SSD and integrated software.
  • Play thousands of games from 4 generations of Xbox with Backward compatibility, including optimized titles at launch.
  • Download and play over 100 high-quality games, including all new Xbox Game Studios titles like Halo Infinite the day they release, with Xbox Game Pass ultimate (membership sold separately).
  • Xbox Smart delivery ensures you play the best available version of your game no matter which Console you're playing on.

So when is it going to be released? What are the specs of the new Xbox Series X? What will be the price? What else do you need to know?

Here is the latest information.

Microsoft Has Released Two New Consoles

Similar to what they did with the Xbox One S and Xbox One X, Microsoft has released two versions of their newest generation of video game consoles the higher end Series X  and the more affordable all digital Xbox Series S.

When compared to the Series S, the Series X is more powerful, has a larger SSD drive (1TB vs. 512GB), and has an optical drive.

Xbox Series X Release Date

The Xbox Series X first was released and available to purchase on November 10, 2020.

Just as they did with the Xbox One, releasing it in the month of November, Microsoft timed the release of the Xbox Series X so that it would be available just in time for the upcoming 2020 holiday shopping season.

Almost every game console sells like hot cakes when it is first released and the Xbox Series X is no different. This means that retailers might sell out of the specific model or bundle that you are hoping to buy. So if you are trying to buy the Xbox Series X in 2020 and you see it available online or in stores, you might want to buy it immediately, because the first wave of consoles that hit retailers’ shelves have already sold out in a lot of locations. So it a probably a gamble to assume that you will be able to easily find it again in a week or two.

Xbox Series X Specs

If you are considering buying a Series X console you are probably wondering about the technical specifications.

First of all, the Xbox Series X is a significant improvement over both the Xbox One S and the more powerful Xbox One X. That is great, but remember that your ability to experience all the benefits of the Series X will have a lot to do with the games you are playing (not all games are designed to take full advantage of the console you are playing them on) and the television you are playing them on.

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