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Limited Time Only: Hand of the Gods: Smite Tactics Is Free for Xbox Live Gold / PlayStation Plus Members

We all like free, don’t we? HiRez knows this, and they are delivering. Until November 15th, that is. The MOBA titles – Smite and Paladins failed to let me down, so it’ll be nice to see where Hand of the Gods takes me.

Hand of the Gods is entering Closed Beta on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms! The beta kicks off by offering special bundles for PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold members–including FREE access to the Closed Beta for those members!
Starting today, PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold members can receive the Hand of the Gods promotional bundle for free!

Exclusive Xeus Leader Skin for Zeus (Xbox) / Ah Puch (PlayStation)
Labyrinth Card Back
Tree of Life Player Icon
5 Core Packs

Giveaway: 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscription

UPDATE: The giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone that entered – see you in 2015 with more giveaways to share! Now we  give you our winner of the 12 month Xbox Live Gold Membership:

Chris Hare – congrats fella!

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Is your Xbox Live Gold subscription coming to an end? Well we have just the ticket for you! In partnership with Games on Demand we have a 12 month Xbox Live Gold Subscription to give out to one lucky reader and the best thing is… it’s open to everyone – the code is region free so you can redeem it no matter what part of the world you live in!

To be in with a chance of winning, fill out the entry form on our swanky Rafflecopter plug-in and it will even select a winner when the giveaway ends at midnight on December 24th, that’s right… this will be delivered right to you for Christmas day!

Good luck and don’t forget to go and check out Games on Demand and let us know what you think of their website in the comments below.

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Xbox Live Gold on Xbox One Shares Gold Features to Others at No Extra Cost

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Marc Whitten, Chief Product Officer for Xbox via the Xbox Wire website has announced more explanation into the sharing features on Xbox One with Xbox LIVE Gold subscriptions.

Now, everyone in your home can share digital games with each other as it was detailed that “Your Xbox One can become your virtual game library filled with digital games that different people in the home bought. Anyone can pick any digital game on your Xbox One, sign in with their own gamertag and play – even if the owner is not signed in.” Further confirming that when you purchase a digital game, you can start playing even before the entire game downloads. Which is a really cool feature since games are expected to exceed the current 7GB limit on Xbox 360. Games purchased digitally can also be shared on other consoles when you sign in to Xbox LIVE.

You can also share the benefits of Xbox LIVE Gold as Xbox Live Gold members can extend Gold benefits including multiplayer gaming, Game DVR, SmartMatch and access to entertainment apps and experiences, including The NFL on Xbox, Skype, Internet Explorer:

At home. You can set up your console at home so that anyone who uses that console will enjoy multiplayer gaming and access to entertainment apps – even if you are not home or logged in.

On the go. You can log in at a friend’s house and everyone there can enjoy multiplayer gaming and access to entertainment apps while you are logged in.

Xbox One will allow everyone in your home to have their own personalised account, as part of Home Gold. You don’t have to share your gamertag for multiplayer gaming with anyone in your home, or see recommendations not related to your gaming habits because you have shared your account. It means that when you buy one Xbox Live Gold membership, multiple people can enjoy the best benefits of Xbox Live Gold on your Xbox One at no additional charge.

Read more via Xbox Wire

Xbox LIVE Subscriptions on Xbox One Explained


With the removal of Xbox LIVE Gold Family Subscription packages, this did bring about rumours and suggestions that maybe the next Xbox console will have something up its sleeve to replace this. Polygon has reported on some Xbox LIVE Subscription facts, that YES – the Xbox One console can have multiple users on the one Xbox account whilst not needing an additional subscription per console either.

“If you have an Xbox Gold membership today for 360 and you buy an Xbox One, your membership applies to both systems,” Microsoft’s Phil Harrison told Polygon. “You don’t have to get another subscription.”

Multiple members of a household will be able to share a single account, Harrison said, explaining, “Anybody who has usage privilege on that machine can use it.”

Multiple users on the One Xbox Live subscription will be able to access their own Friends list and personalisations too. Great news for the families who share an Xbox!

Thanks Polygon

Reminder of the FREE Xbox LIVE Gold Weekend


Hey UK gaming folk, this is a reminder that the biggest ever free Xbox LIVE Gold Unlock Weekend is coming this weekend! Look out for special multiplayer events including Double XP, prizes to be won and the chance to play against Rockstar devs!

This also means that existing Gold members can get in on the action too!

Here are the details:


Friday 8th March – Sunday 10 March

What’s unlocked?

Multiplayer, plus entertainment apps (although some will require additional subscriptions)

If you already have Gold, what’s in it for you?

There are a number of game specific activities going on – for example, Double XP, opportunities to play with devs or avatar items awarded for playing during the weekend.

For full details, check out the official Xbox website:

Free Xbox LIVE Gold Weekend March 8 – 10


Are you one of those individuals who refuses to pay for Xbox LIVE Gold since the PSN is free, do you have “Free Xbox LIVE” as your motto in the hope that someone might one day see this and change the whole policy of Xbox LIVE subscriptions on your behalf?

Well, the good news is that if you’ve been dying to get some multiplayer or other Achievements that require you to be online you will soon have a whole weekend to do so. Xbox LIVE are hosting a free Xbox LIVE Gold weekend from March 8th – 10th 2013 which is sponsored by Bioshock Infinite – the upcoming game from Irrational Gamees and 2K Games to be released on March 26th 2013.

During the weekend event if you play Halo 4 for one hour you will rewarded with a Halo Avatar item, take a ride through the Colorado roads in Forza Horizon and get gifted with the McLaren MP4-12C. Far Cry 3 is offering up a Double XP weekender and whole range of games will be tempting you with bonuses to win you over into taking the plunge into Xbox LIVE Gold.

More info can be found on the Xbox.com official event page: