Xbox Live gold members get (even) more benefits

Microsoft is now offering weekly sales on gaming content for Gold members only. First up will be "Braid." Usually available for 1,200 gamer points or $15, its now available to Gold members for 800 points, or $10.

I don't play much Xbox Live, so I have no idea what this game is about, but the graphics remind me of Y's for the TurboGrafx CD. LOL, I'm old! GameSpot

Xbox Live Gold-level members aren't going anywhere anytime soon. Honestly, I'm surprised Silver-level members even exist if they can't even play games online. So, color me somewhat surprised that Microsoft will be offering even more incentive for Gold members to keep paying their $49 per year.

According to Ars Technica, the company is now offering weekly sales on gaming content for Gold-level members only. First up will be the game "Braid." Usually available for 1,200 gamer points, or $15, it will now cost Gold-level members 800 points, or $10.

According to the article, Microsoft says upcoming weekly sales will include the "hottest arcade titles, game add-ons, Xbox originals, and other great content."

Gold-level members get to play Xbox games online, and get early free demos and trailers, as well as video chat, photo sharing, and messaging with friends.

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