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Brits to get off lightly when Xbox Live prices rise

New tariffs from November

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Some British Xbox Live Gold users will be paying more for their online gaming pleasure from 1 November onwards.

On that date, the price of one month's Gold access will rise from £5 to £6. Neither the three-month nor the annual price will go up, Microsoft pledged.

Actually, Brits have fared fairly well. US-based users will not only pay more for a month's access - rising from $8 to $10 - but the other packages are going up too: three month's access will jump from $20 to $25, while a year's access will cost $60, up from $50.

Unsurprisingly, Microsoft suggested all subscribers should buy more access pronto, before the price rise. ®

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