CDKeys is always a good place to start when looking PSN/Xbox credit as well has subscription deals. As usual, though, make sure you grab a 5% off Facebook voucher code to bring the price down.
Be sure to bookmark our games deals stream for further savings!
Getting a bargain on cheap Xbox LIVE credit is always nice. I have a big soft spot for wallet systems and gift cards like this because you can always boost the value of your money and slightly undercut digital prices by getting a good deal on top-up credit.
You'll need to use the Rakuten voucher code GIFT40 to get it at this price.
Microsoft has revealed the next clutch of free games for Xbox Live Gold members next month.
Worms Battlegrounds will be free to download on Xbox One throughout December. I rated this lazy clone of Worms: Clan Wars a 6/10 in our full review, but for free it's a steal and packed with multiplayer funtimes.
Not a bad haul, and here's hoping that Worms Battlegrounds will get a major player boost. What do you make of it?
"I had Xbox LIVE for 10 years and didn't have as many outages as I have in my first year of PSN. It's crap."
I want to thank russ3333 for that comment there, left in the wake of the announcement that Sony would be performing maintenance on the PSN service the night before Far Cry 4 and the new-gen version of GTA V are due to be released. Sony even added in a disclaimer, warning that although the PSN was slated to come back online at midnight (at which point both games launch) the maintenance work could overrun. Given the long history of PSN downtime, you'd probably get competitive odds on the PSN still being offline by the time you got back from the midnight launch.
While writing this article, Sony announced that they were moving the scheduled maintenance forwards by an hour.
I had both an Xbox 360 and a PS3 for the majority of the previous console generation, and I did most of my multiplayer gaming on Xbox LIVE. It seemed ridiculous, sure -- you could play for free on PS3, after all -- but, as we've mentioned several times here onsite, Xbox LIVE proved to be far more stable and reliable and worthwhile in that regard. Sure, I was paying a £30 (under when there was a good deal, and there was always a good deal) premium per year, but that really wasn't much in the grand scheme of things.
PlayStation Plus changed all of that, of course. Here was a subscription service that delivered an outstanding smorgasbord of free games and excellent discounts, and it kept getting better and better. Suddenly, you didn't really need to buy games any more for your PS3.
Of course, standing at the end of 2014, the subscription services on Xbox One and PS4 are broadly similar. You need subscriptions to play online across both platforms now, and Microsoft introduced Games With Gold to try and rival PlayStation Plus. The two subscriptions cost about the same, but although there are broad similarities and parallels, it's clear that each side's original strengths still remain their biggest selling points.Click here to read more...
Give yourself the gift of gift cards this Christmas with £20's worth of Xbox credit for under fifteen quid.
All you have to do is add two £10 Xbox gift cards to your basket, and then type in the the code SPEND10 to get your £20 Xbox credit at this price.
"What are the best games on Xbox One?" I hear you ask. Well, you should check out Jon's Sunset Overdrive review, and also take a gander at his review for Halo: The Master Chief Collection's singleplayer content. Racing fans may also want to click here for an appraisal of Forza Horizon 2.
It's going to be a good Christmas to be an Xbox One owner, I feel. Top spot by internetbrowser and geordieboyo at HUKD!
Sony's PS4 rest mode issue may have been making headlines, but the Xbox One and Microsoft are having problems of their own this week. Early today, I found myself unable to log onto Xbox Live and it turns out that I'm not alone.
"It’s come to our attention that some of you are unable to sign in to Xbox Live," reads the latest Xbox Live Status update. "Don’t worry, we’re working to get everything back to normal, and we’re grateful for your patience during this process. We’ll update you again in half an hour."
UPDATE: Music and video streaming is now up and running, while it seems that the issue is fairly localised with most players able to sign in as normal. With luck this will be speedily resolved, but until then, let us know if you've been affected!
UPDATE 2: Microsoft has been steadily restoring access to affected Xbox One owners over the last few hours. I am now able to sign in as of 19:08 BST, though the support site still flags up the issue. With luck we should be all sorted soon -- I'll see you in Advanced Warfare Ground War!
UPDATE 3: Microsoft has confirmed that the issue has been fixed as of 19:26, and we can at least confirm it on our end. Let us know if you're still having trouble, but otherwise, happy gaming folks!Click here to read more...
Are you ready for some massive Xbox One deals of the week?Prepare to be disappointed, then, because all we've got are a few discounted DLC packs for Need For Speed Rivals.
Never mind, though, because once again the real flavour can be found on Xbox 360. There's a wealth of publisher promotions to take advantage of, such as the entire first season of The Wolf Among Us for £6.59, PvZ: Garden Warfare for £16.74 and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon at £3.29. Check out all the prices and marketplace links below, but not before giving full credit to Rodders89 @ HUKD, who was Johnny-on-the-spot this this morning!Click here to read more...
XBL £15 Credit | Simply CD Keys | £11.99
Credit on your Xbox Live account is useful for all sorts of things like DLC, downloadable game and films. So be sure to take advantage of this deal and get some for even cheaper than usual. £15 of credit for £11.99, sounds like a plan to us. The site emails you the code within five minutes of ordering, so you could be spending today if you wanted. You can also get £10 for £8.99 or £50 for £43.99, but the £15 deal provides the best value overall. Credit can be shared on both your Xbox 360 or Xbox One too.
Thanks to The_Smug_B at HotUkDeals.
CDKeys are currently selling 12 months of Xbox LIVE Gold Membership for £22.99, but if you go over to their Facebook page and give them a "Like" you can get that price dropped even further down to £21.84.
Nice spot Eden0032!
It's all about superheroes with this week's Deals With Gold initiative. As with the previous post, some of them are better than others, but we certainly won't turn our noses up at Arkham Asylum and City for under four quid apiece, even if you do need a Gold subscription to access these deal prices.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for over £20, though? BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!
Don't do it.Click here for this week's "Deals" With Gold >>
There's a big fat Nordic/THQ sale that's kicked off on Xbox LIVE, with a bunch of games such as Red Faction: Armageddon, Guerilla and Darksiders getting a lovely little price slash for digital aficionados. As usual, there are a few "deals" on here that might raise some eyebrows (RF: Guerilla for £7.49 will no doubt be hilarious to anyone who's browsed physical media for it over the last couple of years) but it's worth a look for those of you who prefer convenience to clutter, and it's certainly a decent opportunity to snap up some DLC offerings if you're so inclined.Click here for the full list of Nordic/THQ deals >>
We got a big kick out of the Tomb Raider reboot, and Crystal Dynamics' Definitive Edition of the next-gen consoles is a perfect way to get into the game if you didn't own it on PS3/Xbox 360. I'm still not necessarily sold on buying it again on next-gen consoles if you already own it (I'm yet to get the game on PS4), but it's the lowest it's been at under £20 and well worth snapping up if you've been teetering on the brink.
You will need an Xbox LIVE Gold subscription to get it at this price, mind.
If you're looking to stock up on Xbox Live credit in preparation for Microsoft's weekly Xbox One deals, this CDKeys offer won't steer you far wrong. So long as you like their Facebook page and get their voucher code (you can unlike and relike if necessary), you'll get £50 worth of credit for £38.95, which you can spend on Super Time Force, Titanfall Expedition and still have plenty of change left over. Thanks to Jas10 @ HUKD!
CDKeys are currently selling 12 months of Xbox LIVE Gold Membership for £24.19, but if you go over to their Facebook page and give them a "Like" you can get that price dropped even further down to £22.99. It's the lowest it's ever been, so be sure to get in there quick.
CDKeys are currently selling 12 months of Xbox LIVE Gold Membership for £24.90, but if you go over to their Facebook page and give them a "Like" you can get that price dropped even further down to £23.65, saving you a tenner on the standard price for such goodness.
Microsoft have slashed the prices on a number of items over on Xbox LIVE including the likes of FIFA 14, Crysis 3, Dead Space, and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning.
Check out the full list below:
If you're an Xbox Live Gold Member, you can now pick up some seriously awesome games at seriously cheap prices. See what I did there? Yeeeah.
But don't let my awful attempts at Tuesday morning humour put you off from getting involved, seeing as you can get Serious Sam 3 or Double D XXL for £1.68. Also Castlestorm, which was surprisingly good fun. Links to the marketplace and our reviews below - but not before giving due credit and thanks heatlight @ HUKD, who posted these deals long before we did.
You'll have to agree to a new user agreement later this week to continue using Xbox Live, which "asks all users to commit to keeping their contact information up to date" in an effort to clamp down on potential fraud - and demands your consent to share personal info with third-party partners.
It's a security thing. Details below.Click here to read more...
Microsoft's Xbox One charm offensive continues unabated, at least for specialist gaming media and enthusiasts. Community reps Graeme Boyd and Larry Hryb have teamed up to present a new video detailing Xbox One's multiplayer features, and the numerous improvements promised by the next generation of Xbox Live. If you're looking forward to getting involved online at launch, or are still sitting on the fence, it's probably worth a watch.
That said, it's a little galling to watch them chatting about Skype when it's locked behind the Xbox Live pay wall... yet free on other platforms including the Vita. With luck, Gold Membership will be such an attractive option that it won't matter in the long run.Click here to read more...
Tekken Producer Katsuhiro Harada has suggested that the PS5 might well take the form of a service rather than a console. Now, Harada is known for having some pretty far-out (yes, I've been watching Bill and Ted, sue me) ideas, but actually as this one goes, it's not really that far-fetched.Click here to read more...