Although most Xbox LIVE users get their fill of the online multiplayer experience through the Gold membership, Microsoft also used to run a “Home Gold” package designed to target families. For $99 per year, everybody in the family could have their own little piece of the sprawling universe that is Xbox LIVE, but having stopped accepting signups for the family package earlier on this year, it doesn’t look as though it will be carrying through to the next generation. With that said, there’s plenty of good news for those currently tethered to the Home Gold plan, for not only will all sub-accounts get their very own Xbox LIVE Gold membership, but Microsoft is throwing an extra three months into the bargain.

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