Some Xbox 360 Games Now Playable on Xbox Live for Free
The rumor over the weekend was that Xbox Live Silver members could play certain games online, starting with Shadowrun. A message was first posted on the Xbox.com forums this past Thursday but couldn’t be confirmed over the weekend thanks to a Live Weekend event that allowed everyone and anyone to play online.
Now the question becomes: is the ability to play the rest of the 360′s catalog of games online enough to justify $50 per year? We all know there’s almost no other benefit to being a Gold member, particularly since Microsoft seems to have abandoned its policy of stagnating DLC releases between Gold and Silver members.
Perhaps some of the features in the “new Xbox experience,” like being able to stream Netflix movies, will be made available only to Gold members. But in the meantime, selling Xbox Live Gold subscriptions might become a bit tricky.