With Dawnguard coming out exclusively to the 360 next week (26th) or so I'm told, it's time to dust off the ol' 360. But, I have a question in regards to buying it. Do I have to have gold membership to purchase it, if I already have the points to buy it? Or can I roll with Silver and still get it? I don't feel like dishing out another 60$ to those greedy fuckers, so I don't wanna go waste 20$ on points for no reason. Thanks alawt!
Dawnguard (DLC) Question
Gold and Silver
Xbox Live offers two different versions of their service, Gold and Silver.
Xbox Live Gold costs $60 a year and allows you to use all of the features of the service. Gold members can usually play demos and enter betas a few days earlier than Silver members. New Xboxes come with a 1-month free trial of Gold, and many games also come with shorter free trials.
Xbox Live Silver is free for any Xbox 360 owner. You are allowed to purchase any content available for download, be it demos, movies, game add-ons, XBLA games, etc. The defining characteristic of Xbox Live Silver is that you cannot play multiplayer games on the network. Silver members must wait a week before they can download a demo, whether it's for Xbox Live Arcade, Indie Games or regular Xbox 360 games, this is something that started in late 2008. Additional features such as Last.fm, Netflix, etc. which were added in 2009 cannot be accessed by Silver members either, even if they have a paying subscription to them.
Source: Xbox Live
Could be wrong but I'm pretty sure you need a gold to access the marketplace. Not 100% on that though.
You do not need Gold to access the Marketplace. You only need XBL Gold to play multiplayer games and join parties; gold members also get some things such as demos offered to them early as well as exclusive access to many sales. There are some other perks to being a Gold member.
As for getting "early access", they usually announce beforehand if that will be in effect and I don't think Dawnguard will have that.
So, OP, Dawnguard will be available to all 360 players on the 26th, as long as you're connected to the internet and have enough money to pay for it.
You could read the article in the link. Nobody is "sure," September is just an unsourced guess that someone made on some message board somewhere that and got some people riled up. The only thing we actually know is that the 360 has a 30 day exclusivity deal, so it could come out for PC and PS3 starting on the 26th of this month. But Bethesda hasn't said anything about when exactly it's coming, which makes people suspicious. If it was coming out in two weeks, you'd think they'd say something.
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