OnLive Scraps Monthly Subscription

OCT. 7, 2010 • Faced with a burgeoning number of competing free-to-play options online, the OnLive streaming service elected to cancel it $14.95 monthly access fee. Accessing full games will still incur a charge on a per-title basis, but consumers will now be able to enjoy demos and other p.....

Netflix Streaming Popular

SEPT. 17, 2010 • A survey by Credit Suisse discovered 37% of Netflix subscribers aged 25 to 34 substituted Netflix streaming option for their pay television. Similarly, about 30% of users between 18 and 24 are using Netflix’s streaming video service instead of cable or satellite. The survey polled 250 Netflix subscribers. Impact: While a relatively small sample, the Credit Suisse survey resu.....

Xbox Live Gold Subscription Price Increased to $59

AUG. 30, 2010 • Starting Nov. 1 Microsoft will raise the annual Xbox Live Gold subscription to $59.99 from $49.99. The move will make the previously announced Family Subscription a greater value. The Gold Family Pack will provide four Gold memberships for $99. In addition, existing Gold user will be able to roll their single subscription into the Gold Family Pack, The family plan includes a more family-friending dashboard, and content availability will be slight.....

Netflix Expands into Canada

JULY 18, 2010 • Netflix announced it was expanding into Canada this fall with a streaming-only movie service. Unlimited movies and TV episodes streamed instantly to TVs and computers will be offered for one monthly fee. The Canadian launch marks the first availability o.....