Hi, I'm new to the xbox live situation and was wondering if someone could answer a question I had. I was thinking of getting a subscription to try out the live gaming and take advantage of the free games that come with the gold account, but can you use a xbox live gold membership card, the cards they sell at the stores, to take advantage of the free games, or do you need to use a credit card? I was reading the FAQ on xbox gold and they did mention you would need a credit card, but there was no mention of the gold membership cards.
I'm planning on buying a xbox live gold membership card ( I don't want use a credit card) but before I do, I want to know if I'll get the free gold games or not. Also is a 1 year subscription required, or can you get away with a 3 month subscription?