Microsoft and Xbox LIVE must have had a family disagreement as Microsoft has discontinued the much-loved Gold Family Pack it offered to customers. Joystiq got in touch with a Microsoft representative to confirm that the Family Gold is no longer able to be purchased.
“The Family Gold offer is no longer available for purchase,”… “The Family Center experience with settings management, allowance granting, child activity reports and family subscriptions management are still available for current Family Gold members at this time.
As for why the pack was discontinued, the rep said, “We continually evaluate our business focus and work to offer services that make the most sense for our customers and Xbox.”
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The new trailer released by Turn 10 studios takes an in depth look into how the game takes on a new aim from the previous forza motorsport games, the goal this time is much like the Test Drive unlimited & Test Drive Unlimited 2 games where you start off as a small time driver working your way up the hierarchy to become the most popular driver, but this is just one of the many goals of Forza Horizon.
In the new gameplay video for Forza Horizon we are introduced to the concept of skill point, learning how to obtain these skill points will help you become the best driver around. In this trailer it highlights the Kinect integration which will be incredibly different from any other racing as Joystiq reports that a voice-activated GPS will be implemented into the wide open spaces of Forza Horizon, the feature is meant to prevent drivers from getting lost, or in some instances keep you focused on your next objective. Playground Games told Joystiq that a common occurrence during testing was people getting a bit lost in the large open world. The GPS should help you find your way. You can call out specific locations such as “GPS, Festival, Autoshow”, or ask general questions like “where’s my next race?”. Once the Kinect registers your command, the familiar green Forza race line will lead the way.
There’s no confirmation of what languages other than standard English will be supported for this Kinect feature.
Forza Horizon launches October 23rd 2012.