Remember the hype surrounding the Xbox Live Diamond card a while back? It was supposed to be an amazingly cool card with your Gamertag on it and it was supposed to give you all kinds of cool discounts to awesome places. Well, it did have your Gamertag on it but it didn’t pack any goodies. You can probably count the number of people on one hand who actually made good use of it. I believe the only thing worthwhile were the Quiznos coupons and ofcourse seeing your Gamertag on it. My point is that the program was hardly anything to boast about even if it was free. (keyword = was)
Fast forward to 2008 and it looks like someone thought the benefits were so amazing that a charge was necessary. That’s right. That Xbox Live Diamond card that you probably lost months ago will now cost you $6.95 per year to maintain. The cost goes into effect after March 1, 2008. Reading the notice about the change, you’ll see that the program is changing ownership to Passport Unlimited. Perhaps the benefits are about to live up to the hype? Who knows and really does anyone care at this point?