A year's subscription to Xbox Live Gold, which lets you play games online, access Internet Explorer and Netflix, and more, is normally $60. It used to be $50 until Microsoft jacked up the price, and only those who've been subscribing for years are lucky enough to be grandfathered into a cheaper plan.

But Best Buy and Amazon's current deals will give you a reason to upgrade to Gold if you haven't already—both retailers are offering 12-month subscriptions for only $35. That's almost half off.

It's unclear how long these deals will last, so grab them while you can!

[via Joystiq]