AOL Desktop Gold is .99 per month with a free 30-day trial.
Signing in to AOL Desktop, AIM, or AOL Games requires an AOL screen name, which will be used as your online ID and also provides a way for other members to contact you through email and instant messaging.
Users are also not allowed to abuse the network by sending spam or viruses.
AOL's registration page lets you choose a screen name, fill out your personal information, and set up a password.
After the brief sign-up process, you'll see a confirmation that your screen name is ready to use.
You can then type your screen name and password on the sign-in screen on AOL Desktop or AIM to get ready to chat.
AOL People Connection is the main home to dozens of chat rooms grouped into two categories: chat rooms created by AOL and chat rooms created by members.
When you join a game, a chat box displays to the right and connects you with other people playing the same game.