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Xbox Live Gold free for the weekend

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Nov 2009 15:55 User comments (16)

Xbox Live Gold free for the weekend Microsoft is starting a promotion this weekend for Xbox Live Silver members, giving them full Gold services, for free, allowing for online gameplay and full access to downloadable content.
A Gold subscription normally costs $50 (or less with discounts) per year and is necessary to play games online as well as access Netflix streaming. Silver members are given nothing but gamer profiles and friends lists.

For the weekend however, all silver members will be given Gold access, in the hopes that they will eventually sign up as a Gold subscriber.

The promotion goes live in the United States and Canada on November 20th at 12:00PM ET / 9:00AM PT until November 23rd at the same time.

In Europe, the promotion goes live from November 25th to November 30th.

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16 user comments

120.11.2009 16:03

Two days. How generous of them.

220.11.2009 18:15

i have been able to use gold on my silver account on just about every Sunday and Saturdays something change?

320.11.2009 18:38

Originally posted by Morreale:
Two days. How generous of them.
($50/365days) * 2days = ~$0.27. I agree, it's very generous /sarcasm.

420.11.2009 19:40

At least you can get to play. What if they didn't do it at all?

520.11.2009 19:47

Hey, M$ how about some points for us loyal members who are already gold. No, that's what I thought.

620.11.2009 21:26

That's strange. New Xboxes allow you to create up to 4 accounts, all of which will eligible for a free month of LIVE.

720.11.2009 21:51

Originally posted by khmernize:
At least you can get to play. What if they didn't do it at all?
I'd rather they not... Two days is an embarrassment.

821.11.2009 7:38
warriorp
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Quote:
Originally posted by khmernize:
At least you can get to play. What if they didn't do it at all?
I'd rather they not... Two days is an embarrassment.
i second that. usually when a company does something like this its a month or two. but two freaking days? and all of that money they are making? lmao!!!!

921.11.2009 9:16

wow, free for the weekend
if i only have a xbox 360
i got this damn PS3 which let me play for free

1021.11.2009 10:35

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
For the weekend however, all silver members will be given Gold access, in the hopes that they will eventually sign up as a Gold subscriber.

lol! may be because they banned the fu** out of old gold members!

1121.11.2009 11:06

OR they're just taunting as many people as possible to come online for a couple days so they can get more needed info from your machine to ban the ones they missed. .27 of free gold = banned system for Microsoft and another new 360 sold. Cha Ching

1222.11.2009 18:07

Only reason I have a 360 is for the left 4 dead series sad that a company in my own state *coughs* valve will not distribute games on ps3! In my opinion Playstation 3 is a way better system!

1322.11.2009 23:09

Originally posted by ss2trunks:
Only reason I have a 360 is for the left 4 dead series sad that a company in my own state *coughs* valve will not distribute games on ps3! In my opinion Playstation 3 is a way better system!
I was going to buy one for the GTA DLCs, but I figured that would be like paying microsoft $360 for a console and account, just because they publicly bribed Rockstar to not make a PS3 release...and that would be wrong. I'll have to wait until someone cracks the 360's OS so I can install it on an old PC...and even then I am not going to get xbox live.

1423.11.2009 8:42

This is really starting to get embarrassing. Not only is the PS3 and Wii free to play online, even handhelds like the PSP and NDS offer free online play through their sister consoles.

I'm amazed so many customers keep paying these annual fees for something that should've been free from the get-go.

1526.11.2009 10:09

I heard that Sony will be introducing a paid online experience, don't rep that free point too much.

1627.11.2009 2:48
findu
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Originally posted by Morreale:
Two days. How generous of them.

it seems that i come late. look forward to next activity!

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