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Submitted by RayWillmott 786d ago | news

Xbox LIVE Gold free next weekend

Next weekend, Microsoft will be holding a massive free Xbox LIVE Gold event for all to join in.

The Xbox LIVE Gold Unlock Weekend upgrades anyone with an Xbox LIVE account to Gold for a full weekend between 8th – 10th March for absolutely free.

Unlike other free weekends, however, this one will feature lots of additional extras. (Xbox 360, Xbox Live Arcade)

Kalowest  +   786d ago
MS is having sale after sale, they're up to something!!!
Maybe I'm just paranoid.
BanBrother  +   785d ago
Yes I noticed that also. Trying to win back some Xbox fans who are tired of their constant bulls***. Not trolling or anything, but MS don't really give anything back to their fans, and now this seems more like an act of desperation than a thank you. Coincidence that next-gen is knocking on our door? I think not. They are going to have to do a whole lot more than this to make me buy a '720'.
Kalowest  +   785d ago
"They are going to have to do a whole lot more than this to make me buy a '720'"
@BanBrother: your so strong-willed, I'm a weakling!!!
I have to get my Halo, Gears, Forza, Fable and XBLA games fix.
edonus  +   785d ago
They are probably just trying to get a count of how many systems would be online if they made it free. Thats invaluable data. It would let them know what type of in flux they will be looking at if they launch the nextbox with free MP online.

They could also be trying to fire sale a lot of the old content because they know when they announce the nextbox all that old stuff slows down even more.

I'm not sure what they plan on doing next gen. What the SONY loons and MS haters fail to realize is that in the time of the 360 the market landscape and technology wasnt there to just give away access. Sony and Nintendo had to because XBL was so much better. The 360 was one of the first big commercial products that put netflix on your home TV. Everyone since then have followed suit. I know Ps3 had it because they had a browser but it was optimized like the experience on the 360.
The landscape has changed a lot since then.
Jek_Porkins  +   785d ago
They have the big prime time Xbox Live event before Family Guy on Fox tomorrow night, supposed to be some sick Gears Judgment reveals and other things.

The games they have on sale this week were just insane, and free Xbox Live Gold for the weekend definitely has me thinking along the same lines as you. Something big is coming!
Welshy  +   785d ago
Good! Such a pain not being able to access my apps that i already pay for! (Sky, Netflix and LoveFilm)
ger2396  +   785d ago
How generous of them. I might dust off my 360 and play some free online.
Yehshuah  +   785d ago
Free!!! oh wait for 2 days .... -__- I'm going back to steam and psn.
InsaneGam3r  +   785d ago
I have just renewed my Xbox Live subscription.

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amiga-man  +   785d ago
Some people are non too bright lol.
T2  +   785d ago
You should see what you have to go thru to NOT renew.. Just try removing your credit card from xbl ... Try it and see ...
whoyouwit04  +   785d ago
maybe they are hinting for the 720. free online for everyone, one can hope.
farhad777  +   785d ago
Should be free every day...
Smeagol2033  +   785d ago
And I want linux back on ps3
suicidalblues  +   785d ago
Two totally different things. Yours sounds like a childish cry, though. Kinda like " I'm not stupid, you're stupid".
DarthJay  +   785d ago
Queue the non-Xbox owners in 3...2...1... like clockwork.
Are_The_MaDNess  +   785d ago
miss my Halo action. but i can't see its worth paying for it. il guess il just have to use Steam and play Dota instead......
FarCryLover182  +   785d ago
Time to make new account and team kill and troll. muhahahaha
Jek_Porkins  +   785d ago
I do that on PSN now! I have like 10 different accounts, some to team kill, some to just knife people, and some just to be annoying!
T2  +   785d ago
This is why gamer ratings are good ... Should be option to rate and comment and autoban low rated players on private servers
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vitorizzo  +   785d ago
ill be able to use the netflix i already pay for on my xbox next weekend...yeah...
clintagious650  +   785d ago
Hopefully this is a sign that the nextbox will be free to play online.
FaSCoRP  +   785d ago
thanks! I can finish my spartan ops there
amiga-man  +   785d ago
Xbox owners are waking up to the no online till you pay scam that M$ force on them, If they all said no more crap and demand free online M$ would have to give them their online back.

certainly for more than a weekend lol
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tigertron  +   785d ago
Awesome, free for two days only...it should be free permanently.
SOULJER  +   785d ago
MAKE IT FREE FOR LIFE. SOAB.
josephayal  +   785d ago
2 Days That’s a $0.33 value, not bad
T2  +   785d ago
Lol nice . Thanks ms!

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