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Submitted by GamerzElite 465d ago | news

Xbox Live Gold is Free This Weekend in the US, Canada, Latin America and Japan

Xbox Live is free this weekend for Xbox 360 users in the United States, Canada, Latin America and Japan.

Starting April 19 at 7am PST and ending April 22 at 10am PST, anyone with a Silver account (basically, anyone with an internet connection) will be able to enjoy Xbox Live Gold services for free. That includes Netflix, Hulu Plus, other services of the like, plus of course, the ability to play your games online with other Gold members. (Tag Invalid, Xbox, Xbox 360)

The_Infected  +   466d ago
Wow...a whole weekend free? Free forever would be nice! :)
Skarlett   466d ago | Spam
antbolton89  +   466d ago
That includes Netflix, Hulu Plus, other services of the like, plus of course, the ability to play your games online. Shocking Microsoft still charges for this.
Mustang300C2012  +   465d ago
Not sure how it is shocking when they show why it is. Check out the money they make then you wouldn't ask why. I always find it funny when someone says what you say but if put in the same position you wouldn't be stupid enough to stop a service that is profitable and continues to receive customers.
antbolton89  +   465d ago
You must work for Microsoft or maybe your just an idiot
Mustang300C2012  +   465d ago
Nope but all of you the same idiotic crab about a service you don't want to use. But of course all you can come back with is do you work for MS whining.
CEOSteveBallmer  +   465d ago
I get your point. So long as microsoft can charge people with, they can get away. Well as long as people still pay like you for example then they will not stop this practice. The only edge it has over the nintendo and PSN is that you can socialize with your Xbox live friends. Other than that, everything can be done on PSN netflix, HULU, downloading games, and especially playing games online. There are Xbox live gold members who complain about this, so I guess they have a valid point. I dont own an Xbox 360 but I play with my cousin on it. So I know
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hakesterman  +   465d ago
It's still not free because you would still need to have a paid prescription for Netflix or whatever and you can't play the games online unless you go an create an account at each games website. So at the End of the Day it's all a big bunch of Hoopla about nothing.
Kennesu   466d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(1)
DarkBlood  +   465d ago
sweet i'll give it go on halo 4 since i stop subbing for gold.

actually i never sub for gold lol they were christmas presents truth be told for 3 years i think
SlyFoxC  +   465d ago
i have had Xbox Live since the original xbox....and i seriously wish i would have done that over the last decade lol... damn it what was i thinking!
esemce   465d ago | Immature | show
testerg35  +   465d ago
Love how only PS3 fans are commenting.
matrixman92  +   465d ago
yep...they say they dont care, but they comment on probably every xbox related article just to try to prove something. I will never understand
thebudgetgamer  +   465d ago
Because it's impossible to be a fan of both?
AnimeAvenger  +   465d ago
On N4G? Yes it is impossible to be both.
DOMination-  +   465d ago
Not a single one marked for trolling, even though almost all posts above are just that.

Last time I posted sometbing like this I got banned for two days and lost a bubble for being off topic. I love this place for gettibg my news but the community features are broken and the mods are either crap or corrupt.

On topic. They should do these free trial weekends more often. In the UK i think they only did it once.
stage88  +   465d ago
Are we meant to be thankful for this?

If anything it's a down right slap in the face.
Godmars290  +   465d ago
Have the frequencies of these free weekends been picking up as the announcement of their next system gotten closer?
d0nT wOrrY   465d ago | Off topic | show | Replies(3)
thebudgetgamer  +   465d ago
Needs new wifi dongle.

Frick!
hakesterman  +   465d ago
It is still not free because you would still need to have a paid subscription for Net flix or whatever and you can't play the games online unless you go an create an account at each games website. So at the End of the Day it's all a big bunch of Hoopla about nothing.
WalterWJR  +   465d ago
Thanks for letting me play my games that I already own online. Oh and thanks for allowing me to watch Netflix I already pay for.
HK5A  +   465d ago
Pepole still complaining about paying to Netflix etc....

Just deal with it.
Morgue  +   465d ago
Watches Gametrailers on my PC at work for free. Pays for XBL to watch same content.
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CEOSteveBallmer  +   465d ago
LOL!! You know what they say, You get what you pay for
Grimhammer00  +   465d ago
D e a l with it!
Morgue  +   455d ago
Ha! Been dealing with it since 2005

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