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Submitted by mathsman 601d ago | news

Free Xbox LIVE Weekend Announced

Microsoft Studios has announced that the next ‘Gold Unlocked Free Live Weekend’ will take place from 12.00pm midday BST on Friday, 3rd May 2013, until 23:59 BST on Sunday, 5th May. Xbox 360 gamers will be able to enjoy multiplayer gaming with Gears of War: Judgment, FIFA 13 Ultimate Team Spring Classic, Halo 4 and many more for free. (Far Cry 3, FIFA 13, Gears of War Judgment, Halo 4, Mobile, PC, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE)

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XabiDaChosenOne  +   601d ago
Lol this is so funny to me.
blitz0623  +   601d ago
They are probably doing this to see how many people without Gold will go on to play for free and use the results to decide whether they will make the 720 free to play online or not.
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admiralvic  +   601d ago
I got to disagree with you there. Not only is this information pretty much irrelevant (how many people are going to try to play online if they don't know about the free weekend... thats right, zero), especially if you don't read online sites, but it goes without saying that free live would be more "successful" than paid. In either case, they've made a killing on Live and don't have a real reason to change that at the moment.
r1sh12  +   601d ago
Yea I dont think MS are going to let go of the money they are making from live.
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edonus  +   601d ago
@admiralvic

they send a message to the Silver members console directly. People forget silver is still connected to the internet. Yet can get messages and have friends.
GameCents  +   601d ago
Funny how? Funny as in Xbox Live creates a revenue stream that keeps people in thier jobs and Microsoft not having to axe 10 000 people and shut down studios? That kinda funny?
Oh_Yeah  +   601d ago
Microsoft isn't hurting for money bud, think again.. They're one of the richest companies in the world. Xbox live is just a scheme they have set up to reach into more pockets of those gullible enough to pay for something that's free elsewhere.
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Kietz  +   601d ago
Wooh
ApolloTheBoss  +   601d ago
I'm just here for the comments section.
Septic  +   601d ago
It's gonna get messy in here that's for sure.
bub16   601d ago | Trolling | show
cleft5  +   601d ago
Every time they do one of these free weekend things, they should credit people who brought a year or three months of xbox live back those days.
SlapHappyJesus  +   601d ago
They saw the last of my money upon my switch to pc gaming a few weeks back.
Later, Xbox.
Get a competitive online model next generation and you might get a purchase from me sometime down the road.
I get that they are making money hand over fist, but, as a consumer, I couldn't care less about them making stock owners happy.
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MasterCornholio  +   601d ago
Nice now everyone with an XBOX360 can play online.
4lc4pon3  +   601d ago
This makes me laugh. you get 2 days free to play. HAHAHAHA
VonBraunschweigg  +   601d ago
Sooo...no crossgame chat this weekend? Or no no interruptions? Or no...I mean what? SOMETHING HAS GOT TO GIVE!
Mathew9R   601d ago | Spam
JAM_brz  +   601d ago
Everytime an article says something about that, the WAR between SONY x M$ gamers begin. Let the fanboys comment. I'm here for the laughs.
DOMination-  +   601d ago
Indeed. I grow tired of it though. I liked the old days where you could discuss things rationally!
LoveOfTheGame  +   601d ago
I really wish people with an IQ over 80 would comment on these type of articles instead of spewing idealistic nonsense of large corporations.

Oh wait this is N4G...
JGaLaXY815   601d ago | Immature | show | Replies(1)
Arkrite  +   601d ago
Slow demos
I know a lot of people on here wont like this but I've got to be truthful a 1.5gb demo takes 6 or 7 mins on live to dload and be playing it, the last time i did the same on ps3 it took over 2 hours!. £30 a year(play.com) is a small price to pay for live well worth it in my opinion.
bye bye bubbles lol
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Really???? i can download a 2gb demo in less than 10 minutes on my ps3 and 360 not jus one of them.

OT its good silver members get to play for free even if for a short time they should have 1-2 weeks free to get used to all the features and really get a chance to compare it to how they regularly play
marcelliuss1  +   601d ago
Come on dude stop telling fibs. I've had my PlayStation 3 since 2006 and I've never downloaded a demo in 10 minutes.
ado908  +   601d ago
@marcelliuss

Well if you are using one of "AT&T's high speed internet" then it is not wonder your downloads suck. Initially, I have comcast and demos at about 2GB's take about 15-20 minutes for me.
Jek_Porkins  +   601d ago
I always load up the old second account and cause a little trouble when they do this. One of the things I actually like about the paid service is that you don't get people running around causing trouble on accounts that they have to pay for, when it's free to play weekends you'll see a lot more people on there causing trouble and team killing ect....

It's also a good way to learn the in's and out's of a game and get better without affecting your kill/death on your main account.
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josephayal  +   601d ago
good job MS, GOOD JOB
Max-Zorin  +   601d ago
Came here to laugh at the comments. Was not disappointed.
Veneno  +   601d ago
I saw something on Live the other day that made me sick. It was an ad for "the family pack". Buy 2 subscriptions and get 2 free.

Yay whatta deal.......
Yehshuah  +   600d ago
dam i have to pay again after this :/ i'm so poor i spent all my internet money on live now i wont get to visit here for another month

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