Microsoft's Free Xbox Live Gold Weekend Has Started

Microsoft has said they will be offering free access to Xbox Live Gold during this weekend - Nov 20 - Nov 23 to all Xbox 360 owners.

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Madusha3042d ago (Edited 3042d ago )

Sw33t Free stuff! Xbox Live should be made free permanently IMO, hopefully there's some kind of glitch and it's free for ever lol.

X_iGame_X3042d ago

"hopefully there's some kind of glitch and it's free for ever"

Laughed my but off at that. We all hope that happens.

-GametimeUK-3042d ago

I agree LIVE should be free... PSN provides ALL the fundamentals for enjoyable online gaming FOR FREE... But Microsoft know people will continue paying since its in the Xbox users nature to pay for it (its the norm for them)... Sad but true... It should be free... But from a business standpoint (despite it being unethical) its a very good move by MS since they make a lot of monies...

Godmars2903042d ago (Edited 3042d ago )

If the PS3 overtakes the 360 in sales, MS will make moves to make XBL free. Try to do it in such a way that that's not why they're doing it.

If they go the other way and put out a new console when the industry's really just getting its feet into this gen, it'll be a disaster. For everybody.

Madusha3042d ago (Edited 3042d ago )

I'm surprised they didn't make it free years ago from the huge competition between the PS3 and 360. I thought they would want to make Live free as possible since PSN is free.

darthv723042d ago

get the feel for the new facebook and and other community stuff gold offers. I can see a few trading in their free accounts for paid ones. 20% off currently.

HolyOrangeCows3042d ago

*Blows dust off of 360*

Let's rock, Halo 3.

RockmanII73042d ago

Free would be cool, but they really can't do that. Their are too many 12 month gold cards, and if it was free they would be screwing over all the gold members like myself who use cards. They should give silver members more options, but making Live free is out of the question

My idea is if you have gold, MS gives you 100 MSpoints per month. Therefore, 1 month goes from $8 to $6.75, 3 month goes from $20 to $16.25, and 12 month from $50 to $35. Best part is the money they are getting back is being forced to be spent on XBL products.

Valay3042d ago

Free forever? That'd be nice.

zeeshan3042d ago (Edited 3042d ago )

I think M$ is stuck with the XBLA. They can't make it free because there must be millions of users with yearly subscription. If they go free, would they really wana screw their loyal fanbase? Yeah, I don't think so. It's a shame they are charging so much money for the same thing that's free on PSN. Believe me when I tell you that all that crap XBLA is better than PSN is actually crap! They are both great services and both should be free unfortunately, that's not true and M$ keeps charging them $$$ for every little god damn thing!

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kaveti66163042d ago

Aw. I'm so lazy I don't want to unhook my PS3 from the television and rehook my 360 into it. Lame. HALOOO!!!!!! My dear friend. I'm sorry. Next time, with your sibling Reach. We will have good times.

cyborg69713042d ago

Shouldn't it be free all year long? What a joke, won't fool me again.

BX813042d ago

Sweetie i doubt this will be the last time you'll be fooled, and I bet you believed your parents when they said you weren't adopted!

Myst3042d ago

Hmm, maybe this is my time to try out Perfect Dark Zero online multiplayer if anyone even still plays that...

RockmanII73042d ago

That game is awful. If you have any fond memories of it, make them stay memories. You will be disappointed if you go back to that game.

Myst3042d ago

Well I've only played offline and with bots, I'd like to try playing online at least once. I know it's vastly different from the first one and not as good ( in my eyes ) but, it's not horrible to the point of putting my eyes out with cigarette butts :p.

Grandreaper99993042d ago

The jig is up!?!?

No more sub fees!?!?

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