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This Weekend: Free Xbox LIVE Gold For All

Microsoft’s Xtival is back and the company is almost ready to kick off 72 hours of hardcore gaming. But before they do, they want to make sure none of us miss out on the fun, which is why we’re all getting Xbox Live Gold for the weekend. Just to be clear the offer extends from midday (GMT) on May 1 until midday (GMT) May 4.*

Alright, so it’s not quite as exciting as Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2 Episode 1, Half-Life 2 Episode 2, Half-Life 2: Lost Coast, Team Fortress 2 and Portal for a tenner, but let’s not look a gift horse in the mouth, okay?

*Time zone translation: 4am (PST) on May 1 until 4am (PST) May 4.

  • tomm09
    good deal.
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  • captaincharisma
    LOL too bad half of 360 owners are still waiting to get there consoles back from MS :)
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  • LATTEH
    ill probably play :D
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  • touchdowntexas13
    just canceled my subscription because i didn't have enough time while in school. but maybe i can play this weekend :)
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  • JMcEntegart
    touchdowntexas13just canceled my subscription because i didn't have enough time while in school. but maybe i can play this weekend
    I could be wrong but I think it's only for existing accounts. :/ You should check it out, dude.
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  • MoonMe2
    Okay....what about "Games For Windows" owners, e.g. Gears Of War PC?
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  • rocket_sauce
    I'm pretty sure this is just for Xbox Live Silver accounts.
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  • Zoonie
    JMcEntegartI could be wrong but I think it's only for existing accounts. You should check it out, dude.
    I think he meant the GOLD subscription. Why would you need a free weekend if you'rea already subscribing to GOLD, right?

    On another note, I still say it's ridiculous of MS to charge for something that is free on PC, PS3, Wii etc etc. I don't care what people say, there is nothing free with GOLD worth the subscription fee.
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  • touchdowntexas13
    JMcEntegartI could be wrong but I think it's only for existing accounts. You should check it out, dude.
    I don't get it. I have an account. I just canceled my gold subscription. How can it be a "free" weekend if guys with silver accounts can't play? there would be nothing free in that deal. I'm confused.
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  • JMcEntegart
    Sorry, for some weird reason I thought you'd left the world of XBL because you "didn't have time to game while at school," so I just hit reply and tried to refrain from making "dedicated student" comments. I think it's nap time, for me. :P Silver accounts are free, don't worry.
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