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Free Xbox Live Gold this weekend for US and Canada

Xbox Live Gold

Microsoft has a Valentine’s Day gift for the US and Canada. Xbox Live Gold member benefits for Xbox 360 will be free for all Xbox Live subscribers from February 14-16th. This is a good time to check out the latest entertainment experiences on Xbox 360, if you’ve been holding off. Online multiplayer gaming will be also be available for free, but additional subscriptions may be required to access select apps.

The offer begins at 12:01 a.m. PT time this Friday, February 14th and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on Sunday, February 16th. Regardless of your current Xbox LIVE subscription status, you will have access to online multiplayer gaming, Video Kinect, and the entire catalog of entertainment apps.

An Xbox Live Gold subscription usually costs $9.99 for one month and $59.99 for one year, but deals show up once in a while. Enjoy your Free Gold Weekend!

Via Major Nelson

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shadoweye14 says:

No love for UK huh?

kalo88 says:

As much as I like Microsoft the US are their market, the rest of the world are second class citizens =/

Google is quite similar too.

Jas00555 says:

Canada is part of the US?

kalo88 says:

Its still considered North America

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Deamion says:

"Considered" North America?

Canada IS part of North America, and so is Mexico in case you were wondering.

I'm surprised (and pleased) that MS included Canada in this promotion. Canada is often left out, but maybe times are changing.

wangsa86 says:

Mexico is Central America for your information

mdram says:

You need a geography class...

wangsa86 says:

Guess what you're right and I am wrong. Geography was never my favorite...(end of discussion)

toddpart says:

Ummm, no, Mexico is part of North America.

TJay86 says:

Well that's just stupid of them!

Rem97 says:

I got a month free this month here in UK. I went on the xbox site to renew my gold and it said "try a month for free" (or something like that). But, I've had my XBL account for years now so I don't know why I got a free month. Still, I'm not complaining. :D

sholokov says:

Download the two free games of this month!!!

No game downloads...
just online gaming...

Nejcooo says:

"Nothing for you Europians" - MS

vielze says:

"Indonesia ? Is there WP & Xbox user there. forget them" - MS

amcalexandre says:

Again No Love For Europe!

Do your Europeans even celebrate valentines day? If not, then stop whining, you got boxing day and a free FIFA game!

TJay86 says:

Wow, what rock do you live under?

kalo88 says:

You get other days and half price everything compared to the rest of us... Xbox one is $714 in the uk and more in other parts of the Eu

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DennisvdG says:

Yes we do. That's kinda offending dude, America is not the only country with holidays

amcalexandre says:

Hey, get back to school and learn something! Or, before U do some smart considerations.....Bing it

To all those offended, suck it. But really tho, I don't know about Europeans and how or what holidays they celebrate vs the US.

DennisvdG says:

I was gonna comment something like this: "hahaha I have a pc now..."
Then I saw it's US only...
You got me ms, good one ;)

DarwinPurol says:

Now i can do FB on my xbox this weekend lol

Sadly no love for india.. Just like other bing services. This partiality sometimes really annoys me.

Aashish13 says:

Will we get bing services after 8.1 update

That has not been mentioned anywhere yet (P.S: I was looking for it too when they revealed WP8.1 features). But yes, I was happy to see most of the services and features people requested in uservoice.com has been listed in WP8.1 update. So you can vote for bing services here anyway:

http://windowsphone.uservoice.com/forums/101801-feature-suggestions/sugg...

For Bing services set US in phone settings as region..

or select English U.S. as language

That works partially. I mean by doing so you'll get only US local bing search results, not Indian. You neither get bing rewards and other services so what's the point of doing so?

Terence_27 says:

What will i get if I do it?

wpinfected says:

Subway surfers UPDATED!

What does it have to do with xbox live?

astroXP says:

Does anyone know the reason why Xbox Gold/Marketplace does NOT accept the Microsoft Account balance. It's ridiculous!

hmptec says:

Do MS know the UK exists?

Daylife says:

Oh WOW thanks! Lol...3 whole days. No thanks I'll stick to Playstation Plus.

You probably should go out more.

stjimmie says:

Why does Microsoft think no others outside of the U.S. and Canada have any Microsoft products!?!?!

TheIsaacG says:

Cause you're all third world countries

rodrione says:

Im starting to dislike Microsoft!!fuck you very much!!they never bring any offers to the uk!!

willboyce says:

Right micky. Sort it out now. Uk here. Nathin for us as usual.

Why do you Europeans complain so much?

rodrione says:

Because americans have Pitbull...

stjimmie says:

That's an ignorant comment! Why do the U.S. constantly invade others country?! Stfu .

Not American but Canadian

Kevin Rush says:

I am a Xbox Live member. What is the benefit of these 3 days to me?

You can start multiplayer gaming via online with your buddies..

Adretheon says:

I've not found any perks, but does anyone know if this does anything for us who don't own an Xbox? Does gold do anything for my phone?

Larrybeo says:

Microsoft's loyal fan base must pay to access features that every other device and OS offers to their loyal fan base for free.