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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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Free Xbox Live Gold this weekend for US and Canada

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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.

"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.

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

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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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 ;)

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?

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

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?

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