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Xbox Live Gold is free this weekend in the U.S. and Canada on Xbox 360

Posted on February 13, 2014 AT 07:43am

Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox Live Silver members on Xbox 360 will be upgraded to a Gold membership for free this weekend.

From 12.01 a.m. PT on Friday, February 14 until 11.59 p.m. PT on Sunday, February 16 Xbox 360 owners in the U.S. and Canada will be able to enjoy all the perks of a Gold membership for free. This means that Silver members will be able to enjoy online multiplayer and be able to access apps that would usually be behind the Gold membership pay wall.

“All Xbox owners in these regions, regardless of their current Xbox LIVE subscription status, will have access to online multiplayer gaming, Video Kinect, and our entire catalog of entertainment apps,” Microsoft Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb wrote on his blog.

Unfortunately, it appears that this offer doesn’t extend to the Xbox One.

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