From October 4th to October 6th, Microsoft has made everything normally reserved only for Xbox Live Gold members — apps, multiplayer gaming, etc. — free for anyone with an Xbox 360. The goal is to entice folks into signing up for a real Xbox Live Gold membership, but even if you have no plans to sign up, you can still snag these three free days.
The offer is available in the following regions: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, and Vietnam.
If you’re in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, or Mexico, your free weekend will arrive on October 11th-14th, and Japanese gamers will have to wait until November 7th-10th.
Also, as a part of the Games with Gold program recently announced, you should be able to pick up a copy of Might & Magic Clash of Heroes for free, since it is available for free to all Gold members until October 15th. Sorry, Japan, but there should be another Games with Gold promotion going on during the November 7th-10th period as well. Games with Gold features two free games every month for all Xbox Live Gold members.
With the release of the Xbox One approaching on November 22nd, Microsoft is trying even harder to get people to upgrade from their free Xbox Live membership to the Gold version. Many of the new features for the next-generation device — like OneGuide, Game DVR, and SmartMatch — will only be available for Gold subscribers.
Will you be trying out Xbox Live Gold this weekend? Can Microsoft convince you to spend $60 a year on Xbox Live? Let us know in the comments.
Source: Xbox Wire