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Xbox LIVE Gold Free This Weekend, Chance To Win Goodies

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Matt Gardner
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Xbox LIVE Gold Free This Weekend, Chance To Win Goodies

Microsoft have announced that Xbox LIVE Gold will be free this weekend, offering up all of the services of Xbox LIVE for nothing, with special discount prizes across the Zune marketplace.

On top of that, anyone who accesses Xbox LIVE or jumps onto Xbox.com and enters a few basic details can put themelves in the running for The Xbox Christmas Entertainment Package which includes a Samsung LED television, an Xbox 360 S 250GB System Kinect Bundle, a 12 month LIVE Gold subscription, 8000 Microsoft Points, 10 x Xbox LIVE Arcade titles plus Forza Motorsport 4 and Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, a Gears of War 3 Wireless Controller, a Modern Warfare 3 Wireless Controller, a Modern Warfare 3 Wireless Headset with Bluetooth and much more!

More details can be found here.

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DivideByZero  Dec. 9, 2011 at 16:17

I have no interest in Live until they change their mind and stick 1 vs 100 back on. I loved that so much, I don't know anyone who tried it and didn't.

stevenjameshyde  Dec. 9, 2011 at 16:31

Fully agreed on 1 vs 100 - being randomly placed in a team with William G Stewart is probably my finest moment on Live. Seems a shame to boycott the rest of the service just for that reason though

Anarchist  Dec. 9, 2011 at 20:13

1 vs 100 was plagued with cheats. It was pretty much pointless even trying really. And as per previous poster, boycotting the service because they removed it smacks of you being an utter tard. Thats like boycotting E4 because they stopped showing inbetweeners. Or some such junk.

DivideByZero  Dec. 10, 2011 at 10:49

@Anarchist.

Please don't put words in my mouth, that is not what I am saying at all.

I stopped using live because there is nothing there for me to use. I play a lot of FPS games and find that it is much better with the keyboard and mouse on a PC. Also, PC "Live" gaming is free.

Back in the day I loved Halo 3 on live. But MS being greedy forced you to buy every map pack if you wished to continue to play all the game modes. After the 3rd or so map pack, I stopped buying in and could no longer play the game mode I played most. So I stopped with Live.

Reach came out and I thought I would give it another go, but the games usually had one or two people with a hacked mouse so you didn't stand a chance. Worse than that, as it was not on a dedicated server (like you get with PC) you couldn't kick the cheats. So I stopped playing again.

Live has no appeal for me over the free gaming experience I get on PC.

1 vs 100 was amazing and I would have paid for live just for that.

Last edited by DivideByZero, Dec. 10, 2011 at 10:53
Anarchist  Dec. 10, 2011 at 12:58

@DivideByZero

Then why didn't you say in your original post '1 Vs 100 was the only thing on Live that I really liked, so I have no interest in it now it's been removed', rather than making out you were making some sort of protest?

If your latter post is correct (and I don't argue with your points at all, they're all valid points) then your original post wording was just plain misleading I'm afraid.

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