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Free Xbox Live Gold Weekend Begins Today for Silver Members

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Posted by: Matt Liebl

Coinciding with the release of a brand new, sleek dashboard update, Microsoft is offering a weekend of Xbox LIVE Gold Membership to all current Silver members for FREE!

The weekend trial will let Silver members sample some of the new services offered on the Xbox 360 for Gold members only, including LOVEFiLM, Facebook, and Video Kinect.  The promotion also gives gamers a taste of online gaming as well.

Tying in with the promotion, Zune Video is offering free content and film deals this weekend. Things like 10 minute prviews of films, like The Hangover Part II and 40% off a range of films including The Bourne Identity, The Green Lantern, and The Hangover.

On top of all the new features accessible this weekend, Microsoft is giving away tons of prizes like a Samsung TV, an Xbox 360 Kinect bundle, 8,000 Microsofot points nad more.

The goal of this is to encourage SIlver members to upgrade to a Gold Membership.  Following the new dashboard update Xbox Gold Members have access to a variety of new features.

 

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