Free Xbox LIVE Gold weekend starts today

If you have an Xbox 360 and haven't paid for an Xbox LIVE Gold subscription, you'll be able to enjoy the full online experience for free this weekend starting Thursday, November 29 and ending Sunday, December 2. Regardless of the LIVE subscription you own, you'll be able to access online multiplayer, the myriad of Gold-only applications, Internet Explorer and more for these few days.

To make use of the free LIVE Gold weekend you'll need to live in one of these regions (apart from owning an Xbox 360, obviously): the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Hong Kong, India, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Singapore or Taiwan.

Most notably excluded from the free Xbox LIVE Gold weekend are those people living in the United Kingdom and other European territories, with Larry Hryb confirming that the reason for this is because "there was a UK only weekend recently, while the US did not have that one". Still, for those living in the supported territories it's time to fire up your Xbox 360 for free multiplayer gaming.

Source: Major Nelson | Image via Xbox

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Uhm, nope....used that a long time ago.
Only use the Xbox for Kinnect games when drunk and the PS3 most other times as I still don't agree with the subscription fee.

Wonder if us paying customers will get a discount for the few days every 6 year old will be on taking up bandwidth and flooding our servers with profanities?

I was gob smacked when I blew the dust off of my Xbox, updated it and tried IE to show I needed a subscription to use the internet!!!!!!!

ozric said,
I was gob smacked when I blew the dust off of my Xbox, updated it and tried IE to show I needed a subscription to use the internet!!!!!!!

Yeah no doubt. Hopefully some day MS will allow the use of apps without a Live subscription.

ozric said,
I was gob smacked when I blew the dust off of my Xbox, updated it and tried IE to show I needed a subscription to use the internet!!!!!!!

Were you even more gobsmacked that you could have got a 1 month free trial of gold too?