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    XBOX LIVE free last weekend or what?

    Does anybody know whether XBOX LIVE was free last weekend?

    I have an XBOX Live Silver membership, but over the weekend whilst I was playing FABLE II I noticed for the first time bubbles appearing on my screen. I remember I set up the option ages ago to show everyone, but it was not until last Sasturday that I saw the bubbles.

    I even could hear the others talking and I decided to give it a go and ask someone to play together which worked. I managed to complete some multiplayer achievements.

    I wonder whether this was a glicth or what?

    I tried with other games and it worked as well.

    So last weekend I had Gold Membership like but for free.

    I will check tonight to see if this is still the case.

    Who knows if microsoft has finally decided to give the XBOX Live experience for free.

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    You know you get 1 month free GOLD subscription with every XBOX right???

    Yes, it was free all weekend

    Original Poster

    By the way for the people that don't know the difference between the Silver and the Gold membership

    Silver:
    -It's FREE
    - You can download pretty much anything you like (demos, pay for movies, pay for games, etc)
    - You can not play online

    GOLD:
    - You have to pay a fee per year
    - You can do everything that you can with the Silver
    - You can play online against others

    Yea, it was free last weekend for Xtival 08 (or whatever it was called)...

    yep it told you that on there ....free all weekend for all

    Original Poster

    ODB_69;3633339

    You know you get 1 month free GOLD subscription with every XBOX right???



    I bought the XBOX 360 a month before FABLE II was released when I preorder the Pub Games, so by the time FABLE II was out I ran out the 30 days free trial

    asandino;3633350

    By the way for the people that don't know the difference between the … By the way for the people that don't know the difference between the Silver and the Gold membership Silver:-It's FREE- You can download pretty much anything you like (demos, pay for movies, pay for games, etc)- You can not play onlineGOLD:- You have to pay a fee per year- You can do everything that you can with the Silver- You can play online against others



    you dont have to pay a year , i pay monthly

    how much is it for a year or a month?

    If you allow your Gold to lapse how long until you run the risk of losing your username?

    steven gerrard;3633418

    how much is it for a year or a month?



    4.99 month .. doont know whether this is opver 10 months or 12 , if 12 then im paying an extra tenner

    used to be 49.00yr

    £4.99 a month? Ouch.
    It's under £30 for a years worth if you buy in one go.

    Ungreat;3633450

    If you allow your Gold to lapse how long until you run the risk of losing … If you allow your Gold to lapse how long until you run the risk of losing your username?



    No, as long as you have registerd your gamertag once, you may let your subscription run out. When you buy another Gold Card your user name will be kept.

    (basicly once your register you nickname online once, you wont lose it.

    - also cheapest ive seen for a year of gold is £25.

    Ungreat;3633450

    If you allow your Gold to lapse how long until you run the risk of losing … If you allow your Gold to lapse how long until you run the risk of losing your username?



    you never lose it mate ! unless you give it to someone along with your password its yours for life :thumbsup:

    Babbabooey;3633541

    £4.99 a month? Ouch. It's under £30 for a years worth if you buy in one … £4.99 a month? Ouch. It's under £30 for a years worth if you buy in one go.



    need to cancel it then and pay 4 a yr in one go

    scotland88;3633549

    you never lose it mate ! unless you give it to someone along with your … you never lose it mate ! unless you give it to someone along with your password its yours for life :thumbsup:



    fraidnott2020 will forever remain in history is what your saying .:whistling::thumbsup:

    glad it wasn't just me, i was playing gears online since friday and then couldn't get on yesterday.

    did anyone read all of the new terms and conditions , I did and they have introduced new stuff ....youu nhad to accept them obvo to be able to continue , they can monitor your conversations , record them . all stuff like that now ...they can monitor and get info sent back and forth between xboxes ...monitor change ......etc

    alnbowes;3633573

    fraidnott2020 will forever remain in history is what your saying … fraidnott2020 will forever remain in history is what your saying .:whistling::thumbsup:



    Hellz Yeah It Will, In years to come ppl will look up old gamertags and be like DUDE!! what a gt bet that guy was a bada** and loved himself some Joker lol :thumbsup:

    alnbowes;3633608

    did anyone read all of the new terms and conditions , I did and they have … did anyone read all of the new terms and conditions , I did and they have introduced new stuff ....youu nhad to accept them obvo to be able to continue , they can monitor your conversations , record them . all stuff like that now ...they can monitor and get info sent back and forth between xboxes ...monitor change ......etc



    Oh man, they record us we get in shi* microsoft goes down the pan cos no one buys from them

    it will be ANARCHY!!! AND I LOVE IT!!!

    Tanchi;3633545

    No, as long as you have registerd your gamertag once, you may let your … No, as long as you have registerd your gamertag once, you may let your subscription run out. When you buy another Gold Card your user name will be kept.(basicly once your register you nickname online once, you wont lose it.- also cheapest ive seen for a year of gold is £25.



    Cool.

    I've had the UnGreat tag since near Xbox launch and really didn't want to lose it. My Gold lapsed a month back but I want to give it till closer to Christmas as i'm not buying any games till then.

    I set up Xbox LIve on Saturday morning, and assumed the online capabilities I had were down to my free month, but then it stopped! Now I can't get online. How do I go about starting my free month, any ideas?

    Rep will be given.

    Token Skinhead;3635502

    I set up Xbox LIve on Saturday morning, and assumed the online … I set up Xbox LIve on Saturday morning, and assumed the online capabilities I had were down to my free month, but then it stopped! Now I can't get online. How do I go about starting my free month, any ideas?Rep will be given.



    It should ask you automatically if you want to activate your free month. If you can't get online at all then check your connection becasue you should be able to connect even if you dont have a membership to get updates etc.

    Token Skinhead;3635502

    I set up Xbox LIve on Saturday morning, and assumed the online … I set up Xbox LIve on Saturday morning, and assumed the online capabilities I had were down to my free month, but then it stopped! Now I can't get online. How do I go about starting my free month, any ideas?Rep will be given.



    If you have a new 360 that came with a HDD you should have when setting up a silver account while connected to the internet been given the option to use a free 30 day gold trial upgrade. It usually happens near the end.

    uk.youtube.com/wat…GH0

    This gold trial can be redeemed three times on three different new silver accounts.

    Cheers, I worked out the problem, it gave me two profiles for some reason! So the "new" profile was the one I was playing with, while it was the "old" one that was elgible for the three free months! Which means I had to set up a new Live account and work to get all my stats back! Cheers all.
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