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Xbox Live Gold free this weekend

Microsoft has announced that the Xbox Live Gold subscription service will be unlocked and open to all users in 15 selected countries.

The countries included in the promotion are Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan and the United States.

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All users within these countries who own an Xbox will be able to use all customised entertainment and gaming features available through the service.

Regardless of their current subscription status, users will have access to online multiplayer gaming, Internet Explorer for Xbox 360, Video Kinect, and all entertainment apps until December 2.

As part of the promotion, Xbox is making available a series of Halo 4 training boot-camps, giving gamers the chance to train with Australia's top players.

Starting at 19:00 AEST tonight, gamers can choose to play train with:

  • Camp 1: Sniper - with (GamerTag) Blaze [ACL]
  • Camp 2: Slayer - with Hopey [ACL]
  • Camp 3: Support - with Halvo [ACL]
  • Camp 4: Objective - with Ogre1 [ACL].

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