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Xbox Live Gold Goes Free For A Short Period

Microsoft has devised a new way of luring the current Xbox owners into subscribing to the Xbox Live Gold membership by making its service free for all users across US and EU for a specified interval of time.

The Gold will reportedly go free in Europe live regions on November 25 from 17:00pm GMT to November 30 at 17:00pm GMT.

However, the Xbox owners in US will not be thrilled to know that the free service will be available to them only for two days on November 20 from 12:00om EST to November 23 at 12:00pm EST.

Last week, Microsoft reported that almost 2 million users logged online to play the new Xbox 360 game Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 at once.

With that and the addition of new applications for Facebook, Twitter, Last.fm, Zune Marketplace, and Sky Player to the Xbox Live’s kitty, Microsoft is hoping to increase its Xbox Live Gold Memberships.

Xbox Live is a service provided to Xbox owners by Microsoft, which enables the user to download content such as arcade games, game demos, trailers, TV shows, and movies along with a range multiplayer gaming options.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.