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Xbox Live Gold Membership Giveaway Heads-Up

Xbox Live Gold Membership Giveaway Heads-Up

Written Wednesday, January 13, 2010 By Dan Webb
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To celebrate Microsoft's upcoming free Left 4 Dead 2 weekend for Silver members on Xbox Live (which takes place this weekend) and the final month of season 2 of the popular live quiz show, 1 vs. 100, we're joining forces with Microsoft tomorrow to give away a handful of year long Xbox Live Gold subscriptions.

Starting at midday tomorrow (12pm GMT, Thursday 14th), every two hours until 8pm (GMT) we'll be giving away a year's Gold subscription to Xbox Live to our followers on Twitter. We're planning nothing strenuous or overbearing, but if you want to be in with a chance of winning 1 of 5 Gold Memberships for a year, be sure to follow us and stay tuned tomorrow.

What do I get from an Xbox Live Gold Membership?

Well I'm glad you asked that, the Xbox Live Gold Membership gives you the following:

  • Access to Microsoft's array of social networking applications (Twitter, Facebook, unlimited access to Last.FM and Halo Waypoint).
  • A gold membership allows you to access the full benefits of the Sky Player (UK) and Netflix (other subscriptions apply).
  • Day one demo access. You don't have to wait a week to play your most anticipated demos any more whilst your other Gold friends are telling you how awesome they are.
  • Take advantage of Microsoft's Deal of the Week. A promotion that can effectively pay its way for the year as you can take advantage of weekly deals on cut-price content. Last year paved the way for discounts on The Maw, Shadow Complex, Braid, select Fallout 3 DLC and even GTA IV's The Lost And Damned, and more.
  • The chance to take part in Microsoft's hugely successful interactive live quiz show, 1 vs. 100, where you play for free and you play for prizes.
  • Not only do you get access to play the best competitive multiplayer games around (Halo 3, Modern Warfare 2), but it also allows you to access some frankly sublime co-operative multiplayer games (Left 4 Dead 2, Borderlands). Without a Gold Membership, you can't get the best out of these great co-op titles either. This reason alone is good enough to warrant the Gold Membership.
  • And of course, multiplayer means... being able to unlock multiplayer achievements!

If I don't win the competition, how much is an Xbox Live Gold Membership going to cost me?

Simple, you can pick up a year's Xbox Live Gold Membership subscription for as little as £40 (UK)/$49.99 which is only £3.33 a month/$4.17 a month. If multiplayer is your game or you're a thrifty saver looking to save money on DLC and Xbox Live Arcade titles with Deal of the Week, a Gold Membership is a must. A must, I tells thee.

Does it matter if I have a Gold Membership already? Can I still enter the competitions?

No, it doesn't matter. Of course you can enter.

Are there any region restrictions on the competition?

Provided you have Xbox Live support in your country, no. Anyone can join and if you don't win the first time, feel free to enter the next one.

So remember, 12pm GMT tomorrow, come try your luck and win some Gold*.

*Memberships... Ha!




 
 

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Comment #1 by kizwiz
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 07:30:08 PM
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cool


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Comment #2 by solarhd
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 07:30:17 PM
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Are we talking a month or...


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Comment #3 by solarhd
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 07:30:44 PM
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oh nvm


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Comment #4 by Racxie
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 07:34:51 PM
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I wonder how many is a handful? Just so I know how much of a chance we've got of one winning one =D 'cos a free year would be frikkin' sweet.


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Comment #5 by Webb [STAFF]
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 07:35:35 PM
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@#4 - I actually say how many in the 2nd paragraph ;)


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Comment #6 by xGuzzyBearx
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 07:36:59 PM
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oh of course this competition is when I'm in school, just of course...THANKS WEBB...:)

Must find a way to stay tuned


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Comment #7 by kizwiz
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 07:37:03 PM
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How do you know if you have won?
Do we get DM'd on Twitter or PM'd on X360a?


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Comment #8 by Yunder
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 07:39:50 PM
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I wanted to win some gold, Webb. Why tease? :(


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Comment #9 by Webb [STAFF]
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 07:40:14 PM
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@#6 - It's running for 8 hours... there must be a way to get in on at least 1 =)

@#7 - Winners will be announced tomorrow. The ins and outs of how the prizes are going out are yet to be confirmed, but we'll have a record of the winners and will keep the them informed.


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Comment #10 by Mike Langlois
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 07:42:35 PM
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Urgh, i hate twitter competitions. Theres always someone whos botted their twitter to answer in like 0.4 seconds.

Cant we all just throw our names in a thread and you pick five?


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Comment #11 by The Bum-Mobile
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 07:45:12 PM
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I don't have a Twitter. :( Ah well, looks like I'll be paying for another lovely year of online gaming. :D


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Comment #12 by solarhd
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 07:49:13 PM
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@11 Definetaly worth it


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Comment #13 by Webb [STAFF]
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 07:51:42 PM
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@#10 - It won't be anything like that at all (we hate them too). It'll be randomly drawn. Chances are I'll leave the sign-up window open for 10 minutes, after which I'll count the entries, pick a number with the random number generator and then announce the winner.


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Comment #14 by Evil Demon55
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 08:00:16 PM
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When does 1vs100 end? End of January or end of February? I need to finish it off.

When it does close, will it reopen with the same achievements next season, or will there be a new season 2 list... making 1vs100 no longer possible to 100%?

Also, off topic but XBLA involved--when did Dash of Destruction get taken off the marketplace?


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Comment #15 by xGuzzyBearx
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 08:02:49 PM
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Well now I got you followed on my phone so I'm set...And Unfortunely I'm still in high school so I would only get one chance during lunch, so I probably wouldn't win, but now were good...Webb, your just trying to sabotage me, I know it, PS3T STAFF MUTINYYYYYYYY, just joking of course :)


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Comment #16 by Mike Langlois
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 08:14:40 PM
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@13 So its not gunna be like "First person to reply wins!"?

Cause, those suck.


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Comment #17 by olsen77
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 08:30:57 PM
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Let's say someone already has a Gold subscription that doesn't expire until say, early September. Would that person be able to hold onto the code until then and use it or is there a date to use it by?


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Comment #18 by Webb [STAFF]
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 08:34:06 PM
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@#17 - You can stick it straight on your account whenever, it just extends your end date.


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Comment #19 by xGuzzyBearx
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 08:36:51 PM
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Does it really? I always thought the new one overran the old one...


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Comment #20 by Leone Phelps
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 08:37:09 PM
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Sweet Im in school :[ and its in GMT so the only time I can do it is at 6 in the morning cause im pretty sure im like GMT -6 lol eastern US i dunno.


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Comment #21 by olsen77
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 08:40:34 PM
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@18...Ha!! See how much I know about XBL? :P Thanks Webb.


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Comment #22 by Corpse87
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 09:16:47 PM
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Whats Twitter? Sounds Lame


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Comment #23 by BlackTitan666
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 09:54:54 PM
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sweet


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Comment #24 by Devil Sora
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 12:09:31 AM
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wow I try to login into twitter to join this amazing race and the servers are down. . . .just my luck


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Comment #25 by TheMan70
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 01:16:59 AM
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i just signed up and my first tweet was i farted!


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Comment #26 by L1E
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 01:59:12 AM
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Hmm, I don't think I'll be using much Twitter from 4AM to 12PM PST considering that I have school... I can do one of them, but not a single other one! Ah, well, beggars can't be choosers.


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Comment #27 by Dr Popodopolus
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 03:49:55 AM
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Actually you can get a 1 year Xbox Live Gold subscription for as little as £34.99 - which is just £2.92 per month ^^


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Comment #28 by Webb [STAFF]
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 04:36:26 AM
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@#27 - I'm obviously shopping in the wrong places =P


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Comment #29 by JustAFriend
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 04:47:04 AM
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god damn twitter,


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Comment #30 by Mikey1610
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 05:21:22 AM
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£26 for 12 months.


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Comment #31 by G34RZ22
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 05:27:47 AM
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Sweet offer, but only 5 codes makes it impossible for me to get one :S


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Comment #32 by pts100
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 06:02:37 AM
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@30....£26.00 is the going rate mate..but still better to win it than pay for it.But at £2.16 per month xbox live has never been such a bargain.


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Comment #33 by jtr1gg3r
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 06:11:01 AM
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WOT SO IF U BOUGHT 12 MONTHS AND 11 MONTHS IN YOU RENEWED YOU WOULD STILL GET THAT EXTRA MONTH U PAYED FOR?


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Comment #34 by Rikutheal
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 06:15:14 AM
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Yes little 4 year old you get to keep what you paid for


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Comment #35 by jtr1gg3r
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 06:24:37 AM
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ooh soz m8 wasnt sure my live runs out in like a week


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Comment #36 by Sting-Ray_ZA_
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 06:46:04 AM
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nicely timed... mine expires soon :P


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Comment #37 by Mikey1610
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 07:33:43 AM
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#34 He wasn't sure, no need to rip him IDIOT.


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Comment #38 by MCSS Aerocoupe
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 08:20:10 AM
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How do you post the reply on Twitter? I signed up and replied, but I don't see my reply anywhere. Did I do something wrong, or does it only show up to the person I replied to?

P.S. @#34, According to the back of the Gold membership cards, you can "carry" up to 36 months at a time. So if you have 6 months left on your Gold membership and add 3 1-year cards, you will end up losing 6 months worth of Gold.


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Comment #39 by FailedSeppuku
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 08:49:58 AM
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$250 just to get some people to follow you on twitter?? i'll pass, the only networking i do is down the pub :oP

good luck to everyone else!!


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Comment #40 by Webb [STAFF]
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 09:08:56 AM
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@#39 - We have enough Twitter followers thank you very much =P It's just easier that way thanks to the hashtag system. I can choose a winner in under 2 minutes that way ;)


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Comment #41 by jtr1gg3r
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 10:22:26 AM
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@38 thanks for that, big help that is cuz i got live at the end of january last year


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Comment #42 by deathfire00
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 10:26:21 AM
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how long is the member ship a year?


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Comment #43 by Lysander
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 10:36:32 AM
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seriously now a twitter competition? You know what they say: too many twits makes a twat...


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Comment #44 by its delicious
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 11:38:42 AM
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Twitter is kinda lame. Admittedly interesting for news feeds, shameless self-promotion for everything else.


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Comment #46 by ViolentStCannon
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 03:52:07 PM
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Might keep an eye on this.


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Comment #47 by WickedD365
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 06:46:01 PM
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F*** Twitter


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Comment #48 by Da CRU Mughhh
Friday, January 15, 2010 @ 01:08:56 AM
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Great Contest Webby


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Comment #49 by II M1CK3H II
Friday, January 15, 2010 @ 11:45:25 AM
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A years free xbox live would be awesome, considering im cancelling mine as i cba with renewing.

The description of Xbox Live is laughable, especially the part that says 'for as LITTLE as £40 a year'. Who has ever paid £40 for a LIVE subscription? More like £25 and below. Either way, PSN offers the exact same thing, but for free :) If it means playing very slightly less shiny games online for free then thats good enough for me.


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Comment #50 by DOOKH8R
Friday, January 15, 2010 @ 04:37:09 PM
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@49 well have fun with the rest of the sony fanboys. who needs you


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Comment #51 by DOOKH8R
Friday, January 15, 2010 @ 05:57:18 PM
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30$ USD on amazon right now for all us nonwinners


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Comment #52 by DRCL
Saturday, January 16, 2010 @ 11:07:31 AM
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Wow really sucks to be canadian when it comes to XBL I suppose.. It's 59.99 CAD here :


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Comment #53 by master_shake_350
Monday, January 18, 2010 @ 08:13:49 AM
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@#43 that was a great expression!


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