Free Sports Weekend Coming to XBL [US and Canada]

By Michelle Balsan, 3 years ago
UPDATE: Just a reminder that the event is going on right now! Also, congrats to letsgobulls 24 and http://www.trueachievements.com/xblChoas.htm on each winning a free month of Xbox LIVE Gold! We'll be in touch with your prize shortly!

Original Story
It may be a surprise to some who hold such stereotypes, but many gamers are into sports. Even if they're not, someone in their family undoubtedly is a sports fan, and in Microsoft's pursuit of making the 360 a one-stop entertainment shop, a variety of sports apps have been added to the Marketplace.

To celebrate (and bring some attention to) these apps, Microsoft is holding a Big Sports Weekend that will grant "free access to some of the most popular sports apps on the service - including more than 50 MLB games and 7 UFC Fight Story fights for free."

Here are some details for your consideration:

· All sports apps from April 25th-28th will be unlocked for both Free and Gold members in the US and Canada, including ESPN, UFC, MLB.TV, NBA Game Time, and NHL Game Center.

· Watch live coverage and highlights of the NFL Draft on ESPN, catch more than 50 MLB games for free, and watch all 7 UFC Fight Story fights in preparation for Saturday’s big UFC 159 Pay Per View fight between Jon “Bones” Jones and Chael Sonnen.

In addition, enjoy highlights, recaps, and clips from the best of the NHL as teams jockey for position leading into the NHL Playoffs, and catch up on highlights of first round clips and highlights of the NBA Playoffs.

For more information on what’s unlocked during the Big Sports Weekend, visit this page.
In addition to all of this awesome news, we've been given codes for one month of Gold Xbox Live Access that we want to give away to a couple lucky readers! Post below with what app you plan to watch this weekend and you'll be entered to win. We'll close the entries on Friday, April 26th at noon Eastern and announce them shortly thereafter so we can make sure they're hooked up to watch some sports this weekend.

Thanks to Microsoft for providing the prize.
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.