If there's one thing Robin Williams has taught me, it's that you can get away with cross-dressing as a means of disguising yourself in front of your own kids for an extended amount of time. But if there's a second thing Robin Williams has taught me, it's that we shouldn't let the good things pass us by. Gather ye rosebuds, TAers, or in this case, your multiplayer-enabled games. This weekend, gamers in the US, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia and Chile will have access to some of the Gold subscription exclusives, specifically the ability to play your games online against friends and foes.
The free Gold will last from Friday, June 1st through the following Sunday, or as some like to call it, "the weekend". Additionally, gamers in the US with the free Gold will also have access to a few of the many apps on the dashboard, namely the IGN, MUZU.TV, Manga Entertainment, and Amazon Instant Video.
"But wait, LOST fanboy", you say. "Amazon Instant Video isn't an available app."
False. As of today, the app has come to the United States
. The service acts like a combination of iTunes and Netflix, offering a wide range of past and current programming from TV and film. Amazon Prime is $80 per year, and will give you access to their catalog of shows that mirrors much of what is on Netflix, and plenty of new TV can be purchased as early as the day after airtime by anyone, Prime member or not. Amazon is offering a one month free trial to lure you away from Netflix and Hulu Plus.
In addition to that marquee app comes a few others reaching out to new borders. Here's the short list:
Antena 3 -- Spain
MLB.TV -- Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan
MUZU.TV -- Australia, New Zealand
Start planning your boosting sessions now for the free Gold weekend.
Thanks to all the community members who sent this in.