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Xbox Live Gold for $1 in US

A month for a buck... then back to normal

North American Xbox Live Silver members now have no excuse not to upgrade to the proper Gold service... unless they're level 50 street tramps.

Microsoft's offering a month of Gold membership for $1 (£0.61) to its US users, according to an ad spotted on (where else?) Xbox Live. Although of course it's only a "limited-time offer".

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Once the 60p month's finished North American punters - unless they bail out - will be automatically charged for the remaining 11 months of membership - and that won't cost $1.

We're on the case with Microsoft UK to see if this deal is going to jump the pond.

Thanks, Joystiq.

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