Starting on October 4, Microsoft is unlocking Gold level subscription services to all Xbox Live members. All Xbox Live users will be able to access Netflix, download some demos and even try out some GTA Online – or sample any other online multiplayer – until October 6.

Okay, take a big breath: The regions affected by this promotion are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam. Phew.

A few months back, Microsoft announced a new Games with Gold promotion, guaranteeing Xbox Live Gold subscribers two free downloads each month. Defense Grid: Awakening, Assassin's Creed 2, Crackdown, Dead Rising 2 and Rainbow Six Vegas are just a few of the games Xbox Live Gold members have been able to download gratis so far. A new Games with Gold freebie makes its debut on the 1st and 16th of each month.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.