Xbox Live free this weekend

... for Europe at least - Xtival '09 prepares for launch

Microsoft's crazy virtual festival, 'Xtival' kicks off its 2009 iteration this weekend. Which means among other goodies, free Xbox Live Gold membership for everyone over the bank holiday.

"We don't think anyone should miss out on the treats we've got lined-up this year, which is why we're giving everyone Xbox Live Gold membership FREE for the entire weekend," says the platform holder's blurb.


"Even bigger" competitions and tournaments are promised to for the Xbox Live event, as well as "exclusive HD movies, music and game downloads to check out". Last year we got some Prodigy music videos, so don't hold your breath too long.

Xtival '09 runs from May 1 to 4. See you on Xbox Live, cheap skates.