Live's Xtival kicks off tonight

Music, movies and free gaming for Silver members

Microsoft's sent us a reminder than its annual Xtival event is due to kick off on Xbox Live tonight, and last all weekend.

Previous Xtivals - which give Silver members a chance to try out Gold features such as online gaming - have proved a big draw, with last year's one, according to Microsoft, attracting 1.5 million visitors.

This weekend's Xtival will feature a dance stage showing footage of Tiesto on his current US tour, plus excerpts from the forthcoming Metallica live CD, a video EP from The Prodigy and classic gigs from Run DMC and ZZ Top.

The cinema stage meanwhile features a 4-minute trailer from Avatar and there will also be freebie goodies available like winter gear for Avatars and Xtival-themed backgrounds up for grabs.

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