Free Xbox Live Gold weekend kicks off today

Update: Jump in, as Microsoft might say

[Update: Microsoft has told CVG that the free Xbox Live Gold weekend has been postponed in the UK for a "technical reason". Sob]

Microsoft is running a free Xbox Live Gold weekend for any of you who still own a Silver account - kicking off today at 5pm GMT.

The offer arrives just in time for Dead Space 2's arrival in Europe. EA's action horror introduces a multiplayer mode for the first time in its history.


Microsoft mouthpiece Major Nelson said: "With the free Xbox LIVE Gold weekend... now is a great time to get your friends online to experience all that Xbox LIVE Gold has to offer."

You hear that? Tell a friend. Microsoft says so. The deal comes to an end on Sunday.

No wonder Microsoft is in generous mood: It's just announced a major profit jump, largely thanks to Kinect - which it claims is now the "fastest-selling consumer electronics device in history".

[ SOURCE: Major Nelson ]