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Xbox Live in April - free Gold weekend, MS, Capcom, Sega sales

Upcoming deals and promotions detailed

Microsoft's sent over word of a number of Xbox Live deals and promotions headed your way over the next few weeks.

Access to Xbox Live Gold will be free from April 21-25, while Limbo, Castle Crashers, Shadow Complex, Trials HD and Monday Night Combat will all be offered at half price (600 MS Points) for one day only, this Friday, April 15.


You'll also be able to get 50 percent off a number of map packs and add-ons for Halo, Gears of War and Forza games from April 12-18.

Further details of what's available this month follow:

Gears of War 3 Multiplayer Beta
April 18 for Bulletstorm early access, April 25 for everyone else

Xbox Live Arcade
Might & Magic Clash of Heroes (Ubisoft, April 13, 1200 MS Points)
Section 8 Prejudice (Microsoft, April 20, 1200 MS Points)
Fancy Pants (EA, April 20, 800 MS Points)

SEGA sale (April 19-25)
Get up to 50 percent off hit titles from SEGA including "Sonic 4," "Crazy Taxi," and "Outrun Online Arcade!"

Capcom sale (April 12-18)
Marvel vs Capcom 2 (600 MS Points, 50% off)
Mega Man 10 (400 MS Points, 50% off)
Final Fight: Double Impact (400 MS Points, 50% off)
Bionic Commando: Rearmed (400 MS Points, 50% off)
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix (600 MS Points, 50% off)

Games on Demand
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing - April 12 (worldwide except Japan, Brazil and South Africa)
Toy Story 3: The Video Game - April 12 (Worldwide except Japan, Korea and Russia)
Fallout: New Vegas - April 19
Mafia II - April 19 (Worldwide except Japan, Korea and Brazil)
Lost Planet 2 - April 19 (Worldwide except Japan)

Microsoft is reportedly planning to launch free-to-play video games on Xbox Live.