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Free Xbox Live Gold weekend incoming

Special multiplayer events planned for the likes of GTA and Halo

Microsoft has announced plans to offer free access to Xbox Live Gold services such as multiplayer gaming during the second weekend of March.


The free weekend will run from 12.00 GMT on Friday March 8 until 23:59 GMT on Sunday March 10.

A series of multiplayer events is being planned for games including Halo 4, Borderlands 2, Tomb Raider, FIFA Ultimate Team, Forza Horizon, Far Cry 3 and Assassin's Creed 3.

On the Friday, from 12.00-17.00 GMT, Rockstar fans will be able to challenge developers in multiplayer matches on GTA IV: Episodes from Liberty City, Max Payne 3, Red Dead Redemption and Midnight Club LA. More information can be found here.

Xbox 360 Call of Duty Games on Demand have been discounted today as part of an ongoing Xbox Live sale.