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Free Xbox Live Weekend Confirmed

Microsoft has announced the rumored free Xbox Live Gold weekend will indeed happen at the end of the month, just like I reported. The details are as expected:

  • It will run March 31-April 2
  • Xbox 360 Live Silver members will get full Gold access for the weekend, and will be able to play online games.
  • It is sponsored by Verizon
  • There will be nonstop events, leaderboard tournaments and contests.
  • Verizon is giving away a million Microsoft Points. Practically anybody can pick up 500 free points starting March 30.

The events are listed here, and include Halo 2, Burnout Revenge, Fight Night Round 3, Call of Duty 2, Geometry Wars, Battlefield 2, Project Gotham Racing 3, Perfect Dark Zero, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06, NHL 2K6, Madden NFL 06, NBA 2K6, Dead or Alive 4, and others.

Verizon is also holding a PGR3 tournament April 10-30, with the top 64 from each region (Europe, Americas, Asia) competing April 30-May 5 and the finalists being flown to Italy and getting to tour the Lamborghini headquarters. Their promotion page is here.

Oh, one thing they specifically state: If you’ve been banned from Live before, you won’t get in on the free weekend. :-P

March 10th, 2006 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | Xbox Live, Xbox 360, Xbox, General | no comments



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