Xbox Live Gold free this weekend with Double XP

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Here’s some rare joy for UK gamers now, as Microsoft is going to make all Xbox Live silver subscribers very happy this weekend. The company has announced that UK gamers specifically, will be granted a free pass to Xbox Live Gold allowing all users to play online multiplayer without any restrictions.

Most multiplayer games are restricted to Gold accounts if you didn’t know, requiring a monthly or annual subscription to play games online that Sony offers for free on the other side of the pond. If you are a PS3 gamer, but also have an Xbox 360 as a secondary console in the UK, this weekend will be the perfect opportunity to see what Xbox Live Gold can offer as a comparison.

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All games will be unlocked for the event, which includes the likes of Tomb Raider which has just come out and of course Black Ops 2, for those that want to enjoy a full zombies session over the weekend. As confirmed by Microsoft, Xbox Live Gold will be unlocked at 12pm on Friday May 3 and will run through until Sunday night at 12am – UK times.

If free Gold access wasn’t enough, we can also tell you that three games will be on the receiving end of Double XP. It’s not just Black Ops 2 that has this mode enabled, as Microsoft has said that players will be able to get Double XP on Assassin’s Creed 3, Far Cry 3 and Gears Of War 3 Judgement over the weekend as well.

How about that for a great weekend then? Only if you live in the UK of course, which is why we said it’s a rare joy since US gamers seem to have all of the fun every other time. Let us know if you are in the bracket of being a PS3 gamer predominantly, but have an Xbox 360 on the side to take advantage of events like this.

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