Need a way to relax in the midst of exam season? Why not enjoy the many diversions that Microsoft’s Xbox Live has to offer? For the duration of the weekend, all Xbox 360 owners can enjoy free access to the console’s Xbox Live Gold service, allowing you to enjoy all the benefits and perks that a paid subscription has to offer, just in time to make use of Microsoft’s brand-new dashboard.
While chief among these services is the ability to play games online, users will have access to the full suite of Gold options, including Video Kinect, Lovefilm, and Facebook access. In addition, extended video previews will be made available, with significant discounts being made to major titles in the Zune Video marketplace. Microsoft will also be giving away prize packages to lucky players, including entertainment systems and Microsoft points.