Larry Hryb (know to most as Major Nelson) has been tweeting about an upcoming free Xbox Live Gold weekend. The event will allow all Xbox Live members to “try out Gold only features for free until Monday”. That means you can those with an Xbox Live Free (formerly Silver) can enjoy all their favorite multiplayer modes and presumably take advantage of certain Gold only sales.

The free weekend will officially begin tomorrow Friday January 28th at 12 noon (ET), 9am (PT) and 5PM (GMT). Presumably ending around noon PT on Monday, although we’ll have to wait for confirmation on that.

Great news for those who don’t currently have a Gold account, we here at XBLAFans suggests you take full advantage of the weekend! Why not play a little Lara Croft & The Guardian of Light or ‘Splosion Man via online co-op with a friend? Or maybe try out some online multiplayer in Hydro Thunder Hurricane, Monday Night Combat or the recently released Breach?

Source: Major Nelson