Free Xbox Live Gold access this weekend

Microsoft celebrates new 360 dash with freebies, giveaways.

All Xbox Live Silver members can enjoy Gold-level access this weekend to celebrate the launch of the next Xbox 360 dashboard, Microsoft has announced.

That means LoveFilm, Video Kinect, Facebook and online play are unlocked from today until end of play Sunday.

On top of that, Zune Video is offering various movie deals throughout the weekend, including 40 per cent off The Hangover, The Bourne Identity and The Green Lantern.

You can also enter a draw to win The Xbox Christmas Entertainment Package which includes a Samsung TV, an Xbox Kinect bundle and 8000 Microsoft Points.

For more on the 360's new front-end, see Eurogamer's in-depth look at the revamped dashboard.

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