Both Gears of War 2 and Blur are celebrating Halloween by offering all gamers extra multiplayer XP this weekend.

XP in all of Gears of War 2's multiplayer modes will rocket to 31 times the standard amount.

There's also a special chainsaw massacre edition of Horde planned. Lancer-only matches will have, "no more chainsaw interrupts to save your enemies (or you!) from certain gory evisceration," according to the game's official website.

Bizarre Creation's racer Blur is also going on a charm offensive, offering PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 users double XP this weekend.

And that's not all. Earlier this week, Rockstar announced that all XP in Red Dead Redemption's multiplayer modes would be doubling up too.

Isn't Halloween meant to be a horrifying, scary time of year? Shouldn't they be cutting XP? One wonders what developers have in in store for us come Christmas.

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