The lights are on
The good news is that Xbox Live Gold is going free this weekend in a number of countries, including the United States, Canada, and the UK. The bad news is that it means even more people are going to be trying to play Grand Theft Auto Online.
From October 4 through 6, you'll be able to play online and access services typically reserved for paying Gold members. This includes Netflix streaming and multiplayer.
[Source: Xbox Wire]
Our TakeOur fingers are tightly crossed that Rockstar is able to smooth out the server load for Grand Theft Auto Online. That title is the most likely target for Silver members. Maybe Microsoft should have given it one more week.
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I don't even have an XBox, but I might take advantage of this just to talk to a few of my buddies on Xbox live.
"Try Grand Theft Auto Online this weekend."
Good luck, I highly doubt the servers will be stable until next week. The weekday usually have the lowest demand and it sky rockets during the weekend.
I'd really like to get in and try it too, but as of yet, no luck.
Finally, I can once again take to the battlefields of matchmaking with my Air Force Gator account. Huzzah!
Hmmmm, can I download the free game for Gold subscribers?
I never did like the idea of paying for Xbox Live Gold, but I will say that the couple of free games each month certainly increases the value of the product... I'm Giving GTAO another couple of weeks before trying to get back in. 2 or 3 more acres on the server farm oughta do it.
Games with gold for everybody!!!