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Verizon Sponsored Free Xbox Live Gold Weekend begins Friday March 31

The first ever first Free Xbox Live Gold Weekend takes place this weekend, courtesy of Verizon.

From March 31 through April 2, Xbox 360 gamers are invited to connect to Xbox Live and enjoy an action-packed weekend of multiplayer gaming in a community of 2 million players, free of charge.

The Verizon-sponsored Free Xbox Live Gold Weekend will feature 72 hours of nonstop events, constituting the largest programming effort of online Xbox multiplayer games ever. Events include:

· A 72-hour multiplayer schedule of the most exciting games on Xbox 360.

· Game with Fame with Kamal from The Roots in NBA 2K6. Look for Gamertag “RootsGWF” on Friday, March 31st from 3 P.M. to 5 P.M. Eastern (12 P.M. to 2 P.M. Pacific).

· Download the Xbox Live exclusive acoustic high-def performance of “Single” and Unwritten” from Xbox Live Artist of the Month, Natasha Bedingfield.

· Xbox Ambassadors will be online all weekend hosting new gamers on Xbox Live.

· Lucky 7 Play & Win: You could win simply for playing! Play a total of at least seven hours over the weekend to be entered into a drawing for Xbox Live prizes.

· Ubisoft Challenge: Play Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter with members of the game's development and marketing teams on Friday March 31st from 10 P.M. to 12 A.M. Eastern and Sunday April 2nd from 8 P.M. to 11 P.M. Eastern.

· Frag Doll Friday: Take on Ubisoft's fierce gaming crew on Sunday, April 2, starting at 6 P.M. Eastern (3 P.M. Pacific) in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter.

· Beat the Xbox Team: Challenge Xbox insiders to College Hoops 2K6, Bankshot Billiards 2 and EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 3. Earn bragging rights and win awesome Xbox prizes.

In addition, the exclusive Verizon One Million Microsoft Points giveaway offers gamers the chance to win points to purchase the latest Xbox Live Marketplace digital downloadable content, including Xbox Live Arcade titles and the hottest game and entertainment content, while supplies last.

For more details visit - www.xbox.com/livegoldweekend

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