I'm quite lax about letting my LIVE subscription sort of peter out. I only really play Halo online, and when I lose interest in that, I really have no need for LIVE Gold. But right now? With all of the good multiplayer games that have been released in the last couple of months? Now is as good a time as any for Xbox LIVE Gold to be free for a while.
So, yes, Xbox LIVE Gold is free this weekend. And yes, this cool freebie applies to us in Australia! It's sort of strange because I'm used to hearing these things announced for the US and Europe and having to chase up the local angle. It's really refreshing to see that Australia hasn't been forgotten this time. Bravo.
The free Xbox LIVE Gold lasts from now until December 2. So have at it!
Via Major Nelson