Why should I bother paying up to $60 a year just to get Xbox Gold and play co-op online, when I can play local co-op for free? Does this sound like you? If so, you may be interested to hear that Xbox 360 owners will get access to multiplayer for free this weekend, including all those lovely online co-op titles.
Between the 9th and 11th of October, across all regions, 360 owners will have free access to play online:
Free Multiplayer Weekend provides Xbox 360 players the chance to experience one of the major benefits of Xbox Live Gold – playing their favorite Xbox 360 games online competitively or cooperatively with friends and Xbox Live Gold members around the world. Enjoy fighting side-by-side with friends and allies, and take your game to the next level.
Free Multiplayer Weekend for Xbox 360 players only. Available in all regions from 9 to 11 October. Games sold separately.
Can't decide what to play? Perhaps Co-Optimus can help with its definitive list of co-op games for the system. You can tell your Left 4 Deads from your Gears of War, or perhaps play a hidden gem or two?