Thanks to the wonderful folks at Microsoft, those who own a copy of “Grand theft Auto 4” or “The Lost and Damned” can play online for free, no matter which account you have. This may only effect a small amount of you who do not have a Gold Account, so all you frugal Silver Account members will finally be able to test the waters online and partake in GTA Multiplayer modes.
“The Lost and Damned” arrives on February 17 for 1600 Microsoft Points ($19.99) and kicks off the six days of free “GTA” access; this offer doesn’t provide full access to the XBL Gold-level service. You don’t need to own “The Lost And Damned” to access the free services, but you do need to own “GTA IV.”
Starting at 9:00 am on February 17th, through the 22nd, anyone who owns Grand Theft Auto IV and/or The Lost and the Damned DLC; will be able to play for free.
Enjoy you cheapos, err.. recessionists!