Get Xbox Live Gold features for free from 25-30 November

Last week we saw the launch of the new social networking features on Xbox Live, and it seems Microsoft wants to give Silver members a free taste of wh

The new features, including Facebook, Twitter and, join the likes of Sky Player and online multiplayer would usually only be accessible by subscription-paying Gold members, but for six days starting on Wednesday, Silver members will be able to access them for free.

Yes indeed, from 25 November to the 30 November access to all the premium features will be free for European gamers as Microsoft continues to promote the new additions to the service.

The promotion also comes not long after Microsoft banned a whole host of modified consoles from Xbox Live, now thought to be as many as one million.

Any Silver members out there tempted to sign up for Gold? Give it a trial run on Wednesday and let us know if you'll be forking out the cash for a year's subscription.