Microsoft have announced that the day Grand Theft Auto IV's first DLC releases they will also let non-Gold subscribers play online for free.
This will last until February 22nd, letting fans get a taste of what they're missing with GTAIV online. The Lost and Damned content will be available on the 17th for 1600 MS Points.
Rockstar Games are also running a week of special events to mark the occasion and will give fans the chance to square off against Hip Hop DJ and producer Statik Selektah in their 'Game with Fame' events.
A great little surprise nevertheless for non-paying Silver members.