Xbox Live's Jacko tribute: Free 'Thriller' video downloads

According to a note we just got from a Microsoft PR person, members can download the video for the classic track "Thriller" free from 5 pm PDT Friday through the end of Sunday.

Microsoft is among the organizations paying tribute to legendary musician Michael Jackson, with an offer to Xbox 360 owners who are Xbox Live subscribers.

According to a note we just got from a Microsoft PR person, members can download the video for the classic track "Thriller," free from 5 p.m. PDT Friday through the end of Sunday.

We are all mourning the loss of an icon. In memory and honor of the King of Pop, Xbox LIVE is launching a tribute to Michael Jackson. Starting at 5:00 p.m. PT on Friday through Sunday, visit Xbox LIVE for a free download of his number one video of all time "Thriller" and celebrate the life of one of the greatest music legends that ever lived.

>For more on Michael Jackson, check out our exploration of the 'Moonwalker' video game .
>Jacko is the topic of the day on the Digital City podcast .

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