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    Microsoft details its "Games With Gold" initiative

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...old-initiative

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    http://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/games-with-gold

    Microsoft has detailed its two-free-games-a-month initiative for Xbox Live Gold members by clarifying that a new title will be added on the 1st and 16th of every month.

    Only one game will be available at a time, but once you download a title it will stay connected to your account as a past purchase, meaning it will be retrievable at a later date should you decide to delete it.
    "Each specially selected, fan-favorite game will be available to download only for a limited time, so grab them before they're gone and keep them no matter what," noted Microsoft on its official site.


    The current selection is Fable 3, which will be removed at the end of the month when either Halo 3 or Assassin's Creed 2 will take its place.
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    Our members have made the Xbox Live community what it is today.

    As our way of saying thanks for being part of this community, we’re giving all qualifying Gold members two free Xbox 360 games each month for the rest of the year. Each specially selected, fan-favorite game will be available to download only for a limited time, so grab them before they’re gone and keep them no matter what. Tell a friend about this offer so they can go Gold and get free games too.
    Games are better with friends.

    Why not tell a friend about this great offer so they too can go Gold and enjoy two free games each month for the rest of the year.

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    Ugh. Gimme games I haven't already purchased lol.




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    ^^ Well this is the problem with free games getting giving away.

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    It's cool that MS is jumping on the games rental bandwagon. The vintage of the titles leaves a little to be desired but I'm sure that will improve.
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    MS taking a page out of Sony's book. The free games available needs to improve though.

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    Actually they are doing one better than Sony since the games are yours to keep even if you cancel Gold at some point.

    I do hope they have some games on there that I do not already own.

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    Yeah, I like the concept of the games being yours. That will be nice once they library is open a little more.




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    Quote Originally Posted by justsayin View Post
    Actually they are doing one better than Sony since the games are yours to keep even if you cancel Gold at some point. I do hope they have some games on there that I do not already own.
    Didnt know that. Sony needs to do that too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost-Rhayne View Post
    It's cool that MS is jumping on the games rental bandwagon. The vintage of the titles leaves a little to be desired but I'm sure that will improve.
    From the wording it isn't just a rental for as long as you're a gold member. Read it again.

    The way it is worded makes it seem you keep them even if your gold expires.

    Our members have made the Xbox Live community what it is today.

    As our way of saying thanks for being part of this community, we’re giving all qualifying Gold members two free Xbox 360 games each month for the rest of the year. Each specially selected, fan-favorite game will be available to download only for a limited time, so grab them before they’re gone and keep them no matter what. Tell a friend about this offer so they can go Gold and get free games too.
    Games are better with friends.

    Why not tell a friend about this great offer so they too can go Gold and enjoy two free games each month for the rest of the year.
    Last edited by emmerich; 06-21-2013 at 22:49.

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    I'd take newer titles and rental than old and mine to keep tbh.

    That's just me though. I almost always delete/sell a game when I'm done.


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    great for new owners and will easily cover the cost of Gold, but just like PS+ it will probably take a while before they offer games i've not already owned and if its only until the end of the year.. they'll probably not offer any games i've not already got tired of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MjW View Post
    I'd take newer titles and rental than old and mine to keep tbh.

    That's just me though. I almost always delete/sell a game when I'm done.


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    Same here. BUt different strokes for different folks.

    Though I'm sure there'll be people to try and persuade/look down on the Sony model.
    *shrug*

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    If MS can up the ante by adding newer titles then this will be great. PS+ got Hitman and Sleeping Dogs 6 months after they launched. If MS can match that it'd be crazy...however, if you get to keep them, I imagine they might be of the older variety.
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    The games are way too old, but its better then nothing.

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    So ms is trying PR stunts


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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaw3d Genius View Post
    ^^ Well this is the problem with free games getting giving away.
    And the reason I stopped being a PS+ member after the first year


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    Quote Originally Posted by admartian View Post
    Same here. BUt different strokes for different folks.

    Though I'm sure there'll be people to try and persuade/look down on the Sony model.
    *shrug*
    as there are people speaking up for it.

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    i hope i'll be able to select the free games to download from PSN for PS4 to register them on my account, that way i will keep my + going and have some games to download onto my PS4 when i eventually get one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MjW View Post
    I'd take newer titles and rental than old and mine to keep tbh. That's just me though. I almost always delete/sell a game when I'm done. On the move with Tapatalk
    Agreed. So far MS game offerings are tantamount to giving ice away in the winter.

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    When I heard they were giving two games away for free I was like:







    Then when I saw they were Halo 3 and AC2, I was like:



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    Quote Originally Posted by LastManDancing View Post
    When I heard they were giving two games away for free I was like: Then when I saw they were Halo 3 and AC2, I was like:
    lol Yep, same here.

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    Can't argue with that price. I'll be getting AC2 for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yungstar 2006 View Post
    great for new owners and will easily cover the cost of Gold, but just like PS+ it will probably take a while before they offer games i've not already owned and if its only until the end of the year.. they'll probably not offer any games i've not already got tired of.
    Yep, two games and the cost is covered. As long as they are games that you don't already own.

    But I'm curious, is this for ever, or are they only giving out games till the Xbox One is released?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TGO View Post
    The games are way too old, but its better then nothing.

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    Something is better than nothing but look at the games. Fable 3, Halo 3 and AC3. All are pretty old.

    Quote Originally Posted by -Kwesnoth- View Post
    Yep, two games and the cost is covered. As long as they are games that you don't already own.

    But I'm curious, is this for ever, or are they only giving out games till the Xbox One is released?
    It's my understanding that it's until the end of 2013.
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    not only are they old, they're games EVERYONE and there mama has already

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