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Post by glux » Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:12 pm

This has been going on for a while, but Microsoft has been giving away 2 free games a month for download for those with Xbox Live Gold accounts.
Some times it's worth it, other times it's not, but a free game is a free game, right?

Xbox 360
Current:
Jul 01st-Jul 15th: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2

Past Games:

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Jan 01st-15th: DiRT Showdown
Jan 16th-31st: Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Feb 01st-15th: Sacred Citadel
Feb 16th-29th: Gears of War 2
Mar 01st-15th: Supreme Commander 2
Mar 16th-31st: Borderlands
Apr 01st-15th: Dead Space
Apr 16th-31st: Saints Row IV
May 01st-15th: Grid 2
May 15th-30th: Peggle
June 01st-5th: Super Meat Boy
June 16th-30th: XCOM: Enemy Unknown
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Jan 01st-15th: MX vs ATV Alive
Jan 16th-31st: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
Feb 01st-15th: Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Mar 01st-15th: Tomb Raider
Mar 16th-31st: BioShock: Infinite
Apr 01st-15th: Gears of War: Judgement
Apr 01st-15th: Terraria
Apr 16th-30th: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Apr 16th-30th: Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel
May 01st-15th: Mafia II
May 16th-31st: F1 2013
Jun 01st-15th: Just Cause 2
Jun 16th-30st: Thief
Jul 01st-15th: Plants vs Zombies
Jul 16th-31st: Gears of War 3
Aug 01st-15th: Metro 2033
Aug 16th-31st: Metro: Last Light
Sep 01st-15th: Battelstations: Pacific
Sep 16th-30th: Crysis 3
Oct 01st-15th: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
Oct 16th-31st: The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season
Nov 01st-15th: DiRT 3
Nov 16th-30th: Dungeon Siege III
Dec 01st-15th: CastleStorm
Dec 16th-31st: Sacred 3
Dec 16th-31st: Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
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Jan 01st-05th: Sleeping Dogs
Jan 16th-31st: Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
Feb 01st-15th: Dead Island
Feb 16th-28th: Toy Soldiers: Cold War
Mar 01st-15th: Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution
Mar 16th-31st: Dungeon Defenders
Apr 01st-15th: Hitman: Absolution
Apr 16th-30th: Deadlight
May 01st-15th: Dust: An Elysian Tail
May 16th-31st: Saints Row: The Third
Jun 01st-15th: Dark Souls
Jun 16th-30th: Charlie Murder
Jun 16th-30th: Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition
Jul 01st-15th: Gotham City Impostors
Jul 16th-31st: Battleblock Theater
Aug 01st-15th: Motocross Madness
Aug 16th-31st: Dishonored
Sep 01st-15th: Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine
Sep 16th-30th: Halo: Reach
Oct 01st-15th: Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Oct 16th-31st: Darksiders II
Nov 01st-15th: Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise
Nov 16th-30th: Red Faction: Guerilla
Dec 01st-15th: The Raven
Dec 16th-31st: SSX
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Jun 10th-Jul 01st: Fable 3
Jul 01st-15th: Defense Grid: The Awakening
Jul 16th-31st: Assassin's Creed II
Aug 01st-15th: Crackdown
Aug 16th-31st: Dead Rising 2
Sep 01st-15th: Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Plainswalkers
Sep 16th-30th: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas
Oct 01st-15th: Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes
Oct 16th-31st: Halo 3
Nov 01st-15th: A World of Keflings
Nov 16th-30th: Iron Brigade
Dec 01st-15th: Gears of War
Dec 16th-31st: Shoot Many Robots
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Xbox One
Current:
Jun 16th-Jul 15th: The Crew
Jul 01st-Jul 31st: The Banner Saga 2

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Dec 16th-Jan 15th: Thief
Jan 01st-Jan 31st: Killer Instinct Ultra Edition Add-On
Jan 16th-Feb 15th: ZHeroes
Feb 01st-Feb 29th:Hand of Fate
Feb 16th-Mar 15th: Styx: Master of Shadows
Mar 01st-Mar 31st: Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment
Mar 16th-Apr 15th: Lords of the Fallen
Apr 01st-Apr 30th: The Wolf Among Us
Apr 16th-May 15th: Sunset Overdrive
May 1st-May 31st: Defense Grid 2
May 16th-June 15th: Defense Grid 2
June 1st- June 30th: Goat Simulator
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Jan 01st-Jan 30th: D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die
Jan 30th-Feb 28th: Worms Battlegrounds
Feb 01st-Mar 31st: #IDARB
Mar 01st-Apr 30th: Rayman Legends
Apr 01st-Apr 30th: Child of Light
May 01st-May 31st: CastleStorm: Definitive Edition
Apr 01st-Jun 30th: Pool Nation:FX
Jun 01st-Jun 30th: Massive Challice
Jun 01st-Jun 31st: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Jul 16th-Aug 15th: So Many Me
Aug 15th-Sep 15th: The Deer God
Sep 16th-Oct 15th: Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
Oct 16th-Nov 15th: The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season
Nov 01st-Nov 31st: Pneuma: Breath of Life
Nov 16th-Dec 15th: Knight Squad
Dec 01st-Dec 31st: The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing
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Jun 03rd-Jul 01st: Max: The Curse of Brotherhood
Jun 03rd-Jul 03rd: Halo: Spartan Assault
Jul 02nd-Jul 31st: Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition
Aug 01st-Aug 31st: Strike Suit Zero
Aug 01st-Oct 31st: Crimson Dragon
Sep 01st-Sep 30st: Super Time Force
Oct 01st-Nov 30th: Chariot
Nov 01st-Dec 31st: Völgarr the Viking
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Post by Shane » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:04 pm

I doubt I'll get a 360, so this does not interest me yet. I'll consider it if I do end up getting Xbox One, though. I had PS+ for a while and liked it, but Sony support is some combination of incompetent and jerks.
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Post by The Missing Link » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:11 pm

If they're doing anything akin to the Sony plan (and I believe they are), these will be the new hotness until about the end of the month.
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:17 pm

Do they do discounts as well? I recently got the 360E, debating on getting Gold but only so I can breach that f*****y paywall, but I may wait until they at least drop a game I give a **** about. If they do discounts then it may seem worth it...

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Post by The Missing Link » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:33 pm

I thought they were dropping the paywall for Netflix and things like that?

http://news.xbox.com/2014/05/xbox-deliv ... re-choices
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:52 pm

That's pretty cool, they're going in the right direction. I just don't like 360's paywall to play games online. I essentially bought a 360E just to play one game, and to have to fork over $60 on top of that seems unfair to me. I got the damn thing for $55; I'm going to pay more for the subscription than the system.

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Post by The Missing Link » Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:16 am

On a good day, you might find XBL cards on Amazon for as low as $40.

To be the devil's advocate, the one advantage of the XBL premium is that it provides an incentive to keep services online for longer. If you've got that game that you really REALLY love to play online, you can support it for longer that way. Without it, you might find that more games would consider a per-game subscription model in order to support game servers in the long tail.

Not saying you have to like it, but it's by far not the worst incursion that game companies have come up with. :)
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:36 am

Wow, $40 is pretty good. Thanks for the tip, TML.

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Post by The Missing Link » Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:55 am

It might have been $40 back when it was $50/year, so you may not find that today if it's $60/year. But you still should keep glued to Amazon. It's the best way to get a break on the cost.
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:59 am

I thought it was always $60? Damn, they really are M$...jumping up by $10, that's a way to treat your customers.

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Post by The Missing Link » Wed Jun 04, 2014 2:01 am

^ [EDIT: Even better link: http://xbox.about.com/od/buyersguide/a/ ... vetips.htm ]

PS+ is $50 still, which I remember being set at price parity with XBL.
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Post by glux » Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:11 pm

Gotham City Impostors is now available for Xbox 360 Gold Members!
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:25 pm

Trying to time buying Gold when they have a free game I'm interested in. Not sure when that will happen at this rate...

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Post by Bad Dragonite » Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:01 pm

Hey guys world of tanks is free- oh wait thats always free.
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Post by glux » Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:57 pm

Battleblock Theater is now available for Xbox 360 Gold Members!
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Post by Bad Dragonite » Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:47 pm

The beta of Destiny is now open and free to gold members
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Post by The Missing Link » Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:51 pm

Funny you should mention that today because the beta closed last night. :)
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Post by glux » Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:04 pm

Motocross Madness is now available for Xbox 360 Gold Members!
Crimson Dragon and Strike Suit Zero are now available for Xbox One Gold Members!
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:02 pm

I never heard of any of those. Gonna keep waiting.

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Post by Bad Dragonite » Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:01 am

Motocross madness is actually kinda un from what I've tried of it before
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