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Microsoft Announce Monthly Timetable For Free Xbox LIVE Gold Games

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Matt Gardner
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Microsoft Announce Monthly Timetable For Free Xbox LIVE Gold Games

Following their announcement at E3 that Xbox LIVE Gold members would be privy to two free games going forward, Microsoft have revealed that freebies will be dished out on the 1st and 16th of every month between now and the end of the year.

"As our way of saying thanks, we're giving all active Gold members two bonus Xbox 360 games each month for the rest of the year," reads a blurb. "Each specially selected, fan-favourite game will be available to download only for a limited time, so grab them before they're gone and keep them no matter what."

The initiative starts next month with the fabulous and fresh Assassin's Creed 2 and Halo 3.

Well, fabulous anyway. [OXM]

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Late  Jun. 21, 2013 at 14:54

PS+ is surely quaking...


Edit - no, Microsoft, that's not an invitation to make your next "giveaway" Quake 4!

Last edited by Late, Jun. 21, 2013 at 15:00
ODB_69  Jun. 21, 2013 at 17:19

PS+ is surely quaking...


Edit - no, Microsoft, that's not an invitation to make your next "giveaway" Quake 4!


PS+ is surely quaking...


Edit - no, Microsoft, that's not an invitation to make your next "giveaway" Quake 4!



One is a specific service where you get 'free' games every month to add to your collection building up a decent rental list plus gives you discounts on other specific games

One is a specific service that allows you to take your game online and occasional minor benefits that just happens to be giving away some games at the moment

They aren't comparable whatsoever

Late  Jun. 21, 2013 at 18:03

http://www.troll.me/images/futurama-fry/not-sure-if-ironic-or-actually-thinks-so.jpg

Not sure if you're being ironic there - it could easily go either
way. For clarity, though, i was definitely being ironic in my
earlier post.

Certainly there's differences between the two services at
present. Equally certainly both are stepping stones toward the
exact same thing - a monthly subscription to allow online
gaming, with "freebies" and offers thrown in as a sweetener.

I definitely think PS+ has been significantly better value
in the last year or so than xbl gold.

Last edited by Late, Jun. 21, 2013 at 18:06
Anarchist  Jun. 21, 2013 at 19:27

http://www.troll.me/images/futurama-fry/not-sure-if-ironic-or-actually-thinks-so.jpg

Not sure if you're being ironic there - it could easily go either
way. For clarity, though, i was definitely being ironic in my
earlier post.

Certainly there's differences between the two services at
present. Equally certainly both are stepping stones toward the
exact same thing - a monthly subscription to allow online
gaming, with "freebies" and offers thrown in as a sweetener.

I definitely think PS+ has been significantly better value
in the last year or so than xbl gold.


Yes, it definitely has, but as I said over a year ago, it is not sustainable. It is a way for Sony to get as many people bought into ps+ as possible, in anticipation of PS4 where the subscription model will change to be more inline with current xbl. There will be no other way that they will be able to pay for the increased infrastructure requirements.

Crazy Jamie  Jun. 22, 2013 at 00:12

One is a specific service where you get 'free' games every month to add to your collection building up a decent rental list plus gives you discounts on other specific games

One is a specific service that allows you to take your game online and occasional minor benefits that just happens to be giving away some games at the moment

They aren't comparable whatsoever
If it wasn't for the fact that basic PS3 online play is free the services would be virtually identical. The fact that PS3 online play is free does not suddenly make them incomparable. Fundamentally PS Plus and Xbox Live are Sony and Microsoft's respective attempts at the same thing, which is establishing a premium paying member base for online services. Microsoft's move to adding free games to Xbox Live just brings them even closer together. I mean seriously, suggesting that they are not comparable is just nonsense.

ODB_69  Jun. 22, 2013 at 00:17

Not sure if you're being ironic there - it could easily go either
way. For clarity, though, i was definitely being ironic in my
earlier post.

Certainly there's differences between the two services at
present. Equally certainly both are stepping stones toward the
exact same thing - a monthly subscription to allow online
gaming, with "freebies" and offers thrown in as a sweetener.



And why would that be ironic??

I have no doubt the way they are going in the future and as Anarchist says its unsustainable long term. However in the here and now they are 2 completely different services

Again though:

I definitely think PS+ has been significantly better value in the last year or so than xbl gold.


2 different services, completely uncomparable


Seen so many comments with the same BS and its frankly stupid to compare them when they are 2 different services. I get you were joking at first but you then carry it on again

Late  Jun. 22, 2013 at 18:35

Some differences now but constantly heading toward the same thing, which they'll achieve within about six months. Not sure how you can think they're not comparable.

Do you think comparisons are only valid where two products or services are identical? That would make for some pretty boring comparisons.

Of course it's fair to compare in this instance.

Either way, we're off topic and that's my fault, so you can declare yourself "the winner" if you want.

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