The next set of free games for Xbox Live Gold subscribers has been announced for Xbox One and Xbox 360 during November. While last-gen owners will be getting two decent titles, Xbox One owners will be getting a brand new game.Click here to read more...
The line up for next month's Games with Gold additions have just been announced, and they're looking pretty damn good.
If you're currently in need of an Xbox Live subscription or cheap Xbox top-up cards, make sure to check out our Xbox Live account deals guide: cheap Xbox Live Gold & Xbox Live Gift Cards
Xbox Live Gold members can download Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes for free during the month of August.
How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition will be available as a free download from August 16th to September 15th.
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Thanks to Eden0032 over @ HUKD for the heads up.
What can I say? £19.00 for 12 months Xbox Live Gold. That's £1.58 per month, use that pricing and add it to the Xbox Games with Gold and it's quite easy to see what you actually get for that stupidly cheap price. Absolute bargain.
Usual CDKeys purchase method required. Head over to their Facebook page, grab that 5% and apply it during your checkout experience. Simple.
Today's daily deal on the CDKeys website sees 12 months Xbox live reduced to just £19.94 for an instant key. To get the discounted price you will have to like the CDKeys Facebook page to get the 5% discount code.
Thanks to nunn at HUKD for the heads up.
With yesterdays announcement of the Xbox Live Games with Gold line up for May to include:
Remember to get yourself to the CDKeys Facebook page to grab that 5% discount code to grab 12 months Xbox Live Gold membership for this amazing price.
Microsoft has officially announced next month's free Games With Gold on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. As previously reported, they're doubling the number available on each system, with two freebies for Xbox One and a whopping four for Xbox 360 owners!
Here's the haul:
Shame about Army Of Two: The Devil's Cartel, but hey, at least it's free! Let us know what you make of the selection in the comments. UPDATE: Special thanks to Eden0032 and dipsylalapo, who rounded this up on HUKD and beat me to it!
Are you an Xbox Live Gold subscriber who doesn't own an Xbox One, but also doesn't want to miss out on all the free Games With Gold? Fear not, because you can now redeem and claim all of the Games With Gold via your Xbox 360 dashboard, meaning that they'll be tied to your account and free to download when and if you finally buy into the current console generation. Watch the video above for the (incredibly quick and simple) skinny.
Naturally you can still do this via the browser marketplace too.
The timing is significant, because Xbox Live Games With Gold have upped the ante this month, including BioShock Infinite and Tomb Raider on Xbox 360 and Rayman Legends on Xbox One, followed by double the number of games in April.You can still get 12 Months of Xbox LIVE Gold for less than £25,in case you're interested.
It's official. Following yesterday's rumours, Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox Live Games With Gold will be shifting gears and upping its game, amongst other overused clichés.
BioShock Infinite and Tomb Raider will both be free on Xbox 360 throughout March for Xbox Live Gold Members. Lara will take the first shift until March 15th, at which point Booker takes over for the rest of the month.
Meanwhile, on Xbox One, Rayman Legends will be free to download all March long, while local multiplayer darling #IDARB will remain free.
It's a great haul with more to come, as Microsoft has also announced that they'll be doubling the number of games available on the service. "Next month, you can look forward to four free games on Xbox 360, and two free games on Xbox One," apparently. It looks like Phil Spencer is ready to deliver on his promises of beefing up the service, so here's hoping that the quality matches the quantity.
Microsoft has revealed the next clutch of free games for Xbox Live Gold members next month.
Worms Battlegrounds will be free to download on Xbox One throughout December. I rated this lazy clone of Worms: Clan Wars a 6/10 in our full review, but for free it's a steal and packed with multiplayer funtimes.
Not a bad haul, and here's hoping that Worms Battlegrounds will get a major player boost. What do you make of it?
"I had Xbox LIVE for 10 years and didn't have as many outages as I have in my first year of PSN. It's crap."
I want to thank russ3333 for that comment there, left in the wake of the announcement that Sony would be performing maintenance on the PSN service the night before Far Cry 4 and the new-gen version of GTA V are due to be released. Sony even added in a disclaimer, warning that although the PSN was slated to come back online at midnight (at which point both games launch) the maintenance work could overrun. Given the long history of PSN downtime, you'd probably get competitive odds on the PSN still being offline by the time you got back from the midnight launch.
While writing this article, Sony announced that they were moving the scheduled maintenance forwards by an hour.
I had both an Xbox 360 and a PS3 for the majority of the previous console generation, and I did most of my multiplayer gaming on Xbox LIVE. It seemed ridiculous, sure -- you could play for free on PS3, after all -- but, as we've mentioned several times here onsite, Xbox LIVE proved to be far more stable and reliable and worthwhile in that regard. Sure, I was paying a £30 (under when there was a good deal, and there was always a good deal) premium per year, but that really wasn't much in the grand scheme of things.
PlayStation Plus changed all of that, of course. Here was a subscription service that delivered an outstanding smorgasbord of free games and excellent discounts, and it kept getting better and better. Suddenly, you didn't really need to buy games any more for your PS3.
Of course, standing at the end of 2014, the subscription services on Xbox One and PS4 are broadly similar. You need subscriptions to play online across both platforms now, and Microsoft introduced Games With Gold to try and rival PlayStation Plus. The two subscriptions cost about the same, but although there are broad similarities and parallels, it's clear that each side's original strengths still remain their biggest selling points.Click here to read more...
Microsoft has announced their next selection of Xbox Live Games With Gold, and they're... okay.
Xbox One Gold Members get to try out Chariot, a new cooperative platformer, though sadly also still have to put up with the frankly offensive Crimson Dragon for another month.
Meanwhile Xbox 360 owners get Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and a surprise offering in the form of Shadowrun, which is an odd FPS adaptation of the legendary roleplaying setting. We should give some credit to silverchriz @ HUKD for that last spot!
Microsoft are slowly beginning to get the hang of this. Sort of.Click here to read more...
CDKeys are currently selling 12 months of Xbox LIVE Gold Membership for £22.99, but if you go over to their Facebook page and give them a "Like" you can get that price dropped even further down to £21.84.
Nice spot Eden0032!
CDKeys are currently selling 12 months of Xbox LIVE Gold Membership for £24.19, but if you go over to their Facebook page and give them a "Like" you can get that price dropped even further down to £22.99. It's the lowest it's ever been, so be sure to get in there quick.
Microsoft has revealed this month's free Xbox 360 'Games With Gold,' and I'm moderately impressed with the selection this time around.
From today, XBL Gold members can download the magnificent Dust: An Elysian Tail, which is a game you ought to own but probably don't. It's one of the best MetroidVania platformers I've played in years, delivers an utterly superb combat system and looks exceptional. Some of you might be put off by the anthropomorphic animal (read: furry) art style, but remember that Crash Bandicoot and Fox McCloud are awesome and so is Dust. Read the review. It's all here.
Anyway, get it while you can, because the fun yet crass Saints Row: The Third replaces Dust on May 16th.
CDKeys are currently selling 12 months of Xbox LIVE Gold Membership for £24.90, but if you go over to their Facebook page and give them a "Like" you can get that price dropped even further down to £23.65, saving you a tenner on the standard price for such goodness.
We all love getting something for nothing, so seeing that many of us already pay for Xbox Live Gold membership, we're big fans of Microsoft's Games With Gold scheme. Getting to download and keep games forever is a fantastic idea, but as we've seen over the last few months, the service has increasingly come under fire for its somewhat lacklustre selection compared to PlayStation Plus' engorged rental smorgasbord.
So, in the spirit of useful feedback and because it's a fairly slow news day, here are the ten games we'd love to see make an appearance on Games With Gold - across both Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Some of these games would be easy to offer, others might just be the unrealistic pipe dreams of a deeply ungrateful hack, while more are examples of Microsoft missing some fairly obvious opportunities. Let's go!
Gears Of War: Judgment was pretty nifty for a boilerplate stopgap. Having run the series to conclusion, this entertaining if somewhat unnecessary prequel still managed to do the business in cooperative multiplayer, and I daresay plenty of people didn't pick it up last year.
Plus, it would be nice to get one of the only big exclusives of 2013 for free. Can't imagine it's exactly flying off the shelves now.
As we discussed earlier today, all manner of XBLA games deserve the chance to shine, especially those with sadly dead or dying multiplayer communities. From the exceptional dogfighting of Snoopy Flying Ace to the underrated jetpack multiplayer of Hybrid and even Madballs in Babo Invasion's surprisingly excellent online modes, there's a wealth of potential left untapped here.Click here to read more...