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Games with Gold

A Gears of War classic is the most high-profile Games with Gold title for February


Don't sleep on Styx, though
Jan 27
// Brett Makedonski
Take a bow, friends. We're cheating February out of an extra day this year. This is truly the Ocean's Eleven of our lives, except it happens once every four years and we just get a little more February instead of ridicul...
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Games with Gold

January's Games with Gold are for fighters and other fighters


And racers!
Dec 21
// Brett Makedonski
Xbox has no delusions of ushering in a peaceful new year. Many a punch will thrown by those who subscribe to Xbox Live Gold, it's just inevitable. Well, unless you suit up as Adam Jensen and play the pacifist. January's Games...
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Games with Gold

Last call to claim your free Xbox games


And a first call for some new ones
Dec 15
// Brett Makedonski
We, the fine people at Destructoid, are here to help. If you call, we will answer. If you fall, we'll pick you up. If you're going to forget to download some Games with Gold, we'll post an article that acts as a pleasant remi...
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Games with Gold

December's Xbox Games with Gold will leave you wanting to spend time with family


Kind of a May retread
Nov 24
// Brett Makedonski
Xbox closes out the calendar year not with a bang, but with a whimper. December's free games for Xbox Live Gold subscribers have been revealed a bit early this month. Despite the inclusion of an extra title, the whole lot is ...

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Games with Gold

PSA: Games with Gold cycles in the second half of November's lineup


Knight Squad and Dungeon Siege III
Nov 16
// Chris Carter
As a reminder, Microsoft has cycled in the next bit of November's Games with Gold promotion as of today. You can pick up Knight Squad and Dungeon Siege III with your Gold membership, and Pneuma: Breath of Life ...
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Games with Gold

PSA: Grab your free November Games With Gold titles now


You have until November 16
Nov 02
// Chris Carter
The new round of Xbox Games With Gold offerings are upon us, and you can now pick up Dirt 3 for Xbox 360 and Pneuma: Breath of Life on Xbox One. In case you're curious, Dirt 3 was fairly well received by racing fans...
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Games with Gold

November's Games with Gold lineup disappoints


DiRT 3 will be backward compatible
Oct 28
// Jordan Devore
I'm not sure what I was expecting from this lineup. Too much? Microsoft has come out with the list of games that Xbox Live Gold subscribers can download for free next month: Xbox One Pneuma: Breath of Life (November 1 - 30) ...
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Games with Gold

Telltale's The Walking Dead free on Xbox via Games with Gold


Season One + 400 Days
Oct 16
// Jordan Devore
I was one of those people who resisted playing Telltale's The Walking Dead adventure series for the longest time. Maybe you still are. If so, here's a nudge: the complete first season is free to download on Xbox 360 and Xbox ...
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Games with Gold

Don't forget to nab your free Xbox Live games


Last call
Sep 30
// Brett Makedonski
You might not think of us as civil servants, but we do. We're here to inform and to remind and to prevent you from forgetting to download free video games. It's a tough gig, but we're always up for a challenge. As such, we'd ...
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Games with Gold

The best game of 2014 is free in October's Games with Gold


Double Walking Dead is underhanded
Sep 24
// Brett Makedonski
This is a drum that I will not quit beating. Valiant Hearts was the best game in 2014. It'll probably be the best game in 2015 too, and for the foreseeable future. The Democrats should run it against Donald Trump in the ...
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Games with Gold

Tomb Raider and Crysis 3 are in Games with Gold


I need to rewatch The Descent
Sep 16
// Jordan Devore
We're in the second half of September and that means fresh Games with Gold. With an Xbox Live Gold membership, you can nab Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (Xbox One) and Crysis 3 (Xbox 360) at no extra cost. I doubt I ever wo...
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Games with Gold

PSA: Metro: Last Light and How to Survive are now on Xbox Games with Gold


Until September
Aug 17
// Chris Carter
This week sees the changing of the Xbox Games with Gold guard, with new games in tow. Now, you'll be able to snag Metro: Last Light, and How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition, in addition to Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes,...
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Xbox One

Xbox One Backward Compatibility comes to everyone in November


Games with Gold gets a boost, too
Aug 04
// Brett Makedonski
Microsoft is obviously looking forward to the future, but it hasn't completely turned its attention from the past. At E3, it dropped the bombshell that it had a backward compatibility program so that Xbox 360 titles could be ...
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Free Xbox games

Ground Zeroes, Metro series free with Xbox Live Gold soon


Solid showing
Jul 28
// Jordan Devore
The Games with Gold lineup for August looks good. It's probably not enough to convince me to renew my lapsed Xbox Live Gold membership, but I seriously considered it for a minute there. On Xbox One, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground...
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Games with Gold

Last call to pick up the first free Xbox 360 game of July


New games tomorrow
Jul 15
// Brett Makedonski
This is like that song "Closing Time," except it's less about a bar shutting down and more about Plants vs. Zombies not being free after today. Maybe that's what the original song was about. I've always been super bad at...
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Games with Gold

Games with Gold just got twice as good on Xbox One


Two games instead of one
Jun 25
// Brett Makedonski
We're winding down the month, which means it's again that time where Microsoft lets its Xbox Live Gold subscribers know the new titles they'll get for free as part of Games with Gold. But, this announcement comes with a nice ...
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Games with Gold

Hey, you: Go download Massive Chalice for free on Xbox One


I'm talking to you, Gold subscriber
Jun 01
// Brett Makedonski
Yeah, this is a public service announcement, because I am a public servant and it's my duty to inform you, the public. This isn't important on the scale of "We're going to war with Mongolia" or "Kylie Jenner's shorts are so s...
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Games

Massive Chalice and Just Cause 2 highlight June's Games with Gold


Maybe more's in store at E3
May 28
// Brett Makedonski
June is almost upon us, and as is tradition, it'll be quite a busy month in the video game world. E3's set to take place in just a few weeks, at which point we'll get a ton of news about upcoming titles. It's like your birthd...
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Games with Gold

Turn out the lights on April, but remember your free Xbox games first


With love, Willie
Apr 30
// Brett Makedonski
Turn out the lights, the party's over. They say that all good things must end. Call it tonight, the party's over. And, tomorrow starts the same old thing again. Before bowing out of the Aprilstravaganza, Xbox Live Gold subsc...
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Games with Gold

May's Games with Gold are kind of the same old


One month in a smokey pool hall was too long
Apr 29
// Brett Makedonski
When I cover these Games with Gold posts, sometimes I'll comment how the announcements are akin to flipping the page on a cute animal calendar and finding out what kitty, or puppy, or baby duck in a bonnet the next four weeks...
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Games with Gold

Last call to get half the free Xbox 360 games this month


Games with Gold moves on tomorrow
Apr 15
// Brett Makedonski
Ah, another public service announcement -- another opportunity for us to remind you to remember your coat and hat when going outside to play, lest you catch a cold. You'd lose your head if it weren't bolted to your neck....
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Games with Au

How does twice the number of Games with Gold in April sound?


More games, same price
Mar 26
// Brett Makedonski
We're at that point in the month where it's time to start thinking about which adorable kitten is waiting to replace that other adorable kitten when you flip your calendar, and less importantly, what Xbox's Games with Gold ti...
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Games with Gold

March's Games with Gold are some of the best games


And bonus games in April!
Feb 25
// Brett Makedonski
In the recent past, Xbox Live's Games with Gold program has had mostly the same cadence every month: a standout title, an indie game, and a bit of filler. March breaks that mold with three superb games from 2013. March's Xbo...
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Free game

February's Xbox One Games with Gold is already out


Go get your #IDARB on
Jan 29
// Brett Makedonski
February's the shortest month of the year, but Xbox is artificially lengthening it by spilling it over into January. That's the only way to explain this month's Xbox One Games with Gold already popping up for free on the Xbox...
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Games with Gold

Brothers and #IDARB headline February's Games with Gold


Sniper Elite V2's also in there
Jan 28
// Brett Makedonski
February's a tricky proposition if you're the procrastinating type when it comes to gobbling up your free videogames. A meager 28 days means that you need to get in gear and download the new Xbox Live Games with Gold early. N...
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Games with Gold

Go download your free D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die and MX vs. ATV Alive


D 4 free
Jan 05
// Jordan Devore
I'm downloading Swery's Dark Dreams Don't Die right now. You should do the same, assuming you have an Xbox One and an Xbox Live Gold membership. The quirky adventure game is free throughout January as part of Microsoft's Game...
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Games with Gold

D4, The Witcher 2, and MX vs. ATV Alive free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers in January


Everything's coming up Swery
Dec 22
// Jordan Devore
I got an Xbox One the other week. One of the first things I did after spending far too long finding a place for the Kinect to reside that wasn't obnoxiously front and center was to see which system-exclusive games I had up un...
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Games with Gold

I don't know WTF #IDARB is but I want it


Debuting on Xbox One as a Games with Gold title in February
Dec 11
// Jordan Devore
I've heard that title before, #IDARB. I know it's coming to Xbox One. But other than that, I'm clueless. Brett came into chat today wondering about it, and Nic said the game looked "amazingly silly" on Giant Bomb months ago....
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Games with Gold

SSX, Worms Battlegrounds free with Xbox Live Gold in December


Also the first episode of The Raven
Nov 26
// Jordan Devore
November is almost over, which means more free-with-Xbox-Live-Gold games to look at and hopefully remember to download once they're actually available. Throughout December, Xbox One users with a paid subscription can nab Worm...
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Games with Gold

October's Games with Gold are among my favorites


Viva Pi˝ata: Trouble in Paradise, Red Faction: Guerrilla, and Volgarr the Viking
Oct 30
// Jordan Devore
Two of my favorite Xbox 360 games will be free next month for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise is up first on Saturday, November 1. You'll have through November 15 to download the adorable...

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