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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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Games with Gold

Friendly reminder: Go get yo' free games on Xbox Live!


Well, Gold subscribers that is
Oct 01
// Brett Makedonski
With the beginning of a new month, it's time that we all flip our calendars from that picture of an adorable kitten rolling around in the leaves to that picture of an adorable kitten sitting in a pumpkin. It's also time that ...
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Games with Gold

Download Halo: Reach for free with Xbox Live Gold


Super Time Force is still up for grabs on Xbox One
Sep 16
// Jordan Devore
Now through September 30, Xbox Live Gold subscribers can download Halo: Reach for free through Microsoft's Games with Gold program. And those of you with an Xbox One still have the rest of the month to nab the excellent Super...
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Games with Gold

PSA: Xbox Live Gold members, go get yo' free games!


Except for Dishonored; you get to wait for that
Aug 01
// Brett Makedonski
As you flip the calendar from July's impossibly cute picture of a puppy to August's impossibly cute picture of a puppy, you should be reminded that there's a new stable of free games to download on Xbox One and Xbox 360 for X...
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Games with Gold

August Games with Gold: Dishonored, Crimson Dragon, more


Next month's Xbox One and 360 titles announced
Jul 28
// Jordan Devore
Microsoft has come out with its August lineup of free games for Xbox Live Gold members and the highlight here is unquestionably Arkane Studios' stealth title Dishonored. You'll want to clear hard drive space for it in a coupl...
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BattleBlock Theater

BattleBlock Theater is now on Games With Gold


On 360
Jul 16
// Chris Carter
BattleBlock Theater is a great platformer (especially when played cooperatively), and now it's free on Games with Gold on the Xbox 360. Gotham City Imposters is out, and BattleBlock is in, with all its "buckle your ...
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Games with Gold

Guacamelee!, BattleBlock Theater among next free Games with Gold


July's free games for Xbox Live Gold members
Jun 26
// Jordan Devore
Now we're talking. Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is going to be a nice freebie for Xbox One owners. That's coming up next month as a part of Microsoft's Games with Gold promotion, though last month's selection,...
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Xbox

Charlie Murder and Super Street Fighter: AE are free on Xbox Games with Gold


Go grab them now on 360
Jun 16
// Chris Carter
In addition to Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Halo: Spartan Assault, Microsoft's Games with Gold is getting two more additions this month on the 360 -- Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition and Charlie Murder. S...
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Xbox One

Xbox One's free Games with Gold are now available to download


Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Halo: Spartan Assault
Jun 03
// Brett Makedonski
We've known for a little while now that Xbox One was finally going to be included in Microsoft's continuing Games with Gold program beginning in the month of June. We just didn't know when in June that was going to take effec...
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Dark Souls

Friendly reminder: Dark Souls is free on Games with Gold first of June


I've heard some people like that game
May 30
// Brett Makedonski
It's about that time of month when Microsoft clears its throat and lets everyone know what the upcoming titles in the Games with Gold program are going to be. But, it's already done that earlier in May, and Jordan already tol...
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Xbox

Games with Gold coming to Xbox One, June titles revealed


Entertainment apps set free from Xbox Live Gold
May 13
// Jordan Devore
Microsoft is coming up on the one-year anniversary of its Games with Gold program in which Xbox Live Gold subscribers can download two free games per month on Xbox 360 to own even if their membership lapses. In June, there wi...
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Games with Gold

Saints Row: The Third and Dust are next for Games with Gold


Free to download in May for subscribers
Apr 30
// Jordan Devore
May's free titles for Xbox Live Gold members are some of the best featured in Microsoft's Games with Gold promo so far, I'd say. We're getting the action-adventure RPG Dust: An Elysian Tail from May 1 - 15 and the ridiculous ...

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