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June's Games with Gold Xbox line-up is another shrugtastic selection

Look, I'm going to be honest with you guys. I hate Assassin's Creed III. I understand some people feel it is a great game and it does have a very interesting setting, but it was easily one of the worst titles of 2012. I didn't even play it ...   read

 
 
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Games with Gold for May continues the trend of meh

We've had this odd trend where the recent free games on offer from both Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus have been going down in quality. Looking at just Microsoft's service, the last few months have been pretty spotty. May doesn't seem ...   read

 
 

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Try to find the most enticing game in April's Xbox Games with Gold

April is a solid month for Xbox's Games with Gold program, but not in the way it usually is. Typically, of the four free titles, there are one or two standouts that makes the whole month a success. That's not quite what's happening here. I...   read

 
 
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Feel the power of love in February's Xbox Games with Gold

February is a month most closely associated with love. Xbox tries to play off this for its next set of free Games with Gold. It succeeds to some degree, but a more easily-identifiable theme might be power. Huey Lewis and the News would be p...   read

 
 
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Microsoft is starting off the new year with some awesome Games with Gold titles

Despite not owning an Xbox One, I've been consistently tempted to make the plunge with all of the Games with Gold titles Microsoft has given out. Even the less exciting months have had at least one strong title, but January is just loaded w...   read

 
 
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Xbox's Games with Gold for December includes Burnout Paradise backward compatibility

For once, the most exciting part of Xbox's Games with Gold comes not from a new release but from a very old release. It's the Xbox 360 and not the Xbox One that's the star of the show. Xbox has announced December's Games with Gold, and 2008...   read

 
 
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Forza Horizon reaches 'end of life' status, will soon be delisted

[Thanks to user Rabite for the tip] Forza Horizon 3 will be releasing next week and the original Forza Horizon was recently added to Xbox One backward compatibility. Everything seems to be going swell for the spin-off series. There comes a ...   read

 
 
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October's Games with Gold break out a little earlier than usual

Breaking out. It's a phrase with a couple of meanings that are relevant to next month's free games on Xbox One. Someone who's confined to a place might look to break out. Or, an athlete who suddenly performs above their regular skill level ...   read

 
 
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Oh hey, 'Splosion Man is free with Xbox Live Gold

If you're an Xbox Live Gold member, you have some downloads to queue. Besides this month's remaining Games with Gold offerings -- Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China (Xbox One) and Mirror's Edge (Xbox 360), both of which recently joined the ...   read

 
 
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Here are your September '16 Games with Gold, headlined by Mirror's Edge

I really love how PlayStation Plus forced Microsoft's hand in giving out benefits with Xbox Live Gold. For a long time, gamers were basically paying for the privilege of using an Xbox console with nothing to show for it (except an empty wal...   read

 
 


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Grab Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate and Spelunky today on Xbox Games with Gold

Today's Games with Gold titles are pretty good, so I suggest picking them up as soon as you can. Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate and Spelunky (the latter of which is backward compatible) headline the month, with Tumblestone still avail...   read

 
 
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Nice! Games with Gold has The Banner Saga 2 in July

I don't like being down on Games with Gold, but looking over the list for July, I have to largely focus on a single title -- Stoic's story-centric tactical RPG The Banner Saga 2 -- if I want to stay truly upbeat. Considering how recent and ...   read

 
 
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The Crew hits five million players

Ubisoft’s The Crew, released in December 2014, has hit five million players. Though the developer didn’t specify how this translates into sales, it’s celebrating the milestone with a 50,000 Crew Credit giveaway for all who...   read

 
 
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I'm feeling June's Games with Gold lineup

While I wasn't all that thrilled with this month's Games with Gold lineup (Defense Grid 2, Costume Quest 2, GRID 2, and Peggle), the next batch of free-with-Xbox-Live-Gold titles speaks to me. Gold members will be able to download Goat Simu...   read

 
 
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PSA: Microsoft just flipped the switch on new Games with Gold choices

Out with the old, in with the new. Grid 2 was available as of yesterday, but Microsoft has since moved on to the new May hotness. Today, Gold members can pick up Costume Quest 2, and, if for some god forsaken reason you don't own Peggle&nbs...   read

 
 
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Temper your expectations for May's Games with Gold

If April's Games with Gold lineup was the best yet, and I'm inclined to agree with Brett that it was, then whatever Microsoft has in store for May can't possibly stack up. I had that sentiment in mind when reading over the list of what's co...   read

 
 
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April's Games with Gold on Xbox may be the best yet

A common complaint of the Xbox Games with Gold and PlayStation Plus programs is that the monthly freebies are never both high profile and recent releases. Usually, they're either relatively new indie games or big titles that have been ...   read

 
 
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Xbox Spain accidentally outs Xbox's Games with Gold for March

[Update: Find the US confirmation video below.] Something felt ever-so-slightly off this morning when Twitter-folk started passing around next month's Games with Gold on Xbox. February's a short month, but not that short -- especially...   read

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

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 ridiculously wealthy. ...   read

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

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 with Gold have...   read

 
 
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Last call to claim your free Xbox games

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 reminder. So, hey. ...   read

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

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 nothing to get ...   read

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

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 is still free t...   read

 
 
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PSA: Grab your free November Games With Gold titles now

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 everywhere, bu...   read

 
 
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November's Games with Gold lineup disappoints

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) Knight Squad (N...   read

 
 


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