The lights are on
A new month means two more free Xbox Live Games. In August, Xbox Live Gold members will be jumping from rooftop to rooftop in search of agility orbs and mowing down hordes of undead with homemade weapons.
Beginning tomorrow, August 1, Crackdown will be free for Xbox Live Gold members. On August 16, both Dead Rising 2 and the Case Zero prequel chapter will be available gratis.
Be sure to download them in the two week availability window (or at least initiate the "purchase" to acquire the license). As a reminder, you can do that via the Xbox website in addition to your dashboard. This is your last call for Assassin's Creed 2. After today, you won't be able to get it for free.
[Source: Major Nelson]
Our TakeAugust is the best Games with Gold month yet. Crackdown is one of my favorite titles of the generation for its unabashed fun. I've not yet played Dead Rising 2, and editor Jeff Cork has been mercilessly "reminding" me to do that. Thanks, Xbox, now I'm out of excuses.
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Great picks. Crackdown is great and I've always wanted to play DR2
Good thing I didn't buy Crackdown several months ago when I had the chance. And DR2 is a great game!!
I really need to get gold :/
If I didn't already have all of them I'd pick them up. But for those you haven't played either one should download them as soon as they get the chance!
Wow, two games I haven't played yet always thought about getting. I would thank Microsoft, but I'm paying for Gold so that's thanks enough. Only have my original 20gb HDD though, so I will have a hell of a time trying to find space for these.
Sweet! I really liked DR2 but I only had the chance to borrow it for 2 days. I liked the Crackdown demo, so I'm excited to play that as well.