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  • Blog Post: Deadlight Available Now Via Xbox Live Games With Gold

    April’s second Xbox Live Games with Gold title is available starting today. You can pick up Tequila Works’ Deadlight right now. Deadlight is a 2.5D platformer set in a world overrun by zombies. Not sure if it’s worth your time? Check out our review (we liked it). More
  • Blog Post: Reminder: Last Day For Hitman: Absolution From Games With Gold

    If you’ve been dragging your heels on the first Games with Gold title this month, put that on your “to do” list for today. If you hesitate, you’ll lose your free copy of Hitman: Absolution. Starting tomorrow, you’ll be able to get Tequila Works’ Deadlight. For more... More
  • Blog Post: April’s Games With Gold Features Two From 2012

    As we bid a tearful Games with Gold goodbye to Dungeon Defenders on this last day of March, Microsoft has announced the two titles that will be stepping up in April. The good news is that both are more recent releases than we’ve seen in past months. Starting tomorrow, you’ll be able to download... More
  • Blog Post: Dungeon Defenders Free On 360 Via Games With Gold

    As part of its Games with Gold program, Microsoft announced today that Dungeon Defenders will be free from now to Monday, March 31. Published by D3Publisher (Puzzle Quest, Earth Defense Force), Dungeon Defender combines RPGs elements with 3D tower defense gameplay set in a fantastical world. In Dungeon... More
  • Blog Post: Games With Gold Is ‘Fundamentally Different’ Than Comparable Services, Says Microsoft’s Phil Spencer

    Speaking at SXSW this weekend, vice president of Microsoft Studios Phil Spencer addressed some of the criticisms surrounding the company’s Games with Gold program. Through the initiative, which began in June 2013, Microsoft gives away two games per month to Xbox Live Gold subscribers. “The... More
  • Blog Post: Games With Gold In March Will Leave You Defending Your Borders

    Microsoft has announced the two titles featured in March’s Xbox Live Games with Gold. Both will leave you protecting your kingdom from oncoming invaders. From March 1 through 15, Xbox Live Gold members can download 2008’s Civilization Revolution. This accessible take on Firaxis’ long... More
  • Blog Post: Toy Soldiers: Cold War Now February's Free Games With Gold Title

    Yesterday was Dead Island's last day of free availability for Xbox Live Gold members. Toy Soldiers: Cold War is the new free title up for grabs. The Games with Gold program offers two free games a month to Xbox Live Gold members with one game available at the front end of the month, and one game... More
  • Blog Post: February Games With Gold Features Zombies And Toys

    Microsoft has announced the two titles to be offered at no additional charge to Xbox Live Gold members. The offerings include the undead and tiny toys. From February 1 through 15, Deep Silver’s Dead Island will be available for Xbox Live Gold members to download. The second half of the month will... More
  • Blog Post: Games With Gold's Free Sleeping Dogs Promotion Ends Today

    This is the last day that Xbox Live Gold members will be able to download Square Enix's open-world game Sleeping Dogs at no additional cost. Microsoft's Larry Hyrb/Major Nelson tweeted the reminder this morning. Reminder: Today is the last day for Xbox Live Gold Members to pick up a free copy... More
  • Blog Post: December’s Games With Gold Brings Original Gears Of War, Shoot Many Robots

    December 1 is on Sunday, and that means a new Xbox Live Games with Gold title is coming online. It also means that you only have a few days left to get Double Fine’s Iron Brigade. From December 1 through 15, Xbox Live Gold members can download Epic Games’ original Gears of War. The title... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Announces That Games With Gold Will Come To Xbox One In 2014

    Microsoft has recently extended its free Games with Gold program indefinitely for the Xbox 360. Now we know when Xbox One users will get the same benefit. A tweet from Xbox Live director of programming Larry Hryb reveals as much detail as we’re getting for now. Great news: Access to free games... More
  • Blog Post: November’s Xbox Live Games With Gold Announced

    Microsoft has shared which two titles will be coming free to Xbox Live Gold members. You’ll be able to download one of them tomorrow and the other on November 16. First up is A World of Keflings . In this title, you play as your Xbox Live Avatar and help the tiny Keflings build their world. Later... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox Live Games With Gold Now An 'Ongoing Benefit'

    Microsoft has announced this morning that its two-a-month free game program, Xbox Live Games with Gold, will now be an "ongoing benefit" for Xbox 360 owners. Microsoft states that in a recent survey, 97 percent of users approved of Games with Gold. This month's free games were Might &... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Are Subscription Services Giving You Your Money's Worth?

    Both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 offer paid subscription services, and that trend is going to continue with the next generation. PlayStation 4 will require PlayStation Plus for multiplayer gaming, and Xbox One will require a Gold subscription to access multiplayer and streaming capabilities. Recent years... More
  • Blog Post: Halo 3 Joins Clash Of Heroes For October's Xbox Live Games With Gold

    Last week, we shared news that Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes is the first of October's free Games with Gold. Today we know that Halo 3 is rounding out the month. From October 1 through 15, you can download Clash of Heroes at no cost if you're an Xbox Live Gold subscriber. From October 16... More
  • Blog Post: Rainbow Six: Vegas Free With Xbox Games With Gold Starting Today

    It's the second half of the month, which means that a new game is available for Xbox Live Gold members. Now that Magic: The Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 has had its time in the spotlight, it's time to visit the shiniest city in the United States. Rainbow Six: Vegas is free for Xbox... More
  • Blog Post: August's Xbox Games With Gold Titles: Crackdown, Dead Rising 2

    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... More
  • Blog Post: Assassin's Creed II Free For Xbox Live Gold Members

    Starting tomorrow, Assassin’s Creed II will be free on Xbox Live for members with a gold subscription until July 30. It’s typically priced at $19.99. Announced at E3 in June, the “Games With Gold” program offers two free games each month. The first free July game was Defense Grid... More
  • Blog Post: Assassin's Creed II Coming To Games With Gold On July 16

    If you're an Xbox Live Gold member and you've been wondering what happened to your free Assassin's Creed II and Halo 3 you were promised during Microsoft's E3 conference, this news is for you. You'll be able to step into Ezio's first outing very soon. Assassin's Creed II will... More
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