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Xbox Live Games With Gold Now An 'Ongoing Benefit'

by Mike Futter on Oct 18, 2013 at 01:56 AM

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 & Magic: Clash of Heroes in the first part of October and Halo 3 right now. The mix has largely been older retail and arcade titles.

[Source: Xbox Wire]


Our Take
I already thought this was an ongoing program, so this news comes as a bit of a surprise. I'm also not shocked that 97 percent of people like free games (the real surprise is the 3 percent that don't). Let's just hope that Microsoft steps up its game, if only for the sake of the PlayStation Plus comparisons. I also noticed that Microsoft was careful to only include Xbox 360 in its post. Here's hoping that Xbox One users eventually get included.