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Games With Gold – April 2016

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As April rolls in we have a new set of games for free courtesy of Microsoft and the Games of Gold program! April’s Xbox One lineup includes The Wolf Among Us (April 1-30) and Sunset Overdrive (April 16-May 15), while Xbox 360 players can pick up backwards-compatible games Dead Space (April 1-15) and Saints Row IV (April 16-30).

However, Xbox One gamers can get the backwards compatible games as well.

 

April 2016 Games With Gold Lineup:

Xbox One:

Xbox 360:

Games with Gold – October 2015

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The new gaming month is here and Microsoft has some great game offerings for Xbox Live Gold Members!

As part of the Games With Gold program, you’ll have access to any of the free Xbox One games for as long as you remain a subscriber. Meanwhile, the Xbox 360 games are yours to keep forever, regardless of your membership status.

The complete lineup of Games With Gold titles for October 2015 can be seen below.

October 2015 Games With Gold Lineup

Xbox One:

  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War (October 1-31)
  • The Walking Dead Season One (October 16-November 15)

Xbox 360:

  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (October 1-15)
  • The Walking Dead Season One (October 16-31)

Games with Gold – September 2015

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The Games with Gold program has officially announced the free games for September 2015. Every month Microsoft gives players with Xbox Live Gold two free game downloads for both Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Check out the schedule below:

Xbox One:

  • The Deer God (September 1-30)
  • Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (September 16-October 15)

Xbox 360:

  • Battlestations Pacific (September 1-15)
  • Crysis 3 (September 16-30)

Games With Gold August 2015

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Microsoft has announced the Games with Gold offerings for August 2015! These games are the free games available for download to Xbox Live Gold members on the Xbox One and Xbox 360.

If you are an Xbox One gamer for the entire month of August you’ll get the game Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. Then from August 16-September 15, you will get How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition.

On Xbox 360, gamers are treated to both Metro games. From August 1-15 you will get to download Metro 2033. The from August 16-31 you can download Metro: Last Light. 

Games with Gold May 2015

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The sweet deals of April are over as the Games with Gold program heads in to May. For the month of May Xbox Live members will get free game downloads as part of their membership whether they have an Xbox One or 360.

For the entire month of May, Xbox One owners will be able to download “CastleStorm: Definitive Edition,” a 2D physics-based structure destruction/tower defense game as well as “Pool Nation FX,” which was also part of last month’s Games with Gold offerings.

If you are a 360 player, you can download “Mafia II” from May 1 through May 15. On May 16, Mafia II will be replaced by Codemasters’ Formula One racing sim, “F1 2013.”

Games with Gold March 2015

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This is the best Games with Gold lineup I have seen in a long time, at least for Xbox 360 gamers. If you are a Xbox 360 or Xbox One gamer than you may or may not know that every month you get 1 -2 free games with your Live membership. These are the games for March 2015.

Xbox 360 gamers from March 1 – 15 get “Tomb Raider” for free. Then from the 16th through the end of the month you get “BioShock Infinite.” Those are some truly great deals.

“#IDARB” is returning for the second month in a row for Xbox One. The second game is “Rayman Legends.” It is an updated version where Rayman and pals on a quest through beautiful scenery and enjoyable platforming.

Keep an eye out for the Games with Gold April 2015 announcements because that month is a Microsoft Milestone. On that date, over 100 million free titles have been downloaded by Xbox Live Gold members. To celebrate, in April there will be four Xbox 360 titles on offer and two new Xbox One games.

Games With Gold February 2015

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Every month, Microsoft gives Xbox Live members new games to download for free as part of their Games with Gold program. For the month of February 2015, Microsoft is offering #IDARB, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, and Sniper Elite V2.

#IDARB is free for the entire month of February for XBOX One players. It is a 2D sport game with a competitive edge and a decent multiplayer option.

For Xbox 360 players, from February 1-15 you can download the adventure game “Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.” After that, from the 16th through the end of the month you can download “Sniper Elite V2.”

Dying Light cancelled on Xbox 360 and PS3

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Tech land announced today that it has officially stopped production on the upcoming game “Dying Light” for  Xbox 360 and PS3. In a Facebook post announcing the news, Techland said  “older consoles just couldn’t run the game and stay true to the core vision” at the same time.

The developer added,

“To ensure you enjoy Dying Light as much as we would like you to, we chose to release it without any compromises on the three strongest systems available.”

Moving forward, “Dying Light” will only release on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. The game has jumped around various release dates before landing on January 27, 2015.

The full press release from Techland is below:

Dear Gamers,
As you probably know, we’re wrapping up the development of Dying Light, our biggest and most ambitious project to date. We spent the last three years making sure that all the features of our game add up to create a truly next-gen experience.

Much of this “next-gen feel” is tightly connected to the technological side of Dying Light. For instance, up to 200,000 objects can be displayed in the game at once. Add to this our use of realistic, physics-based lighting technology and you really start to push the next-gen systems to the limits. Features like these along with our core gameplay pillars – such as the player-empowering Natural Movement, threefold character development system, and vast open world – are all an inherent part of how Dying Light plays. However, combining all of these into one fluid experience is only possible on technologically advanced platforms.

Therefore, after thorough internal testing, we have come to the conclusion that we have no choice but to leave past-gen systems behind and release Dying Light exclusively on the next-gen consoles and PC. Put simply, older consoles just couldn’t run the game and stay true to the core vision of Dying Light at the same time.

To ensure you enjoy Dying Light as much as we would like you to, we chose to release it without any compromises on the three strongest systems available. Thanks to this, you’ll get the full and best experience regardless of the platform you play on.

We hope you understand the hard choice we’ve had to make. With the launch just around the corner, we can’t wait to show you Dying Light in the state it was meant to be. We’re looking forward to your reactions and impressions as we release the game in January 2015.

Doctor Who DLC Coming to Minecraft

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“Minecraft” is about to get a whole lot more fantastic. It was announced last week that “Doctor Who” themed DLC packs would be releasing soon for the game on Xbox 360.

Starting this month the DLC packs will be available for $3 USD. It will give players the opportunity to have access to DW themed assets to change their avatars in to characters from the long-running series including a 12th Doctor lookalike along with five other Doctors and their companions. Also includes are some of the famous DW adversaries such as the Daleks.

As the current airing series progresses, more DLC packs will be released to coincide with episodes. Each pack will contain different doctors and characters.

Rikesh Desai, Digital Entertainment and Games Director of BBC Worldwide UK, said,

“We’re constantly looking for new and innovative ways to bring Doctor Who content to our loyal fans. Working collaboratively with Microsoft, we’ve created an exciting new product which will allow Doctor Who fans to create their own brand new adventures in the heart of the iconic world of Minecraft.”

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Games With Gold: September 2014

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The free games for the month of September in the Games with Gold program have been announced. The headlining games are “Super TIME Force” for Xbox One and “Halo: Reach” on Xbox 360. The games are free for Xbox Live Gold members.

“Super TIME Force” is a 2D action platforming title that released earlier this year. It will come to Xbox One alongside last month’s entry “Crimson Dragon.” It is free to subscribers from September 1-30.

For Xbox 360 gold, from September 1-15, you will get the arcade game “Monaco” described as an “indie heist” style arcade game. Then from the 16th through 30, “Halo: Reach” becomes the free title.