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Games With Gold – September 2016

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The Games with Gold for September has officially been announced for the Xbox One and Xbox 360. The four free games, Xbox Live members get will be “Earthlock: Festival of Magic,” “Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China,” Forza Horizon,” and “Mirror’s Edge” for free.

For Xbox One, players get Earthlock: Festival of Magic for the entire month and Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China from September 16th to October 15th.

On Xbox 360, starting Thursday, September 1st, Forza Horizon will be free through September 15th. Then on September 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Mirror’s Edge for free through September 30th.

You can play both Xbox 360 titles on your Xbox One with Backward Compatibility.

Games with Gold – August 2016

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August is almost here which means its almost time for the new Games with Gold releases and Playstation Plus free games releases!

If you an Xbox Live Gold member, you will be able to download the hack-and-slash adventure game WARRIORS OROCHI 3 Ultimate for free the entire month of August. From August 16th through September 15th, you will be able to download the wrestling game WWE 2K16. For the Xbox 360 (with backwards compatibility on Xbox One) you get the indie-platformer Spelunky from August 1st through August 15th and Beyond Good & Evil HD for free from August 16th to August 31st.

You can subscribe to Xbox Live Gold via this link

If you have Playstation Plus, you will be able to download the tower-building physics game Tricky Towers and the space-trading and combat simulator Rebel Galaxy for PlayStation 4, the open-world action adventure title Yakuza 5 and the rhythm-shooter Retro/Grade for PlayStation 3, with the rhythm game Patapon 3 for PS Vita, and the old-school arcade game Ultratron for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita.

You can subscribe to PlayStation Plus via this link.

Have fun this month!

Games with Gold – July 2016

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The free games for Xbox Live members and PlayStation Plus members have been announced for July 2016.

Xbox Live Gold Members will get The Banner Saga 2 for free during the month of July and the action-puzzle game Tumblestone from July 16th to August 15th for Xbox One. . On the Xbox 360 side of things (with Xbox One Backward Compatibility), Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 will be free from July 1 to July 15 and the third-person action game TRON: Evolution from July 16 to July 31.

In case you also have PlayStation Plus, you can download Saints Row: Gat out of Hell and the stylized action title Furi for PlayStation 4, the western shooter Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood and the action real-time strategy game Fat Princess for PlayStation 3, and the RPG Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines and the action-adventure game Prince of Persia: Revelation for PS Vita.

Xbox Live Games With Gold – June 2016

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For June, this is not one of the better Games with Gold months I have seen in a while but it may appeal to a few people. For the Games with Gold Program, Xbox Live Gold members will receive four new free games – two on Xbox One and two on Xbox 360.

 

On Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold members can download Goat Simulator for the entire month of June. You also get The Crew from June 16th to July 15th. On Xbox 360, starting Wednesday, June 1 through the 15, you will get Super Meat Boy ($14.99 ERP) will be free. Then on June 16th, you can download XCOM: Enemy Unknown through June 30th. However, XCOM: Enemy Unknown is available as a backwards compatible download for Xbox One gamers.

Xbox 360 Gold Subscribers Get a Batman-Themed Sale Through April 21

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If you are an Xbox Live Gold subscriber, you are about to be inundated with Batman. This week’s Xbox 360 sale is Gotham-ed out with almost a complete set of Batman games and add-ons.

The Dark Knight-themed discounts include:

  • Batman Arkham Asylum for $4.99, 75 percent off
  • Batman Arkham City for $4.99, 75 percent off
  • Batman Arkham City Harley Quinn’s Revenge for $2.49, 75 percent off
  • Batman Arkham City Arkham City Skins Pack for $1.24, 75 percent off
  • Batman Arkham Origins: Deathstroke Challenge Pack for $2.99, 50 percent off
  • Batman Arkham Origins Infinite Earths Skins Pack for $2.49, 50 percent off
  • Batman Arkham Origins Initiation for $3.49, 50 percent off
  • Batman Arkham Origins New Millennium Skins Pack for $2.49, 50 percent off
  • Batman Arkham Origins Season Pass for $9.99, 50 percent off
  • Gotham City Impostors for $3.7475 percent off
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us for $19.99, 50 percent off
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us Season Pass for $7.49, 50 percent off
  • Lego Batman 2 for $6.59, 67 percent off

Other discounts for all Xbox Live members good through April 21 include:

  • Assassin’s Creed IV Season Pass Add-On 33%
  • Assassin’s Creed IV Add-ons Add-On (x11) 33%
  • Saints Row IV Games on Demand 50%
  • Saints Row IV Add-ons Add-On (x24) 66%
  • Dead Island Add-ons Add-On (x2) 75%
  • Dishonored Add-ons Add-On (x4) 75%
  • F1 2013 Add-ons Add-On (x3) 50%
  • Borderlands 2 Games on Demand 65%
  • Borderlands 2 Add-ons Add-On (x44) 50%
  • Armored Core Verdict Day Add-ons Add-On (x53) 75%
  • Skyrim Add-ons Add-On (x3) 75%
  • Fallout 3 Add-ons Add-On (x5) 75%
  • Tropico 4 Add-ons Add-On (x12) 50%
  • Fallout: New Vegas Add-ons Add-On (x6) 75%
  • The Walking Dead Season 1 chapters Add-On (x5) 50%
  • Wolf Among Us Ep2: Smoke and Mirrors Add-On 50%
  • Pinball FX 2 tables Add-On (x31) 50%
  • Toy Soldiers add-ons Add-On (x2) 67%
  • PAC-MAN CE DX Arcade 50%
  • PAC-MAN CE DX Add-ons Add-On (x9) 50%
  • Lego Marvel Super Heroes Games on Demand 33%
  • Assassin’s Creed Liberation Arcade 33%
  • Prototype 2 Games on Demand 75%
  • Thief: The Bank Heist Add-On 50%
  • State of Decay: Breakdown Add-On 50%

Games With Gold January 2014: Sleeping Dogs and Lara Croft: Guardian of Light

 

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The first free games of 2014 with Microsoft’s Games With Gold are “Sleeping Dogs” and “Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.” Per usual “Sleeping Dogs” will be available from January 1-15 while “Lara Croft” will be from January 16-31.

“Sleeping Dogs” is typically sold for $19.99 and was released in August 2012.

“Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light” is an XBLA game that is typically priced at $14.99.

As in the past, these games are free for the period they are available to all Xbox Live Gold members, who can download them and keep them forever, regardless of their subscription status.

The free games offered through Games With Gold are currently only Xbox 360 titles, although Microsoft has announced it will bring the program to Xbox One.

NSA Can Listen to Xbox Live Communications

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The NSA controversy just keeps getting deeper. The internet’s BFF, Edward Snowden, has released new documents that reveal that the U.S. and U.K. have the ability to eavesdrop on conversations in Xbox Live, and have even placed agents in games including World of Warcraft and Second Life.

According to information from The Guardian, it appears that government agents of both government’s have been paying close attention to online gaming communities since at least 2008.

A September 2008 memo from the NSA’s UK sister agency GCHQ reveals that the organisation had “successfully been able to get the discussions between different game players on Xbox Live,” while agents were put in both “World of Warcraft” and “Second Life” in a bid to monitor gamers “buddylists and interaction.”

There also seems to be no evidence that these invasions of privacy have been successful in stopping any terrorist plots, an analyst apparently referred to them in a report as offering a “target-rich communications network” where potential threats could “hide in plain sight.”

Microsoft hasn’t commented on the controversy while “World of Warcraft” developer Blizzard told the paper it was “unaware of any surveillance taking place. If it was, it would have been done without our knowledge or permission.”

GCHQ hasn’t confirmed or denied the reporting and have only commented that actions were carried out “in accordance with a strict legal and policy framework which ensures that its activities are authorised, necessary and proportionate, and there is rigorous oversight, including from the secretary of state, the interception and intelligence services commissioners and the Intelligence and Security Committee.”

Games With Gold December 2013: Gears of War, Shoot Many Robots

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Games With Gold For December 2013 has been announced for Xbox Live Gold owners. “Gears of War” and “Shoot Many Robots” will be the next two titles offered for free to members.

Epic’s brutal third-person shooter, “Gears of War” will be available from December 1-15. “Shoot Many Robots” will be available from December 16 through the end of the month. These games normally cost $20 and $10 to download, respectively.

The Games with Gold program, which began earlier this year, offers two free games to keep every month for Xbox Live Gold members. Microsoft’s Major Nelson announced earlier this month that Games with Gold is coming to the newly released Xbox One.

Games with Gold Program Will Remain Ongoing for Xbox 360

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“Games With Gold,” the Xbox Live program that gives Live players a new free game twice a month will remain longer than initially believed. The program will remain an “ongoing benefit” for Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox 360.

This move is likely to combat the Playstation Plus program of a similar nature.

You can see the whole press release below:

Games with Gold: Now an Ongoing Benefit for Xbox Live Gold Members on Xbox 360!

Friday, Oct. 18, 12:01 a.m. PDT

By: Xbox Wire Staff

At E3 2013, we launched Games with Gold as a limited-time program to thank our Xbox Live Gold members. Within that short period of time, we’ve seen an overwhelming response, with more than 120 million hours played with Games with Gold titles. Today, as a part of the “Week of Xbox Live,” we’re excited to announce that we are making Games with Gold an ongoing benefit for Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox 360.

Whether they are blockbuster AAA or popular arcade titles, Games with Gold continues to offer a diverse mix of games with two free Xbox 360 titles a month – yours to keep and at no additional cost. According to recent surveys, 97 percent of participating members have given their stamp of approval for Games with Gold, and we’re excited to continue bringing you great games every month as part of our ongoing commitment to providing great value on Xbox 360.

Xbox One DVR Will Automatically Record Achievement Unlocks

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According to an Xbox Official, the new Xbox One DVR will automatically record gameplay as achievements are unlocked. The Xbox Australia Product Manager commented on YouTube that while Xbox One players have the option to forego recording gameplay, the DVR will automatically capture the moment when achievements are unlocked.

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