This is honestly why it sucks to be an early adopter of anything, even a semi early adopter. Microsoft has announced they are once again dropping the price of the Xbox One console bundles to the lowest it has ever been: $299. It started out at almost $500 when it first came out and periodically dropping $50 bucks at a time.
This most recent price drop to $299 actually puts the Xbox One $50 cheaper than the PS4. This could also be Microsoft’s attempt to overtake its competitor in the only way it can (since it has a lack of new and exclusive games and comparable hardware.)
Microsoft’s price drop timing is also interesting as it is just two weeks before E3, the biggest gaming convention of the year. Based on several anonymous sources, it is heavily rumored that Microsoft will reveal a new, more powerful Xbox One model as well as a more compact version of the current Xbox One.
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:
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
- Valiant Hearts: The Great War (October 1-31)
- The Walking Dead Season One (October 16-November 15)
- Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (October 1-15)
- The Walking Dead Season One (October 16-31)
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:
- The Deer God (September 1-30)
- Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (September 16-October 15)
- Battlestations Pacific (September 1-15)
- Crysis 3 (September 16-30)
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.
505 Games has recently confirmed that the popular game, “Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons” will be heading to both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 sometime within the next several months.
The new-gen version release will also come with some awesome extras including a director’s commentary mode, soundtrack, and gallery of concept art. A release for mobile devices, including Android, iOS, and Windows Phone were confirmed as well, and will be available this holiday season.
You can watch the trailer below for “Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.”
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.”
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.
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.”
Just in time for the holidays, the Xbox One is cutting the price by 50 dollars in the United States. Beginning November 2, the Xbox One will cost $349 through the holiday season.
The $50 dollar price drop will also apply to upcoming special editions including the Assassin’s Creed Unity Edition, Sunset Overdrive Edition, and the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Edition.
Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president, Microsoft, said,
“Fans don’t have to wait for Black Friday this year to enjoy great savings on Xbox One. We’re offering our best price yet, with unprecedented choices and value, so more people can play on Xbox One this holiday. We’re gearing up for one of our biggest holidays ever and we are thrilled to offer fans up to $150 in savings on Xbox One and some of the biggest blockbuster games of the season.”
The deal ends January 3, 2015. There is no word yet on whether this deal will extend outside of the United States.