Microsoft has revealed that Xbox 360 will be getting a new model, and it'll be available straight away.
Lol, Assassins creed 2 and Halo 3... SMH
At least they're trying!
Too little, too late...
I feel that this is something that Gold members should have always gotten. It's already been done by Sony. I'll give them points for trying tho.
2 per month until November. Read the fine print.
Doesn't look good tho copying sony at everything. It's time MS stopped being the meee too company and do their own thing.
Month two: Bioschock and Need for Speed carbon. Month three: Forza 3 and crackdown. Month four: geometry wars and undertow.... Month five: uh..... Fable 2 and dynasty warriors..... Gundam..... Month five? Ran out of games.
yes I agree. But they should stick to it permanently if they are not going to change their used games policy and always on console. It's the least they can do to their loyal fanbase
two game of the year winners -_- for free, nothing wrong with that AT ALL
How is it FREE if your paying for Xbox live? @ Dtxx. New idea? Keep telling yourself that...
2 free games a month is 24 games per year. Compared too 18 games from Sony 6 of which are Vita. And Xbox live cost less than PLaystation plus. I get mine for 36$ online.
@Gridloc...lol. Now are you going to say the same for PS+? Look ..both are paid services and thankfully due to Sony's success they pushed MS in the direction of offering two games at no extra cost per month to active Gold Members. That is right in line with PS+. Its got lots of upside..no downside if you are a Gold member.
I agree, better late than never, it's definitely a positive note to see them giving something back to live subscribers. Imo it makes it worth the asking price now
@Dlacy13g - I wouldn't bother. PS3 fanboyism is like a religion to these people.
@brich Sony gives you access to 18 free games at one time. They rotate in at least 3 free ps3 games and 1 new vita game each month. Microsoft also said they are only doing this up until November. You really try to hard.
@birtch Expect its only for 5 months not a year, so that's 10 not 24.
It's better than nothing. And who's to say there won't be games you like but don't already have later.
They NEVER SAID TWO FREE GAMES PER MONTH. YOU'RE MAKING THINGS UP. Stop. They said if you carry over your subscription from your 360 console, you'll get halo 2 and ac2.
As stated in my previous statement, this article is spreading FALSE INFORMATION. Please report this article so we don't get users confused. False information isn't good. Reported.
I think this is a good call by Microsoft. I'm surprised it's taken them this long, frankly. A good game is a good game, no matter how long it's been on the market and you'll never hear me complain about additional content.
I laughed so hard! On the other hand, PS+ users get Uncharted:3. Too little, too late. They're forgetting the 360 aren't they? They think this'll be enough, it's not!
I like how there was no reaction when they said AC2 lol!
Both of those games have been out forever... I'm sure anyone who wanted to play them has already done so by now.
No different than PS+ "Here you go, have some games for free that you already own." To a real gamer that buys new games, it's kinda pointless. Even if they give away a free game 2 weeks after launch that is two weeks too late to help me.
I wouldn't have played Spec Ops: The Line without PlayStation Plus. Horrible marketing, Horrible sales (under 2 million), and dated graphics.... BUT. IMO: The story is very compelling, and quite frankly, better than any other TPS (other than GearOW and Uncharted) in terms of keeping up with its own story, providing enough info on its characters to the point where it puts you in a bad mood when you die or they die in the game, and great voice acting that is powerful enough to keep you engaged in the plot and depth. I doubt many picked this up before PS+, so if I were you, speak for yourself. I have spoken.
I'll give you that one. That is the one single game on PS+ that I kind of wanted to check out and didn't already own. Still haven't played it, though. I don't mean to sound like I hate the idea of giving away these games, I'm really just saying that for me personally, and the way that I buy games, it will generally not benefit me. I'm not the type to wait for sales or anything, when I want something, I want it NOW. lol Anyway, sorry if I came off sounding jerky, I certainly didn't mean to. Cheers.
What a sneaky attempt to get as many people for gold and then hold them on lockdown when they discover about the DRM properties.
Some people have to bad mouth a new idea because it makes them feel big and important. Anyways im happy with my slim version. Im not buying another version as ill be getting the new xbox. As for free games i have too much too play as it is. But its a nice idea from MS.
But its not a new idea, They are doing it because of PS+. Good for XBL members that get these games though.
Unlike PSplus....Live members can keep the games even if their subscription goes out
@theWB27 Really so if you let you live run out on xbox1 you can play offline?
@theWB27 If your subscription goes out, how are you a live member anymore?
You guys realize that they have said that the XB1 needs to check in online every 24 hours, but they have said NOTHING even so much as IMPLYING that you have to be a Gold member. So yes, I'm sure you can let your Gold subscription end and continue to play with your XB1 as a regular "Silver" member (or whatever they are going to call it when the XB1 launches).
As it stands, the free games are only good on your 360 until the X1 comes out. While PS+ will continue to work on your PS3 even after the PS4 comes out. And what happened to that $99 Xbox 360 Pachter was talking about. That jinx!
>bad mouth a new idea >new idea >new the irony
>Kinect >:[ >PS Eye :DDD!! INOVATION!!
@Ripsta7th EyeToy send you it's regards from back in October 2003.
You are quite an ignorant fellow. This is what us playstation folks have been trying to get into you xbl folks' heads that you guys were getting ripped off with your current xbl gold membership. At least MS is taking note of sony and for once giving you guys something for free. Took em 8 years though lol
Its PS+ lite.
Yep. Not as good as PS+, but better than the current XBL Gold, I guess.
Assuming this is a "permanent" feature of Xbox Live.... 2 games per month = 24 "free" games per year They said nothing implying that your games are taken back if you let your Gold subscription end. So how is that "not as good as PS+"?? Sounds like it stomps all over it to me.
@UnHoly_One - PS+ members get 4 free games a month. That's 48 games a year. Not to mention they never said how long it would go for. I believe this is only going to be for a few months until the One is launched. (Although I hope it will continue for their gamers' sakes.) The first two games they announced were wonderful for their time, but they've been out for ages now... So how exactly does this stomp all over PS+?
@UnHoly To even be eligible, you have to carry OVER YOUR CURRENT SUBSCRIPTION TO XBOX ONE. So basically, this is a stealth attempt to get you all in the wagon and forget the no-offline play, only for you to realize: ''Damn, I have to be online''. I have spoken.
omg copying ps+ u blasteds
How ya like those trophies?
Ummm games had them before xbox was even invented. MS just made it mandatory.
Basically as much as you are enjoying that EyeToy clone and as much as we all are enjoying analog sticks (thank you Ninty). In other words, get over it people, if an idea is good other companies will try to implement 'em too, which is a good thing as long as you are a costumer, not a shill.
Where to comment. Ryse looks awesome!
It does. The Particle effects are great. Looks like Kinect is optional also?
Is this releasing on 360 too? Looks like fun. KILLER INSTINCT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!
U must not have played god of war 3.
God of War 3 is good also, but what does it have to do with this?
Played GOW 3 for an hour and got bored
Definitely small scale compared to GOW.
I love GoW haha. I just like the 'fight alongside others' and close-up feel to this
just seen the ryse trailer....wow!
I saw screen-tearing and FPS drops but its an unfinished build I assume so it might get better.
Ugh, those old ass games.
That sounds a lot like ps+. Is online play free for silver members?
Not gonna happen!!! lol
They had to do this! And I'm glad they are. There would be just no forgiving it considering how well playstation plus has been going
This is what we wanted right? Now we know that all consoles in the future will have a PS Plus like service. This is a GOOD thing. Gamers deserve it. MS made the right move on this one.
Completely agree. If MS wanted to keep the paid service then the free game model was the only way to warrant the fee
Correct. PS Plus is getting too popular and successful to ignore. The problem here is now consumers will make DIRECT comparisons between this and Plus and blatantly see that Plus offers more recent games AND PS Vita games.
Of course there will be comparisons there is bound to be. While halo and assassins creed are not fantastic choices remember ps plus started a bit weak too. All this means is plus was worth copying
I think it's good MS is doing it. People will say they copied, but who cares? I'm sure Live members certainly won't. At least you're getting more value for Live Gold. Competition isn't a bad thing.
and how long has PS+ been doing this? Try to keep up Microsoft!
Did they say if you must keep it gold to continue playing the games? Thats the way it is on PS plus right?
Yes, that's how it works on PS+. Do you really expect them to say anything negative during their E3 presentation? Do you really expect them to allow you to keep games if you don't continue your Xbox Live account?
No, no problems, not being smart, but why is this something never talked about, considering the fuss since the Xbox1 announcement.... there seems to be some incredible 2 faced comments since then....
I'm going to keep my PS+ comments to myself. wait. nevermind.