Submitted by AustinG909 834d ago | news

Defense Grid: The Awakening is Xbox Live's First "Game with Gold"

Just announced by Major Nelson, and available tomorrow through July 15th, Defense Grid: The Awakening is the first game available as part of the new “Games with Gold” promotion. This comes as a surprise to fans who were expecting Halo 3 and Assassin’s Creed 2 to be released first. (Defense Grid: The Awakening, Xbox 360)

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dedicatedtogamers  +   835d ago
Way to compete with PS+ Microsoft...

It appears that the Halo 3 and AC2 announcements were meant to emphasize that H3 and AC2 are going to be two of the "highlights" of the freebie service, meaning that gamers are gonna get mostly junk.

On the other hand, on PS+ within the last month I downloaded Sleeping Dogs, U: Golden Abyss, DE: Human Revolution, XCOM, and LBP Karting (and I missed several other games).
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Godmars290  +   834d ago
It was done just to have a talking point over PS+. Nothing more.
Koyes  +   834d ago
I downloaded Demon's Souls, Uncharted 3, XCOM, KoA: Reckoning and ICO and Shadow of the Colossus HD collection and that was just the last month :D I love PS+ and Gold lacks so much compared to it
falviousuk  +   834d ago
Well done to all of you. Now go troll elsewhere. This topic is about the first free game on their promo.

Que more trolling to commence.

allready have this game, but its fairly decent
zeal0us  +   834d ago
So its trolling just because they compared what they get on PS+ to what MS is offering?
falviousuk  +   834d ago
yes it is, as this article is nothing to do with PS+

But yet again here we have sony trolls going through posts that they are not interested in just to troll.

This whole site is polluted with trolls, that do nothing all day except for spout their fanboy crap.
Reverent  +   834d ago
Comparing is not trolling at all. If we couldn't compare anything, then what would be the point? Sony gets better with competition with Microsoft and Vice Versa. It benefits both companies when people compare them.
faysal  +   834d ago
lol this free game promo will end as soon as xbox one launches... "As a gesture of thanks to the millions of Xbox fans around the world for their passion and loyalty, Xbox announced that every Xbox Live Gold subscriber will receive two free Xbox 360 games per month until the release of Xbox One, including the pair of popular titles: “Halo 3” and “Assassin’s Creed II.” And to celebrate E3 in the month of June, Xbox Live Gold members will receive a free download of “Fable III.”

here's the link: http://news.xbox.com/2013/0...
TheSaint  +   834d ago
Never even heard of this, I, like most, was expecting Halo etc.

Stupid MS is stupid.
Sharius  +   834d ago
sony must be shitting themselve right now at thier HQ

your move PS+
MasterCornholio  +   834d ago
I never even heard of this game before.

Motorola RAZR i
MasterCornholio  +   834d ago

If we are talking about next month in Europe it would be.


1. Battlefield 3
2. Pay Day: The Heist
3. Saints Row: The Third


1. Unit 13
2. Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus

Xbox live is a good service but their plus like feature isn't on the same level as Sonys.


Motorola RAZR i
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Slysi  +   834d ago
Sorry m8,meant to push agree and phone decided to go the other way, anyway that is such a great line up by Sony and then next month were getting dmc and spec ops.
mydyingparadiselost  +   834d ago
And the MS derping continues...
Deadpool101  +   834d ago
It's like they are now deliberately trying to get bad press. If this is how MS are going compete with the value of PS+ i'd rather they didnt bother. They got ridiculed initially because the games they annouced where so old (H3 & AC2) but then, somehow they've managed to make it worse. Still, at least we got fable 3, which i have a feeling may turn out to be the highlight of this whole thing.
CRAIG667  +   834d ago
I played Fable 3 for about 15 minutes before I could stand no more, horrible horrible game...
Halo3 is awesome but a generation old now...
Assassins creed, well I just couldn't get into the first one and probably wont like this one either.
I never really like these type of games but had a quick blast on defence grid earlier and it is actually pretty addictive, I certainly would have never given it a 2nd thought unless it was a freebie...
Obviously all just a matter of opinion...
Hicken  +   834d ago
How very convenient that it turns out you like this game, Craig.
mydyingparadiselost  +   834d ago
Yea I thought Fable III was the best out of the fable games, but I'm not a gold member and it's not like it or anything else on offer so far is going to change that especially since MS seems intent on screwing up even the GOOD things they've been trying to do.
CaEsAr-  +   834d ago
This game is 4 years old now, just saying.
Slysi  +   834d ago
Stuff you Microsoft,you just carry on digging the xbones grave. Sony is the future
fattyuk  +   834d ago
Waits for......

" but we get to keep this game as ps plus is just a rental service "

tarbis  +   834d ago
M$ is gonna pull another fast one on you guys just like they did this one. Believe it.
CRAIG667  +   834d ago
it seems to have been removes? anyone got any information?
fattyuk  +   834d ago
It was probably for the first 100 people to download knowing Microsoft.
CRAIG667  +   834d ago
It's strange though, I can no longer find it on the xbox website, and it would not let me download it free when it was there (I downloaded a trial instead) also cant access it for free through the dashboard, just says 800 Microsoft points...
I did get Fable 3 no probs,but realized after playing it for 15 minutes it wasn't worth the hard drive space-utter cack!
InTheLab  +   834d ago
Probably just free as in "free hour long demo" or something ridiculous.
CRAIG667  +   834d ago
It seems to have now reverted back to Fable 3 (atleast in the UK) WTF!?
TheSaint  +   834d ago
They even manage to fuck up their fuck ups. Genius.

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