Microsoft may extend free Xbox Gold games offer, "sorry about disappointment"

Microsoft isn't ruling out making its monthly free Xbox Live Gold games offer a permanent fixture, the firm's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb has declared on Reddit.

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Ashlen1966d ago

If you really twist our arm and it looks like Sony is selling more units because of PS+ we'll think about extending it.

Retroman1966d ago

MS offering free GOLD membership. it should have been free from the get-go instead of playing catch up with sony free service.

"sorry about disappointment"
yeah fking right.

rdgneoz31966d ago

Its talking about the free games they're giving away.... Not Free online gameplay. They announced Halo 3 and Assassin's Creed 2 at E3 as being part of the Free xbox Gold Games program and didn't mention any other games. The disappointment is from neither being offered in July and instead an old XBLA game being offered.

Hell, the update even says that xbox support listed AC2 and Halo 3 as the July games...

Read the article first next time.

HammadTheBeast1966d ago

Either way, nothings happening until people really get mad, and come on, it's AC2 and Halo 3, most Xbox players hardly give a care.

Ben121966d ago

sonys service is no longer free. sorry to break your heart.

Mounce1966d ago

I'd think the smartest thing MS could do and that could hurt Sony(And I MAJORLY prefer Sony over Nintendo and Microsoft)

Is that Microsoft announces that GOLD is FREE and you can play online with Gold but to also reveal a Platinum membership for the Truly-devoted for $20 more than the Gold membership, but give you advantages that could be as boastful as all the savings and free games you get that Sony has offered for the past year.

If Microsoft went full-force into a concept like that? Microsoft would gain a lot of favor from the public and gamers, for sure. They'd be at a moderate loss in terms of the "What if" consumers who don't then move up from Gold to Platinum service, but, you REALLY gotta throw a fucking bone to your consumers, Microsoft. Not hide the bone and tell the dog to go lick at their genitals in the corner while you count their money.

The_Con-Sept1966d ago

@choden: you are stupid. The PS+ subscription will be required to play <b>PS4 games online.</b> ( note that big PS4 lettering. )

Users will have free cross game chat across all games without needing to purchase PS+. PS+ is required for taking control over other people's games, posting videos, and having access to the free games, betas, and better discounts.

back on topic: With Microsoft flip flopping this much I see people's faith in the Xbox brand quickly diminishing. We may not even see the Xbox One launch at this rate. This is by far the worst move Microsoft could ever try to pull.

This is worse than Sony denying rumors about reveals. This is something that their users can, and probably will sue for. It is called false advertising. They said this at their reveal and are now retracting their statements. This is a classic Bill Gates move.

This is something that everyone must revolt against. PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo gamers need to revolt against such lewd and crude practices. It only means another company will try this in the future.

If I had an Xbox Live Gold account I would cancel your subscription and demand a refund. At the same time cancelling your credit cards in case Microsoft has you under automatic payments.

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MizTv1966d ago

xbox just cant get anything right

B-radical1966d ago

There e3 games looked right lol.

karl1966d ago

they look ok at most..

they only ones u know will be AAA are forza and halo...

the rest we know very little about..

and the ones that look good and know something about are third party... and seriously m8

we all know they will be on ps4 eventually

so why bother?

MizTv1965d ago (Edited 1965d ago )

If there e3 was so great then why all this back Peddling?
I think it sucked ass

georgeenoob1966d ago (Edited 1966d ago )

You fanboys need to give it a rest. "Sorry for disappointment" referred to the confusion behind halo 3 and AC 2, but you fanboys are obviously going to take that and blow it out of proportion and act like they referred to something a lot more than that.

dantesparda1966d ago

What, you're not a fanboy? and especially when you are defending this? They did say that Halo 3 And AC2 were the games being given out in July, and now they are screwing people and a lot of Sony fanboys were also pointing out how they said "til the end of the year" and it seems that they were right. MS only intended for this to last til the end of the year.

You dumb fanboys keep taking your beloved companies sh!t and you's will get exactly what you's deserve. Speak up and hold these companies to their word and speak up when they are doing something you wrong. Don't defend them. Fanboys can be so pathetic!

HammadTheBeast1966d ago

It's pathetic that you fanboys are disappointed over not getting 6 year old games that you'd get for $5 combined new.

Enjoy something Tower Defense while I play Uncharted 3, Xcom, and next week, Battlefield 3.

12345idk1966d ago (Edited 1966d ago )

^^^^ @georgeenoob You are the only fanboy I see calling other people fanboys...typical fanboy right there ^^^^

georgeenoob1966d ago

How am I the fanboy? Was I defending MS with their selection? No, I was just telling you Sony sheep what MS clearly meant with the statement "sorry for the disappointment", cause with a statement like that you fanboys will obviously turn it into something it refers nothing to.

BX811966d ago

Give what a rest? MS clearly has no clue on how to give gamers quality for free! They are so far off in the nickel and dime forrest they got lost. You're offering old games that you can pick up for $8 and $15, these are your highlighted titles? Piss off MS!

YNWA961966d ago

This is primarily a fanboy site. I come here for the laugh now and to provoke some funny responses... Best comments here too.... Watching jack tretton video with one hand in pants.... Priceless but true it seems.... I know MS screwed up, but really, if Sony was a horse, you people would walk behind scooping up the shlt....

karl1966d ago

after all that happened since e3

the biggest of fanboys are the ones favoring MS in any way

how could u? being a gamer there is just no reason to stick to this brand..

ud have to try way to much to see anything possitive about the xbox one lately

YNWA961966d ago

So I believe in what I want = fanboy.
Following the flock = greatness?

romancer1966d ago

Looking over these forums, i am struck by the sheer number of posts made by Sony fans; why do they care, so obsessively, with anything that XBox does?

If you don't like something, walk away --- so the XBox is not for you. You don't have to keep saying the same thing 100 times.

I rarely see the reverse-obsession however. As for me, since I am enjoying "The Last of Us" very much on my PS3, and greatly enjoy my multiplayer companions on XBox Live, I don't see why anyone continues to argue that one must choose between the consoles and can only see the merits of one system.

The_Con-Sept1966d ago

I can just see it now. It's December 1st 2013: Halo 3, Assassins Creed 2 finally come out for free. Jan 1st 2014. "Game no longer free to play."

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MariaHelFutura1966d ago

This seems to be getting said quite frequently.

KillrateOmega1966d ago

Sorry, about the disappointment.

Prcko1966d ago

see ya next year

adorie1966d ago

What? I thought "Infinite Power of The Cloud" was the new slogan?

Skips1966d ago

Better than "All In One. Input One".


KillrateOmega1966d ago

Don't even get me started on 'All In One. Input One.'

Agent_00_Revan1966d ago

I think the only slogan they don't have, but need, is Square's from last E3.

"Please be excited"

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GenericNameHere1966d ago

Lol here's a video showing Microsoft's execs

Replace oil spill with Xbox mess up

Sigh1966d ago

lmao temporary "free". I mean PS Plus is temporarily free too but that's only if you don't subscribe again. MS still have a lot to learn.

Stryfeno21966d ago (Edited 1966d ago )

With XBL when you decide to unsubscribe you still keep them.

HammadTheBeast1966d ago

Or you could spend $5 and get to keep them anyways.

Sharius1966d ago

oh.... then have fun with defense grid, i think i should be happy to keep them than spent 5$ and get BF3, oddworld, dokuro, metal slug.... and the list will go on and on....

mxrider21991966d ago

cool so i guess your keepng your 360 to play those free games youalready have the disc version for

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