Games With Gold is Too Little Too Late for Microsoft

FTG Writes: Microsoft hasn’t had the best public image in the last few months. The reveal for their next generation console, the Xbox One, was a complete disaster. Their messages were contradictory, confusing, and not at all unified of what they wanted to do, and the gaming press was lobbing complaints at them on a daily basis. After a decent presence at E3 2013, Microsoft completely went back on their stance of an “always online” console, which was met with a lukewarm reception. However, one of the things that Microsoft is doing to earn favor with the gaming public is to offer a “free games” service, Games With Gold, and is comparable to Sony’s PlayStation Plus model. Being Microsoft, they’ve decided to butcher this possible plus for them, too, and for many reasons.

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Saints941964d ago

Chances are that AC2 and Halo 3 are going to be the best things on it :(

xHeavYx1964d ago

They also said that, once the new Xbox launches, they will stop giving out free games

Belking1964d ago

How long or how many publishers out there are willing to give away free games for a long period of time? I can't name one. Can't really complain about something that is free.

Ausbo1964d ago

where did they say that at?

ALLWRONG1964d ago

keep it vs rent it

keep it wins

Saints941964d ago

Keep 12 games that might not be good or very old or rent a unlimited amount of games and the list keeps on growing.

Mind running by that again?

GenericNameHere1964d ago

You're stupid. Keep it or rent it? You're getting FREE games! Who cares if you're gonna keep it or only have it as long as you have a subscription?

And if you're gonna be a fanboy about it, I choose rent it. What does Xbox give you? Games that are worth less than $10. What does PS+ give you? They give you old games too that are dirt cheap now, but they also give you games as recent as less than a year. Also, I don't know if they've done this again since then, but that new downloadable Virtua Fighter was free for PS+ members the day it came out. $15 normally. Now that was a pretty awesome deal.

Nevertheless, free games are free games. If Microsoft follows Sony's steps and give out free games, then that would be an extra bonus for Gold members (although they are paying $10 more than PS+)

AngelicIceDiamond1964d ago (Edited 1964d ago )

Giving out free games is never to late for anyone.

2 Sony fanboys taking first dibs on a Xbox related article. It never, ever fails.

xDHAV0K24x1964d ago

It will go till the end of the yr. It should go on till the end of its cycle

Ausbo1964d ago

Wow. Now microsoft is getting crap for giving away free games. What a stupid article

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