Submitted by CustardTrout 802d ago | news

Download Rainbow Six: Vegas for free as part of the "Games with Gold" promotion

The latest free game is available for download, don't wet yourself just yet. (Rainbow Six: Vegas, Xbox 360)

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Angels3785  +   802d ago
LOL That game is from the stone ages!
Snookies12  +   802d ago
This game is dirt cheap. Anyone with any interest would have bought it by now I'd think. In most cases anyway.
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CustardTrout  +   802d ago
Even as an Xbox fan boy I have to agree, I already have two copies simply because when I moved in with my girlfriend she had one too and I don't want to sell it for a generous 1P...
Maddens Raiders  +   802d ago
I wasn't going to post here, but yeah, that's actually pretty disgraceful to offer such an old title.
riceking  +   802d ago
i dont have it yet... is it any good?
humbleopinion  +   802d ago
But the good thing for us who bought it either dead cheap or expensive on release day, is that we now have over 20M gold members that are able to join us on multiplayer sessions.

The gameplay of Rainbow six is still rock solid, and there haven't been many similar games in recent years (thanks to Patriots being indefinitely delayed). This kind of free offer for tens of millions of subscribers can throw in a new life into the multiplayer matchmaking, which is a great win for anyone interested in some good action.
gaffyh  +   802d ago
Wow, they should rename it to Ancient Games with Gold. This is one of the first games I got with my 360, and it was shit then.
coolbeans  +   802d ago
True, but I find it to be one of the best FPS's of this gen.
azshorty2003  +   802d ago
It was a Great game when it came out, but even with the slight increase of players from the Games for Gold, good luck finding a decent match.

The last time I played this game was I think 2007.
HammadTheBeast  +   802d ago
Wasn't RB6 Vegas 2 released in 2008?
admiralvic  +   802d ago
Yes. Thankfully you can get 25 cents for your now useless copy of Vegas at Bestbuy. Though they're running a 100% trade in bonus deal at the moment, so you can get 50 whole cents for it.
Natso  +   802d ago
This is an embarrassment on Microsoft's part.

I would rather have been offered nothing, as this feels like an insult.
dale_denton  +   802d ago
this is what MS gives their loyal gold members huh? guess what PS+ gets loyal MS gold subs? NEW GAMES.. join us.. don't worry we won't judge you from where you were first.
_FantasmA_  +   802d ago
Damn a game from 2006. Only had to wait 7 years for this.
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KonsoruMasuta  +   802d ago
Eh, never really cared for Rainbow Bow six games. But hey, I'm not complaining, It's free.

I'll bite. At least it's better than that nerdy Magic The Gathering or whatever it's called.
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MRMagoo123  +   802d ago
you can buy it for $3
Cam977  +   802d ago
"But you can keep it" they cried.
This is a disgrace.
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Shadonic  +   802d ago
why would you want to keep it ?
yellowgerbil  +   802d ago
lol that was the first 360 game I ever played.
In the past 4 months of PS+ I've gotten
Uncharted 3
Hitman Absolution
Saints Row 3
RE something or other wii port
Xcom enemy unknown
and am looking forward to ICO HD on Tuesday
KonsoruMasuta  +   802d ago
Yeah, PSN is obviously the better choice, I've downloaded all those games too, except SR3 (It sucks).

But I haven't played this game yet and It's free, so I might as well give it a shot.
yellowgerbil  +   802d ago
much better than #2 in my opinion, but the graphics are really really dated. It came out like 7 years ago.
Death  +   802d ago
A little disappointed Uncharted 3 was for offline only. I heard the online wasvery good this time around and was hoping ot play with a friend.
vividi  +   802d ago
Uncharted multiplayer is free to play
yellowgerbil  +   802d ago
You can download that free in the store as well. Just search it, it isn't a PS+ deal.
Kryptix  +   802d ago
You should download the free-to-play model and play it on Classic mode. AKs and pistols only, just like Uncharted 2. Creates a balance and makes it more skill based and competitive.
Shadonic  +   802d ago
@ Kryptik : That sounds nice reminds me of when Halo gameplay used to be competitive instead of adapting to COD.
Minute Man 721  +   802d ago
This was my 3rd 360 game I bought, loved it.
CPTN MITCHELL  +   802d ago
Lmao @ ms reward program
ironfist92  +   802d ago
more like a punishment program
KwietStorm  +   802d ago
Safe to say they've been a little overly selective with this program since it began. With the games they've offered so far, it's like they're doing it just to do it.
dcortz2027  +   802d ago
Rainbow Six: Vegas was one of the very first games that I purchased for my Xbox 360, loved it. Bought the sequel for my PS3, also great. Can't wait for Rainbow Six: Patriots!! :D
FarCryLover182  +   802d ago
Well, you'd better plan on waiting for a while. I'm pretty sure it's at least 1 year or more away from release.

Crazy that the last Rainbow Six came out in 2008. I remember when SC, GR, and R6's were coming out every year. Heh, from September 2005-November 2006, there were THREE Rainbow Six games released. It's just sad how Ubisoft used to rely on these hardcore shooters and now they are tossed aside and when a new release does come out, it's "noobified" and meant for the lowest common denominator (hopefully Patriots breaks this trend).

Ok, my rant is over.
Funnymonkey013  +   802d ago
It's beyond lame what MS offers compared to Sony gives. Ms how about giving people games that aren't freaking 4 or 5 years old games but new ones like saints raw3 gta4 NFS game or many others that aren't dirt cheap.
KonsoruMasuta  +   802d ago
Saints Row 3 and GTA 4 aren't new, dude, GTA 4 came out in 08.

Why would you tell MS not to put up games that are 4 - 5 years old and then tell them to put up GTA 4, which is 4 -5 years old.
Death  +   802d ago
Plus is a subscription service designed around "free" content for a yearly fee. It's mostly a rental service like Netflix, but also gives discounts on games.

Live is a subscription service designed around connecting gamers for online play. Rentals were never part of the program. The main differance is the games Microsoft is offering are gifts. They don't expire when your subscription ends.
zeksta  +   802d ago
Well actually, they basically do. The Multi-Player component for the most part at least, virtually all your doing is "Renting" MP, much like people argue that PS+ you're just renting games for a yearly subscription. And most people these days find MP one of the core components that they purchase games for.
2pacalypsenow  +   802d ago
its not a gift of you have to pay to have them given to you.

Ms just saw what sony was doing and is trying to copy them , failing at it too
Death  +   802d ago
There was no additional charge for the free games. As for who is following who, isn't Sony making plus mandatory now if you want to play online with the PS4? You have to pay for the monthly free games (not free if you pay, right?) if you want to play online. I found value in the rental service and subscribed already. I find it odd that those that don't see the balue no longer have the choice. Now that it is mandatory, we will see if the content gets better with all the additional money they are getting or if it gets worse.
Shadonic  +   802d ago
-_- really dude your really going to go against this ?
Hicken  +   801d ago
Honestly? Between "renting" brand new games for a year, or getting years-old games I probably already have for free... yeah, I can see which one I'd pick.

Not to mention, you only get those "gifts" if you pay for XBL. In other words, you're paying $60 a year to keep a handful of five year-old games you could buy for a dollar or two.

I know you like Microsoft and all, but there's really no comparing the two. Plus is just a far better value, and this "program" MS has implemented late into the 360's life is just weak.
Death  +   801d ago
No doubt you get more games with Plus, but like I said, that is what Plus is. Live is and always has been an online gaming service. PSN is getting closer to the quality with each update. The new "program" wasn't intended to be more than the initial games. It was a simple thank you from Microsoft to those that subscribe to the online gaming service. They extended it to the launch of the Xbox One most likely as a goodwill campaign to undo some of the damage they did earlier this year.

Comparing the two really is apples to oranges since the business models aren't even close. I haven't seen new mainstream releases on PSN. Uncharted 3 was released in November 2011 and was the newest game I have seen or at the least was concerned about. I haven't really followed the freshness of the available titles.
Hicken  +   801d ago
A simple thank you? It's a pretty half-hearted thanks, if that's what it is.
Death  +   801d ago

What did Sony do to thank their loyal customers? They made Plus a requirement to play online with the PS4. If I had to choose I would take the free games and say your welcome over a $50 price hike any day.
Hicken  +   800d ago
Yeah, cuz Sony actually came out and said, "To thank our loyal customers," and then announced PS4's multiplayer would be a part of Plus.

That's a pathetically weak, reaching analogy if I've ever seen one. Why not mention the price hike on Live from $50 to $60? Was that any way to "thank" Xbox's loyal fans?

Yeah, Plus is a requirement for non-f2p multiplayer. Good thing it's ONLY that, and not f2p and all apps and even asynchronous multiplayer, right?

Even IF you decide to pay for Plus for online(which is only for PS4, and not PS3 or Vita, by the way), you're still gonna be getting more for it than you would for those "free" games on Live. So, $50 for online, discounts, betas, cloud saves, free recent games and more; or $60 for online and free old games?

C'mon, Death. You seem like a smart guy, but when you reach for excuses like this, it doesn't show. At some point, you've gotta accept that MS is in deep poo, and they're not doing much to remedy that. The games Microsoft is giving you are lame, even if they were good once upon a time. You can say the two are different, but if Plus is now required for online play, the two are that much more similar, and yet the value is still worlds apart.

Give it up, man.
zeksta  +   802d ago
Precisely, it just shows that MS are simply greedy and love to shaft the consumer, that's the reality of which people still don't seem to realize.
GentlemenRUs  +   802d ago
"Release Date: November 20, 2006"


To be truthful here... I don't think M$ is trying hard enough anymore...
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NeloAnjelo  +   802d ago
Thanks for the 25 cents MS.
Shadonic  +   802d ago
that means that I'm up to like 1 dollar from the previous games and the 25 cent birthday gift I got from MS after giving an upwards of up to 300 dollars for live over the years.
NeloAnjelo  +   801d ago
LOL. I know exactly what you mean! Come over to PS+
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   802d ago
Any guesses for next month's bottom of the pile games? I'm still hoping for Viva Pinata:tip
ziggurcat  +   802d ago
too human
TheFamous1  +   802d ago
Fuck, even Kameo would be an better game than any of this shit. Fun platformer that many people probably haven't played. The only thing is that it is not graphically impressive.
Shadonic  +   802d ago
I'm thinking E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial next.
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DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   801d ago
Maybe even Pepsi man haha
bromtown  +   802d ago
How generous. /s
2pacalypsenow  +   802d ago
"At least we get to keep the game"
Xbox fanboy.

I rather "rent" a current game than keep an old ass game that I played 6 years ago
Soldierone  +   802d ago
Lmao, complain about PS Plus offerings now! The worst offering on PS Plus is still better than a game that released when this generation started....

No offensive to Rainbow Six, two of my favorite games from the whole generation, but come on.
MasterCornholio  +   802d ago
wow that game is ancient.

But its still good though.

Anyways i still prefer Playstation Plus. Microsoft isnt trying hard enough with games with gold.
jackanderson1985  +   802d ago
alright this game is pretty old no doubt, but comparing it to the current PS+ is a bit ridiculous... compare it to the PS+ from it's beginnings and you'll see that it's not actually that bad.

yes at the moment PS+ is offering considerably better games but who's to say in the next 2 years (if they decide to continue with the games for gold stuff) that MS won't offer the same quality as the PS+?
The_BoZZ1991  +   802d ago
Is today the 1st of April?
I mean, Rainbow Six: Vegas is a nice game, but so old. It was released in 2006 on Xbox 360/in 2007 on PS3.

Why not new games like Halo 4?
romancer  +   802d ago
let's be honest - and quit the pointless grumbling.

With GTA5 due out within 24 hours, is any serious gamer going to be playing anything else for weeks to come? By which time, the next-gen games will arrive....

Free games are nice for anyone who appreciates them. There's not much point to bad mouthing games in which one has no interest on a system that one never plays.
ghostrider32  +   802d ago
Of all games. Whoever idea it was for that old game need to be in a car accident involving a semi truck carrying liquid nitrogen.
ironfist92  +   802d ago
XBL offering a free 7 year old game in competition with the hundreds of discounted and free games you could potentially get from PS+
Kinger8938  +   802d ago
Oh dear..

But Calypso Casino was epic! (Think thats the one everyone played)

Game was laggy as hell! I bet it hasnt aged well, what a weird choice to offer free now. Im sure they can do better than that
madjedi  +   802d ago
Wow a nearly seven yr old game, so maybe halo 4 will be the free gold game in 2020.
Mills93  +   802d ago
I don't know why anyone gives a shit, everyone and their grandma's are going to be playing GTA5
luisvideogames  +   802d ago
Thanks for saving me 3 bucks, Microsoft!!!! <3

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