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January Games with Gold: Sleeping Dogs, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

Xbox Wire :

Beginning Wednesday, you can ring in the New Year with two more titles for the Xbox 360 Games with Gold program, available for free for a limited time:

- Sleeping Dogs($19.99 ERP): Available from Jan. 1 – 15
- Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light($14.99 ERP): Available from Jan. 16 – 31. (Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Sleeping Dogs, Xbox 360)

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Irishguy95  +   699d ago
Well, certainly an improvement. Nothing to PS+ still but whatever
Infamous298  +   699d ago
let the "atleast you can keep the games after subscription ends" arguments begin.
Angerfist  +   699d ago
"atleast you can keep the games after subscription ends"
TheSaint  +   699d ago
Don't forget the 'Xbox owners only rent the multiplayer portion of every single game they buy' one as well.
LAWSON72  +   699d ago
Xbox Live is pretty much required and has never been known or bought for the primary reason to get free games (very much unlike PS+ on last gen), so IMO not bad and it is a big difference. I dont really care though I dont even have my Xbox anymore and am pretty much exclusive to PC and PS3.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   699d ago
Its simple really PSN+ is way better still. But realistically, all MS has do is matched the quality of games of PSN+ then they're both even.

Sleeping Dogs for free is a step in the right direction but MS needs more quality titles like those to stay relevant with GWG.
HammadTheBeast  +   699d ago
This is why competition is good.
Kayant  +   699d ago
Not bad this month but I have already played Sleeping dogs and have recently got it on PC for £3 with all DLC in a sale some months ago :(. That's £25 in value with one fairly recent game. Is this a sign of things to come?

Has anyone played Lara Croft:GOL? Is it any good won't mind checking it out.
Riderz1337  +   699d ago
It's not bad. Not as good as the 2013 Tomb Raider game but still a decent game.
Wikkid666  +   699d ago
Loved Lara Croft: GOL

I got it when it came out and was worth every penny.
fardan85  +   699d ago
good game, better to play it co-op
D-riders  +   699d ago
didnt sony give these games away like a year ago
2pacalypsenow  +   699d ago
rxl209  +   699d ago
well over a year ago, odd they keep telling me ps plus games are rentals, i didnt know you could rent games for multiple years
MidnytRain  +   699d ago
You can if you keep giving them money for multiple years.
Frankfurt  +   699d ago
Both great games, and unlike PSN's rental service, you can actually KEEP THEM even if you stop paying for Live.
NYC_Gamer  +   699d ago
I think GWG on X1 will be similar to PS+ with games being rentals long as paying for the service
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2pacalypsenow  +   699d ago
who has an xbox without live??

Rental or keep them you get to play the game with both service PS+ is just better
Damageinc84  +   699d ago
I think the idea behind the "rental" service as you call it is..keep the quality content coming and people will not want to cancel plus.
xHeavYx  +   699d ago
Stop with the "rental" excuse. It's not like you would play a game like Tomb Raider for more than a month after you finish it. Besides, I'd rather "rent" games like Bioshock Infinite and DMC that are not old, instead of getting very old games
rxl209  +   699d ago
if you stop paying for gold, you cant even play the games you bought on disc, i mean, unless you want to play battlefields 4 hour campaign over and over
Majin-vegeta  +   699d ago
Guess what??So is your internet,electricity,car(until you pay it off),phone, etc,,Guess what happens when you stop paying for them??Bye bye.

OT:Not bad but not great of an update.Plus this is still a shamble compared to PS+.
trouble_bubble  +   699d ago
I beat Sleeping Dogs through PS+ last spring and then deleted it to free up space. I'd do the same thing with GameswithGold. Why keep something you don't need? I delete old installs and old DLC all the time.

Most purchases are glorified rentals. Gamestop's shelves aren't lined with used games because gamers are sentimental.
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webeblazing  +   699d ago
Wait so how long are MS doing this. This well give an incentive for buying Xbox gold. I still would like like the option to actually be able to own and play the mp part of my game that I brought. Their is no reason we should be paying for mp, now your basically paying 60 for half the game if u Dont buy into these online plans. MS ruined online gaming on consoles n Sony followed seeing all the money they made off gullible people.
xHeavYx  +   699d ago
I believe they were to stop after the One launched, but then decided to continue with this
DEEBO  +   699d ago
This is great for 360 and ms are making each other step their game up.
but sony is still ahead of the pack.just look at their jan2014 games.
and if you own a ps4,ps3 and a vita like me,you know what i'm saying is true.
maybe one day ms will give x1 gamers some good free games too.
rxl209  +   699d ago
youre kidding right?
WeAreLegion  +   699d ago
I've played both of these, thanks to Plus and I can honestly say you GWG users are in for a treat. I highly recommend downloading both.
Ravenor  +   699d ago
Another case of GWG and PS+ offering titles I paid full price their launch. I'm always happy for people who don't buy many games new and get some use out of both of these services. This service is just clearly not for me though, during my time with PS+ it drove me nuts waiting for the PS+ updates only for me to have played more than half of the titles available (The ones I hadn't played were games I had no interest in the first place).

Sleeping Dogs is VinnCo certified.
Heisenburger  +   699d ago
I got Guardian of Light through PS+. All you gold users should have a blast. :) Just make sure you grab a friend to play through the game with. Co-op is where it's at.

Sleeping Dogs?... I also have a high opinion of that game.

Angerfist  +   699d ago
One more month without Gold for me.
I have Sleeping Dogs and Tomb Raider does not interest me. Solid Games though
HumanAfterAll  +   699d ago
Sleeping Dogs is amazing. It's one of the best open world games I've ever played. So to those who don't own it, this is fantastic.

I unfortunately 100%'ed this game. chives and all. I was hoping for Just Cause 2 as rumored earlier since I've never played that.

I haven't played G.O.L. so that might be fun but when you buy so many games like myself, it's hard to get free ones you haven't played.
UltraAtomic  +   699d ago
Not bad, its a start it will only get better. lol i remember when i first got ps+, and the first game i downloaded was sleeping dogs lol.
Nabbic  +   699d ago
Aaaand this is why competition is good, and companies should not be supported until these changes come into effect.
If no one went for PS+, these things would be nonexistent, in fact, you'd probably be milked more for Live.

Just think, if people rallied against Gold originally when other companies offered better, you could have gotten this years ago.
thebudgetgamer  +   699d ago
Sleeping Dogs is a very fun open world game, jump on it if you have the chance.
bboyblast  +   699d ago
Aw Balls I Already own Sleeping Dogs.... Brill Game I Must Admit
kingPoS  +   699d ago
The end result is the same. Pay play enjoy. This what competition does, it evens the playing field.

MS announces Twitch Tv for Xbox One. Sony debuts the PS4 with Ustream & Twitch support at launch. Sony announces instant game collection in 2012, a year later Microsoft responds with games with gold.

Don't you see... everyone wins when there's healthy competition.

Gateway MT6706 2008
3kingzero  +   699d ago
Games for gold is a better service in the long term and short term as you can play the games whether you have a gold subscription or not. play station plus is just a rental service that is valid reason. Once playstation 3 servers are shut down say bye bye to your games your got through the service while on xbox you may have 20 games on your hardrive to play no matter what the circumstance is
solidjun5  +   699d ago
Sleeping dogs is fun. Whoever hasn't played, you can't beat this deal.
NeoTribe  +   699d ago
Guardian of light huh? Yeah i got that off ps plus a good few years ago lol. Sleeping dogs aswell lol. There trying atleast... kinda...
XboxFun  +   697d ago
It's about damn time Games for Gold got something remotely interesting. I will be getting these two games right now.

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