Submitted by Kayant 182d ago | news

Xbox Live Gold Members Get Dust: An Elysian Tail and Saints Row: The Third Free in May

Majornelson :

"Starting Thursday, May 1st, Dust: An Elysian Tail (normally US $14.99) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through May 15th.
Then on May 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Saints Row: The Third (normally US $19.99) for free through May 30th.

The “Games With Gold” program gives Xbox LIVE Gold Members 2 free games to keep each month. A new title will be available the 1st and 16th of each month." (Dust: An Elysian Tail, Saints Row: The Third, Xbox 360)

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Outsider-G  +   182d ago
Xbox Live members should be getting better games imo
NYC_Gamer  +   182d ago
That would be really expensive for MS to pay publishers for the right of 360 owners to download and keep the game...That's why GwG on X1 needs to be like PS+ with rentals of new software every month.
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Kayant  +   182d ago
As I have always said I wished MS copied the IGC model it would really make me consider paying for gold again because I know the titles will be better.
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Outsider-G  +   182d ago
Yeah true. They should go the rental route.
CJDUNCAN  +   182d ago
don't go the rental route. without xbox gold, the games we get are still ours. going the rental route that's not the case anymore.
badz149  +   182d ago

sure let's us all play Assassin's Creed 2 and Halo 3 for the 700th time when we don't have Gold! /s
Revolt13  +   182d ago
Dust is a great game!
Palitera  +   182d ago
Better than this?

These games are both excellent!
Lukas_Japonicus  +   182d ago
What? This is probably the best month of the service since it started, imo.


Yeah yeahhh, we know, it's not as good as 'that other similar service'. But this service has gotten better and better each month. You can' deny that.
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InMyOpinion  +   182d ago
And that speaks volumes.
Outsider-G  +   182d ago
My fault. It's pretty good. I wasn't aware that you get to keep the game which is awesome.
Freeball  +   182d ago
Yes, good month for GwG, but they need to stop responding and get proactive in winning back gamers. Instead of trying to match PS Plus (which they haven't yet, but getting closer), beat it for a few months and get people to notice.
badz149  +   182d ago

Getting closer? LOL
oakshin  +   182d ago
its got better i agree but thats becuz every month 360 games get older and older im guessing xbox is at a crossroads with how there going to do this on xb1
lelo  +   182d ago
Good games.
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from the beach  +   182d ago
Quick look at Metacritic would suggest these are very good games - I haven't played either but I'll check them out.

MS is doing it right.
amazinglover  +   182d ago
Dust is a very good game differently worth the try and Saints Row 3 is in many ways a better game then Saints 4 so for those who haven't played it your in for a real treat. I agree with some the games selection isn't the best but who cares since they are some what free since gold is required which does cost money.
AnimeAvenger  +   182d ago
These are actually the best games MS has put out for free so far.
BakPAin  +   182d ago
I already have Dust. Will give SRThird a go. Not complaining at all, Free is Free. Here take it, do you want one? Hey you over there and you over there eating that burger you want a free game?
Bundi  +   182d ago
I have not played either of these games, so getting to play them for free is awesome. So far only 2 out of 28 have been games that I already owned.
Wikkid666  +   182d ago
Saints Row 3 is awesome!
n4gamingm  +   182d ago
Hells yes saints row the third.👏
sage12  +   182d ago
I'm definitely interested in Dust, but this is another disappointing month. Still no X1 games with gold.. great
NYC_Gamer  +   182d ago
That is most likely an announcement saved for E3
sak500  +   182d ago | Well said
When did you start getting 360 games for free? Think about it and also see i'ts just been few months and people are still buying the launch titles albeit at discounted rates. It's not that there are 100s of titles already out there that they can offer something for free.

Not that i wouldn't x1 games free as well but think logically. I would even prefer rental for x1.
maniacmayhem  +   182d ago
Pretty cool, I have never played Dust but it looks fantastic and I heard Saints 3 was bat sh*t insane. I'll check that out too.
lovethenoob  +   182d ago
I highly recommend downloading and playing DUST, I very much enjoyed that game and its FREE (for xbox gold members)
HumanAfterAll  +   182d ago
I haven't played Dust

But Saints Row 3 and 4 I got every achievement in. And I own them digitally. =/
WeAreLegion  +   182d ago
Both amazing games. Download both of 'em, if you haven't played them yet.
sak500  +   182d ago | Well said
For once i'm saying thanks to sony for this. MS is feeling it that sony's giving better offers even though those are rentals but to be honest new games will be coming less and less on 360 so only good games will entice people to keep their gold for 360 if they haven't switched to x1 and dont' plan on.
barb_wire  +   182d ago
Damn, already have both of these.

I wonder how MS chooses which games are given out.
Slysi  +   182d ago
And xbox one gets nothing again,thanks MS for rewarding my loyalty to xbox. Day 1 buy and still no free game,yet ps4 have just got there 6th free game.
gcolley  +   182d ago
The mentality of children these days.
Slysi  +   181d ago
Come back and comment when u can afford one because then u would understand
Slysi  +   181d ago
I just love the disagrees
hazard17remedy  +   182d ago
Nice! And you know what's better? Is that aso the DLC's receive discount, so you can get the full package!
bigD64  +   182d ago
Both great games, unfortunately I already have both. GWG is going to just keep improving. Can't wait until they put it on xbox one!
Cobra951  +   182d ago
Yes! I loved SR4 (my first SR game), and I almost bought SR3 afterward, but it was too expensive for an older game. I can wait another couple of weeks for it. Dust is decent, and it should provide a few jollies until the SR3 freebie comes out. The trial version isn't bad.
zpoc  +   182d ago
they need to include xbox games in this asap. ps plus makes live look like bad value in comparison.
xpressyoself  +   182d ago
Why exactly are people complaining about games that they get for free and get to keep forever?
TheSaint  +   182d ago
What if I bought gold purely on the strength of the free games? Would I be allowed to be disappointed then?
xpressyoself  +   182d ago
Why would anyone pay for a consoles online service purely on the strength of free games. Jesus christ why do people think they are entitled to so much shit now. You should be thankful you get a free game not be dissapointed because its one you didnt like. Give me a break
TheSaint  +   181d ago
I see, so because I put up a logical argument you get angry and petulant, ok.
iiorestesii  +   182d ago
Well done M$. About time.
CerealKiller  +   182d ago
Why not Saints Row IV?

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