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Submitted by xboxpete 75d ago | opinion piece

Will Saints Row The Third Keep You Happy

Games with Gold is getting closer to being decent. But i’m sure no one needs to remind Phil Spencer that this needs a MASSIVE improvement.

Saints Row The Third was released on November 15th, 2011, a full Two and a Half Years ago.

Games With Gold has now released 23 Titles but the Xbox Live community have not been entirely happy with the quality of these titles (Industry, Xbox, Xbox LIVE)

Bundi  +   75d ago
I was so worried they'd change the GwG format 360 to mimic ps plus. I like that I get to keep the games forever, especially since I didn't buy xbox gold for the games so it really feels like an awesome bonus.

An old(er) game is a new game to me *if I have not played it yet. So far Halo 3, Assasin's Creed 2 and Banjo Nuts and Bolts(RSA substitute for some other game I have forgotten) are the games I had already owned prior to them being available on gwg.

Dust blew my socks off, looking forward to playing Saints Row The Third for the 1st time.
SegaGamer  +   75d ago
You say you get to keep your games forever but what if Microsoft close down their Xbox 360 servers and your HDD goes bust ?

It would be gone forever.

Obviously you could back the game up on another HDD but it's still risky. There is a chance you would never be able to get that game again unless you bought the physical copy.

PS+ and GwG are good but they are both flawed in the long run.

It's the same with going all digital, i really don't understand why anybody would want to go all digital.
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xboxpete  +   75d ago
Yes there is a flaw in that if the 360 servers go down and yes you need to stay as a paid member of psn to play most of their downloads.

But if that happens these titles will have been deleted in place of newer ones or even further generations of consoles so it won't matter.

As for digital content ..... that is another subject altogether
Bundi  +   74d ago
That's a pretty big if, MS would have to pull the plug, I would have to have a broken console/hdd AND have no backups.
I could lose my physical copy if somebody steals/scratches/breaks/mispla ces it too. There is no 100% forever ownership but like you say, I can back up my games on another drive.

On PS+ method, if sony were to pull the plug then that would be a guaranteed loss of access no doubt. So I'm glad 360 will remain as is. Sucks about Xbox One.
Studio-YaMi  +   74d ago
Both GwG & PS+ take a hard whopping when compared to "Steam" < FACT!

That being said,PS+ is still far better than GwG with it's old-a** game offerings,at least with PS+ you're getting discounts as well.
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djplonker  +   74d ago
Steam doesn't rely on keeping reatilers happy unlike the consoles as much as I love steam its nothing on ps plus sorry!

2 ps3 games

2 vita

1 ps4

When was bioshock infinite and 4 other games available on steam for£4?

Last steam sale bioshock was £9.99 on its own!
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Bundi  +   74d ago
Xbox Live Gold has been offering exclusive discounts for years now.
Ps plus is like a rental service with newer games that you dont get to keep or decide on.
Vystrel  +   74d ago
The Xbox One is actually getting Ryse and Forza 5 free. The PS4 still has resogun and that other indie game. So as of when those free games come out for Xbone GwG is better than PS Plus.
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trywizardo  +   75d ago
its one of my fav open world games , it have the action , the comedy and the weapons , so yeah it will keep me happy ...
KonsoruMasuta  +   75d ago
No, I decided to download it an it has been as bad as I thought it would be. It's a pretty average game. The lowest point in the series.

I probably would have been a lot more satisfied if they gave us number 2, even though it's older.
tigertron  +   74d ago
A great game.
Nabbic  +   74d ago
I prefer a rental service with newer games than a permanent service with older ones.
I can buy saints row 3 with all the DLC for dirt cheap, and have little interest in playing it now that a fourth has been released.

Yes, there is an advantage with keeping the game. Though when the servers shut down you will no longer be able to download those games again anyway - So unless you are willing to store every single GWG game across multiple hard drives you will never keep it forever.
Furthermore, assuming you did do that, how many of you would honestly replay every one of those games several years down the line? Especially when you'll be able to buy the versions with the most content for dirt cheap physically at that time.

Give me newer games and actually give me value from my subscription. Why not give me Saints Row 4 without the DLC on a rental service? The publishers will still make money when I buy the additional content that I would have waited for during Steam sales and it's not something I could buy for a fiver or less preowned.
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MasterD919  +   74d ago
I own the majority of what has been given by MS. So, no frankly, SR3 isn't enough. They need to step it up.
Cobra951  +   74d ago
The 360 model is perfect, and it's a shame that the XB1 did not follow suit. On the 360, the free games are "purchased" for $0.00 (and no tax, since any percentage of zero is zero). As far as the management software is concerned these games are just as yours as those bought with real money. You keep them indefinitely, you can play them without needing to log on to anything, and if your HDD goes bust, you can redownload them later. That's the way it should be on the XB1 and on PSN Plus.

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