First Two Xbox One Games With Gold Now Available For Free to Members

Many were wondering when the first Games with Gold for Xbox One would be made available, and that moment is now.


Update: we just verified that you can "Purchase" the games for free even if you don't have an Xbox One, exactly like you do with PlayStation plus. That way they'll be linked to your account and they'll be available (if you still have Xbox Live gold) when you get the console.

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GarrusVakarian1506d ago (Edited 1506d ago )

Nice, i read that they wouldn't be available until the 6th earlier today, so this is a pleasant little surprise. I'm download Max right now, ive been looking forward to playing it tonight with my headphones on.

buttclown1506d ago (Edited 1506d ago )

Places I read either didn't clarify or I misread, are they both available for free, or is just one now and another at the second half of the month?

Edit: Sorry, should have read further down the comments lol

GarrusVakarian1506d ago (Edited 1506d ago )

Both are available to download right now, i have them both downloading as we speak.

Although, i also read somewhere that it differs from PS Plus in the fact that if you are offline, you can't play your GWG games. I'm not sure if this DRM is true or not, i'll test it when my download is complete and report back here.

Mr Pumblechook1506d ago

Competition is great and Sony deserve a lot of credit for coming up with this new business model. I was going to let my Xbox Live subscription lapse but this might make keep hold of it to build up some games in the event I buy an Xbone - sweet!

Dlacy13g1506d ago

It should be noted that I think only those in the preview beta are currently able to play as this roll out is tied into the June update. I imagine the June update will be rolling out soon to all though since this has gone live.

GarrusVakarian1506d ago

Yeah, both titles are stuck at 99%, seems that we have to wait for the next firmware update until we can play them. The firmware will be released within the next week or so, so we don't have to wait too long.

That sucks, i was really looking forward to playing some Max tonight.

MazzingerZ1505d ago

Why the Xbox articles and xbox-only owners always remarks 'for free' when it's obvious they have to as that's the point with the service, it's just funny to see who is not used to get things for free:-) althought both demand a suscrption :S

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Pogmathoin1506d ago

I hope some clothes too Lukas..... :)

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CJDUNCAN1505d ago

I downloaded Max yesterday but it got to 99% on the install then stopped.

Export1505d ago

We can play them now!!

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truefan11506d ago (Edited 1506d ago )

Usually they split them up, but they just said the hell with it download them both. This is awesome, will probably start MAX tonight.

Wait a minute is it possible to start my download remotely, I think my XB1 is still on. That would be pretty tight.

CONFIRMED: I Have "purchased" both and they are available to download.

GarrusVakarian1506d ago

Oh, Halo is available too, right now? Nice. I told my friend we would play it co-op. I love top-down shooters.

HugoDrax1506d ago

Both co-op and single player modes are different. Still fun, but I wish I could have played the entire single player campaign co-op with my brother.

GarrusVakarian1506d ago (Edited 1506d ago )


Meh, i don't mind. I played the entire campaign of Dead Nation on PS4 by myself, lol, so i'll have no issue playing the campaign mode for this game alone. I love top-down shooters.

Immorals1506d ago (Edited 1506d ago )

No feature like that yet, unless maybe on their website like 360?

Edit, seems like you can

GribbleGrunger1506d ago (Edited 1506d ago )

This is a great deal in my opinion. Aren't you going to question the word 'free' in that headline though, Trufan. You're usually so vocal about things like that ...

kingPoS1505d ago

What's this!!! truefan1 actually approving the use of rentals.


Gateway MT6706 2008

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akaFullMetal1506d ago

That's great, hopefully Xbox fans will see the bright side to this version just like PS Plus.

BallsEye1505d ago

Not sure where you've been mate. Xbox 360 kept on getting 2 games a month for free for a long time now, with difference you continue to have them even if you stop paying for XBLG. The big thing is this is NEXT-GEN console and it already has free games with live. That's where ps4 still gotta catch up.

Quite unexpected considering next-gen library is not that big yet and all titles are kind of new Makes me think what games will be free next month :O...

akaFullMetal1505d ago (Edited 1505d ago )

I was under the assumption that xbox one games given by games with gold were like PSPLUs where you get the games, but need xbox live to have them? That is what changed for games with gold when it was released for xbox one. So games with gold for xboxone is like PSPLUS, and with that xbox one will get more recent games like playstation does.

Wikkid6661506d ago

Just put them in my download queue.

mrpsychoticstalker1506d ago (Edited 1506d ago )



Say thanks daddy Microsoft for multi-player.

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aragon1506d ago

maybe for party chat and achievements

Oner1506d ago (Edited 1506d ago )

Actually ~ Party Chat, Yes. Achievements, No.

"There have been plenty of games the pre date the Xbox that have achievements ~like Goldeneye on the N64 that rewarded players who completed goals with guns, cheats & special modes. While Spyro 2 on the original PS rewarded players who unlocked 'Skill Points' with extra lives. However, these achievements really created the foundation that PlayStation's Trophies and Xbox 360's Achievements and Gamerscore were based upon"

Quoted & Paraphrased

ALLWRONG1506d ago (Edited 1506d ago )

Microsoft invented the universal achievement system for all games. Sony copied it with trophies. I know you hate it but it's fact.

Oner1505d ago

So let me get this straight ~ the truth that companies implemented achievements before Microsoft is NOT fact?

STFU. YOU are the one who can't accept fact as usual you are ALLWRONG.

AceBlazer131506d ago

You poor uneducated fool.Sega did online in console gaming first,even PlayStation did it before Xbox . You learn something new everyday , not like your gonna remember any of this, it doesn't suit your fanboy praise.

beerzombie1505d ago

Everything is built upon something, math science. Evolution gaming Creation. To say one person or corporation did it first is small minded.

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