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Microsoft's free game is not really free... or a game

New this week on Xbox Live was a brand new Arcade game that could be downloaded for free. Advertised in the Spotlight channel of the dashboard, this free game download that eats up 321.8 MB of your hard drive turns out to offer absolutely no gameplay at all... unless you want to pay for it. How, then, is that a free game?

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Cookigaki2572d ago

False advertising! How do they get away with that?

nedensmelly2572d ago

Maybe they took it down from the dashboard because they realized it was kinda misleading. I just looked on my 360 and I don't see the ad any more.

KratosGIRL2572d ago (Edited 2572d ago )

My worst fear Cookigaki has materialised himself in the mortal world

-Alpha2572d ago (Edited 2572d ago )

Well they say signing up for XBL is free too, it's tricky wordplay.

There is ONE game that is actually free on XBL though, some 2D space shooter

maniacmayhem2572d ago

That game is garbage too. Even MS would feel bad charging for that game.

-Alpha2572d ago

It's free and it's actually decent. Has multiplayer support too.

RonaldRaygun2572d ago

There's also a Doritos-themed game that's free, but it's terrible.

PRHB HYBRiiD2572d ago

aegis wing....its a pretty decent game and fun :)

Theonik2572d ago

Yaris also used to be free!
*Crickets*

STiRacer2572d ago (Edited 2572d ago )

lmao at Yaris racing and Doritos driving game. Other one time free games were Undertow, Texas Hold'em, and Aegis Wing which were somewhat decent games.

poopface12571d ago

I have only played it for like 5 min so far, maybe some time when I dont have other games to play.

I also got undertow for free a long time ago. It got boring fast, but it was free.

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Imperator2572d ago

Lol MS is known for that. I love they advertise XBL as "free" yet you can't do sh!t with XBL Free. Pathetic.

Masamori Sumimura2572d ago

Dont pay for no XBLA game. I get all of mines for free with the USB transfer technique.

SkylineR2572d ago

This game has an iPhone app style system of selling. The game is "free" but you pay for all the in-game content like the tables and themes and whatnot. It's sort of misleading but not at the same time. Those who buy app store games will know how it works.

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RedDead2572d ago

So Microsoft even charge for free stuff...

Sickens me.

HolyOrangeCows2572d ago

You act like it's a revelation. MS has done this for two generations.

SkylineR2572d ago

It's not a Microsoft product...
Read my comment above to see how this game works when trying to purchase it.

Paradise Lost2572d ago

Microsoft are filthy liars.

-Alpha2572d ago

Geez, it could have been done my mistake, no need to go overboard

dangert122572d ago

a full blown advert by mistake that mentions 'free' and allows the free download but no gameplay

sounds kind of hard to make a accident out of alpha my friend but hey it could of been lol

-Alpha2572d ago (Edited 2572d ago )

Nvm, your right, but it's not like they robbed you of anything...except maybe your excitement and 350 MB lol

radphil2572d ago

"Nvm, your right, but it's not like they robbed you of anything...except maybe your excitement and 350 MB lol"

I want my excitement back! >:(

Masamori Sumimura2572d ago

They were giving out Fable 2 for free last month and They dint charge anybody for downloading it. Errors can happen

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noxeven2572d ago

its a free client manager before you give me crap for saying that im just stating that now im going back to not caring

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