The Xbox Australia account page showed an odd image for a few hours earlier today. From the image, it looks like Magic: The Gathering 2013 will be September 1st’s Games with Gold.
Finally a game I don't have but I know nothing about it so I'm not sure I want it.
Culdcept Saga would have been a MUCH better choice. Magic the Gathering ? 1999 called and wants it's cards back. Why not just give us POGS instead!?
Isn't MTG a F2P game on Steam?
Yeah.. another disappointing title. Funny really, it's taking them so bloody long to release halo 3 and that's the only one title they mentioned I want to see released. I own it myself but having it free should give the mp a much needed population boost which would be awesome as Halo 3 wipes the floor with Reach and 4.
Wow, this is JUST LIKE Sony's Instant Game Collection. :-(
Microsoft aren't trying very hard are they? I'm about to start playing Assassin's Creed 3 on my PS+ subscription this month. Not to mention I get games for my Vita and soon my PS4. Still Magic Gathering seemed like a decent card game from the trail I played. It just doesn't compare to the PS+ lineup. If this rumour is true Microsoft need to try harder to reward their customers.
@Angry If you don't put in the /s, know one will ever know you're joking on this site...
LOL, thanks @InTheLab... silly me, I thought the frownie face was enough to indicate sarcasm...
Are you joking? Magic the Gathering is more popular now than it has ever been in the past. Sales are through the roof. Shows what you know about it. POGS, now that's a dead concept, I had forgotten it existed, but to compare Magic to that is just silly. And @minimur12, MTG:Tactics is a F2P game on Steam. It isn't even remotely similar to the Duels of the Planeswalkers franchise, which is actually a computerized version of the card game, whereas Tactics is a totally different game that just uses the MTG license for story and character content. All that said: It is a little pathetic to give Magic out as your free game to subscribers... PS+ gives out much more relevant and recent games. This game is a year outdated and has been replaced by a newer version. No reason not to give out the new version. PS+ has given out brand new games on day one before! Even the newer version of Magic is still a couple of months old now and should have been included instead of last year's version.
@callahan I own a ps plus account since the beginning. Brand new games on day one for free????? Personally i don't think so but i could be wrong maybe they were titles i had no interest in so i didn't pay attention PS+ is great though it offers me the opportunity to play great games i probably won't have played otherwise. I just finished battlefield 3, About to start playing hitman absolution and now i hear assassins creed 3 is coming. I haven't played creed since the first 1 which i hated greatly but i heard the game has improved substantially since then. If this is the case then i certainly won't mind trying it for free.
@sonarus: I remember there being at least Stacking on day one. I found a link for it: http://blog.us.playstation.... And I thought there were others as well, but can't remember which ones specifically.
people bashing MS do know that a year ago PS+ gave users magic the gathering 2012 right? and it was the big game for that month That said PS+ hasn't stopped getting better and they offer more than one game at a time.
@AngryTypingGuy Just like Sony's Instant Game collection? You sad little angst fanboy. Sony's instant game collection are better, Microsoft is half-assing it because they don't just simply give free stuff away unless there's a catch. Have you even SEEN Sony's September 2013 collection? http://blog.us.playstation.... I'm sorry, what's this about 'this' Freebie being 'JUST LIKE' Sony's? -Resident Evil Chronicles HD Collection - FREE for PSN+ -ICO - FREE for PSN+ -GTA: Liberty City Stories for PSP or Vita - FREE for PSN+ -Rayman Origins for Vita - FREE for PSN+ and -Galaga Legions DX - FREE on PSN+ This is just SEPTEMBER alone. Don't even think Microsoft can fully copy the great deals you get for being a PSN+ member, being an Xbox Gold member provides no bonuses, no pros, no benefits other than over-glorified self-pride.
This is = to your boss giving you a $0.10 raise to show his "appreciation".
@AngryTypingGuy I know you were joking and trying to be smartass, but in actuality, YES, it is almost exactly like PS+. Both give away two types of games. 1) Games I already own 2) Games I never cared about in the first place The only real difference is that one gives you free games, and the other is a rental service.
@ unholy You missed another difference. One will stop providing free games once their next gen console is released. The other will continue to provide content after their next gen console is released.
@Unholy_One... It's all a matter of opinion. I personally think Sony beats Microsoft in terms of both quantity and quality when it comes to Instant Games Collection vs. Games for Gold. On top of the free games given away, Sony gives incredible discounts to PS+ members. @Mounce... "Wow, this is JUST LIKE Sony's Instant Game Collection." /s /s /s /s /s. There is that better? I included not one, but FIVE foward-slash s' instead of a frownie face to fully indicate beyond a shadow of a doubt that I WAS JOKING!!!!
its a card game, like yugioh.
I think you have that backwards
how dare someone above bash pogs? I want free ALF pogs on liveGOLD!! LOL... wow magik? guess i'll quit downloading hitman absolution from psplus now.... /s
You can check out Magic 2014 on Android or iOS for free. Probably not as good as console versions though.
to be honest i dont find any of the versions that good. i play the official Magic the Gathering Online, now thats the real deal
I'm pretty sure it's better on iOS, it's the same game with touch controls, which are better suited for a card game.
Magic The Gathering? Ehhh I dunno bout that.
damn its true cos the pic is still up on xbox.com NZ gah! whats up with the crap arcade games! i thought these were meant to be highly rated!
It's ok for what it is. The actual card game is a bit more complicated but its a good time waster.
At least they are trying. I for one never played dead rising 2 or assassins creed 2. One mans trash is another mans treasure... Poeple complain about free stuff... My goodness.
some people are born fault-finders.... even when something is free. Magic: the Gathering has sold well and has reviews on Meta-Critic as high as 90. Don't particularly care for it personally, but then I don't have much time for still more games at this time. Still playing Splinter Cell: Blacklist and soon will be playing GTA5. To say nothing of iOS games. BTW: the article states that Rainbow Six will also be offered on Sept 1.
Magic the Gathering? 'K.
I don't have this one so I don't mind. I would have never bought it. A few of my friends play it so maybe they can help me start it up.
Much better than what they released so far.Good going micro
Dead Rising 2 is recent!
AC2 and DR2 shit on this.
im referring to how recent the game is. its a good game that barely anyone would bother with. ac2 and dr2 are ancient and almost everyone has played them at least once
I agree with you, I don't who's bright idea it was to release games EVERY ONE has... I mean really now. If your gonna give me old games, at least give me Viva Piñata tip... (please?)
I only have the first Magic that came out. (On PS3) I absolutely love it though! If you guys haven't played it and have Gold, I think you'll enjoy it. :) I didn't even know how to play Magic before I got it.
Ugh... so far nothing special, just the scraps you can get for couple of bucks from eBay :S I thought that at least they gonna try to match PS+ for those couple of months...
PS+ wasn't great games when it started or they were old.
The difference is its still rolling, where this wannabe magic show ends in December. I wouldn't mind something that was released last year AC3, FarCry 3, X-Com something that is not 6 years old and cost $0.99 on eBay or Amazon like Crackdown :P
are we bitching about free games again... please stop
Agreed. Both PSN and XBL freebies are weak in September. EDIT: Apologies, in U.S
Not sure what planet you are on?? No one said PS+ was weak in September. All he said was PS+ was weak for the first year! MS Live has been going for years now as a subscription and this is all they give? I only joined PS+ a year ago because they ramped it up big time after the first poor year! Just downloaded Assassins Creed 3 & the Jak & Daxter HD Trilogy for September - amazing titles!!! Hope MS give some proper games soon. The fans deserve it.
first I thought meh US PS+ sucks... but after seeing MS Gold... it is not so bad after all. Rayman Origins and Resident Evil are quite decent titles even if you already own them :3
USA does get the short end of the stick in terms of the IGC. However, to be fair, we in the US get more/better discounts thann EU does, so I huess it's fair...ish.
its never even been close ... gold is still gold-plated sh**... I haven't turned on my 360 in 3 months.
Why would you expect it to be like the PS+ games? 360 owners are not paying an additional subscription for free games. This just comes with the subscription we already pay for the Xbox LIVE Gold service. You pay for PS+ almost exclusively to get the free games. Not to mention, the Free With Gold games are truly free. You keep them even if you cancel your Xbox LIVE subscription.
Uhh dude they're both paid subscriptions and they're priced almost the same so I don't get what you're trying to say. You don't need to pay for a regular PS account.
Wow, what a crap month. If they want to compete with Ps+ they have to give more than a card game. In comparison: Ps+ gets AC3 and Jak & Dexter trilogie + more next month.
Was just thinking that lol.. Dead Rising 2, Assassin's creed 2, Magic the Gathering.. Meanwhile on PS+, Assassin's Creed 3, Hitman Absolution, Battlefield 3.. I could go on.
Again, you pay for PS+ specifically for those games. You pay for Xbox LIVE Gold mainly for the online service. The free games are just a bonus. And you get to keep these games even if you cancel your subscription.
Wow What a fail, Guys seriously switch over to the PlayStation if you even slightly value your money
Agreed, PS+ is much better valuehuehue
...all these disagrees are making me feel quite bluehuehue.. :'(
Too bad the controller is shit. But then again I can probably get a 3rd party 360 controller.
@demobot Just buy a PS4 and try the controller out, you may like it.
whoever brought up that stupid controller debate again obvious TROLL. there are multiple custom controllers available for sony. I have three seperate types myself.... and for the love of god learn how to hold a controller. "my thumbs bang together" .... uhhh your supposed to play with your thumbs (as in the balls of your fingers), not the joints of your thumbs all mashing together in the middle.
So my question is what happens if the member decides he don't want to pay for the service, do you keep the games or lose them?
lmao that was blunt
But not if you value your card details or any other personal information I guess
There are always prepaid cards for punks like you who live under a rock and don't know that no Credit card detail was ever hacked by anyone
How about you give me the money for a fucking PS3, maybe than I will?
So I looked on Amazon...Nothing, I go to Gamestop..ziltch...WTF? So I look on XBL and discover the reason I never heard of it, it's because it's an Xbox arcade game, only a few months in and they are already resorting to arcade games instead of retail? Come on.... This is how you do it M$ http://ca.ign.com/articles/...
Microsoft's argument of "you get to keep the games completely, no questions asked" isn't holding water at all, especially when the games are either old releases or XBLA titles. If they want to compete with Sony like this, they should at least offer a choice between two or three games each period. They don't even have to be enormous releases, but if there's a choice, there's a better chance of gamers not feeling like the Games for Gold date was wasted on something they didn't like.
if a tree falls in the forrest but noone is around to hear it, does it make a sound? if MS gives out free games and their your to keep forever,and the games are all terrible, and noone gives a sh%#, does it even matter?
Yes... Of course the tree made a sound.. If i have never seen you, do you really exist? Of course it matters... Value matters if you cant show value no one will care but it still matters! But i totaly see where someone above is coming from.. You are paying ps+ for the games and discounts.. Gold and plus are two completley different services, it will be interesting to see if the value in plus continues on to the ps4 when playing online is added to the plus paywall.. If sony would have kept online free for ps4 i dont think ms could have matched the plus value but imo nxt gen the playing field will be even. IMO gold will edg out plus unless plus can continue to put out the kind of games they do right now and ms doesnt match it but if it comes down to just the online ms will win.. Again just my opinion..
Omfg I'm so sick of people sucking Sony's d#%k!!! Those games on plus are glorified rentals. These games on gold may be old but I OWN THEM EVEN IF I DON'T KEEP GOLD! And like a poster above stated plus was garbage until they started (recently) giving out game rentals. And most of the games plus gives out are old aswell. I just don't get how you people can bitch about free games. Unbelievable...
OMFG i'm so sick of people sucking Micro$oft's d#%k! Those games are old as dirt and nobody wants them anyway....Those PS+ "rentals" may go away EVEN IF I DON"T KEEP PS+, BUT I HAVE NO PLANS ON CANCELING THE SERVICE ANYTIME SOON..... I'd much rather "rent" Uncharted 3, Saints row the third, Hitman Absolution, Sleeping Dogs, ICO, and all of the other amazing RETAIL games that be given LMAO Assassins Creed 2, Tower Defense and Magic the gathering like it's 1997.....BTW PS+ isn't ending anytime soon and when the PS4 launches I have access to free content and crazy discounts FOR 3 consoles stuff like like Max Payne 3 for 7 dollars and games like Rayman legends, and Alice