Slick Deals: Microsoft/Xbox Live is offering a free download of full version of Fable II game for Xbox 360.
Who's dumb enough to fall for this?
Omg it's downloading! This is so awesome!! Note to people: http://slickdeals.net/?sdti... Use that link once you sign in, otherwise they will charge you standard fee. Note that there is another free game on XBL, though the name escapes me. It's a simple 2D side-scroller for those interested. Flow is also free on PSN while we're at it. I love this! I needed an RPG and had nothing to play for my consoles.
so when i get home i will dl it. I liked the free episode they offered before and was going to get the full game at some point. Now that point is now. Excellent. (bill & ted style) edit: it has to be the full game. The first ep was only 1+ gb. This one is 6.6gb.
Edit: MS confirmed this to be fake, sorry guys
Honestly I think he's confused. When I downloaded it, it specifically says "Fable 2 FULL Game". When I downloaded the first episode months ago, it said Fable 2 episode one. Even the description for Fable 2 was the full game, on the episodes downloads, it says download episode one now and continue playing to unlock more episodes for purchase, or something like that. EDIT: Also, episode 1 is only a 1-2GB download, not 7GB.
I'm on this like white on rice, but...WTF? Why is it free?
MS's twitter is saying it's only Episode 1. Others are saying they are collecting achievements and getting past episode 1. MS may be trying to persuade people to cancel their downloads, so I'm going to stick in and see what happens. Has to be a mistake that they are trying to cover up.
Works. This is Microsoft's strong point. Marketing. More people will get Fable 2 and will be wanting some more. Fable 3 comes out and gets killer sales. No matter how much you hate Microsoft, you have to admit that they have great advertising schemes.
u download the full game but only get to play the first chapter....u gotta pay to play the rest....like this is microsoft they never give out anything for free.
can you verify this? I know that when they offered up episode 1 it wasnt a full 6.6gb download. Did you get this game and play up to where ep 1 would end and have it show you something to the extent that in order to play you had to pay? Really, I am curious now. I went back through my purchase history to when I got the free episode and it shows full game then too but it really amounted to around 2gb. Interesting...........
It is the full game, my completed save file works with this so its not just an episode!
I just downloaded this (bought this) about 1month ago... I had bought it originally when it came out but then had a hankering for it... and $20 seemed like a deal... now I'm kicking myself. t(-.-t) m$ (from me) \(^o^)/ m$ (for others) ...Kix self again...
Yup worked fine with my old save. First it didnt apply the update when logged online, but then i let it get to the main menu offline, then logged and and applied the update when asked worked fine after that :-) Microsoft have clearly just cocked up and responded taking it down, attempting to convince people downloading it that it wasnt the real deal. Those that stuck it out, well done. From this small window of opportunity, you got yaself a free game lol
here's the msg i'm getting: Sorry This item is not available for purchase from Xbox LIVE Marketplace on the Web.
How is Flow free on PSN? I can't find the free version of Flow anywhere :S
What are you talking about? It's legit. http://marketplace.xbox.com... Once again, the benefits of actually having a hard drive.
If you don't have a hard drive you can still grab the game and download it later when you have a USB Drive or Hard Drive. It's free!
It definitely works.
Nice TV :D And it's downloading for me :)
Downloading it now. And thanks *Merc_With_A_Mouth* when I tried the first time reading the first article about this the page on XBL was as if the deal wasn't there trying to get a credit card number.
ITS WORKING HAHAHAHA! YEESSS FREE GAMEEE!
If this is not a joke or work of some hacker, I'm seriously happy right now. Hopefully, this and that 2400 points deal is a good sign of more things to come.
Just curious.. what '2400 points deal?' Haha.
I should've said 800 points deal I guess. You know the one that gives you back 800 points if you spend 2400 points on Live Marketplace?
Ive been milking that Bing rewards thing for a few weeks now also. Getting 200ms points for every computer I sign up with a new account. Heh. Rounding 1000msp right now. Just gotta get a few friends who dont care for the points to do my bidding and sign up more accounts for me. for anyone curious: https://ssl.bing.com/reward... sign up using Firefox or IE as yer browser and you get 250 reward points. Redeem those points in the redemption center where they have 100msp. You can only make one purchase at a time so purchase 100 then purchase another 100. In a few weeks theyll send you the point codes. Repeat process with a different computer. Im sure someone knows how to get around this and use a single computer, but Im not that smart.I have 3 coms in my house so thats 600msps right there plus the computers at my girlfriends. And any friend I can get to do so for me as well. Plus some legit uses got me another 100 reward points by just using there toolbar :P
My 360 got a virus and RROD. Download at your own risk or alternatively download Steam and get lots of free games weekly thanks to Valve. PC gaming is the best.
As much as I'd love to download Fable II for free on Steam, it's not available dude.
Well COINTELPRO, it's your own opinion and I respect that, but for most of us, console gaming is better. Not because we got the best graphics, sound, upgradable components etc. It's because it's simple and fun. On topic; I seriously can't believe this. It's just pure win for us gamers. BTW there's none of that region/IP locking crap for Fable II. So, if you are living in a non-supported country like me, you can download the game without having a problem.
I'm downloading, it says item already purchased! That's weird, they better not charge me anything for it! But if it is really free....THANK YOU! :D
Who's dumb enough to troll a free game?
I am! And it's working!
ur an idiot
It's free, there is nothing to fall for. Perhaps you should report yourself, Troll!
What is there to lose? A little bit of you time, that's all.
OMG i bought fable 2 today!!!!! WTFFFFFF
Erm doesn't work you get " Sorry This item is not available for purchase from Xbox LIVE Marketplace on the Web. " So I reckon they stopped it OR as usual you fanboys are going along with this crap to try make your console look better which if you need to do that your sad but it wouldn't be the first time.. Either way it's dead now so don't bother..
vhero give it up. there must be a "i love sony" thread for you somewhere
Erm say what now?? It doesn't work you tool! try the link yourself you get that error message. You think I just made that crap up?? Who is the fanboy here?? Hmmm.. I think thats easy to see as it's obviously not me.. I lost 2 bubbles so far for attacking fanboys as your all lowlifes and N4G mods need to get off there a$$3$ and do something about you people.
Why do you automatically assume that this is a "fanboy" attempt? And why does it bother you so much that this game was released for free for a short period of time?
Because vhero is a fanboy himself and when looking through his fanboy goggles it appears that any positive Xbox 360 news is concocted by the opposition! By the way, I can confirm it worked for me and it was the entire game without the premium DLC.
I guess the Admins should pay attention to there website.
Seemed to work for me... don't know how or why though.
Part of their give back program before the price goes up.
doesn't work for UK, even if you have a USA account, it won't work in the UK, i just tried it EDIT- UPDATE, it does work for UK residents, hurry up and get it before it goes off
How did you get it to work for UK? I changed the en-US in the link to en-GB and it seemed to work, but when I click download it says I need the latest update even though I have it. Something to do with being in the new dashboard program thing?
i did it by changing the xbox website to the usa one, clicked international and clicked usa, then i signed in as my Uk account, then i typed in fable 2 and it was there for free, but microsoft fixed it now,doesn't work anymore, lets just hope they dont delete it from my download list
Downloading, free is free
Not to mention, it's a good game.
this is actually a nice marketing move for ms with fable 3 around the corner.
yup i agree! played it already but you can't pass on a free full game!
Exactly! I own the game, but downloading anyway! If anything, it's a good backup, if anything happens to the disc.
Just went on site clicked on add to queue, turned on my xbox and...
Does this include the DLC?
The DLC is also free. Might as well grab that too.
DLC has either Premium and Free. I just checked. The Premium DLC is still charged.
http://tinyurl.com/cf8m66 - DLC is Free! http://tinyurl.com/2vveaop - DLC is also Free!
Those have always been free, they are just so you can play co-op with other people that have the "premium" versions. You can tell the difference because after it says See the Future it'll either say (free) or (premium) after them.
It doesn't work I tried downloading the DLC "See the Future" and it said I was downloading the full 500 MB DLC and when I go play it. It tells me I have to pay for it I did get free items though just for downloading it. I haven't tried downloading the full game since I already have it so who knows if that works. There was a patch for Fable 2 that I had to download so maybe they have already blocked it/Patched it.
how do you get the free dlc
Im tryna figure it out aswell!!!
esco bladehas already post it im downloading the dlc has well i only feel bad for those that brought the game
Those aren't the 'real' dlc content. There's a 'free' and a 'premium' content. The free version, which EscoBlades showed, is only for co-op. Meaning it only lets you play with someone who has the premium.
thx for enlighten me
Wow..I didn't think it would work haha. It really downloaded. That's really sweet. haha.
I already got it with all the DLC for $20 i am good. Great find tho got me pumped for a bit at first i thought it was for PC but then i remembered only the first fable was on PC.
NO! It's not the full game! It's a trick! This promotion has been going for months. How have you guys missed this? It says "Download the full game of Fable II for free!" It downloads the full game, but you really only get to play the first chapter before it makes you pay for more chapters. I'm serious.