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Post by Blackhawk » Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:35 pm

I don't know if this is a gesture to garner goodwill, a mistake, or an attempt to make Live Gold worth something, but Fable 3 is currently free from the XBox Live Marketplace.
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Post by Blackhawk » Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:59 pm

As a note, you have to purchase it with Microsoft Points, not cash. It's still free, but the cash option just gives an error.
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Post by LawBeefaroni » Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:39 pm

Pretty sure it's not a mistake, it states that it's a Gold exclusive. Guess they're looking at taking on PSN+.
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Post by Blackhawk » Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:51 pm

They've announced that it is to 'celebrate E3.'

In other words, to suck up to all the people they've been pissing off. ;)
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Post by Daehawk » Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:30 pm

I dont have a points option.....all I have is my credit card which errors.

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Post by Daehawk » Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:14 pm

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Post by El Guapo » Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:13 pm

Is Fable 3 good?

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Post by YellowKing » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:16 am

Microsoft is offering free games until Xbox One is launched. Unlike Sony, no word on them offering free games after it is launched.

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Post by Daehawk » Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:18 am

Can we get the title amended to reflect an ongoing freebie? MS has said it will give away 2 games a month till XBone releases.
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Post by LawBeefaroni » Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:42 am

Daehawk wrote:Can we get the title amended to reflect an ongoing freebie? MS has said it will give away 2 games a month till XBone releases.
You could start a MS Live Monthly Game Giveaway thread if you want.
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Post by stimpy » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:12 pm

LawBeefaroni wrote:
Daehawk wrote:Can we get the title amended to reflect an ongoing freebie? MS has said it will give away 2 games a month till XBone releases.
You could start a MS Live Monthly Game Giveaway thread if you want.
I'll give you a dollar to start it in the Console gaming section......
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Post by Daehawk » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:47 pm

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Post by stimpy » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:06 pm

Ooooo...that would be worth $2.
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Post by Godzilla Blitz » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:35 pm

Thanks for the heads up. Downloading now.
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Post by Daehawk » Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:47 pm

Any new free stuff mentioned yet? Thought it was supposed to be 2 free games a month?
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Post by Blackhawk » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:36 pm

I read something earlier that they would be switching it to Halo 3 and Assassin's Creed 2 in July. I'll likely 'buy' them just to have them on record, although I already own both games.
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Post by Daehawk » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:23 pm

I do too. Was Fable 3 the only one this month?
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Post by Blackhawk » Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:05 pm

I believe so, yes.
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Post by Smoove_B » Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:41 pm

As a reminder, this is the last day you can download Fable III for free.

They've also confirmed that the games for July are indeed HALO 3 and Assassin's Creed II.

Here is the press release

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Post by Blackhawk » Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:36 pm

I am altering the thread. Pray I don't alter it any further.

For the sake of completion, I made this inclusive of Playstation Plus, which has basically the same deal as the new free Gold Live giveaways. If we're keeping track of one, we'd might as well do both.
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Post by Blackhawk » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:25 am

Smoove_B wrote:As a reminder, this is the last day you can download Fable III for free.

They've also confirmed that the games for July are indeed HALO 3 and Assassin's Creed II.

Here is the press release

Interesting. According to Major Nelson, Defense Grid is free starting today.
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Post by Smoove_B » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:31 am

Tower defense...on a console? I have a difficult time with mouse and keyboard, but free is free.

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Post by ibdoomed » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:35 pm

Smoove_B wrote:As a reminder, this is the last day you can download Fable III for free.

They've also confirmed that the games for July are indeed HALO 3 and Assassin's Creed II.

Here is the press release
Ahhh, see how they worded that very carefully. It doesn't say you will get halo3 and ac2 in July, it says you "will receive two free Xbox 360 game downloads per month starting July 1 until Dec. 31, 2013, including popular titles “Halo 3” and “Assassin’s Creed II.”

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Post by Smoove_B » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:47 pm

Yeah, I was wondering what happened there. Nice find -- and pretty crappy on their end.

EDIT: Here's the Micosoft Twitter message from 6/13 indicating HALO 3 and Assassin's Creed II were up first.

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Post by ibdoomed » Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:11 pm

Smoove_B wrote:Yeah, I was wondering what happened there. Nice find -- and pretty crappy on their end.

EDIT: Here's the Micosoft Twitter message from 6/13 indicating HALO 3 and Assassin's Creed II were up first.
That sure seems like an outright lie now but they'll probably blame it on the twit not being english.

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Post by Daehawk » Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:59 pm

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Post by Isgrimnur » Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:01 pm

Doesn't seem to be listed for free on the website yet.
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Post by Smoove_B » Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:04 pm

No, I checked earlier and it wasn't featured on the Xbox360 dashboard. Finding the game in the store, it was still listed at 800 points.

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Post by Smoove_B » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:03 pm

An update from an hour ago:
In other news:"Defense Grid" will be free for Gold Members soon. The team ran into a technical issue and is working on fixing it.
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Post by Blackhawk » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:48 pm

Smoove_B wrote:An update from an hour ago:
In other news:"Defense Grid" will be free for Gold Members soon. The team ran into a technical issue and is working on fixing it.
You were supposed to do one thing today Xbox Gold. ONE THING.
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Post by Blackhawk » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:17 pm

PS+ update for July

Coming tomorrow, 7-2: Battlefield 3 (PS3)

Coming at some point in July:

Metal Slug XX (PSP/Vita)
Jet Set Radio (PS3)
Dokuro (PS Vita)
Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee HD (PS3)

Leaving PS+ in July (remember, as long as you have 'purchased' them once, you own them as long as you have the service, even after they've been removed from the active offers list.)

July 2nd – Deus Ex: Human Revolution
July 9th – Joe Danger 2 The Movie
July 16rd – The Cave
July 23rd – Germinator
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Post by Chrisoc13 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:44 pm

Looks like the xb live has the game available now, just started downloading it.

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Post by Daehawk » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:51 pm

Holy crap I forgot I have a PSP. I need to reinstall the Sony thing on my PC and grab this stuff...argh.
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Post by Canuck » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:22 pm

Blackhawk wrote:PS+ update for July

Coming tomorrow, 7-2: Battlefield 3 (PS3)

Coming at some point in July:

Metal Slug XX (PSP/Vita)
Jet Set Radio (PS3)
Dokuro (PS Vita)
Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee HD (PS3)

Leaving PS+ in July (remember, as long as you have 'purchased' them once, you own them as long as you have the service, even after they've been removed from the active offers list.)

July 2nd – Deus Ex: Human Revolution
July 9th – Joe Danger 2 The Movie
July 16rd – The Cave
July 23rd – Germinator
July 30th – Zero’s Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward
Now you're just making Xbox Live look bad.

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Post by Daehawk » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:31 pm

Turns out there is nothing for me to get.For some reason I had it in my head that I got free games with my PSP. But that's only for the paid PLUS service doh...and my PSP 2000 is not even listed..it starts at the 3000 then hits GO and Vita....sigh.
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Post by Octavious » Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:53 pm

Canuck wrote:
Blackhawk wrote:PS+ update for July

Coming tomorrow, 7-2: Battlefield 3 (PS3)

Coming at some point in July:

Metal Slug XX (PSP/Vita)
Jet Set Radio (PS3)
Dokuro (PS Vita)
Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee HD (PS3)

Leaving PS+ in July (remember, as long as you have 'purchased' them once, you own them as long as you have the service, even after they've been removed from the active offers list.)

July 2nd – Deus Ex: Human Revolution
July 9th – Joe Danger 2 The Movie
July 16rd – The Cave
July 23rd – Germinator
July 30th – Zero’s Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward
Now you're just making Xbox Live look bad.
Shit I signed up for 3 months to try it out and made my money back in like 15 seconds. Gona renew for a year as soon as that expires. FYI there's a bunch of stuff that was supposed to go on sale dirt cheap today. Forget the list, but I know there were some good items in the list for great prices.
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Post by Smoove_B » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:06 pm

For XBL Gold members -- Assassin's Creed II is free, starting tomorrow -- until 7/30.

Other AssCreed games and DLC will be "on sale", as per that link (with prices).

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Post by Octavious » Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:49 pm

I'll check it out after I dig through the mountain for games that PS+ already handed out. ;)
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Post by Blackhawk » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:29 pm

As a reminder, Magic the Gathering: 2013 is free for Xbox! Live! Gold! users for the next few days.

Also, Galaga Legions DX is free on PS+ as of yesterday. Hoo, and then ray.
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Post by Daehawk » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:33 pm

Damn Id rather have Galaga
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