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DarkCloud
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(07-28-2013, 09:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wickerbasket

I've got a feeling I'm going to own all of the games they're going to give us.

I guess it's nice for people who missed out on those games when they released. Hopefully more people experience how awesome Crackdown is.

Guess you could look at it like i am. Free digital copies. As someone who installs all my games i'm playing anyways being able to have a version at all times without needing to swap discs makes this interesting enough for me. i enjoy the benefits of digital but not enough to rebuy a game I already own on disc.
Danthrax
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(07-28-2013, 09:27 PM)
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I just found out about this. Glad it's being heavily advertised. =\
lucius
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(07-28-2013, 09:47 PM)
Is it confirmed they are stoping this in December for 360?

Seems like an easy thing to keep doing lots of older titles they could tap into.
Stumpokapow
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(07-28-2013, 09:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Danthrax

I just found out about this. Glad it's being heavily advertised. =\

Err, it is.

- They mentioned it at E3, prominently.

- MajorNelson has announced each new game on his blog


- It's a tile on Xbox.com


- It was posted on Xbox News Wire:


- It was covered on major blogs:
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/07/16/as...on-xblm-today/
http://kotaku.com/existing-xbox-live...g-tw-512305727
http://www.destructoid.com/assassin-...s-258169.phtml
http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/07/...e-on-xbox-live
http://www.gamespot.com/news/xbox-li...-month-6411022
http://www.polygon.com/2013/7/3/4489...with-gold-july
etc

- It has this thread here

- It's in the XBLA thread here
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost...postcount=4150

- It had all these threads:
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=609006
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=612186
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=581137
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=581293

- It's on the dashboard
Games -> visible tile: "Free with Gold: AC2"
Games -> Browse Games -> visible tile: "Free with Gold", picture of an Assassin in a hoodie
Games -> Browse Games -> Sales and Specials -> "Free with Gold" -> Whole hub dedicated to the program

At some point, it's not that it's not being advertised well, it's that you didn't look.
PAULINK
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(07-28-2013, 11:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stumpokapow

Err, it is.

Damn stump, you went all out on this poor soul.
EvB
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(07-28-2013, 11:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by PAULINK

Damn stump, you went all out on this poor soul.

Originally Posted by Danthrax

I just found out about this. Glad it's being heavily advertised. =

Email Microsoft for more ads
Lord of Castamere
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(07-28-2013, 11:23 PM)
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I'm hoping Left 4 dead 1/2 goes free, and DLC gets slashed.
I want a good mutiplayer community to get reinvigorated by this program.
JudgeB
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(07-29-2013, 03:38 AM)

Originally Posted by EvB

Email Microsoft for more ads

:clap:

Haha
Toa TAK
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(07-29-2013, 04:17 AM)
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So do we know what's coming next?
Ghazi
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(07-29-2013, 04:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by Toa TAK

So do we know what's coming next?

>

Originally Posted by abracadaver

A polish website already knows the free games for August:

Crackdown and Dead Rising 2

See You Next Wednesday
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(07-29-2013, 04:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Stumpokapow

Err, it is.

- They mentioned it at E3, prominently.

- MajorNelson has announced each new game on his blog

- It was covered on major blogs:
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/07/16/as...on-xblm-today/
http://kotaku.com/existing-xbox-live...g-tw-512305727
http://www.destructoid.com/assassin-...s-258169.phtml
http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/07/...e-on-xbox-live
http://www.gamespot.com/news/xbox-li...-month-6411022
http://www.polygon.com/2013/7/3/4489...with-gold-july
etc

- It has this thread here

- It's in the XBLA thread here
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost...postcount=4150

- It had all these threads:
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=609006
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=612186
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=581137
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=581293

- It's on the dashboard
Games -> visible tile: "Free with Gold: AC2"
Games -> Browse Games -> visible tile: "Free with Gold", picture of an Assassin in a hoodie
Games -> Browse Games -> Sales and Specials -> "Free with Gold" -> Whole hub dedicated to the program

At some point, it's not that it's not being advertised well, it's that you didn't look.

To be fair, if you start the dashboard, it's easily to glance over the tile as another ad.
Dabanton
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(07-29-2013, 09:04 AM)
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I only played DR2 for a while as I had other games to get on with so had to return it to my friend. So that will be definitely downloaded if it is indeed one of the two games on offer.

And I already have Crackdown but having a copy on my HD is difficult to turn down.
katkombat
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(07-29-2013, 09:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by See You Next Wednesday

To be fair, if you start the dashboard, it's easily to glance over the tile as another ad.

ba dum tss
Oynox
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(07-29-2013, 10:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by lucius

Is it confirmed they are stoping this in December for 360?

Seems like an easy thing to keep doing lots of older titles they could tap into.

Microsoft officially states in the FAQ:

Q: Why are these only Xbox 360 games? Is this going to be extended to Gold on Xbox One?

The Games with Gold promotion runs from June 10, 2013, to December 31, 2013. There are no plans to include Xbox One games in the program at this time.

Nevertheless, there was a Reddit comment made by Major Nelson which could be a possible hint to a continuation of the service:

Originally Posted by majornelson

Anything is possible. We'll see how the program goes.

Leonsito
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(07-29-2013, 10:05 AM)
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I already have both games, but those are great games at least, will be downloading them just for the convenience of not switching discs.

How does the xbox handle this situation?

Will my saves and achievements carry over like it is the installed version from the disc?
Oynox
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(07-29-2013, 10:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by Leonsito

Will my saves and achievements carry over like it is the installed version from the disc?

Of course!
jbug617
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(07-29-2013, 08:51 PM)
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There are rumors the games for August is Crackdown and Dead Rising 2.
http://www.onlinecenter.pl/11773/Akt...with-Gold.html
dragonelite
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(07-29-2013, 08:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by jbug617

There are rumors the games for August is Crackdown and Dead Rising 2.
http://www.onlinecenter.pl/11773/Akt...with-Gold.html

You know what that would be awesome.
I could only lend crack down 2 for like a week from my brother and from what i heard crackdown is even better then 2. Haven't really played dead rising.
Gordon0Freeman
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(07-29-2013, 08:55 PM)
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Wait AssCreed 2 is free right now on Xbox live? I better jump on thdat!
m23
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(07-29-2013, 08:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by jbug617

There are rumors the games for August is Crackdown and Dead Rising 2.
http://www.onlinecenter.pl/11773/Akt...with-Gold.html

Yeah.....look on the first page of this thread.
SymbolicGamer
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(07-29-2013, 09:25 PM)

Originally Posted by dragonelite

You know what that would be awesome.
I could only lend crack down 2 for like a week from my brother and from what i heard crackdown is even better then 2. Haven't really played dead rising.

Not really.

The first Crackdown has three gangs and better strongholds. The agency vehicles transform too, which is something they don't do in the sequel. The city also looks nicer and the cars aren't all beat up.

Crackdown 2 gets a lot of hate because of how monotonous the objectives are, and they reused the same city. Crackdown 2 has way better toys and multiplayer though.

Overall I'd say Crackdown has a better environment, and Crackdown 2 has better gameplay features.

They're both good games.
wrog
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(07-30-2013, 09:41 PM)
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Crackdown will be first in August.

New source: http://www.ultima.pl/games_with_gold/ (one of the biggest gaming shops in Poland)
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akilshohen
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(07-31-2013, 04:50 AM)
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I would like dead rising 2,but I didn't like the load times that much..
legacyzero
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(07-31-2013, 04:53 AM)
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Crackdown. What an amazing game. Good times.
Ashtar
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(07-31-2013, 04:55 AM)
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Crackdown coming tomorrow?
Can't wait.gif
The Culture Vulture
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(07-31-2013, 04:55 AM)
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Cool...I didn't think I'd ever go back and play Crackdown but I'll jump on the free download. Played through DR2 on a Gamefly rental but I might download it depending on cheevos.
EightBitNate
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(07-31-2013, 04:55 AM)
My body is ready.
The Dord
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(07-31-2013, 04:59 AM)
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And I bought Crackdown off of Amazon a few weeks ago. I feel like a dumbass now!

At least I only paid around $4.
twinturbo2
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(07-31-2013, 05:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Domcorleone

Yea whats worse is they are not continuing this program for X1.

Maybe they'll continue it once the X1 builds up its games library. Maybe a year after launch?
unholyrevenger72
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(07-31-2013, 05:24 AM)

Originally Posted by twinturbo2

Maybe they'll continue it once the X1 builds up its games library. Maybe a year after launch?

More like five, so they can give away games that if they haven't been bought yet by a player he's never gonna buy em. might as well try and keep his business.
Hey You
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(07-31-2013, 05:28 AM)
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Haven't played Crackdown, looking forward to see what I missed.
noobasuar
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(07-31-2013, 05:30 AM)

Originally Posted by Hey You

Haven't played Crackdown, looking forward to see what I missed.

Same! Played the co-op demo back in the day but never got around to checking the game out. Can't wait to see what I missed.
Toa TAK
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(07-31-2013, 05:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by noobasuar

Same! Played the co-op demo back in the day but never got around to checking the game out. Can't wait to see what I missed.

Glad I'm not the only one. Loved the demo to pieces but never got the game, even with the Halo 3 beta being prominent at the time.
oVerde
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(07-31-2013, 05:34 AM)
Crackdown all over me plz.
Ozzy Onya A2Z
(07-31-2013, 05:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gordon0Freeman

Wait AssCreed 2 is free right now on Xbox live? I better jump on thdat!

I just queued up ACII for free via xbox.com myself. Might get a chance on the weekend to give it a run.
akira28
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(07-31-2013, 05:38 AM)
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Crap I can't remember if I bought Dead Rising 2 on disc or not.
Kajiba
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(07-31-2013, 05:41 AM)
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Dead Rising 2 sounds really good.
Nori Chan
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(07-31-2013, 05:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hey You

Haven't played Crackdown, looking forward to see what I missed.

Same here.
Garrett 2U
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(07-31-2013, 05:44 AM)
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They seem to be giving away games in franchises that are continuing onto next gen, smart move by them and good for XBL gold members too
HawksWinStanley
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(07-31-2013, 05:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by Toa TAK

Glad I'm not the only one. Loved the demo to pieces but never got the game, even with the Halo 3 beta being prominent at the time.

I got Crackdown for the Halo 3 beta and ended up liking Crackdown more.
MechDX
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(07-31-2013, 05:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by akira28

Crap I can't remember if I bought Dead Rising 2 on disc or not.

Does it matter? The download is free....
Dramos
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(07-31-2013, 05:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nori Chan

Same here.

Count me in. From what I heard multiplayer is fun.

Aside from that, I can't imagine how Crackdown on XB1 will look like visually. We will get to see next-generation's cel shaded graphic/s
Conrad Link
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(07-31-2013, 05:57 AM)
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Crackdown is sooo much fun.

But I've already got it. Funnily enough I'd prolly be more interested in free XBLA games as I don't get many of those but I already own pretty much everything retail I'd be interested in.

Oh well.
Dongs Macabre
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(07-31-2013, 05:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by akira28

Crap I can't remember if I bought Dead Rising 2 on disc or not.

Just download it anyway. If you do have a copy, just trade it in or something.
Toa TAK
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(07-31-2013, 06:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by HawksWinStanley

I got Crackdown for the Halo 3 beta and ended up liking Crackdown more.

It helps that Crackdown is fun. Still wish I could've gotten it for the Beta. Never got a chance to play because I was a poor kid in 7th grade.
rangersfan414
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(07-31-2013, 06:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nori Chan

Same here.

We should play it in co-op!

How many ppl does it support?
claviertekky
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(07-31-2013, 06:05 AM)
Halo 3 beta for free?

wattadeal

I love Crackdown 1. Didn't like the first hour, but once I started playing more, whoa.
SlipperyMoose
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(07-31-2013, 06:07 AM)
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I already own Crackdown but everyone should download it anyway. The more people that give Crackdown a chance the more people there will be willing to buy a Crackdown 3.
Ozzy Onya A2Z
(07-31-2013, 06:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by Garrett 2U

They seem to be giving away games in franchises that are continuing onto next gen, smart move by them and good for XBL gold members too

It does make you wonder how the up-selling of DLC or add-ons go for these free gold games...

Underneath the ACII main game was the 320 allards up-sell for DLC add-on. I let it go but if the game is great I could be persuaded to part with some points.
Dongs Macabre
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(07-31-2013, 06:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by rangersfan414

We should play it in co-op!

How many ppl does it support?

2 people, according to the Xbox Marketplace.

Also, everyone should download the free DLC early. The Free-for-all and Four-Play packs are free, and there's another one that costs 400 MSP if you want it.

EDIT: Crap, I just realised I wrote Fore-Play Pack earlier instead of Four-Play. .-.
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