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XBL: Games with Gold

Certinty

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A shame Sleeping Dogs is the only good game they've given, but then even saying that I got that on PS+ a year ago so had no need for it.
 

AlexBasch

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Woo hoo. Dead Island in another platform where I'll complete it alone. Been playing the GOTY version in PS3 recently but it's not really fun on your own.

Already cleared it in PC anyways. Full of hackers that ruin your game by handing jacked up shit. :/
 

Mass Effect

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So is Dead Island confirmed now or something?

I understand the point you were making. The price of Gold didn't rise with the inclusion of GwG. Plus the games that were given out aren't bad at all.

If someone has to choose between PS+ and Gold, it's obvious that PS+ is the better option if all they care about is the games.

Well I wasn't even comparing it to PS+ (I don't have it), just on it's own merits. And you're right with that first paragraph, but take me for example, I'm letting my gold expire as I don't play multiplayer on 360 anymore and I don't find GwG worth enough to keep paying for it. That's just my view.

If one is paying for Gold and sees this service as just an added bonus, more power to them.
 

AlexBasch

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You make that sound like a bad thing. This game would have been unplayable without a save editor. It is what made the game fun for the four of us.
I was trying to play the game normally and then some people would jump in, killing everything in sight with hacked weapons and whatnot.

I'd be down to play the game like this now, but that's pretty much why I closed the coop and decided to play on my own.

The game is not a gem or even a polished example of gameplay, but I don't see how it is unplayable without save editors.
 

Silky

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Apr 6, 2013
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What if it was Dead Island and Saints Row: The Third

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We got Defenders of Ardania or Sacred Citadel up for giving away as the second title...Ardania is BAD, and Sacred Citadel is pretty good actually.
 

Rat Salad

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Hey I'll take it. I use my Gold for lots of activities on both my 360 and X1 so the quality of the free games aren't as critical to me as they might be for others. I don't buy Gold just for these games. Anyways I played the game abit at a friend's house and I loved it. Works great for me since the X1 is in abit of a droubt after its launch and I'm low on funds anyway.
This is available at this very moment or abit later?

Off topic but has State of Decay ever gone on sale on the X360.like ever? I see it for $15 all the time but have heard it runs abit rough on the X360. Makes me back off abit,but I like its play formula,seems well thought out and fun.
 

Steverulez

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I'm looking through the history of Games With Gold and.. this doesn't seem to be the case at all?

November and January were the only cases of shared publishers.

Hmm, you're right, I got confused with M&M and Rainbow 6 being in 2 different months although Halo 3 to Gears of War was 4 titles all Microsoft published in a row.

Perhaps it won't be a second Deep Silver game, wouldn't surprise me if they did go towards that sort of grouping
 

Montresor

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Hmmm not interested in Dead Island - I don't want to play an FPS hack-and-slash 60-hour zombie game. If there's a demo I'll try it out to see if it changes my mind. But good for my backlog if I pass on that. So far I have only passed on three games: defense grid, keflings, and magic the gathering.
 

sangreal

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Hmmm not interested in Dead Island - I don't want to play an FPS hack-and-slash 60-hour zombie game. If there's a demo I'll try it out to see if it changes my mind. But good for my backlog if I pass on that. So far I have only passed on three games: defense grid, keflings, and magic the gathering.


wait... what?
 

MrDaravon

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The first area of Dead Island (the beach/resort) is pretty amazing. Kinda goes downhill after that pretty hard. Worth playing for sure though, especially for free and ideally with some friends.

Riptide was pretty much shit off the bat, forced myself through about 2 hours of it before turning it off, and I had beaten the first game a total of 2 or 3 times with friends. So yeah.
 

GunBR

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So, it's official?
I already have Dead Island on 360 and Steam...
and never played both versions
 

jakomocha

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Was really interested in Dead Island after the reveal trailer, but after reviews came out saying the story wasn't all it was made up to be I lost almost all interest in it. I got it with the Humble Deep Silver Bundle, but being on a Mac meant my only methods of playing it were with an unofficial and very glitchy port. The gameplay seemed kind of convoluted at the beginning, but I gave up after 20 minutes because it kept crashing. Will be nice to get it on the 360, but the lack of offline multiplayer is especially disappointing considering I have no online friends to play it with.
 

Kinyou

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Just realized how great it would be to get castlevania lords of shadows. And it would even make sense with the sequel right around the corner

I thought one had to buy more than a month of Gold to get in on the free games?
Afaik is a month enough

It's those 48hour codes that wont get you anything
 
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Another FPS? Though it would be a bitch of a download, I'd have liked to see something like Lost Odyssey or Nier instead. Should be encouraging gamers to branch out a little.

I'd wager the next months free game will be Homefront.
 

Rat Salad

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Just realized how great it would be to get castlevania lords of shadows. And it would even make sense with the sequel right around the corner

Afaik is a month enough

It's those 48hour codes that wont get you anything

I kept hearing they wouldnt allow one month subscribers,eh guess it was just bullshit then.
A few of my friends will jump on this in the future probably. Thanks.
 

Kinyou

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I kept hearing they wouldnt allow one month subscribers,eh guess it was just bullshit then.
A few of my friends will jump on this in the future probably. Thanks.
I'm not 100% certain, maybe they changed it? But I do know that I got Dead Rising 2 through a 1 month promo card.
 

Syriel

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I'm not 100% certain, maybe they changed it? But I do know that I got Dead Rising 2 through a 1 month promo card.

A one month sub is considered a full sub and as such counts.

48 hour and 14 day trials are just "trials" so they don't grant access to gold discounts, including GwG.
 

Csr

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Unfortunately i am not interested in zombie games, i wonder what the other game will be. I would prefer it if i didn't have to pay to play online even if i didn't get any "free" games. At least i really liked playing playing Might and magic:Clash of heroes, i had never heard of it and i loved it, i hope they put another game like that on games with gold.
 

malfcn

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I didn't see it earlier, but Major is having a blog about Games with Gold post in the morning.

Tomorrow I’ll have a blog post up with the February Games With Gold titles

Hope it's something good.
If it is Dead Island, I just traded that in..so I'll have it again.
 

MrDaravon

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Toy Soldiers: Cold War is the full sequel and not DLC or something right? I don't have any of the Toy Soldier games.
 

bryanee

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Dead Island is one of the buggiest games I've played during the gen. Full of glitches and crashes. Not a great game.
 
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Nice, I was debating whether to get Dead Island a few weeks ago, and I decided it wasn't really a priority. But I'm actually looking forward to Toy Soldiers more, I only have the first game.

Toy Soldiers: Cold War is the full sequel and not DLC or something right? I don't have any of the Toy Soldier games.

It's a sequel.